Pat Elflein
Round 2
Eventual Starter

Pat Elflein

Ohio State
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 303
  • 40-Yard: 5.32
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Good size, strong, stays on his feet. Very good hand use. Has some snap in his hips. Good in-line run blocker, good to second level and with combo blocks. Tough and physical, will try and maul opponent. Is able to get movement with run blocks. Consistent pass blocker, can set, get his hands on opponent and anchor. Adequate lateral agility. Has started at both guard and center. A smart, alert and instinctive player. Very competitive.

Weak Points

Only a marginally good athlete. Can be a bit inconsistent in space. His feet are average-to-good. Can have some trouble with counter moves.

The Way We See It

Elflein is a fifth-year senior and a three-year starter. Started at guard in 2014 and 2015, then moved inside to center this year. While he is a good guard, he was also a very good center. He is smart and alert and can make all the calls. Has a good chance to start as a rookie and his ability to play guard or center really helps. At guard he will need to be in the right scheme. Not a great athlete but tough, strong and competitive. Goes snap to whistle. The type of guy you can win with.