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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jacob Monk, OL, Duke

Jacob Monk is a very experienced lineman with solid athleticism for Duke University. Hula Bowl scout Brandon Harston breaks him down as an NFL Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Jacob Monk, #63
School (Code)Duke University (NCDU)
DOB, Class Yr6/4/01, GR
Height, Weight6030, 320e
40 Yd Dash5.25e
Honors/Captainship2023-Preseason All-ACC selection by Athlon Sports (3rd team)2022-Honorable Mention All-ACC selection, Steve Brooks Captain Award, Team Captain2021-Honorable Mention All-ACC selection
Season Viewed (yr)22-23
Games WatchedSCCL, NCUN, FLMI, 
Scout Name / DateBrandon Harston, 11-13-2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

2023GP:10 , GS:10
2022GP:11 , GS:10
2021GP:12 , GS:12
2020GP:11 , GS:11
2019GP:12 , GS:12

Player Summary:

Monk is a graduate 5th-year senior who has played since his freshman year at Duke and started 55 of his 56 games, only missing one game due to a non-impactful injury. He has been an anchor for the Duke OL every year and has played multiple positions along the offensive line, from RT to RG and now at OC starting at each position. This speaks to his FBI being very good and his ability to change up his approach, sets, and attack angles with each position. He possesses solid height and weight at the center position with a big lower body, and a solid anchor that allows him to bridge and fight the bull rush. He has solid athletic ability with a combination of adequate foot speed in open space, solid short-range quickness and acceleration, and adequate balance control in tight spaces. Monk displays good UOH at the POA, heavy hands accompanied by his excellent play strength make him a tough blocker at any level of the defense. He can displace defensive linemen by using his feet and running the defender, or throwing the defender in the gap he wants him to be in. A solid competitor no matter what situation the offense is facing. In high-stress situations, his aggressiveness shows and he wants to get the tough yards and let the defense know about it. Adequate balance in the passing game, as he has trouble adjusting to twists due to leaning, and adequate quickness in open space/pulling, but is solid at the POA in space.

Scheme Fit:

OC-gap or man scheme

Power Statement:

Solid-size offensive lineman that is durable and displays very good strength. Has heavy hands in the run game and pass game.  Adequate footspeed, but is extremely aggressive at the POA.

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