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Trenchmen’s Corner: Scouting Report on Michigan State G Kevin Jarvis

Kevin Jarvis is one of the most underrated guard prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft. He is a favorite of former CFL scout Dave Van Nett.
  • Kevin Jarvis – Michigan State University
  • High School – Maine South HS
  • Hometown -Chicago, Ill.
  • Parents – Russell & Margaret
  • Jersey # – 75
  • Position – OG
  • Height – 6’5
  • Weight – 317
  • Hand – 10 1/4
  • Arm – 32 1/4
  • Wing – 77 3/4

Personal:

Kevin Jarvis is the son of Russell and Margaret Jarvis from Chicago, Illinois.  Margaret is a decorated police officer for the Chicago Police Department.  In high school Kevin played both sides of the line and was ranked very high in both positions.  He earned many accolades in high school and turned down numerous offers from Top 25 schools to go to Michigan State (MSU).  

Overview:

Off the field Kevin may be a quiet and humble guy, but on the field, he is an absolute nightmare.   He is one of the most experienced offensive guards in the NCAA with 2652 snaps in regular season play.  Kevin plays with a tenacity second to none.  His technical skills are elite, and his knowledge and leadership do not lack either.  He has a few flaws but nothing to get overly excited about.  He is in my opinion one of the top guards in this year’s draft regardless of what the so called “experts” have to say, film doesn’t lie.  In the 2019 season he did take an injury in the Arizona State game that put him out for the season, but he came back with an attitude and week in and week out has demonstrated that he is ready for the NFL.

Film Review: 

I watched every game of the 2021 season and what I saw was one of the most experienced offensive linemen in the 2022 Draft class.  I would rate Kevin as a solid A-.offensive guard.  He works great in the trench, very strong and explosive off the snap.  He does get a little off his game out in open space, but he is always looking for work.  Kevin also has the ability to play both guard and tackle.  He was needed to cover the right tackle position as AJ Arcuri covered the left tackle spot for an injured player.  This versatility is essential at the next level.

Assessment:  2021 Games watched – Northwestern, Michigan, Ohio State

  • Very balanced and strong stance.
  • Very good knee/ankle bend
  • Hand placement and hand fighting skills are excellent.
  • Elite level teammate.  Double teams excellently.
  • Double teams and climbs to the second level at a very high level.
  • Has the ability to pick up blitzes easily.
  • His inside zone blocking is at an extremely high level, he does get a bit off when in space but recovers and re-engages quickly.
  • His leverage points are accurate.
  • In pass protection he sets very well and has excellent pass pro techniques as a guard and as a tackle.
  • His pulling ability is on point.  He isn’t the fastest but he is quick, on point, accurate and very strong.
  • Highly experienced, high level of football intelligence.

Prediction:

Kevin has all of the talent and ability to go very early in the draft.  Unfortunately, The Spartans offensive line didn’t get much media hype this year.  Kevin will strengthen any team he goes to and I predict a long career.  As far as the Draft goes, realistically I see him being drafted in the middle rounds. Like I said in his teammates’ reports, I would tell any GM in the League that I would do anything I could to get all three of these young men together again.

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