High School and College Career
Andrew Vorhees, was a 4-star recruit from Kingsburg High School, where he played both offensive and defensive tackle, prior to joining the University of Southern California (USC).
In his freshman year (2018), Vorhees immediately made his presence felt on the field, as he saw action in 12 games and played a total of 681 snaps for the Trojans. He played at right guard and allowed 11 QB hurries, 0 QB hits, and 4 sacks.
The following year (2019), Vorhees only saw action in 2 games and played a total of 56 snaps.
In 2020, Vorhees had a strong junior season. He played in 5 games and totaled 415 snaps for the Trojans. He played at left guard and gave up an impressive 7 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and only one sack.
As a senior in 2021, Vorhees saw action in 12 games and played a total of 902 snaps for USC. He played the majority of his snaps at left guard but also played some at left tackle. He allowed 11 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack.
In 2022, Vorhees returned for his fifth year as a senior and played in 11 games, playing a total of 720 snaps. He remained at left guard and gave up 12 QB hurries, one QB hit, and 2 sacks.
Andrew Vorhees Scouting Report Introduction
USC offensive guard Andrew Vorhees has been projected as a scheme-diverse talent that has the potential to be an efficient and effective starter at the NFL level. Vorhees possesses functional athleticism, wingspan, and power that make him a valuable addition to any team. He also boasts a high level of positional versatility, having logged reps on both sides of the center and at tackle and guard. His ability to play multiple positions makes him an appealing prospect for teams looking to field their “best five” on game day.
He started as a freshman in 2017, playing mostly at right guard for his first two seasons, earning nine out of 20 total starts. Following an ankle injury in the second game of the 2019 season, Vorhees redshirted that year. In 2020, he transitioned to the left side of the line and split starts across guard and left tackle between 2020 and 2021 before returning to left guard for the entirety of the 2022 season.
In the run game, Vorhees is an absolute force. He possesses a wide frame and a lot of lower-body power, which he uses to move defenders out of the way with ease. He is also a proactive player in pass protection, always looking for ways to help out his teammates by picking up extra rushers when he is not covered. His ability to leverage with his hands at the point of attack and stick to the body of defenders is also impressive. He creates bubbles and movement at the point of attack with consistency, making him a valuable player in both zone concepts and power concepts.
While Vorhees is a valuable asset in run blocking, his pass protection skills are not perfect. Some quicker interior defenders have been able to get hip-to-hip with Vorhees, and while he is a good athlete, he lacks the rare spring that some big men have to be able to redirect and shut down defenders. He also hitches at times, which can compromise his pad level and allow defenders to get the upper hand. However, Vorhees has shown a strong anchor and impressive grip strength, which he uses to latch onto defenders and sustain his grip throughout the play. He has also improved his first strike counters in 2022, snatching or stalemating defenders and preventing them from having an impact on the play.
While Vorhees has experience playing both tackle and guard positions, he is best suited to play on the interior. His size can create issues with his pad level and footwork, making him susceptible to being stood up and losing momentum. He also struggles to close down angles on the edge and may fall off blocks in pass protection. Overall, Vorhees has the potential to make an instant impact at the NFL level, although his prolonged blocks in pass protection may cause him some issues. Nevertheless, his run-blocking skills and versatility make him a valuable addition to any team, and his education as a Power 5 starting lineman should make the transition to the NFL game relatively fast.
Andrew Vorhees played all positions along the offensive line, except for center. Vorhees is known for his exceptional burst off the line of scrimmage, natural strength, and power which he uses to dominate at the point of attack and eliminate defenders in the run game.
Observing Vorhees’ physical attributes, he has a wide base with good length and long legs, which allows him to cover a lot of ground with his initial kick slide, i.e. Lane Johnson. Additionally, he has the quickness and lateral shuffle to mirror his opponents and the mobility to get to the second level.
Vorhees’ is great in the run game due to his super strong anchor and lateral agility. He is a valuable player to have when asked to pull, as he shows remarkable agility and speed as well as the ability to locate defenders and adjust to land blocks against linebackers.
As a pass protector, Vorhees demonstrates excellent balance and holds up against the bull rush. He has strong hands and does a great job gripping and latching on once he has his hands on the rusher. His lower body is incredibly powerful, and he has enough leg drive to knock defenders back at the point of attack.
One area of concern is his ability to stay engaged on the second level, where he has been known to struggle. In addition, Vorhees’ hand placement can occasionally be poor, resulting in a lack of power on the field.
Another aspect of Vorhees’ game that he needs to improve upon is his pass protection. His quickness can sometimes be lacking, making it challenging for him to keep up with opposing players. Furthermore, his initial use of his hands in pass protection needs work, as he often stops his feet once he makes that initial contact with the defender.
One factor that may affect Vorhees’ ability to succeed in the NFL is his age. As a 24-year-old prospect, he may be older than other players in his position, which could limit his potential in the league. Additionally, his arms are too short to play outside, and they are shorter than the average player at his position, putting him at a disadvantage.
Vorhees also needs to improve his foot speed, which is only average compared to other players, and work on playing lower to the ground. His lack of lower body coordination to his upper body makes him overeager to land that initial punch, which can create openings for counter moves from the opposing team.
Andrew Vorhees is the 163rd prospect on our draft big board.