BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior.
POSITIVES: Powerful, small-area blocker who has displayed outstanding durability. Stays square, plays with good lean and quickly gets into blocks. Explosive at the point, turns defenders off the ball and opens holes for the running game. Anchors in pass protection.
NEGATIVES: Does not show much flexibility, lumbers about the field and ineffective on the second level. Lacks playing balance and falls off blocks.
ANALYSIS: A productive collegiate blocker who has flown under the radar screen, Batiste is a limited athlete who does not possess great upside. His combination of size, strength and durability will get him consideration as an inexpensive utility blocker.