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PFF scouting report: Jon Toth, C, Kentucky

LEXINGTON, KY - SEPTEMBER 17: Jon Toth #72 of the Kentucky Wildcats gets set to snap the ball against the New Mexico State Aggies during the game at Commonwealth Stadium on September 24, 2016 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated New Mexico State 62-42. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Name: Jon Toth

School: Kentucky

Position fit: Center

Stats to know: Graded better in 2015 than 2016. Allowed a sack, two QB hits and seven QB hurries in 2016. Finished with his lowest pass-blocking grade in 2016.

What he does best:

  • Stout, powerful frame.
  • High ceiling, somewhat raw and unrefined.
  • Shows good blocking demeanor on most blocks (looks the part).
  • Executed Kentucky’s inside zone scheme well.
  • Posted the top run-blocking grade among interior offensive linemen during both Senior Bowl practice and in the game.
  • Committed only two penalties in all of 2016 and only nine over the last three years.

Biggest concern:

  • Will lose on initial contact and gets steered by the defensive tackle in the run game.
  • Gets overextended a bit much and loses balance.
  • Comes to a stop to hit at 2L. Is this coaching or lack of skill?
  • Wasn’t asked to extend himself much within Kentucky’s scheme. Raises questions about versatility at the next level.
  • Grading took a step back in 2016 after two strong seasons in 2014 and 2015.

Bottom line: Toth was not challenged in Kentucky’s scheme, but he executed it well, even with a step back in his grading in 2016. He has the power and frame to be a solid run-blocker, though he may be limited to more of a downhill scheme rather than one that heavily feature outside zone. He has potential to develop into a starter.

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