2013 Draft Results

Draft Analysis

Wagner has an ideal frame, but is a bit heavy-footed and doesn't have ideal lateral agility. He does show strong hands to latch on and anchor when he gets into position, though. He will struggle with explosive speed rushers, but Wagner has a strong inline power base to move defenders off the ball, though he lacks balance and can fall off blocks at times. Although the Ravens would like to play Michael Oher at RT, it looks like they will be forced to move him to LT and insert Jah Reid at RT. That probably means Wagner will back up at RT unless he has enough athletic ability to be a swing guy.

Draft Results

Overall Football Traits

Production22008: Redshirted 2009: (12/0) 2010: (12/10) 2011: (14/14) 2012: (12/12)
Height-Weight-Speed3Tall with prototypical NFL OT frame. Adequate arm length (33.4) for an OT and good-sized hands (10.1'). Slightly above-average straight line speed but overall agility is average at best.
Durability3Suffered a leg injury in first half against Purdue and did not play the next two games (Minnesota, Michigan State), as a result. Three-year starter that appeared in 50 games (36 starts) during four seasons at Wisconsin.
Intangibles2Parents are Rick and Cindy Wagner. Former walk-on that earned scholarship in 2009. Weighed 195 pounds as a sophomore in high school and never played offensive line before moving from tight end midway through the 2008 season. Suspended for eight games of senior year of high school for an alcohol-related offense.
1 = Exceptional2 = Above average3 = Average4 = Below average5 = Marginal

Offensive Tackle Specific Traits

Pass Protection4Average initial quickness. Has good size and shows the ability to sink his hips and anchor versus bull rush. Does too much ducking and lunging at top of set. Needs to be more consistent with his hand placement. Struggles to lock out and sustain when his hand are too wide. Lateral quickness is below average. Has some problems redirecting versus quick outside-in moves.
Run Blocking2Rarely takes false steps and quick enough to get into consistently solid initial position. Gets adequate hand placement and walls defenders off. Takes sound angles to second level assignments and flashes the ability to cover up linebackers. Can open up and get around tight ends when asked to pull. However, feet can go dead on contact when doesn't win battle of leverage and slips off some blocks. Not a great athlete but generally stays under control as a space blocker.
Awareness2Rarely gets caught off guard and performance on the film suggests that he puts in work in the film room. Does a nice job of locating linebackers and working up to the second level on combination blocks. Picks up blitzes and most line stunts in pass protection. Has some versatility (as a possible swing tackle) due to experience on both sides. Started at right tackle in 2010 and at left tackle in 2011 and 2012. Spent almost all of his reps on the right side at the Senior Bowl, which is where he projects best in the NFL.
Toughness2Lacks explosive strength so he needs to win a lot of his battles with positioning, technique and core strength. But he does fight to finish and showed more of a nasty side in 2012.
1 = Exceptional2 = Above average3 = Average4 = Below average5 = Marginal