BIOGRAPHY: Former defensive end who started at guard the past two seasons.
POSITIVES: Tough, explosive blocker who plays with a nasty attitude. Quickly gets into blocks, sets with a wide base and plays with good lean. Strong at the point, turns opponents off the line and stays with assignments. Fundamentally sound and bends his knees.
NEGATIVES: Marginally effective in motion or on the second level. Over-extends into blocks, which adversely affects his balance and ability to finish.
ANALYSIS: Getting the most from his abilities, Santucci is an overachieving lineman with marginal size and athletic ability. Does the little things well enough to eventually develop into a starter at the next level.