BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter at both guard and tackle. All-Conference selection as a senior.
POSITIVES: Strong position blocker coming off a breakout campaign. Plays with good lean, stays square and turns opponents off the ball with good hand extension. Quickly picks up stunts or twists, stays with assignments and keeps his feet moving throughout the action.
NEGATIVES: Lacks footwork, struggles to adjust and displays marginal blocking range.
ANALYSIS: Displaying major improvement last season, Yanda is a college tackle likely to be used at guard in the NFL. Needs to fine-tune his game yet offers good potential.