Position:C Class: Sr School:
Southern Cal Conference:
Pac-10 Ht., Wt.: 6'4, 277 40 Time: 5.15 Grade: 3.09
BIO: Three-year starter that's played every position on the USC offensive line. Saw action at tight end his first year on the active roster.
POSITIVES: Explosive blocker who plays with great tenacity and intelligence. Quick off the snap and immediately out to the second level. Works to stay low, smartly places his hands into defenders, jolting them at the point of attack. Picks up stunts or twists, helps out linemates and attacks blocking assignments.
NEGATIVES: Lacks the strong base, does not get movement from run blocks and has difficulty finishing the play.
ANALYSIS: Indispensable because of his versatility and knowledge as a blocker, Katnik is an overachiever that uses all his assets to their fullest. Should find a home at the next level as a lineman that will add depth to any of the three interior blocking positions.