|Name, Jersey #||Hollin Pierce #72|
|Height, Weight||6080, 340 lbs|
|40 Yd Dash||5.20|
|Honors/Captainship||2022 Burlsworth Trophy nominee, 2x All-Academic BIG 10. 2021 Mark Mills 2nd Effort award|
|Season Viewed (yr)||2022|
|Games Watched||INUN, IAUN, NEUN|
|Scout Name / Date||Ian McNice, 10/02/2023|
Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)
|2022||12 GP, 12 GS all at RT|
|2021||13 GP, 12 GS all at RT|
Redshirt Junior from Trenton, New Jersey. He played both ways in football as well as being on the varsity basketball team. Prior to enrolling at Rutgers he played a postgraduate season at Fork Union Military Academy (VA.) under HC Frank Arritt. Elite height and weight paired with very good arm length. Solid AA, solid lateral quickness, below-average initial quickness, flexibility, good balance and acceleration for his stature. Solid accuracy when executing combo blocks, he works through the DE’s shoulder efficiently and strikes the MLB with good timing. Below-average getting to reach blocks and maintaining them, he has adequate initial quickness to his right and marginal quickness to his left due to the nature of his stance. Marginal hand dexterity allows the defender to work over the reach block, even when he has solid hat position. Good accuracy and leg drive when working double teams with the OG, he creates good push into the 2nd level making life difficult for the LB’s. He is effective blocking down and replacing pulling OL, he does this with good footwork, length and solid rotational force to seal off the DL from the attacked gap. Good in pass pro when he lands his inside hand on the shoulder of the rusher, he is excellent extending his arms and using his length to lessen the effectiveness of finesse moves. Good vision balance and communication with his teammates is displayed vs ET twists, he has shown he is capable of picking up the looper by keying him or relying on the OG to pass him off with his hands. Solid countering power rushers, he keeps himself square in these situations and consistently refits his hands into the numbers of the DL, he uses anchor technique when he knows a power rush is coming. Marginal vs speed edge rushers with solid acceleration and adequate bend, he takes too vertical of a set and opens his hips towards the sideline giving the edge rusher a large area to attack.
OT in zone run scheme
Pierce has impressive athletic traits and it shows on film, he can improve vs speedy edge rushers by taking 45 degree sets and keeping his shoulders square prior to his initial strike. He excels in combo/double team blocks and can improve at the POA in 1v1 scenarios by getting lower with his pad level.