BIO: Three-year starter that played strong side guard last season after seeing time at both guard and tackle as a junior.
POSITIVES: Big, wide-bodied blocker that controls defenders at the point of attack. Quick setting in pass protection, displays adequate skills sliding laterally and keeps his feet active throughout the play. Explosive into run blocks, jolts defenders and possesses a strong upper body. Adjusts and pushes opponents from their angle of attack and displays some skill on the second level. Effective when he stays square and easily turns opponents off the line.
NEGATIVES: Heavy legged and not light on his feet. Not a natural knee-bender, gets tall as the play proceeds. Does a lot of leaning on opponents rather than actual blocking.
ANALYSIS: Owning the physical skills to be a dominant run blocking guard at the next level Crittenden is a lineman whose game is characterized by a lack of intensity and nastiness. Flashes ability on occasion but must put forth a more consistent effort.