40 time: 5.19
Overview: Sixth-year senior with five years of starting experience due to COVID eligibility emerged from relative obscurity to make his way onto the radar of the Senior Bowl. He's not a physically imposing player, but his mentality and technique as a blocker helped him earn all-conference honors five times. There could even be some interest in moving to center and having multi-position flexibility as a pro, which would further improve his draft stock.
Strengths: Excellent combo blocker who transitions easily. Very smart with his angles. Plays with a wide base and trusts his lower half. Natural lower body flexibility helps his leverage. Precise with his initial strike and uses good hand strength to maintain his control. Capable second-level blocker who can hunt down linebackers. Very fluid in transition. Finds opportunities for work. Balance and core strength stand out. Very smart approach to the game overall. Doesn't have many holes.
Weaknesses: Not a natural power generator and will be reliant on his motor to create movement. Too easily shucked off by strong opponents. May need some time to get bigger and stronger as a pro. Developmental ceiling might scare off some teams and he's likely never going to be a top end starter.
Pro Comp:Danny Pinter, Colts - Strange may not be as souped-up athletically, but his combination of body control, awareness and fluidity of movement will help him to stick regardless of whether he's playing guard or center. If he makes it out of day two, he should hear his name called quite early on day three.