2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about ZANDER HORVATH:
Purdue, 6021 234 4.65. Two-year starter, Mishawaka, IN. Has been a perennial member of the Big 10 All-Academic team since his arrival on campus. In Purdue’s offensive system, Horvath was used primarily as a running back, however his skill sets in blocking and catching will serve him greatly as he transitions to more of a fullback role in the NFL. A physically imposing runner with elite ball skills and sure hands. A broken fibula ended his 2021 season early, but his 2020 season was full of bruising runs that displayed athleticism usually seen in much smaller scat back type of running backs. In 2020, he was used at times as a blocker on perimeter plays. Took great angles and showed an acumen for rooting out defenders in short area spaces with big contact and good hand placement. His ability to contribute as a runner in short yardage or goal-line situations will add value, as will his ability to contribute as a pass catcher out of the backfield. Has shown ability to contribute on special teams, as a blocker, returner and as a cover guy. A big frame, sure-handed fullback who can both routinely catch the ball when leaking out of the backfield and create separation when matched up on routes against linebackers. Overall draft value will vary depending upon the healing process of his broken leg.
2021 stats: 320 yds, 3.5 ypc, 3 TD. Seventh round/PFA. (A-31 5/8, H-8 5/8, BP-31, SS-4.25).