BIO: Moved into the starting lineup as a freshman and has been used at both tackle spots. Missed the .03 season after contracting a staph infection.
POSITIVES: King-sized blocker with the physical skills to play at the next level. Quick off the snap, powerful and easily turns defenders off the line. Effectively uses angles, stays square and seals opponents from the action.
NEGATIVES: Poorly conditioned and looks woefully out of shape. Has difficulty adjusting because he is so large. Rumbles about the field and lacks blocking range.
ANALYSIS: A promising prospect early in his college career, Hightower looks like a different player since his illness. Must dedicate himself to year-round conditioning if he wants a career in the NFL.