OG | (6-4, 329, 5.39) | Virginia Tech
By Pro Football WeeklyNotes: Attended Hargrave Military Academy in 1998 to help his academic situation. Played in 10-of-11 games as a true freshman in '99. Top backup left tackle who often shared time in 2000. Started every game at left tackle in '01. Also played 52 snaps on defense. Started all 13 games at left tackle in '02, recording 38 knockdown blocks and grading out at 82.6 for the year. Left Temple game early with a pulled hamstring but returned for next game. Named second-team All-Big East.Positives: Big, thick, broad tackle who is sudden out of his stance and has good balance and body control. Agile for his size and plays with good leverage. Quick to the second level. Sinks and slides as a pass blocker. Has good feet and can recover. Can read and react. Has athletic ability. Played left tackle in college. Good when placing his hands correctly. Can anchor when he plays with proper technique. Natural run blocker.Negatives: Lazy underachiever who is inconsistent using his hands. Gets poor hand placement. Needs reps. Slow learning and not very physical. Has lapses and doesn't dominate. Not overpowering. More of an athlete than a technician. Lacks consistency and intensity. Had moments of being a good college offensive tackle but needs to come ready every play and be more consistent. Takes short steps and just relies on strength. Questionable vs. speed. Lacks toughness. Does not compete. Pigeon-toed and can't handle inside counter move. Needs to pay more attention to detail. Too often looks for the easy way out. Shouldn't be trusted to protect quarterback's blind side at present skill level.Summary: Has the tools to play at the next level but must pick up the tempo from both a mental and physical standpoint and mature into a pro.* Player biographies are provided by Pro Football Weekly.