Iowa OG Adam Gettis Draft Profile (via ProFootballWeekly)
Congratulations, professional football fans! Your favorite team has made the wonderful decision to draft Adam Gettis! Like any responsible selector, you're no doubt filled with questions about your potential new draft pick. We here at Black Heart Gold Pants will try our best to answer any questions you might have.
What About The Bad? Iowa's official roster graciously listed Gettis at 6'4" but his official height at the NFL Combine is closer to 6'2". Despite his smaller stature he moves well for an offensive linemen. He did struggle throughout his career pass blocking and has had several injuries keep him out of the lineup. He's listed around 290 and may lack some strength at the point of attack. The average weight for NFL linemen is over 300 pounds and Gettis may have already maximized his 6'2" frame.
What About Those Combine Numbers? Prior to the NFL Combine Gettis was a question mark to get drafted. He put down a 5.0s 40 yard dash and a quick 4.65s 20-yard shuttle. He had the best broad jump for guards and his 31.5" vertical leap displayed his lower body explosiveness. What Gettis lacks in size he makes up for in athleticism and could be a solid pick for teams that utilize a zone-blocking scheme. Despite playing guard for 28 games at Iowa Gettis could also be an NFL prospect for teams at the center position.
Anything Else We Should Know? It took us awhile to trust Gettis as a starting guard.