Patriots Draft: Round One - Logan Mankins

<p>The New England Patriots picked Logan Mankins, OL, Fresno State in the first round of the 2005 NFL Draft at the #32 spot.</p> <p>Mankins, considered one of the best linemen in this years draft, fills a need the Patriots have had since the departure of Joe Andruzzi to the Cleveland Browns this offseason. Mankins ability to play both guard and tackle positions will enable the Patriots to move linemen around as needed.</p> <P>Here is Mankins scouting report.</p>

Logan Mankins School: Fresno State
Ht: 6-4 Wt: 307 40: 5.18 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Three year starter awarded All-Conference and All-American honors as a senior. Missed the 2003 season after tearing in his right knee. Played left tackle at Fresno State.

Positives: Intelligent and athletic blocker who can be used at several spots on the offensive line. Bends his knees, plays with leverage and patient. Stays square, adjusts to defenders and affectively uses blocking angles in pass protection. Technically sound, displays solid footwork sliding laterally and effective with his hands. Mentally on top of his game and works well with teammates. Displays the ability to block in motion and effectively uses body positioning to wall defenders from the action.

Negatives: Lacks the top size for a blind side tackle. Not a dominant drive blocking lineman and gets minimal movement from run blocks.

Analysis: A hard working lineman who plays with great intelligence, Mankins has been very productive on the college level. Performed well at the Senior Bowl at guard and significantly improved his draft stock.

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