ITAT TV: Highlights & Analysis of Robert Leff

Highlights and analysis of Auburn's latest commitment, Robert Leff, are featured in this report.

Robert Leff Profile

Senior Highlights of Leff versus Auburn High School:

Analysis of Leff

Strengths...

At 6-6 and 270 pounds, Leff played left tackle for Fairhope High School, which made it to the 6A quarter-finals this season. The Fairhope shotgun zone running game was a dominant force in large part due to Leff, who is an outstanding run blocker. For someone who is 6-6, he is extremely quick off the ball, he understands the run schemes, he gets to his man and he makes his block. He's a smart player in the run game understanding positioning and technique.

Left tackles aren't often used to pull, but Fairhope used Leff frequently as a pulling blocker and he possesses the athleticism to get to his defender, get in the correct position and finish the play. Leff also plays with a mean streak, getting several knockdown blocks per game. While he played tackle in high school, Scout.com has him projected as a guard. He has the frame of a tackle, but is the type of player you in want at guard in the run game.

Weaknesses...

While Leff is agile and has quick feet, he hasn't been playing football for very long and needs to improve in pass protection. Even though he's in good position to make the block, he doesn't keep his hands on defenders and gets beat off the edge on occasion. That will come in time. It will also become easier as he hits the college weight room and gets stronger.

Overall...

While Leff gave his original commitment to Larry Fedora at Southern Miss prior to Fedora leaving for North Carolina, that doesn't say anything about Leff as a prospect. Athletic offensive linemen with large frames and mean streaks don't come around often. Robert Leff is a good pick-up for the Tigers.


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