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30-Days, 30 Prospects: DAY 17 – AP All-American Offensive Guard Andrew Vorhees

USC’s AP All-American Guard Andrew Vorhees Film Breakdown

Andrew Vorhees is a powerful, relentless, and versatile offensive lineman with upside potential to be the best interior offensive lineman in this year’s draft. The AP All-American and 2022 Morris Trophy winner, given to the Pac-12’s offensive and defensive lineman, has made a career of being the anchor for the USC Trojans offensive line corps, giving up just 4 sacks in three seasons.

Vorhees is a supremely versatile offensive lineman as he has played every position on the offensive line, for the exception of center, while at USC. His initial step is lightning quick, bringing a powerful first punch and drive, dominating at the point of attack and washing defenders out of play. His lateral movement is likely the best in this year’s draft class at his position, covering large amounts of ground with his long legs. As a result, along with his strong lower body and wide base, he is a valuable asset in the run game, effortlessly moving up to the second level to motor smaller and quicker defenders. His pass rush coverage is just as elite, as he sits back with a sturdy base and nimble feet, holding his own against a bull rush. In the combine, a day after he tore his ACL doing field drills, Voorhees put on a show at the bench press, clocking in at a combine- leading 38 reps at 225-lbs, establishing a reputation of being gutsy and high-spirited.

Besides Vorhees’ ACL injury raising concerns, issues with staying engaged on defenders at the second level also furled some eyebrows. Also, for as long as his legs are, his arms are on the opposite end of the spectrum, having arms just over 32 inches, limiting him at the NFL-level to playing only at the guard position. Lastly, Vorhees also must work on being mindful of constantly moving his feet after contact in pass protection while being more effective with his hand placement.

All in all, these issues are minor. If the Raiders select Vorhees at #100-overall, the ACL injury will be treated intensively under the care of the Raiders’ world-class medical staff and facilities. Additionally, discrepancies on-field will be straightened out by Offensive Line coach Carmen Bricillo, who has the resume to show that he’s the best position coach in the game, at the position. The combination of Vorhees’ athleticism, mean-streakiness, and grit and all that Coach Bricillo brings to the table seems to be a formidable one, and, as a result, the Raiders brass should absolutely consider putting him in silver and black at the end of Day-2.

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