OT Washington State 6-6 315 SR #72
GRADE: 86 OVR RANK: 49 POS RANK: (OT) 6
ARM LENGTH: 33 7/8”//HAND SIZE: 10 ½”//40YD: 5.00 (94%)//10YD: 1.69 (98%)
VJ: 27” (46%)//BJ: 8’11” (75%)//BP: 24 (65%)//SS: 4.40 (99%)//3C: 7.25 (99%)
Projection: Starting RT immediately in a vertical passing offense, better fit in a heavier ZBS team but is relatively scheme diverse. Draft Projection: Round 3~ GrindingTheMocks.com
Ravens Fit: Not an especially great fit with the Ravens on the face of it but he holds his own as a Gap blocker and certainly has some play strength to him when he’s on the move. He’s better suited to a heavier Zone scheme but I do think he would develop into a serviceable run blocker for the Ravens. And good pass protectors are hard to come by and he has great feet and good hands on the whole. He does have a major anchor deficiency that will need to get resolved but he would be an intriguing option for the Ravens. Less likely after the Moses signing but not an impossibility if they find him at good value.
Overall Fit 3/5
Has excellent set quickness. He has great feet in pass protection and can get to his landmarks with foot speed and efficiency. He can mirror even the most athletic and explosive edge rushers, maintaining the half-man relationship on 45 and vertical sets. Very few defenders get around the edge and turn the corner on him. On the rare occasion that he is genuinely challenged upfield, he will deploy his excellent speed to run the arc with the rusher. The rare occasion that he is challenged is from rushers with a good plan and footwork to set him up – usually with an explosive euro step and good change of direction. He competes in this scenario as his foot speed can rescue him and he won’t give up pressure regularly but it will be something he has to work on at the next level. He is a solid processor but could see stunts, pressure packages and inside counters coming earlier. He’s normally able to adjust because of his speed, lateral agility, change of direction and hip fluidity. Most inside moves can be shut down because of his ability to unlock his hips and move quickly to cut off the inside lane. More power inside moves like the hump move can cause him some issues.
His hand timing and placement are excellent whether working independent hands or a two-handed strike. You can also see him use baiting, deploying a ghost hand with his outside hand before latching on with his inside strike. His inside strike is consistently well placed and allows him to steer the defender knowing he has his athleticism if he needs it. His outside strike is well placed but it has little latch strength or power to it and so can be disengaged but he is crafty with his hands. His real limitation as a pass protector is his anchor. When challenged with a bull-rush or other straight power to the chest, and the DL is able to sustain his leverage and play strength, he cannot reset his feet and re-anchor. He can hop back and reset, but it’s against DL with lesser play strength. He cannot re-fit his hands in this scenario, it looks to be caused by a less solid post foot when preparing for impact.
Not a frequent run blocker and little evidence of him as a Space/Zone blocker but it’s obvious that he is natural in space and you can see him locate, fit and finish at the second level. He won’t look to dominate but he will make blocks functional. He’s good on backside cut-offs as he’s able to get across the defender’s face and wall off. As a Gap blocker, he’s a natural puller, opens his hips quickly, has good speed, locates, fits and finishes. He’s got plenty of core strength to fit and finish on Down blocks.
As a Drive blocker he has good strike zone recognition and hand timing and keeps working his feet on contact, showing flashes of being able to roll his hips on contact. Small deficiency in bringing his feet with him on Gap blocks as he can get over-extended.
Quick, efficient feet in pass pro, good hand timing and placement. Deficiencies as a run blocker but great in space and enough play strength to see some drive from him. Must improve anchor.
4 Year Starter at RT