40 time: 5.28
Projection: Fourth Round
Overview: A 45-game starter spent quite a bit of time at tackle before the emergence of underclassmen tackles like Dawand Jones and Nicholas Petit-Frere led to a move inside. Decorated performer at tackle, having earned second team all-Big Ten in 2019 and first team all-Big Ten in 2020 at the position. May not have the appeal of an uber athlete, his combination of length and strength is likely going to give him a lot of opportunities.
Strengths: Played most of his senior season as a guard and has plenty of experience working on the inside. Huge frame with excellent length is going to check every box that teams want in a tackle from a size standpoint. Stiff initial punch stops defenders in their tracks. Doesn't get over his feet as a pass blocker and plays with good contact balance from an established platform. Able to bump and bruise his way through as a combo blocker.
Weaknesses: Body control and balance nosedives when he has to work laterally and get through space. Not an athletically gifted mover. Modest hand and foot quickness will leave him exposed against twitchy finesse rushers. Movement limitations are going to be a lot more noticeable when he has to work outside. Slips off angles in space too often.
Pro Comp: Derwin Gray, Tennessee Titans -- The versatility of being able to play both guard and tackle will help lock down a roster spot early in his career, and the tools are worth investing in regardless of whether he's going to play outside or inside.