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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Nick Correia, OG, Rhode Island

Nick Correia is a mammoth on the Rhode Island offensive line who’s a great run blocker. Hula Bowl scout Justyce Gordon breaks down Correia as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Nick Correia, #75 
School (Code)Rhode Island (RIUN)
DOB, Class Yr10/4/1999, 6th year senior
Height, Weight6050, 325 lbs.
40 Yd Dash5.42e
Honors/Captainship2021 CAA All-Conference 2nd Team, 2022 Stats Perform All-American 3rd Team & 2022 CAA All-Conference 1st Team
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games WatchedMaine, Delaware & Elon
Scout Name / DateJustyce Gordon, 08-18-23

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202211 GP, 733 snaps
202111 GP, 696 snaps
20203 GP, 189 snaps
201912 GP, 865 snaps

Player Summary:

Nick Correia is a 6th year senior that is coming off a stellar 2022 campaign where he earned CAA All-Conference 1st team honors. Correia is a mammoth of a human being possessing elite size and frame. In pass pro he shows good balance and very good footwork and technique vs power moves, and good hand technique vs speed rush. Displays very good anchor ability vs power moves, possesses elite physical strength at POA. Very good awareness in pass pro to keep head on swivel vs stunts & twists. Overall solid initial quickness out of stance on both Zone and Gap concepts. Good balance, footwork and hand technique at 1st level in Zone, shows good hand placement when engaging at 2nd level. Overall good sustain/finish ability in Zone. Very good balance & footwork at 1st & 2nd level in Gap concepts, generates great push on double team and down blocks at 1st level. Elite processing & locate ability as puller in Gap, shows elite sustain/finish ability in gap as well. Shows adequate pad level in pass pro, possesses stiff lower body and struggles to bend lower body. Adequate footwork and balance vs speed rush, struggles getting lateral and has tendency to lean when engaging that makes him vulnerable to counters. Shows adequate footwork & balance at 2nd level in Zone, struggles to engage/sustain vs quicker LB’s/DB’s. Marginal processing on screen concepts, struggles picking up defenders and his adequate athleticism makes it hard for him to get out quick and engage in space.

Scheme Fit:

Run-first offensive scheme with a heavy dose of Gap concepts.

Power Statement:

Nick Correia belongs in a run-first offensive scheme designed around a gap running concept. He’s a dominant run blocker in Gap schemes with his elite physical strength, very good balance and technique on down and double team blocks, and with his elite finish/sustain ability as a puller as he is like a street sweeper when he’s coming down the line. Correia is also overall good in pass pro as well, more so vs power than speed because of his strength and anchor ability and will most likely require help vs DTs with plus speed/quickness. I believe Correia has legitimate potential to be drafted and become a starter down the road and in the right scheme could even become one of the best at his position, which is why I expect a handful of teams to be very interested in him.

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