Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ike Boettger

Tackle
School: Iowa | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-6 / 315 | 40: 5.41 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
3.19
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
One-year starter at right tackle who played two games as a senior before suffering a season-ending Achilles tendon injury. Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten and started 12 games in 2016, including two at left guard and one at left tackle. Made six starts as a sophomore before an injury to the same Achilles tendon sidelined him for the final seven contests.
Pos: 
Former tight end who moved to tackle and played just two games in 2017 before suffering a season-ending injury. Explosive at the point, stays square and blocks with excellent lean. Patient, starts with proper knee bend and leverage and effectively fights with his hands. Steers defenders from the action and anchors in pass protection. Has good length and growth potential.
Neg: 
Bends at the waist and lacks balance. Not a natural knee bender, overextends into blocks and lumbers around the field. Development was set back by the injury last season.
Analysis: 
Entering the season, Boettger was graded as a potential priority free agent before his year was cut short by the Achilles injury. He possesses the size, growth potential and upside to develop into a backup right tackle if he’s able to build on prior form.