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Chester Pitts | OG | San Diego St. | Mountain West Conference
Selected by Houston Texans in round 2, pick 18 (50 overall)
Height Weight 40 Grade
6'3½ 320 5.19 3.73
Former walk-on who started the past two seasons at weak-side tackle. Barely saw the field his initial two years in the program and never played football in high school. College tackle that projects to guard.

Quick, athletic lineman with a large upside to his game. Fundamentally sound; bends his knees, blocks with leverage and displays solid footwork in pass protection. Can shuffle and slide his feet protecting the edge, keeps them active and displays adequate body adjustment. Stays square, keeps opponents in front of him and walls off his blocks effectively or turns opponents out run blocking. Solid if asked to kick out or pull across the line of scrimmage and effective blocking on the move. Has no problem easily getting out to the second level to take out linebackers. Could set with a wider base, not dominant at the point of attack and though an efficient pass blocker he lacks the great lateral range. Should be very effective if kicked inside and placed in a system that moves its guards about the field. Mid Fourth Round.

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