BIO: Started at left tackle the past three seasons, winning All-Conference honors as both a junior and senior.
POSITIVES: Strong, nasty blocker best in a small area. Blocks with forward lean, body positioning and seals defenders from the action. Quick-setting in pass protection, displays adequate footwork sliding out off the edge and works well with linemates. Stays square, jolts opponents with his hands and possesses a strong upper body. Drives opponents off the line or turns them from the play. Good blocking vision.
NEGATIVES: Marginal skills on the second level and not light on his feet. Does not explode into run blocks. Lacks adjustment and overall balance.
ANALYSIS: A tall blocker with growth potential, Melander has displayed consistent improvement the past three seasons. Known for his work ethic, may develop into a right tackle at the next level.