BIOGRAPHY: Former tight end who started the past three seasons at both guard spots as well as center. All-Conference selection as a senior.
POSITIVES: Hard-working blocker who.s at his best in a small area. Strong at the point, displays a good anchor, and blocks with a wide base. Quickly gets off the line, steers defenders from the action, and plays with a nasty attitude.
NEGATIVES: Marginal athlete who lacks range, footwork, and the ability to adjust. Beaten by quick, nimble opponents.
ANALYSIS: Kraus is a marginal athlete with limited upside, yet he has the versatility to be used at any of the three interior blocking positions, which could help him stick as a backup.