G, Kraig Urbik, Wisconsin
|At A Glance
|Position 1: Guard
|Position 2: Center
|Projected Round: 2nd-3rd
|Bench Reps: 29
|20yd Split: 3.00
|Broad Jump: 7'10"
|10yd Split: 1.82
|20yd Shuttle: 4.89
|3 Cone Drill: 7.87
Pros: Versatile player who could handle strong-side guard or tackle duties. Tall and strong with a solid punch. Very difficult to bull rush, as he uses his hands and anchors very well.
Cons: Plays a bit tall at times, and can get off balance. Loses the leverage battle at times as his pads aren't low enough in short-yardage situations.
Styg's Broncos Fit: Powerful upper and lower body, with quickness and explosion at the snap. Can play inside or outside, but has not played center. Good at pass protection and on the move, but can struggle in short yardage and goal-line situations due to letting himself come up in his stance. Needs to bend more at the knees and work on keeping his pads low, but has an excellent grasp of the game and tenacious work ethic. Again, another case of versatility that isn't quite what Denver is looking for, but which provides extra value.
From "Mock Draft 2.0"
5th - Kraig Urbik - OG - Kuper seems solid, hamilton is going into his 9th year and Lichtenteiger could be good but I still think we need more depth along that front / for the future. Tackle is an option, but we have pro bowlers there and Polumbus is a versatile back-up.
From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:
Urbik defines Big Ten football. He's big, strong and excels in the run game. His lay is based on excellent strength, which is proportioned on his frame. Urbik is hard to move at the point of attack and and handle defensive tackles on his own. Keeps a good base. Continues to play hard until the whistle. A four-year starter for Wisconsin who was durable throughout his career.
From "2009 Draft: Offensive Line" at Windy City Gridiron":
Kraig Urbik has a ton of experience under his belt. He played all 4 years with the Badgers, and registered 49 starts. He is known to be a very intelligent football player, and have great technique. Urbik has good size to play on the inside at the pro-level.
Wisconsin had a ton of penalty flags thrown against them last season, but very few were against Urbik. He did well with pass blocking, giving up very few sacks. Urbik is a player that a lot of teams are interested in seeing at the combine. Most view him as a 2nd day pick, but many teams will be keeping an eye on him, as he will undoubtedly learn very quickly, and be able to provide instant depth for whomever drafts him.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Over the past 15 years, 13 Wisconsin Badgers offensive linemen have been selected in the NFL draft. From guard Joe Panos in 1994 (third round, 77th overall) to left tackle Joe Thomas in 2007 (first round, third overall) and the 11 guys in between — including first-rounders Chris McIntosh (2000) and Aaron Gibson (1999), second-rounders Al Johnson (2003), Jerry Wunsch (1997) and Cory Raymer (1995) and ultimate self-made man Mark Tauscher (a seventh-round pick in 2000) — come draft day, NFL teams have viewed Badgers linemen as a wise investment. [see more...]
- Was a four-year starter in the Big Ten...Attended the same high school as Badger teammate and fellow pro prospect Eric Vanden Heuvel...In 2005 he became the first Wisconsin freshman to start at tackle since former All-American Chris McIntosh did in 1996...Moved inside to guard in 2006...Has helped pave the way for P.J. Hill and a dominant Badger ground game...Best fit at the next level will be inside at guard but could also see action at right tackle in a pinch...Typical Badger offensive lineman in that he's a blue collar mauler who definitely looks the part ... Will likely be coveted by teams that employ a power attack. [see more...]
- Kraig Urbik will be a nice addition to any NFL team. Urbik is the type of hard working, blue collar lineman that makes NFL running games look good. He is a relentless run blocker who plays with a real mean streak. [see more...]
- Urbik should be a very productive NFL player. He is very strong and has the ability to reach linebackers at the second level. He’ll need to work on keeping his technique solid during the game. He will probably slip a little during the draft as guards get devalued but will make a team very happy they drafted him. [see more...]
- Possesses a massive frame with long arms and good upper body strength. Relies on his length and power in pass protection to lock on to defenders and keep them off his body. Displays good hand placement and delivers a jarring punch. Exhibits good balance and coordination in pass protection when he gets his hands on you. Has some right tackle versatility. [see more...]
- As a junior, Urbik received consensus All-Big Ten Conference second-team honors. He started the first 10 games at right guard, closing the season with three more starting assignments at left tackle. He registered a team-high 104 knockdowns and led the Big Ten guards with 15 touchdown-resulting blocks. Behind his stellar performance, the team averaged 408.77 yards per game, finishing second in the league and 21st nationally with a rushing average of 200.77 yards. He also recorded the only tackle of his career, coming vs. Penn State.
Despite suffering a knee injury vs. Penn State that would sideline Urbik for two midseason games, he was named to Phil Steele's All-American first-team and chosen first-team All-Big Ten Conference by several publications. He made 72 knockdowns and 11 touchdown-resulting blocks, paving the way for the conference-leading ground attack that averaged 211.15 yards per game, the 14th-best figure in the nation. [see more...]