Greg Eiland NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Greg Eiland NFL Draft Profile, Highlights and NFL Comparison

  • 2021 NFL Draft
  • CGS
  • College Gridiron Showcase
  • Draft
  • Draft Prospect
  • Eiland
  • Greg Eiland
  • Mississippi State
  • Mississippi State Bulldogs
  • NFl Draft
  • Offensive Guard
  • Offensive Lineman
  • Offensive Tackle
  • Prospect Profile
  • Scouting Report
  • SEC
By Mitchell Wolfe February 15, 2021 1 Comment
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Greg Eiland is a 2021 NFL Draft Prospect

Greg Eiland is an offensive lineman from Mississippi State and a prospect in the upcoming 2021 NFL Draft. Eiland started 9 of Mississippi State’s 10 games this season and played in all of them. Most of the starts came at left guard, but he also started games at left and right tackle. According to Pro Football Focus, Eiland graded out as the 253rd-highest-ranked offensive guard (20% snap minimum) with an Overall grade of 55.2 (56.2 Run Blocking, 50.8 Pass Blocking).

Eiland was a consensus three-star recruit coming out of high school. Nicknamed “Peewee”, he also lettered in baseball. After redshirting his first year at Mississippi State in 2016, Eiland played in every game the next two years with 17 starts at left tackle. He played in 20 games across the next two years, with 16 starts coming at right tackle and left guard.

In the NFL, Eiland projects as a backup offensive lineman that will need some time to develop. Obviously, his size and power will intrigue NFL teams off the bat. But his movement skills are greatly lacking, which could require kicking inside to guard. Eiland fits much better in a Gap-Power scheme that does not require him to move and run very much.

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Scouting Capsule

Greg Eiland NFL Draft Prospect Profile

Scouting Capsules compiled by The Brawl Network Draft Analysts Daniel Kitchen and Mitchell Wolfe.

Measurements

At the College Gridiron Showcase, Eiland was measured at 6 feet and 7 6/8″ tall and 335 pounds. His hands were 10 7/8″, arms were 37″, and 88 3/4″ wingspan. In college, Eiland was listed at 6’8″ and 335 pounds.

Highlights

Scouting Report

Positives

  • Size, size, size; very few human beings are built like Eiland
  • Aggressive mauler at the point of attack
  • Very good power on Base and DBL blocks, maintaining surprisingly decent leverage

Weaknesses

  • Lacking athletic ability and movement skills; will most likely be limited to Gap running schemes
  • Struggles vs speed and athleticism in pass protection; cannot consistently keep up with rushers around the arc
  • Size could lead to conditioning issues; rotated sometimes in college
  • Concerned about competitive (mental) toughness; fell during drills at CGS and could not recover

NFL Comparison

Trent Brown (San Francisco 49ers 2015-17, New England Patriots 2018, Oakland Raiders 2019-Present)

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I cover and write about the NFL, the NFL Draft, and the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Brawl Network. I am originally from Hershey, PA and was raised a Pittsburgh sports fan. I went to Boston College for undergrad and am currently finishing a Master's degree in Sports Business at Temple University, concentrating in Sport Analytics.

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Arthur Taylor

February 28, 2021

Good luck Greg Eiland

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