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Ben Ijalana
Round 2, Pick 49
Position: G
Class:  4Sr
School: Villanova
Conference: Colonial Athletic
HT: 6-3.5
WT: 317
40 Time: 5.32
Biography: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season and named an All-American last year.

Positives: "Large, powerful college left tackle that projects to the right side in the NFL. Big bodied lineman with the size and strength to swallow or engulf defenders at the point of attack. Extends his hands, keeps his feet moving, and is patient in pass protection. Keeps his head on a swivel, shows good awareness, and easily controls opponents at the point of attack. Blocks with a wide base, uses his entire frame, and is effective when he bends his knees. Gets movement in run blocking and easily turns defenders from the action."

Negatives: "Lacks agility, struggles to adjust, and ineffective in motion. Lumbers about the field and does not display top footwork sliding out at left tackle. Exploited by speedy rushers. Struggled in the pre-draft process recovering from sports hernia surgery."

Analysis: "Ijalana been productive throughout his college career and possesses enough size and strength to be used at right tackle or guard in the NFL. He improved his game as a senior when he was more diligent with his mechanics, and he will be productive in the NFL if he does the little things well on a consistent basis."

Projection: 2nd
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