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 Post subject: Kraig Urbik, OG, Wisconsin
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 7:03 pm 
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Kraig Urbik
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Pros: Is a physical guy with a mean streak that does a great job pulling and taking out linebackers at the second level. He gets good push up front in the running game. Shows decent footwork and technique in pass protection.

Cons: Needs to be more consistent in pass protection with his technique as he tends to lunge and doesn't get great base. He's not as powerful as you'd expect from a player his size.

Overview: Urbik is a nice pulling guard that has potential as a two-way guard because of his size and strength, but is predominantly a run blocker at this point. Most of his career starts at Wisconsin over four seasons came at right guard, but also was a capable right tackle.

NFL Forecast: Despite his size, Urbik probably isn't as athletic as you want for a right tackle in the pros. But he should be a solid run-blocking guard. He fits best in a scheme that likes to pull its guard, which he does well. But he can also be an effective inline blocker because he uses his strength and is quick off the snap. Urbik may not be a dominant run blocker or a top starter at his position, but should be at least above average. He would compare with a bigger and less athletic version of Mike Wahle. He should be a guy that should be starting by his third year at the latest and should be a solid starter for several years.

ATL Forecast: Urbik has the potential to upgrade the Falcons right guard spot. He won't be a dominant blocker, but could push Dahl right away. THe Falcons shouldn't lose much in the run game, if not gaining more with Urbik playing the spot. He'd probably be starting within a year and could be a nice fixture for the Falcons for at least another three or more years. Whether he becomes a long-term option for the Falcons is based on how much he improves in the coming years.

Value: Urbik isn't quite good enough to be a first day pick, but is a solid third round pick.

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