Biography: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Used at right guard as a redshirt freshman before switching to center as a sophomore and remaining there the next three seasons.
Positives: Explosive, position blocker who plays with outstanding fundamentals. Blocks with good lean, gets underneath opponents and being knee immediately gets his hands into defenders. Displays footwork in space, effectively slides laterally and keeps his feet moving. Quick in all aspects of the game, works well with teammates, and keeps his head on a swivel. Displays outstanding jolt at the point of attack, nicely adjusts to pick up stunts or blitzes and knocks defenders from their angle of attack. Effective with shotgun snap. Smooth moving out to the second level, redirects to linebackers and can hit a moving target.
Negatives: Lacks a dominant base and at times overwhelmed by large linemen. Really does not get much movement run blocking.
Analysis: Estes is a legitimate starting center prospect for the next level and a player who?s flown under the radar screen for more than a year. He lacks great growth potential yet should only get better as a physically matures and improves his overall body strength. Estes looks like a fine fit for a zone-blocking system.
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