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Anthony Castonzo

Anthony Castonzo
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Offensive Tackle

Boston College


College Position: Offensive Tackle
School: Boston College
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-7
Weight: 295
Birthdate: 08-09-1988
Draft Projection: Mid First
Overall Rank: 17
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Offensive Tackle (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1st round with the #22 pick.
The Colts have needed help desperately on the front line, and Castonzo is viewed as one of the most consistent players at the tackle position in this draft. Widely viewed as a "safe selection", he could plug in at a number of spots for the Colts, but likely will line up on Peyton Mannings blind side.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Experienced 4 year starter (2 at left tackle)
  • Typical fundamentally sound BC lineman
  • Good run blocker with the athleticism to get to the second level
  • Moves well laterally
  • Sustains and controls his blocks
  • Great footwork - nimble on his feet
  • Sets up quickly in pass protection 
  • Displays good arm extension
  • Has athleticism to play left side
  • Ideal fit for a zone blocking scheme
  • Intelligent - both on and off the field
  

Weaknesses

  • More solid than spectacular
  • Not a dominant pass blocker - needs to sustain blocks
  • Has a tendency to play flat-footed leaving him vulnerable to speed rushers
  • Needs to get stronger - does not get a lot of push in the ground game
  • Undersized - sub 300 lbs
  • Can bend knees but tends to get high at times
  • Needs to work on his hand punch

News

2011 NFL Draft: PRE-Pre-Season All-Rookie Team - Offense - Jun 1 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC South Grades - May 10 (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)
Six Bold Predictions for the First Round of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 27 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Offensive Tackle - Apr 13 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft: All Overrated Team Offense - Mar 2 (Fran Duffy)
2011 Scouting Combine: O-Line and Tight End Workout Buzz - Feb 26 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (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: 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 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 3 (Jan 1 - 9) - Dec 31 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
2009-10 Bowl Game Preview: Emerald Bowl - Dec 23 (Patrick Black)

Mock Draft Results


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