The Colts took Castonzo. Good for them. The Eagles are on the clock.
National Football Post Scouting Reports:
A tall, natural athlete for the position who displays good length and above-average athleticism when asked to reach the edge. Does a nice job sitting into his stance off the snap and is very comfortable playing from a three-point stance. However, isn't as technically sound as advertised. Struggles to consistently keep his base under him and will bend at the waist and overextend into blocks — especially from a two-point stance — and his footwork on his initial kick-slide isn't the cleanest. Has a tendency to get a bit overextended, will open up his hips prematurely and get caught with his feet parallel to one another vs. speed to the corner. Now, is a natural athlete with fluid hips and displays the ability to cleanly/quickly redirect and cut off blocks inside and counter moves. However, isn't real heavy handed and doesn't have the kind of power to simply lock out and keep defenders from pumping their legs through contact.
Displays good range and body control on the move in the run game. Is natural when asked to get around defenders and seal on perimeter runs, and he looks comfortable chipping at the line and reaching the second level as well. However, again, doesn't generate much power from his lower half on contact. Has a tendency to roll his hips into contact and doesn't get much movement off the snap. More of a finesse guy who understands angles, leverage and does a nice job of getting his hands inside on the target, but lacks the natural strength to simply eliminate defenders from the play.
Impression: The size, length and natural athleticism is there, but he needs more time to mature physically. I don't think he's a guy who you can pencil in as a starter on the left side from day one, but with some time he has the skill set to eventually develop into a serviceable starting left tackle in the NFL. However, as of now, isn't an elite offensive tackle prospect by any stretch in my book.
Started off his college career at right tackle but then moved over to the left side. Was only about 260 pounds as a freshman. Has gotten bigger and stronger every year and should max out at about 315 - 320. Like most Boston College linemen, he has been well coached. Is best as a pass blocker where he sets quickly, has good lateral agility and the body control to recover. Has good hand use and plays with bend. Where he needs improvement is in lower body strength and bulk. While he is a steady run blocker, he is not consistent at getting movement and I have seen his legs give out at times when run blocking. You can also see this when he is up against a bull rush. While he can bend, his anchor ability is average. He as the athleticism to play left tackle and played some guard at the Senior Bowl, but until he improves his lower strength that is not the position for him. Overall, he will probably get drafted higher than I would take him. I like his toughness and techniques, but the lack of lower strength and power scares me. He is not a real "wide body" and there have been too many times in the past where players like this haven't changed when they got to the NFL. If that's the case, he will only be an average pro.
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