Steelers Select: Max Starks

The Pittsburgh Steelers have selected OT Max Starks of Florida.

Max Starks

Position: Offensive Tackle

College: Florida

Height: 6-7

Weight: 359

Hometown: Orlando, Fla.

Highly regarded prospect coming out of high school who provided stellar play for the Gators at a variety of positions during his three years as a starter. Competed as a left offensive tackle and right guard as a senior after playing left tackle as a junior and right tackle during his sophomore campaign. Was elected a University of Florida Student Senator during his freshman year. Comes from a family rich in football tradition, as six relatives played in the National Football League, including his father, Ross Browner, who was a two-time (1976, 1977) All-American defensive lineman at Notre Dame and was the recipient of the 1976 Outland Trophy and the 1977 Lombardi Trophy. Browner also placed fifth in the 1977 Heisman Trophy balloting and was a first-round selection in the 1978 NFL Draft by Cincinnati.

Positives: Huge, powerful player...Knows how to use his long arms and big hands...Dominating run blocker...Still has some upside.

Negatives: Lacks quickness...Not a great athlete...Doesn't get enough knee bend in pass protection...Struggles against speed rushers.

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