BIO: Three-year starter who's been used at left guard and right tackle. All-Academic and All-Conference performer the past three seasons.
POSITIVES: Finesse blocker with growth potential. Sets with a wide base, blocks with good pad level and makes effective use of body positioning and angles. Keeps his feet moving throughout the play and anchors at the point. Intelligent, picks up blitzes and works well with teammates.
NEGATIVES: Bends at the waist which hurts his agility and balance. Not quick or explosive into run blocks and does not get much movement.
ANALYSIS: A durable blocker at several positions, Rhoades has potential as a utility lineman in the NFL if he adds bulk and strength to his frame.