Here's a capsule synopsis of the top prospects available in the draft this weekend Alex Barron School: Florida State
Ht: 6-7.5 Wt: 320 40: 4.91 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons
and named to both the All-American and All-
Conference teams. Played five of fourteen games
with the first unit as a sophomore in ‘02.
Outstanding blind-side protector with excellent
size and upside potential. Quickly sets in pass protection,
immediately gets his hands into defenders
and extends to keep them from the action. Strong
in his upper body, displays good hand punch
and bends his knees, staying low to the ground
throughout the play. Easily controls opponents
once engaged in a block, knocking them back
off the ball. Effective position blocker who walls
opponents from the action. Displays good movement
skills, can slide in space and fluid shuffling
out to protect the edge. Blocks down or engulfs
opponents. Keeps his feet moving and anchors
in pass defense. Easily adjusts picking up stunts
Negatives: Tries to outguess defenders and
gets beat. Lazy with his hands. Must make better
use of blocking angles and learn to play with balance.
Does not play with a nasty attitude and by
no means a dominant drive blocker who opens big
holes for the running game. Work ethic has been
Analysis: Possessing a tremendous
amount of natural skill, Barron possesses all the
physical traits necessary to be an early pick and
a productive left tackle in the NFL. Before any of
that will happen he must pick up the intensity and
tempo in all areas or will never reach the level of
achievement scouts think he is capable of.
Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 305 40: 5.00 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Four year starter at both left and weakside
tackle. Previous All-Conference selection
who missed half the season last year with
a broken wrist. Considered the best player
on the Washington football team.
athletic lineman soaring up draft boards. Sets
with a wide base, works to bend his knees and
keeps his feet moving throughout the action.
Quick off the snap and a solid position blocker
who seals running lanes. Patient, makes
good use of blocking angles and powerful at
the point. Jolts defenders with hand punch
and controls them once engaged in a block.
Nasty, engulfs opponents or buries them into
the ground. Had a sensational week of Senior
Bowl practice when he devastated the opposition.
Negatives: Not a nimble lineman, has difficulty
adjusting and beaten by inside moves. Cannot
redirect to linebackers on the second level.
Does not play with great balance or show top
Analysis: An offensive tackle
prospect with excellent measurables and a
lineman who tests well, Barnes has been on
a straight shot North since January. Needs to
polish his game and improve his footwork in
space yet possesses the underlying natural
skills to become a productive starting tackle
in the NFL.
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 316 40: 5.07 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Three-year starter and an All-Conference
selection since his sophomore campaign.
Named as an All-American the past two
seasons. Awarded the Outland Trophy in ‘04,
handed to the nation's best interior lineman.
Positives: Big, athletic tackle built for the right side.
Quick into blocks, displays good hand punch,
and easily rides opponents from their angle of
attack. Gets out to the second level and walls
linebackers from the action. Powerful, easily
controls opponents or turns them from the
action. Patient in pass protection, anchors at
the point and stays low throughout the action.
Mentally alert, works well with teammates, and
gets movement from run blocks when focused.
Negatives: Does not consistently attack run blocking
assignments. Controls opponents, yet does more
steering than actual finishing. Heavy-legged and
not effective in motion. Could improve his hand
Analysis: An athletic prospect with
terrific upside potential, Brown projects well to
the next level. Has first-round potential and
could be a productive lineman for a long time to
come if he develops a mean streak.
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 330 40: 5.44 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Three year starter who's been an All-
Conference selection the past two years.
Durable left tackle with good potential for the
next level. Solid athlete who stays square and
controls opponents once engaged in a block.
Quickly gets his hands up, patient and effectively
uses blocking angles. Plays with leverage,
jolts opponents with his hands, and is solid as a
position blocker. Nasty, yet at the same time an
alert blocker who quickly picks up assignments
or blitzes thrown by the defense.
Negatives: Does not
play with great body control, does a lot of slipping
and continually on the field. Has a tall, thin
build and stands to improve the strength of his
base. Lacks top footwork and overall blocking
Analysis: A productive lineman who's
continually improved, Terry's combination of
growth potential and athleticism bode well for
the next level. Not the prettiest yet has consistently
gotten the job done, and possesses the
tools to be an effective starting tackle for an
NFL team after a season of development in the
School: Mississippi State
Ht: 6-6.5 Wt: 314 40: 5.25 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Three-year starter who saw action with the
first team as a freshman. Consistently graded
out as Mississippi State's top offensive lineman.
Positives: Hard-working blocker coming off a terrific
senior campaign. Nasty lineman who works to
bury opponents. Stout, anchors at the point and
easily turns defenders off the line. Strong, yet at
the same time intelligent, and works well with
teammates. Effectively uses blocking angles to
protect the quarterback, and at the same time,
drives opponents off the line, opening holes for
the running game. Bends his knees blocking
with leverage, powerful in the upper body and
displays excellent arm extension with the ability
to control defenders once engaged at the point.
Surprising skill pulling across the line of scrimmage
and blocking in motion. Jolts defenders
and explosive at the point.
Negatives: Not light on
his feet, lacks adjustment and exploited by
nimble opponents. Cannot redirect to defenders
on the second level. Marginal blocking range.
