Pugh 22 was an all-time left tackle at Syracuse and earned all-conference honors throughout each season. After missing his all of the freshman seasons, Pugh only had one season of eligibility left, but decided to participate in this year's Madden 23 coins Draft having the degree already in hand.
With several positions under scrutiny on the offensive line, Pugh is expected to have an excellent chance of making the team during his rookie season. David Diehl needs to be upgraded as a right tackle however Pugh is an agile lineman and is able to shift around his front 5.
In a scouting report on Gang Green Nation, the following were listed as positives of Pugh:
An exceptional pass protector who has great balance and is able his way around pass rushers to keep them out of the backfield. Hands are strong and he sets and then re-sets in the event of being you rock him, he sinks his hips to counter power moves and is never beaten from behind. The pass-protection he provides is among the best across the country. Has good power when in-line blocking, and is able to work in the open, with good control and balance. He can also use his initial surge to push back defenders, good lateral ability to seal from the edges. Worked to the next level and plays until the whistle. Good blitz recognition and his coaches have commented how he learns the blocking patterns quickly. Blocks are completed and he displays a toughness and core strength that make him an excellent prospect at either the left or the right tackle.
Although he was a talented left tackle at Syracuse However, his shorter arms and cheap madden 23 coins a less-than-awesome performance at the 2013 Senior Bowl have led many to expect Pugh to move to the inside and play guard.