BIOGRAPHY: Four-year starter who played right tackle, right guard, and center. All-Conference selection as a junior.
POSITIVES: Hard-working, durable lineman who played 50 games with the first team. Explodes off the snap, immediately gets into blocks, and plays with good fundamentals. Rides defenders from their angle of attack. Solid position blocker who can adjust. Flashes ability in motion and can slide in space. Outstanding with shotgun snaps.
NEGATIVES: Undersized, marginally strong at the point, and does not finish. Struggles to open up holes in the middle of the line.
ANALYSIS: Cavender is an outstanding college lineman with the versatility to be used at several positions. His size is a limiting factor, yet his ability to play any of the three interior blocking positions could help him catch on as an inexpensive utility lineman.