Scouting Report: Zachariah Hoyt

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Zachariah Hoyt
Height: 6-3
Weight: 291
247: 3-stars, #49 recruit in VA, #22 center nationally
Rivals: 2-stars

Want a tough job?  Try to do a scouting report on a guy whose senior season highlight tape is all of one minute and 45 seconds on Hudl.  A YouTube search brings up a guy named Zachary Hoyt playing the banjo, so there’s no help there either.  In fact, I can’t even consider this a full fledged scouting report simply because there isn’t enough film available to scout.  Still, I’ll give it my best shot.

There are three things I can tell you about Hoyt from looking at his highlight tape…

Good size: Hoyt appears to have a very good frame, and I don’t think he’ll have any trouble adding the muscle mass needed to play center or offensive guard at this level.

Next level blocking: Almost all of Hoyt’s blocks are against linebackers, and he shows the ability to get to the next level and seal off the backside.

Finishing plays: Hoyt stays on guys and continues to block them, even 20 or 30 yards down the field after the play has already been decided.  That’s always a good attribute for an offensive lineman to have.

Besides that?  I’ve got nothing.  He only blocks defensive tackles on a couple of plays on his highlight video, so it’s really impossible to get a feel for his strength at the point of attack, his ability to play low, lower body strength, etc.  Hoyt’s a mystery