Due to an injury he suffered during the offseason, North Carolina pledge Luke Elder sat out LaGrange (Ga.) High’s entire 2015 football season. The absence meant the Grangers’ run-dominant offense lost a versatile offensive lineman who excels as a run blocker, including when he’s asked to pull. Given his length and flexibility, the 6-foot-4, 284-pounder is also more than capable in pass protection.
As a run blocker, Elder is a mauler. He comes out of his stance low, locks onto his target and drives with great leverage – which often leaves his opponent on his back by the end of the play.