Prospect Profile: Zane Beadles's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about Utah offensive tackle Zane Beadles inside.

Zane Beadles
School: Utah
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6-4
Weight: 307
Projected 40-Time: 5.20

Star Rating: Grade: 71
Draft Projection: 4th Round

Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of March 5th) in the 2010 Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA

Beadles is a versatile lineman who can play guard or tackle.
Utah Athletics

Strengths: Beadles is an athletic, versatile lineman who has upside. He has a solid base, moves his feet well and is strong at the point of attack. He demonstrates excellent balance and uses his hands effectively in pass protection and in running situations. He shows good awareness and works well with his linemates.

Weaknesses: He plays stiffly and has to play lower. He doesn’t take proper blocking angles and allows the opposition to get in on him. He tends to lose focus and doesn’t finish his blocks.

Steuber Says: A four-year starter at Utah, Beadles has been a durable, reliable performer who offers versatility to a team at the next level. He started his career at left guard and was moved to left tackle prior to his sophomore year. While he can play right tackle in the NFL, he’s best suited to play guard. Teams love his versatility and attitude, and with an impressive off-season, he could climb into third round consideration.

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