Finding Broncos: Scott Frantz, OT, Kansas State | How he Fits, Where he Goes

Erick Trickel

Measurements

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 303

Pro Day Results 

40: 5.74 seconds

Bench Press (225 lbs): 18 reps

Vertical Jump: 22.5 inches

Broad Jump: 95 inches

20-Yard Shuttle: 5.01 seconds

3-Cone: 8.24 seconds

Pros

  • Has plenty of experience as a starter
  • Has decent power in his punches to stall rushers
  • Very violent blocker
  • Will look for work when unengaged
  • Heavy hands to knock around rushers
  • Has a solid anchor
  • Will roll through his hips
  • Works to get leverage & use it
  • Has good power throughout his body
  • Solid mobility to get to the second level
  • Has required tools to be more than effective as a run & pass blocker
  • Effortless mover

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Cons

  • Punches have power but can be inconsistent
  • Hands don’t always land on target
  • Hand placement gets worse when moving
  • Leverage needs to be more consistent as a run blocker
  • Will need to add about 15-20 pounds for the NFL to help his anchor
  • Will get himself off-balance on occasion

Overview

There is a lot to like with Scott Frantz as an offensive tackle and the traits he has also could see him move to guard at the next level. He has good versatility for position and scheme, which will boost his value. 

All of Frantz's cons can be worked on with proper coaching and a proper strength and conditioning regiment. There is a future in the NFL for Frantz, and the traits are that of a potential starter after a year of development. 

Frantz is openly gay, which will draw some blowback from a minority of fans, players, and even teams and that is an issue a prospective team will have to navigate and have a pre-determined plan on how to manage, even though sexual orientation shouldn’t matter.

Fit with Broncos

There isn’t a better team fit for Frantz than the Broncos and that is for multiple reasons. One of them is having his former Wildcats teammate and roommate Dalton Risner there, which would help in the locker room with any potential problems that might be encountered due to his sexuality. 

Also, pairing Frantz with Mike Munchak would be a match made in football heaven. Munchak focuses on improving technique and that is what Frantz needs when it comes to his hands.

Grade: Early Round 4

Where he Goes: Round 5-to-Undrafted (due to the non-football considerations surrounding this prospect, we, unfortunately, can't project where he'll go with accuracy)

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Comments (2)
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smilinassassin
smilinassassin

Denver will likely be looking at tackle early on in the draft. Even if they nab one on day 2, I wouldn’t mind doubling down and grabbing Frantz with a Day 3 pick. There is still a lot of unknown between Bolles and James. James has never completed a full season. Bolles could regress on the little bit of progress he’s made. Both could be gone in another year. Build that depth.

jammy4041
jammy4041

I liked Scott Frantz' tape. The durability, the experience at LT, the violence he blocks with when he's able to get there, the fact he looks for work, even the intangibles to come out openly to his teammates and be a team leader, even someone who helped rebuild K-State. That's something to respect tremendously. Takes so much character and courage to do that. The Broncos because of Risner being such a close friend of Frantz' would make them the most logical fit and would certainly help 'win over' the locker room if that even needed to be done.

The consistency of his hands and pad level need tweaking but there is so much to like about his play. Playing against Myles Garrett as a freshman and not allowing a sack in his bowl game. Sweat gave him some issues but he had his share of wins as well against that awesome Mississippi State d-line too.

His pro-day was just horrendous and there was such a disconnect to what he put on on tape. He had a RAS of just 0.18 (though would probably be higher if he was classed as a guard, not a tackle), and there was no redeeming aspect to his pro day. His arm length was really short at 32," his hands were really small. Probably weighed in a little heavier than I would have thought considering his collegiate weight. The testing isn't the be-all-and-end-all but it didn't fit what he managed to do on tape in college and might be a cause for concern for his projection. It probably feeds into his pulling ability not really being one of his strengths, as it seemed like he struggles to get home and get a hat on his guy when doing so. His 3-cone time was pretty much a full second slower than Ezra Cleveland at the Combine, he had a 10 yard split of 1.9s. If he had more anchor he could probably fill that Leary-type role and not do that Risner-type pulling role.

While he could play tackle in a pinch, seems like he's more of a projection to one of those guard spots because he's been a LT-only type guy and even though on day 3 it's fine to get a projection, it still gives me more pause than it should. He's a guy I'd still like on the Broncos and I'd pound the table for him with #178, #181 or one of those seventh round picks, even if the Broncos get a tackle earlier. If he goes to the UDFA ranks, I'd be shocked if he didn't land in Denver.


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