Sixth-Round Book on ... Schlauderaff

We have everything you need to know about Utah guard Caleb Schlauderaff in this biography and performance breakdown from NFL Scouting that's distributed to teams for their draft preparation.

Caleb Schlauderaff

Offensive Guard

University of Utah Utes

No. 72

6:04.2-305

Shelton, Washington

Shelton High School

Sometimes, sticking to your "guns" is beneficial. The Utah coaching staff shifted their two-time All-Mountain West Conference offensive guard to left offensive tackle prior to the 2010 campaign, hoping to cut down on the rash of sacks given up by the offensive line in 2009. However, prior to the 2010 season opener, the staff felt that it was best to keep their outstanding pass protector at his more familiar left guard position.

Schlauderaff rewarded the coaches by going out and producing his finest campaign, earning All-American honors from four news services in the process. With their senior leader serving as the front wall's mentor, the Utes recorded 51 touchdowns on offense, compared to 42 the previous season.

After the Utes allowed 20 quarterback sacks and sixteen pressures in 2009, their left guard guided a strong effort up front, as the line was charged with only twelve sacks and eight pressures in 2010. Schlauderaff would lead the Mountain West Conference's blockers and all the offensive guards playing at major colleges west of the Mississippi with a career-best 88% grade for blocking consistency during his final campaign.

Scouts looking for a consistent guard prospect had Schlauderaff's name on their list ever since he arrived on Utah's campus five years ago. After redshirting as a freshman in 2007, he played in Utah's 52 games played in the past four years, starting the final 49. Outside of a minor knee issue that caused him to miss the final three quarters of the San Diego State game as a junior in 2009, he's been a model of health.

Such a lengthy career led to a few positional experiments. He spent some time at left tackle in 2009, but his experience at left guard led to third-team Associated Press and second-team Walter Camp All-American accolades and first-team All-Mountain West honors as a senior.

A decorated run blocker, Schlauderaff's speed in the open field is more than adequate, as he has the short-area quickness and lateral mobility that make him an asset taking on crafty pass-rushers. He plays with a nasty mean streak and takes pride in running defensive lineman into the ground. He also gets solid hand placement on defenders and works to finish his blocks.

One thing you can see on game film is the left guard's ability to sit into his stance and anchor against rushers when set. He consistently drives players out of the hole once he locks on and is fast enough to get around the center when pulling. He also plays with above-average awareness and anticipates blitzes and stunts.

2010 season

Schlauderaff earned second-team All-American honors from Walter Camp and Sports Illustrated, adding third-team accolades from the Associated Press and fourth-team recognition from Phil Steele…First-team All-Mountain West Conference choice…Started all thirteen games at left offensive guard, leading the league with an 88% grade for blocking consistency, as he won 506 of his 576 plays in the 10 games that were graded (no grades kept for Air Force, BYU or Boise State)...He paced a unit that allowed just twelve sacks, paving the way for the Utes to average 389.0 yards per game in total offense…He posted a team-high 20 pancake blocks with 11 cuts in eleven games, as he registered a 95% grade against New Mexico (42-of-44 wins), which was the best by a Ute that season...Graded out at 94% against Iowa State and 90% against Notre Dame...Posted a season-high three pancake blocks against San Jose State...Also received Academic All-MWC honors after the season.

2009 season

Schlauderaff was selected second-team All-MWC after he started all thirteen games at left guard...Played just 11 snaps against San Diego State due to a knee injury, but still led Utah with 21 pancake blocks in regular season play (bowl stats were not kept)...He also had 26 cuts and finished with an 84% overall grade (624 wins in 747 plays), as Utah generated 5,064 yards in total offense, an average of 389.5 yards per game…Posted six pancake blocks against BYU, which was the most by a Ute in 2009...Made five pancake blocks vs. New Mexico and his highest grade of the year was 96% vs. BYU...Received Academic All-MWC recognition after the season.

2008 season

Started all 13 games at left guard…Posted a team-best 46 pancake blocks in regular season play (no bowl stats were kept) and had 31 knockdowns with 19 cuts as the Utes averaged 400.9 yards per game in total offense...Delivered 11 pancake blocks against Oregon State, which was a career-high and the best by a Ute all season...Posted nine pancakes at Utah State...Received Academic All-MWC honors as he made the school's Dean's List (3.85 GPA) and the Utah Athletic Director's Honor Roll after the season.

2007 season

Played in all thirteen games and started at left guard in the last ten contests…Was on the field for 686 plays in the regular season (bowl stats were not kept), recording 27 pancake blocks, 31 knockdowns and 24 cuts...Had a season-best eight pancake blocks against UCLA...Added five knockdowns against both Louisville and San Diego State...Chosen Academic All-MWC after the season.

2006 season

Redshirted as a freshman.

Campus agility tests

5.18 in the 40-yard dash…1.85 10-yard dash…3.03 20-yard dash…4.81 20-yard shuttle…7.76 three-cone drill…28-inch vertical jump…8'6" broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 33 times…32 ?-inch arm length…10-inch hands…78 3/8-inch wingspan.

High school

Attended Shelton (Wash.) High School, where he was an All-State choice in 2005…Three-time all-conference and two-time all-region selection...Played in the all-state game...Was ranked in the top 25 recruits in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska by the News Tribune and in the top 15 juniors in Washington by the Seattle Times...Two-year team captain...Shelton won the Narrows League championship in 2004...Lettered three times in football and once in basketball...Set 15 school records in the weight room...Grew four inches and gained 50 pounds his freshman year...Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal

Business Administration major, receiving league academic honors each of his four seasons at Utah…Possesses a 3.85 grade point average…Son of Mark and Pam Schlauderaff (pronounced kay-leb schlah-der-off)...Oldest brother plays football for Eastern Oregon…Born Caleb Hunter Schlauderaff…Resides in Shelton, Washington.


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