Player Profile: Kris Weeks

Billy profiles SMU OL Kris Weeks, who is expected to start at right tackle for the Mustangs this season.

Kris Weeks Player Profile

Position: Offensive Tackle

Size: 6-5, 310 pounds

Year: Redshirt Junior (2 year letterman)

High School: Sachse High School (Tex.)

Hometown: Sachse, Texas

Recruitment: Weeks was a consensus three-star prospect that was selected to PrepStar Magazine’s All-Midlands Region Team and the Dallas Morning News #81th ranked player in the Area Top 100 list. A first-team All-District selection his senior year, Weeks also competed in power lifting and track. Was the first commit in the 2011 signing class.

2013 Recap: Weeks started all 12 games at right tackle for the Mustangs and did a good job on an offensive line that struggled to give Garrett Gilbert tons of time and really struggled in the running game. Weeks struggled also with penalties and that killed numerous SMU drives last season.

Weeks has okay technique and is extremely powerful, but got caught off balance a few times by some faster opponents, namely against Texas A&M and TCU last year. If Weeks has improved his footwork, it’ll be a much better 2014 for the incumbent starter.

Grade: B-

Outlook in 2014: Weeks has impressive size and is one of the strongest players on the team without a doubt. His footwork needs some work against solid pass rushers, but Weeks has the chance to really solidify the right side of the offensive line if Daniel McCarty slides in at guard and has Lasecki still at center.

Overall, SMU is looking for more consistency from Weeks at tackle. With the youth and possible inexperience at guard, Weeks and Chauncey Briggs will have to be solid in their protection and run blocking with hope that their guidance will bring along the younger linemen quickly. With a new quarterback, Weeks and Briggs will have to set the tone for the line this season so a renewed focus and energy will be key for Weeks to bring to the table.

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