BIO: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection as a senior and junior. Saw action at center early in his college career.
POSITIVES: Hard-working position blocker best in a small area. Plays with leverage, quickly gets his hands up and keeps opponents away. Aware of assignments and works well with teammates. Stays square, keeps his feet moving throughout the action and plays with an exceptionally wide base. Anchors in pass protection.
NEGATIVES: Not light on his feet, lacks footwork in space and ability in motion. Does not possess a dominant base and has difficulty turning defenders off the ball.
ANALYSIS: A tough durable blocker, Lipps offers growth potential for the next level yet has only marginal upside and may never be anything other than a backup.