• • • Declared Underclassmen • • • 2015 Senior Bowl Preview • • • • • • NFL Games: • • • Houston 0 New England 27 (FINAL) • • • Arizona 18 Buffalo 33 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Oakland 17 Tennessee 10 (FINAL) • • • Cleveland 24 Miami 30 (FINAL - OT) • • • Baltimore 19 Jacksonville 17 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Detroit 27 Green Bay 34 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Denver 29 Cincinnati 17 (FINAL) • • • Minnesota 22 Carolina 10 (FINAL) • • • Washington 29 NY Giants 27 (FINAL) • • • Los Angeles 37 Tampa Bay 32 () • • • San Francisco 18 Seattle 37 (FINAL) • • • NY Jets 3 Kansas City 24 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • San Diego 22 Indianapolis 26 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Pittsburgh 3 Philadelphia 34 (END OF 4TH) • • • Chicago 17 Dallas 31 (FINAL) • • • Atlanta at New Orleans (8:30 PM ET) • • • • • • • • • NCAA Games: • • • Clemson 26 Georgia Tech 7 (FINAL) • • • Wyoming 24 Eastern Michigan 27 (FINAL) • • • TCU 33 SMU 3 (FINAL) • • • USC 27 Utah 31 (FINAL) • • • Kent State 0 Alabama 48 (FINAL) • • • Wisconsin 30 Michigan State 6 (FINAL) • • • Georgia 14 Ole Miss 45 (FINAL) • • • Florida State 55 South Florida 35 (FINAL) • • • Nevada 14 Purdue 24 (FINAL) • • • San Jos? State 10 Iowa State 44 (FINAL) • • • Charlotte 20 Temple 48 (FINAL) • • • Iowa 14 Rutgers 7 (FINAL) • • • Colorado State 24 Minnesota 31 (FINAL) • • • East Carolina 17 Virginia Tech 54 (FINAL) • • • Central Michigan 35 Virginia 49 (FINAL) • • • Syracuse 31 Connecticut 24 (FINAL) • • • Wagner 10 Boston College 42 (FINAL) • • • Gardner-Webb 21 Ohio 37 (FINAL) • • • Penn State 10 Michigan 49 (FINAL) • • • Florida 28 Tennessee 38 (FINAL) • • • Miami (OH) 20 Cincinnati 27 (FINAL) • • • Western Illinois 28 Northern Illinois 23 (FINAL) • • • Appalachian State 45 Akron 38 (FINAL) • • • Boise State 38 Oregon State 24 (FINAL) • • • BYU 32 West Virginia 35 (FINAL) • • • Duke 38 Notre Dame 35 (FINAL) • • • Mississippi State 47 Massachusetts 35 (FINAL) • • • Pittsburgh 36 North Carolina 37 (FINAL) • • • Texas San Antonio 19 Old Dominion 33 (FINAL) • • • Wake Forest 33 Indiana 28 (FINAL) • • • Delaware State 0 Missouri 79 (FINAL) • • • Vanderbilt 31 Western Kentucky 30 (FINAL - OT) • • • Tulsa 48 Fresno State 41 (FINAL - 2ND OT) • • • Colorado 41 Oregon 38 (FINAL) • • • LSU 13 Auburn 18 (FINAL) • • • Ball State 31 Florida Atlantic 27 (FINAL) • • • North Texas 42 Rice 35 (FINAL - 2ND OT) • • • Houston 64 Texas State 3 (FINAL) • • • Central Arkansas 28 Arkansas State 23 (FINAL) • • • New Mexico State 6 Troy 52 (FINAL) • • • Nicholls 40 South Alabama 41 (FINAL - OT) • • • Georgia Southern 31 Western Michigan 49 (FINAL) • • • UCF 53 Florida Intl 14 (FINAL) • • • Louisiana Tech 34 Middle Tennessee 38 (FINAL) • • • Army 20 Buffalo 23 (FINAL - OT) • • • Missouri State 0 Kansas State 35 (FINAL) • • • Oklahoma State 24 Baylor 35 (FINAL) • • • Nebraska 24 Northwestern 13 (FINAL) • • • South Carolina 10 Kentucky 17 (FINAL) • • • Louisville 59 Marshall 28 (FINAL) • • • Stanford 22 UCLA 13 (FINAL) • • • Bowling Green 3 Memphis 77 (FINAL) • • • Louisiana Lafayette 39 Tulane 41 (FINAL - 4TH OT) • • • Southern Mississippi 34 UTEP 7 (FINAL) • • • Arkansas 24 Texas A&M 45 (FINAL) • • • Idaho 33 UNLV 30 (FINAL - OT) • • • California 41 Arizona State 51 (FINAL) • • • Air Force 27 Utah State 20 (FINAL) • • • Washington 35 Arizona 28 (FINAL - OT) • • • • • •
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NFL Draft Scouting Report

Offensive Tackle

Colorado


College Position: Offensive Tackle
School: Colorado
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-9
Weight: 315
Birthdate: 04-12-1988
Draft Projection: Late First
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Offensive Tackle (5)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the New England Patriots in Round 1 with the #17 pick.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • High upside left tackle prospect
  • Rare athleticism for a left tackle
  • Ideal size at 6'9, 315 lbs - long arms
  • Nimble feet to mirror pass rushers
  • Hard worker with strong intangibles
  • Gets to the 2nd level as a run blocker
  • Strong character and work ethic
  • Colorado lists him as having 7% body fat a 4.88 40 and 32" vertical
  • Colorado website lists him as having allowed just 7 pressures the past two seasons
  

Weaknesses

  • Converted tight end who is still learning how to play tackle
  • Talented but raw technically - just two years as a linemen
  • Does not utilize his long arms to his advantage
  • Needs to sustain his blocks
  • Struggles with blocks to his right side
  • Average run blocker - does not get a lot of push and struggles to locate his man at times
  • High upside but will need time to develop
  • Needs to get stronger especially in the lower body
  • At Senior Bowl it was clear he is more natural to the left side, struggled with technique on the right side

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC East Grades - May 10 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: Jared Counterman's Winners and Losers - May 3 (Jared Counterman)
Chris Maier's 2011 NFL Draft Winners and Losers - May 3 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: The Ten Biggest Headscratchers of Days One and Two - Apr 30 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft: Day One Winners, Losers and More - Apr 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Fran Duffy's Final Mock Draft - Apr 28 (Fran Duffy)
Six Bold Predictions for the First Round of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 27 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: All In or Fold? - Apr 27 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Spotlight: OT David Mims, Virginia Union - Apr 19 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Offensive Tackle - Apr 13 (Jared Counterman)
10 Players Likely To Be Overdrafted In the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Scouting Combine: The Underwear Olympians - Offense - Feb 16 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Winners and Losers and Game Evaluation (Doug Lancy) - Jan 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Walkthrough Notes - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Four - Jan 27 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Three - Jan 26 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: Player/Team Observations - Jan 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: North Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
Top 5 Risers in the 2011 NFL Draft - Nov 29 (Dan Wernery)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)

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