Biography: Junior college transfer who started the past two seasons at left tackle and was awarded All-American and all-conference honors after each campaign.
Positives: Strong, well-built college tackle who projects to guard in the NFL. Patient pass protector who keeps his feet moving throughout the action and shows power at the point of attack. Jolts defenders with violent hand punch, drives them off the line and seals them from the action. Works hard to get a pad on defenders to knock them from their angle of attack and always looking for someone to hit. Works well with line mates. Plays with good quickness, moves relatively well on his feet and makes good use of blocking angles. Flashes skill pulling across the line of scrimmage. Possesses a thick lower body.
Negatives: Must improve and polish his mechanics. Not a natural knee bender and gets tall blocking. Lacks top footwork in pass protection. Shows stiffness in his game.
Analysis: Silatolu was highly rated coming into the season and did met or exceeded expectations in 2011. He offers starting potential at the next level and is a small school prospect who will only improve as he learns the NFL game.
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