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NFL 2024 Rookie Scouting Report: Julian Pearl, OT, Illinois

Undrafted Signee by: Baltimore Ravens


Height: 6’5”

Weight: 319

Arm Length: N/A  


40-Yard Dash: N/A

10-Yard Split: N/A

3-Cone: N/A

20-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Vertical: N/A

Broad Jump: N/A

Bench Press: N/A



  • Good combination of size, length, and strength. 
  • Plays with a finisher’s mentality that looks to dominate every snap.
  • Is a good mover when operating in space.
  • Athleticism shows with how he mirrors edge rushers.
  • Passes off and takes on assignments well with his teammates.
  • Fires off the ball at the snap.


  • Will sometimes get hyper-focused with finishing making him susceptible to counters.
  • Inconsistent footwork in pass protection.
  • Sometimes has trouble when facing speed.


  • Starting experience at both RT and LT.
  • All-Big Ten honorable mention in both 2022 and 2023. 
  • 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl participant.



Overshadowed by Devon Witherspoon last year, and Jer’Zhan Newton and Keith Randolph Jr. this year, OT Julian Pearl has a ways to go in terms of making a name for himself. However, his play from this past season is a step in the right direction for the Illinois product.

At 6’5” 319 pounds, Julian Pearl is a good combination of size, length, and strength. From the snap, he fires off the ball where he looks to do damage immediately. Every snap, Pearl has the goal of imposing his will on whoever’s lined up against him. Besides this, Pearl is also very athletic for his size as seen in how he mirrors rushers on the edge. Continuing on how he plays in pass protection, Pearl does a good job passing off and taking on assignments with his teammates in the face of twists and blitzes.

Still, despite his athleticism and ability to mirror rushers, Pearl can be inconsistent with his footwork. This shows most when he’s lined up against speed rushers as he has difficulty getting to his landmarks in a controlled state. Additionally, Pearl can sometimes get hyperfocused on finishing his block making him very susceptible to countermoves. 

The way things are looking right now, Julian Pearl will most likely be a Day 3 pick. Is there the possibility he rises from now until draft day? Yes, but it will take time and a lot of work.


My Two Cents

I like Pearl. I don’t think he’s a long-term answer for any team at tackle, but I do think he’s capable of being reliable when his number’s called. It gets a bit tricky predicting where prospects will fall when it comes to Day 3. But I think Pearl is worth a fourth or fifth-round pick at most.

Signed by Baltimore Ravens as UDFA

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