Albert Bimper, C
Numbers: 6002/296 pounds/5.08-forty speed
The player: People will often say a prospect seems like a Colt — add Bimper to that list. He's got starting experience at both guard and center in a passing offense, he's a well-spoken young man who is a member of the National Honor Society, he's a high-character guy and an on-the-field leader, but he's also somewhat injury prone, missing six games during his senior season. While some may believe him to be a bit undersized, his height and weight is typical when you look at the depth chart of players for the Colts at the center postion, including starter center Jeff Saturday. When he played, Bimper was solid, using his mobility and above-average hand placement to his advantage, but he was sometimes caught overextending and wasn't really a bull even by college center standards. When I saw him, he always kept his feet moving and seemed like a natural when pulling or laying downfield blocks, which will be an asset in the Colts offensive scheme.
How he fits: There's little doubt that Bimper has value as a prospect, but he may need time on the practice squad or in NFL Europe to improve his functional strength and to prove his willingness to play through pain.
Reminds me of: Wayne Lucier, Giants
Photo: Colorado St. Athletic Dept.