|"The Irish are known for tough,
slug-it-out linemen up front that dominate opponents. In Jeff Faine they
have one that also plays a brilliant brand of football." Tony
Pauline-TFY Draft Preview
6-2 Wt: 290 40: 5.23 Year: 4Jr Number:
The Good: Tough, intelligent player on the pivot that's displayed a steady line of progression the past two years. Quick off the snap, explodes into his blocks and uses good body positioning to turn opponents out of the play. Works his blocks, keeps his feet moving and gives top effort, trying to bury defenders. Aware of his assignments, alert and a leader on the offensive line.
The Bad: Lacks bulk and may need a little help on the inside. Only adequate skills in space or blocking on the second level.
The Skinny: May not have the great upside potential but a prospect that could immediately be productive at the next level based on his knowledge of the position and way he approaches the game.
Projected order in draft: Early 3rd round.
|"The Wisconsin Badger program has
put talented offensive linemen into the NFL by the boatload and unlike
some of their other prospects, for the most part the blockers up front
live up to or exceed expectations. Especially at center, and Al Johnson
is next to carry that torch." Tony Pauline-TFY Draft Preview
6-4 Wt: 300 40: 5.15 Year: 5Sr
The Good: Powerful interior player on the pivot, upholding the Badgers trend of solid center prospects. Quick off the mark or when setting in pass protection, blocks with forward lean and smart. Picks up his assignments, stays with the play and viciously attacks opponents, working to finish off defenders. Quick with his hands, extends his arms and stays square, displaying strength in his upper body.
The Bad: Bends at the waist, lacks body adjustment and lateral range. Not effective blocking on the move. Strong at the point but does not show great pop or jolt into defenders.
The Skinny: Displayed a solid line of progress the past two season which leads one to believe he has a good amount of upside for the next level.
order in draft: Middle 3rd round.
|"The Boston College Eagles have a recent
history of putting rough-n-tumble offensive linemen into the draft; Doug
Brzezinski, Paul Zukauskas and Marc Colombo are just a few names on this
list. Dan Koppen would be next." Tony Pauline-TFY Draft
Ht: 6-2.5 Wt: 300 40: 5.40 Year: 5Sr Number: 77
The Good: Tough, nasty lineman that works hard on the pivot. Quick off the snap into his blocks, powerful upper body and turns defenders out of the middle for the run as well as anchoring in pass protection. Fights with his hands, keeps his feet moving throughout the play and works to finish off opponents, staying with the action. Efficient and plays with balance.
The Bad: Not a nimble or agile lineman nor overly effective in space. Lacks bulk and the dominant base.
The Skinny: Needs time but could eventually develop into a starter at the next level and his work ethic gives him a major