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2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Gottlieb Ayedze, OL, Maryland

Maryland OL Gottlieb Ayedze is an above-average run blocker and pass protector who deserves a serious from NFL teams.
Maryland OL Gottlieb Ayedze is an above-average run blocker and pass protector who deserves a serious from NFL teams.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Gottlieb Ayedze, #72
School (Code)MDUN
DOB, Class Yr4/10/2000, Senior
Height, Weight6040, 305
40 Yd Dash5.00
Position/DepthOT/1st
Honors/Captainship3-time All-MEC First Team, 2022 AFCA Coaches’ All-American First Team (at Frostburg St.)
Season Viewed (yr)2023
Games WatchedOHST, MIST, NEUN
Scout Name / Date2023

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

202211 GP
202111 GP
20204 GP
201911 GP

Player Summary:

Senior.  RT starter.  Transfer from Frostburg St.  Moved to RG during the game v. OSU for a brief period of time.  Above average run blocker and above average in pass protection. Key concern in both phases is lack of foot speed stemming from his weight. Lacks a quick first step off the ball at times, and will occasionally be a full step behind.  As a run blocker, he is above average.  Shows good strength to run his feet on contact, displays good leg drive, and stays off the ground.  Can work to the 2nd level, use his leverage on double teams to find and block LBs.  Can get some vertical push.  Can move and run well for his size and strength.  Will lunge /waistbend in his posture, needs to keep his knees bent and play within his frame.  Even when he overextends he is still able to recover in time and cover his man.  In pass protection, he is above average.  Shows a good first punch and a good lateral set.  Can mirror rushers and keep them between his feet.  Can post, redirect, and react to twists and stunts.  Hand placement is for the most part good; tends to strike around the shoulders instead of the breastplate but timing is good.  Held his own well v. a great opponent in OSU.  Plays with good effort, hustles, doesn’t loaf, stays in the hunt and looks for someone to block.

Scheme Fit:

OT.

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Power Statement:

I’m concerned with Ayedze’s weight and foot speed. I wish he would develop a quicker first step and get his weight down which would help him.  However, he is an above-average run blocker and pass protector who deserves a serious from NFL teams.  

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