Analysis: Looking like a different player as a
senior, Stewart took his game to another level
and is now a prime strong-side tackle prospect
for the next level. Possesses the nasty demeanor
coaches want, yet at the same time, plays
with the intelligence and self-control needed to
be successful in the NFL. Moved himself into the
draft's first day and could quickly find himself as
a starter at the next level.
Ht: 6-8 Wt: 314 40: 5.31 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Moved into the starting rotation as a red-shirt
freshman and awarded All-Conference honors
last year as a senior.
Positives: Big, tough lineman
with an excellent feel for blocking. Quickly picks
up assignments, patient in pass protection, and
works hard until the whistle blows. Anchors at the
point, displays excellent awareness and always
looking for someone to hit. Effectively uses
body positioning and blocking angles to seal
the edge and protect the passer. Outstanding
hand technique and extends to keep defenders
away. Blocks with knee bend and works to get
leverage on opponents. Immediately sets up in
pass protection, jolts opponents run blocking
and quick in all aspects. Tough and plays while
Negatives: Not overly agile and at times looks
downright unathletic. Lacks adjustment, not
comfortable in space, nor is he a dominant drive
blocker. Suffered bone injuries in both legs as a
junior, then again in the Senior Bowl last January.
Analysis: Working hard for sixty minutes and
using all his assets to a maximum, Britt has been
a productive left tackle on the college level the
past four-years. And while some debate his ability
to stay at that spot in the NFL, few question
his potential as a starting blocker down the road
on the strong side. Solid selection in the middle
of round two.
Ht: 6-4.5 Wt: 319 40: 5.32 Year: 4Sr
Bio: Celebrated lineman who's started every
game during his Toledo career, winning All-
Conference honors since his freshman season.
Positives: Nice-sized lineman who projects to the
strong side. Nasty blocker who quickly sets in
pass protection, displays patience and keeps
his feet moving throughout the action. Extends
his hands into opponents and easily controls
defenders at the point of attack, anchoring at
the line and not giving up an inch of ground.
Dominant, and moves defenders off the ball.
Blocks with leverage, gets underneath opponents
and an immovable force. Outstanding
hand technique and overall body strength.
Bends at the waist, lacks adjustment and looks
stiff. Lacks top footwork sliding off the edge and
cannot redirect the linebackers at the next level.
Analysis: A competitive blocker who plays with
a mean streak, Kaczur offers potential at several
spots up front. Better off at tackle where he has
room to work and should be solid on the right
side, though he could also be moved to the blind
side in a pinch. Solid first-day consideration.
School: Florida State
Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 327 40: 5.41 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Three-year starter at right tackle who saw
significant action as a freshman.
powerful blocker best on the right side. Strong at
the point, attacks assignments and gets movement
from run blocks. Stays square, controls
opponents and anchors in pass protection.
Effectively uses blocking angles, keeps his feet
moving throughout the action and patient. Shows
potential as a position blocker and seals defenders
from the action with his huge frame. Engulfs
opponents or blocks down to remove them from
Negatives: Big lumbering blocker who lacks
adjustment and overall quickness. Struggles
sliding his feet, lacks blocking range and overextends
Analysis: A high-effort prospect
with good work ethic, Willis has the tools to
develop into a starting right tackle in the NFL.
Most effective in a zone-blocking scheme or a
system that limits his area responsibilities.
School: Eastern Washington
Ht: 6-6.5 Wt: 320 40: 5.33 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Three-year starter awarded varying degrees
of All-Conference honors since his sophomore
Positives: Tall, athletic blocker with the
footwork and skill to protect the blind side. Quick
setting in pass protection, bends his knees and
gets leverage on opponents. Effectively uses
blocking angles and body positioning to seal
defenders from the action. Alert, quickly picks up
stunts or blitzes thrown by opponents and works
hard. Nasty run blocker who jolts opponents with
hand extension and works hard to remove them
from the line. Plays with forward lean and works
hard to finish.
Negatives: Marginal skills in motion
or on the second level. Not explosive into run
blocks. Has difficulty redirecting to linebackers.
Analysis: A solid technician who's improved
every year, Roos possesses good upside for the
next level. Mainly used at right tackle in two postseason
games by NFL scouts thought he seems
to have enough foot quickness and lateral slide
ability to protect the blind side at the next level.
Solid development prospect whose abilities
make him worth consideration in the late part of
the draft's first day.
School: Washington State
Ht: 6-7 Wt: 325 40: 5.51 Year: 5Sr
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a redshirt
freshman and has won varying degrees
of All-Conference honors the past three years.
Positives: Nice sized offensive tackle who stands
out in pass protection. Quickly sets off the
snap, effectively uses blocking angles as well
as body positioning. Immediately picks up
stunts or twists thrown by defenders, patient
and stays with assignments. Fights with his
hands, jolts opponents at the point or controls
them once engaged in blocks. Stays square,
keeps his feet moving and displays solid
blocking strength when he applies himself.
Strong upper body and rides defenders from
their angle of attack. Works well with teammates.
Negatives: Lacks top agility, blocking range
and not a natural knee bender. Bends at
the waist and overextends. Not physical run
blocking, rarely moves opponents off the ball
or finishes blocks.
Analysis: A hard working
lineman with outstanding size, Armstrong has
been a productive collegiate blocker who is
well thought of in the program. Possesses
the abilities to play at the next level yet must
step up the intensity and physical nature of
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