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Ben Gedeon | 42

IB | Michigan | Minnesota Vikings
Ht: 6015 / 6' 02" | Wt: 243 | Upd: 02/01/2020


Birth Date: 10/16/1994
Age: 25
Original Team: MIN
NFL Entry: 17 04 120
NFL Exp: 3
Depth Chart Key: 17/4
Team History: MIN

Player History

05/17 MIN D/C signed
12/19 MIN IR 14

Ourlads' Profile:

2017 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about BEN GEDEON: Michigan, 6015 243 4.79. One-year starter from Hudson, OH. Appeared in 51 games. Third-team All-Big 10 in 2016. Good initial read and react. Instinctive with good fits at the inside gaps. Good inline toughness. Quick with his punch and can get off a block on the move. Hustles in pursuit and takes good angles. Adequate short space redirection skill. Plays off a block maintaining ball side leverage and working downhill to the ball. Solid tackling skills with good knee bend and finish. Can get tied up by a good second level blocker. Tends to get upright in these situations. Has good range in pursuit but struggles to gather in space and will miss a tackle. At his best from tackle to tackle. Limited in coverage. Takes good fundamental drops and has zone awareness disrupting seam and crossing routes from an inside receiver. Occasionally gets caught focusing on one route with multiple routes in the zone. Needs to be consistent with route recognition. Has a decent break on the ball but is heavy-footed in coverage and lacks the closing burst to consistently make the play. Gedeon is a two-down prospect at this point and figures as a back up inside backer in a 3-4 or 4-3. His toughness and instincts give him a chance. He has good special teams’ skill where he can contribute. Senior Bowl notes: Quick to read and react. No false steps. Good downhill reactions showing a good fit to the hole. Positive use of hands attacking the blocker. Good short area quickness. Takes good angles and finishes pursuit. Struggled at times in pass rush drills. Plays with good knee bend. 2016 stats: 100 T, 15 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 2 PBU, 2 QBH. Edge speed:left 1.79, right 1.84. OSR:16/51. Fifth/sixth round. (A-32 3/ 8, H-10, BP-27, SS-4.15).