BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter used at both the left and right tackle spots. All-Conference selection as a senior.
POSITIVES: Solid position blocker with nice size and growth potential. Quickly gets into blocks, jolts opponents at the point of attack or engulfs them altogether. Makes effective use of angles, keeps his feet moving and fights with his hands throughout the action.
NEGATIVES: Lacks top footwork and struggles sliding out to protect the edge. Does not possess the dominant base, is not a natural knee bender and cannot finish blocks.
ANALYSIS: An above-average athlete with solid potential, Messner is a developmental prospect who must add bulk and strength to his frame.