BIO: Two-year starter who posted 36/6.5/3.5 as a senior after 31/4.5/4.5 the prior year.
POSITIVES: Smart player who gives top effort. Bends his knees playing with leverage, takes good angles to the action and is efficient. Displays an array of moves getting off blocks and adequate lateral movement skills. Reads the action and anticipates the play.
NEGATIVES: Lacks a dominant base and pushed off the ball. Not explosive or fast. Possesses a marginal burst of speed, which he cannot sustain.
ANALYSIS: An inside run stuffer who can also make plays up and down the line of scrimmage, Valenzuela would be best as a backup in a one-gap system.