BIO: Former walk-on who earned a scholarship as a junior after moving from defensive tackle to offensive guard. Spent his senior season at center.
POSITIVES: Tough, self-motivated player limited by size. Explosive off the snap, plays with a nasty attitude and works hard until the whistle blows. Smart, immediately picks up stunts and gets to the spot-blocking defenders. Effectively uses body positioning to seal blocks.
NEGATIVES: Lacks balance in space, has trouble redirecting and possesses only average footwork. Does not have the dominant size or strength. Struggled during Senior Bowl practice.
ANALYSIS: A versatile line prospect, Hardwick offers growth potential and long-range possibilities at several blocking positions. A prospect worth taking a chance on based on his tenacity and production the past two seasons.