BIO: Four-year starter that's won all-conference honors since he was a freshman. All-academic award winner with a GPA of 3.9.
POSITIVES: Durable lineman that's been productive from the get-go. Plays with good lean, stays square and keeps opponents in front. Works to keep his pads low, explodes into blocks and strong at the point. Turns opponents out once engaged at the point and uses good body positioning to seal blocks. Effectively uses angles in pass protection and displays adequate quickness setting up. Transfers his classroom intelligence onto the football field.
NEGATIVES: Only good in a small area and struggles in space. Not a natural knee-bender and exploited by speed rushers.
ANALYSIS: Though not the greatest athlete, Rimpf has a good feel for the position, plays with top intelligence and an equal amount of tenacity. Will have trouble at the left-tackle spot but could be an adequate backup on the right side or develop into a starter at guard.