Notes: Prepped at Cleveland (Ohio) Glenville, where he also lettered in track and field and was valedictorian of his graduating class. Redshirted in 2006. Appeared in all 13 games as a reserve in 2007. Started all 13 games at right tackle in '08 before moving to right guard in '09. Was the starting right guard in all 13 games in '10. Team captain.
Positives: Big, thickly built and can match size on size and cover up defenders in the run game. Fairly stout in pass protection with solid anchor strength to latch on and hold his ground. Very intelligent and works at his craft - knows every position on the line.
Negatives: Too often is late off the ball. Tends to bend at the waist and could do a better job sinking his hips and rolling off the ball. Limited lateral agility to handle quickness and switch off blocks. Struggles to hit a moving target and mechanics break down in space. Needs to use his hands more consistently to generate force.
Summary: Heavy-bodied, upright waist-bender with the body mass, discipline and support structure to become a serviceable pro. Intelligence and versatility will appeal as a swing backup.