CNNSI.com NFL Draft 2002


 
Grading System
Marc Colombo | OT | Boston College | Big East Conference
Selected by Chicago Bears in round 1, pick 29 (29 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'7 310 5.3 3.73
Two-year starter that has spent time at both left and right tackle. Second team All-Conference selection last year as a senior.

Heady lineman with a lot of growth potential. Strong in his upper body, fights with his hands and extends his arms, controlling opponents once engaged in a block. Can be an overpowering force driving opponents off the line of scrimmage and plays with a nasty attitude looking to bury defenders and finish his blocks. Blocks with a wide base, forward lean and displays adequate abilities to adjust his body to the oncoming rusher. Very active with his feet and keeps them moving throughout the play. Seals the corner effectively run blocking or walls off his blocks. Not a nifty or nimble lineman, plays with minimal knee bend and more of an arm wrestler than leverage blocker. Lacks the quick and fluid footwork sliding out to protect the edge, not light on his feet and only effective straight ahead or in a small area. Does not explode off the snap into his blocks. Has good long term potential on the right side of the line and a solid run blocking tackle as he matures physically. Early Third Round.

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