Draft 2022 – Pick #1: Logan Bruss, OL, Wisconsin

Player Bio
Bruss was a finalist for the 2016 Joe Thomas Award, given to the top high school offensive lineman in Wisconsin. He started six games (three at right tackle, three as a blocking tight end) as a redshirt freshman in 2018. Bruss switched positions during 2019 (12 starts at right tackle, one at right guard) and in 2020 (one at right tackle, five at right guard), when he was named third-team All-Big Ten. He was a second-team all-league selection in 2021, starting nine games at right tackle. Bruss missed three games due to neck and shoulder injuries during the season and opted out the team’s bowl game to get healthy for the NFL draft. — by Chad Reuter

By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4
NFL Comparison
Royce Newman

Guard prospect with tackle flexibility who appears to be well-equipped for the NFL game. Bruss is well-proportioned with athletic feet and good core strength. He takes efficient angles to the block in Wisconsin’s zone-heavy running scheme but has the body control, leverage and play strength to operate in any running scheme. Leaning and oversetting are occasional problems, and he needs to improve his hand work in order to keep from getting behind in the early stages of pass protection. Bruss is well-rounded with an athletic profile and should become a good starter early in his career.

  • Three-year starter with enormous hands.
  • Bent knees and ready hands in his pass sets.
  • Works at staying square in his slides for as long as possible.
  • Recognizes quarterback’s drop point and sets depth accordingly.
  • Athletic in adjusting slide to match the pace of the rusher.
  • Uses redirect power and sliding feet to protect his edges.
  • Fits run blocks with good momentum from settle steps.
  • Centers up contact with a wide strike zone and good lift.
  • Unencumbered for work-up blocks and stretch plays.
  • Above-average finding his landmarks as zone blocker.
  • Ends up second in race to land punch first.
  • Needs to play with less predictable, more explosive hands.
  • Too much weight drifts to his outside foot in his sets.
  • Can be a little lazy with his outside hand in pass pro.
  • Could use better attention to hand placement for block security.
  • Needs to keep weight under his pads throughout the sustain phase.
  • Had trouble playing too far out on his toes versus Penn State.

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