Prospect Profile: Chris Colmer

Chris Colmer School: North Carolina
Ht: 6-5.5 Wt: 310 40: 5.35 Year: 6Sr

Bio: Four-year starter who consistently graded out higher as one of NC State's top blockers. Missed the ‘03 season with Parsonage Turner Syndrome, a viral infection in his shoulder.

Positives: Big, physical blocker who plays with outstanding intelligence. Patient, quickly picks up assignments and remains alert throughout the action. Stays square, keeps opponents in front and a solid position blocker who walls defenders from the action. Effectively uses blocking angles and displays the ability to slide in a small area. Nasty, plays with an aggressive attitude and attacks assignments. Strong at the point and jolts defenders with his hands. Turns opponents off the line opening holes for the running game.

Negatives: Lacks adjustment and has difficulty with nimble opponents. Marginal skills in motion. According to coaches, played in pain most of last season as a result of the ailment suffered two-years ago.

Analysis: A well-sized lineman with the ability to be used at either tackle spots, Colmer offers a solid combination of brute strength and football intelligence. Grades highly based on his play, yet durability concerns and his most recent medical condition will send up several red flags and push him into the late rounds.

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