Position:OG Class: Sr School:
Kansas St. Conference:
Big 12 Ht., Wt.: 6'2, 295 40 Time: 5.35 Grade: 2.85
BIO: Coffeyville CC transfer that moved into the starting lineup as a senior.
POSITIVES: Solid run-blocking lineman best in confined quarters. Sets with a wide base, plays with good lean and gets movement from run blocks. Fights with his hands and jolts opponents at the point with good punch. Solid position blocker who turns opponents off the line then walls them from the action.
NEGATIVES: Lacks adjustment and redirection, not comfortable in space and marginal skills sliding laterally. Does not play with great balance and has difficulty finishing blocks.
ANALYSIS: Lilja did a fine job with the starting unit last season and is now receiving late-round draft consideration. Just a marginal athlete, he effectively uses all his tools and could find his way onto a roster as an inexpensive backup.