Shane Lemieux 2020 NFL Draft Profile

Shane Lemieux

Shane Lemieux Overview

Position: Interior offensive line
Height: 6’4”
Weight: 310 lbs
Arms: 32 ¼”
Hands: 9 ½”
School: Oregon

NFL Combine Performance Data

40 Yard Dash: 5.11 seconds
Three Cone Drill: 8.13 seconds
Bench Press: N/A
Vertical Jump: 25.5”
Broad Jump: 107”

Shane Lemieux 2020 NFL Draft Profile 

Playing for Washington’s West Valley High School, Lemieux earned himself a three-star prospect grade along with being ranked as a top ten recruit throughout the state of Washington. Lemieux received numerous offers from schools such as Michigan, Miami, N.C. State, and California before choosing Oregon. 

Lemieux elected to redshirt his 2015 season and as a 2016 redshirt freshman, Lemieux started all 12 games for the Ducks along with receiving Pac-12 All-American academic honors. The following season, Lemieux started 13 games and again received Pac-12 All-American academic honors. As a 2018 redshirt junior, Lemieux again started every game at left guard and received All-American Second-Team honors. After electing to return for his senior season in 2019, Lemieux started 14 games, extending his starting streak to 52 consecutive games. Additionally, Lemieux earned a 2019 All-American first-team selection along with First-Team Pac-12 honors.       

Strengths

  • Experienced college starter;
  • Solid football IQ when diagnosing his blocking assignments and picking up blitzes;
  • Impressive strength and footwork in the run game and should be classified as a mauler;
  • NFL caliber size and strength;
  • Admirable competitive toughness and has an edge to his game;
  • Strong hand punch when engaging defenders;
  • Can be a bulldozer when tasked with moving defenders in the run game.

Weaknesses

  • Functional athleticism but his lateral mobility needs work;
  • His struggles with flexibility, mobility, and balance show up in his pass sets;
  • Overall pass protection certainly needs improvement if he hopes to start at the next level;
  • Would likely struggle in a zone blocking scheme and playing in space;
  • Struggles getting to the second level of a defense given his average athleticism.

NFL Comparison: Rodger Saffold 

Teams With Need at Position: San Francisco 49ers, Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks 

Projection: Mid third to early fifth round

Bottom Line on Shane Lemieux

Lemieux’s success at the next level will largely be dependent on scheme fit. With just average athleticism and flexibility, Lemieux will likely struggle in zone blocking schemes and offenses dependent on their interior linemen pulling or playing in space. Additionally, Lemieux’s average athleticism shows up within his pass protection where he can struggle with footwork and balance. However, Lemieux plays with the strength and power to be a mauler in the run game for a team that places emphasis on a downhill power running game. Lemieux plays with an edge and has the ability to bulldoze defenders when tasked with moving them off the line of scrimmage. Furthermore, Lemieux’s 52 game start streak demonstrates his toughness, experience, and his leadership intangibles which are very well regarded throughout the scouting community. Within the proper scheme, Lemieux would flourish given his intangibles and raw power. Moreover, if Lemieux can develop his pass sets and improve his awareness in space, he could develop into a quality, starting-caliber guard.

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