Florida Gators offensive lineman Richard Gouraige went to Indianapolis to participate in all drills at the NFL Scouting Combine.
Unfortunately, he was unable to do that after undergoing the combine’s «pain tolerance test» during medicals.
Gouraige reportedly woke up with a swollen ankle due to the pain tolerance test, according to NFL Network. For this reason, Gouraige withdrew from the Combine.
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How that will affect Gouraige’s draft stock is unknown, but participating in the NFL Scouting Combine is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for prospects to show off their skills to all 32 teams before April’s draft. Now that Gouraige can’t do that, his official visits will be even more crucial.
As of Now, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein gave Gouraige a prospect rating of 6.10, classifying as a «good backup with potential to become a starter.»
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At 6-foot-5 and 306 pounds, Gouraige is a versatile lineman, which helps in his case in terms of where he can be drafted. He made a combined 42 starts at tackle and guard, though left tackle was his spot for the Gators the past two seasons.
However, due to the 34-inch arm length, Zierlein believes teams are looking to move Gouraige back to guard.
Gouraige’s pass protection skills were the highlight of the Senior Bowl earlier this year, so Zierlein feels he will do well as a guard in the NFL.
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«He’s instinctive and plays with solid technique, but he could struggle when compared to size and power,» Zierlein said. «Gouraige’s pass protection experience at tackle should benefit him, but athletic limitations could ultimately limit his draft value and the ceiling of his career.»
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After the combine, the official visits of each team will begin, who will select certain prospects to visit their facilities for various games. Then the NFL Draft will begin on April 27 from Kansas City, where Gouraige will be waiting to hear his name.