BRAD LUNDBLADE | C | OKLAHOMA STATE
Height: 6026 | Weight: 295 | Arms: 33 1/8" | Hands: 9" | 40 TIme: 5.45 | 10-Split: 1.88 | Bench: 24 | 3Cone: 8.01 | Broad: 95" | Vertical: 28"
Brad Lundblade is a four-year starter and former walk-on who earned a scholarship in Fall 2015. The 2017 First-Team All-Big 12 selection missed two games this season with a sprained ankle, and his presence was visibly missed in those contests. In 400 pass blocking snaps, Lundblade allowed 1 sack and 6 hurries for a 98.6 pass blocking efficiency grade from PFF.
A national champion discus thrower at Liberty Christian High School, Lundblade possesses a stout frame with good girth, wide legs, and long arms despite weighing in under 300 pounds. Most of Lundblade's explosiveness lies in his lower body, and while he can wreak havoc in short spaces, his long speed is not his strong suit.
Lundblade is an outstanding communicator and can be seen barking out orders, pointing, and relaying blocking assignments to his teammates and his QB. Lundblade displays very good waist flexibility and knee bend which allows him to explode into his pass sets out of his snap and affords him the extra time to calculate his hand placement against quicker interior defenders. In pass protection, Lundblade engages by clamping down to keep rushers occupied with his heavy hands and upper body strength. As a run blocker, Lundblade wins with good internal timing and shows a good rhythm for disengaging his primary blocks to slide into the second level as his runner hits the hole. Lundblade shows a willingness to leave his feet and throw his body to spring blocks for his runner. Lundblade plays with good intensity and shows good finishing ability when afforded the opportunity to drive players into the turf. Lundblade does not exhibit any elite physical trait playing the center position, but does everything just well enough to get the job done and doesn't have any glaring weakness.
Lundblade's most elite trait is his intelligence, and the two-time Academic All-Big 12 is a model citizen off-the-field. He serves on the NCAA Autonomy Governance Committee as one of only three student-athlete representatives from the Big 12, has been a speaker at Fellowship of Christian Athlete events, leads weekly Bible studies, serves as a guest speaker and visits local police officers as a member of Athletes in Action and volunteers with several events through OSU athletics. Lundblade may struggle with NFL-caliber speed/power interior defenders, but his ability to recover and anticipate will help him become a balanced offensive lineman who is scheme diverse. Lundblade compares in body type and play style to Matt Paradis and possesses the lower body strength and intelligence to play in both a Zone or Gap blocking scheme.
Overall Grade: 73
Athletic Ability: 3
Play Strength: 4
Play Speed: 5
Competitive Toughness: 6
Kick Slide: 3
Pulling Ability: 4
In Space: 3
Leg Drive: 4
Hand Usage/Technique: 4
Penalty Prone: 5
Mean Streak: 4
Player Comparison: Matt Paradis
Projected Round: Round 7/PFA
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