BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter who played both tackle spots as well as guard. Has been struggling with a shoulder injury the past year. Served a one-day jail sentence in 2006 after pleading guilty to DUI.
POSITIVES: Large-bodied blocker who.s at his best in a small area. Stay square, extends his hands into defenders, and walls them from the action with body positioning. Quickly gets into blocks, keeps his head on a swivel, and makes good use of angles.
NEGATIVES: Lacks balance, adjustment, and lateral blocking range. Exploited by quick opponents. Marginal athlete who does not play to his size.
ANALYSIS: Graniello is a well-sized prospect who, for the most part, underachieved at the college level.