Prospect Profile: Rob Petitti

Rob Petitti School: Pittsburgh
Ht: 6-6 Wt: 347 40: 5.26 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Four-year starter who became the team's regular at left tackle as a red-shirt freshman. All-Conference selection every season since his sophomore campaign and named as an All- American last year.

Positives: Massive, wide-bodied lineman tough to get around. Sets with a wide base, fights with his hands and easily controls opponents at the point. Outstanding position blocker who makes effective use of angles. Blocks down well or engulfs opponents. Gets movement from run blocks and displays a good head for the position, with top blocking awareness. Keeps his feet moving in pass protection, effectively places his hands into opponents and anchors at the point. Flashes a mean streak.

Negatives: Lacks footwork sliding out protecting the edge, lumbers in motion and does not play with balance. Looks poorly conditioned and not explosive off the snap. Stands to improve the strength of his base and at times does more arm wrestling rather than driving defenders off the ball.

Analysis: Productive on the college level, Petitti possesses the skills and instincts to start in the NFL. Disappoints scouts as they feel he is a lazy prospect who prefers to get by on natural abilities rather then take his game to the next level. Could develop into a dominant tackle if he commits himself to conditioning, weight room work and intense play for sixty minutes on Sundays.

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