Four-year starter used at both guard and left tackle. First team All-Conference selection as a senior and originally a Freshman All-American in 1998.
Nice-sized, athletic lineman with a lot of upside potential if he applies himself. Plays with forward, lean, effectively breaks down and bends his knees. Moves well laterally, quick getting out front and blocking on the second level, staying square and keeping the opponent in front of him at all times. Flexible, uses good body positioning and effective when he works his hands. Displays strength at the point of attack and the ability to control defenders but not intense, does not attack his blocks or work hard to finish off defenders. Seemingly content with leaning on defenders instead of burying them when he has the opportunity. Has the underlying skills and the body type to become a dominant force but just happy relying just on his natural abilities. Innate skills warrant a first day pick but attitude and approach push him into the later rounds. Early Sixth Round.