BIO: Three-year starter and an All-Conference selection as a senior. Experienced at both the tackle and guard positions.
POSITIVES: Strong, run-blocking lineman best in confined quarters. Explosive at the point of attack, turns opponents off the ball, then seals them from the action with good positioning. Effectively uses angles, extends his hands and stays square. Intelligent, quickly picks up assignments and helps out teammates. Controls defenders once engaged at the point of attack and a nasty lineman who looks to hit someone.
NEGATIVES: Lacks adjustment and has limited mobility as well as marginal blocking range. Not a leverage blocker and more of an arm wrestler.
ANALYSIS: A hard-working lineman productive on the college level, Verstraete is a limited athlete whose greatest asset is his size. The versatility and experience of playing two positions up front will give him an opportunity at the next level as an inexpensive backup.