Wake Forest offensive lineman Zach Tom, one of the most athletic and versatile blockers in the draft on analytics indexes, will work out privately for the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday after previously working out privately for the New Orleans Saints, according to a league source.
Wake Forest offensive lineman Zach Tom puts up impressive numbers
Tom, who played center in 2019 and left tackle the past two seasons, is the 180th ranked player on the PFN Consensus Big Board. He’s an NFL center prospect who played left tackle and excelled in pass protection. A three-year starter who adapts well in space, Tom has power and agility working in his favor.
NFL teams are evaluating him as a center. He has drawn interest from multiple NFL teams.
He weighed 304 pounds at the NFL scouting combine, 307 at the Demon Deacons’ Pro Day, and then gained another seven pounds by the Panthers’ Pro Day. The weight gain while not sacrificing mobility has eased NFL scouts’ concerns about his size. That has provided a boost to his draft stock.
Tom (6-foot-5, 312 pounds with 33 1/4″ hands and 10 3/8″ arms) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.94 seconds and had a 33-inch vertical leap and a 7.32 three-cone drill with a 4.47 short shuttle.
Tom has the highest Relative Athletic Score for a center in NFL history. It’s a composite RAS score of 10.0, ranking first among centers from 1987 to 2022. This measures height, weight, 40-yard dash time, bench press, and other testing numbers.
A Jim Tatum Award winner and All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection, Tom earned some All-American notice last season and started 37 games. He played 3,107 career snaps, allowing just 2 sacks. He was also an All-State selection in Louisiana.