Bill Nagy, OG/OC, Wisconsin

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Bill Nagy, OG/OC, Wisconsin

Postby Pudge » Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:29 pm

Wisconsin Senior
40: 5.05


Plays physical and has a good mean streak. Shows ability to hit most of his assignments when pulling or blocking on the second level. Knows how to lock onto linebacker and drive him down the field on the second level. Shows ability and potential as a cut blocker. Has decent hands and will initiate contact in pass protection. Plays with nice pop off the snap.


Is a bit of a waist bender and struggles to get push and position at times as a run blocker. Not as effective when asked to zone block. Needs to improve his hand placement when in his pass set. Doesn't show great balance when trying to deliver the blow to the linebacker.


Nagy was the utility backup at Wisconsin, and had some solid performances in that role. He started at right guard, center, and tight end as a senior, after spending his first three years mainly as a reserve. His size, strength, and versatilty to play multiple positions makes him a guy that despite only starting 11 games during his career, could stick in the pros.


Nagy is probably a better immediate fit playing guard than center, because he doesn't have the really quick hands to play at the latter position. But going forward, he's probably a better fit at center because he doesn't have the size or athleticism that you'd prefer as a guard. But he can stick as a reserve utility player. He has very little upside to be a starter, other than maybe a stopgap guy, but one thinks he can add some value as a depth guy with some more development. He's not a sure bet to make an NFL roster right off the bat, but with a few more summers of work, he could stick down the road.


Nagy could push for a role on the practice squad, and because he played in a blocking scheme at Wisconsin similar to the Falcons, he could land that role. His upside isn't great, and better players could come along a year or two down the road and unseat him, but he could be a nice versatile backup and utility player for the Falcons that can play guard, center, and fill in some as a tight end like Svitek does.


Nagy probably isn't worth a draft pick because of his limited experience and it being doubtful he'll make a roster off the bat. But he is worth developing as depth and should get a look in some team's camp.

1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

Strength: 3.0
Pass Blocking: 2.5
Run Blocking: 3.0
Footwork: 2.5
Technique: 2.5
Mobility: 3.5
Mean Streak: 3.5
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