2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about ZACH TOM:
Wake Forest, 6037 304 4.94. Three-year starter, Paireieville, LA. Spent two seasons at left tackle, two at center. Honorable Mention All-ACC in 2019 inside, first-team in 2021 on the outside. Will likely move to guard or center at the next level. His intelligence and athleticism stand out in a big way. Gets out of his stance in a hurry and gets that vital initial step down before the defender moves on a routine basis. Add in the wide base and plus-balance habits, he is a blocker with a commonly high blocking grade. Needs to add more core strength to handle pro interior linemen so he can stay stiffer against the bull rush. This is a smart kid who can take on the leader-of-the-line role at center within his rookie contract. Snappy out of his stance with athletic ability that carries over deep into the play. Almost always the better athlete against whoever he is matched up against. Maintains his body control and ability to stay square. Great balance and ankle flexion. Maintains a wide and bendy base. Gets to the second level in a hurry. Protects the edge well, staying attached to his man and capable of a sudden redirect at all times. Lacks the necessary core strength to maintain his ground against a powerful interior bull rush. Needs to add mass to his lower body. Does not get a consistent push in the running game at the point of attack. Hands are late and wide in pass protection and will cause him to overset.
OSR:3/51. Sixth/seventh round. (A-33 1/4, H-10 3/8, BP-24, 10-1.66).