Exhibits decent athletic ability when asked to pivot out of his stance and boom block from the far side. Isn't overly fluid or rangy, but identifies his target quickly and can reach/hit his man in space. However, lacks ideal body control into contact and consistently lunges into blocks and ends up on the ground. Isn't as clean as you would like to see on the move and does just enough to get a piece of opposing defenders. Plays too high to generate a push consistently off the football as an in-line guy, but has enough short-area coordination to get around defenders, extend his arms and seal from the football.
Impression: Displays only average college production along the offensive line in both the run and pass game and will have a tough time making an NFL roster."
Positive: Small-area blocker who is best run blocking. Plays with good quickness, jolts defenders at the point of attack, and stays square. Plays with good lean and is a wide-bodied blocker that easily turns defenders from the angle of attack.
Negative: Not a natural knee bender. Struggles blocking in motion. Bends at the waist, ducks his head, and does not display blocking range. Must be more effective with his hands.
Analysis: Cabbell has been durable on the college level and blocks with a nasty attitude. He's a size prospect with potential to contribute in a power running game if he learns to play with proper fundamentals."
At Virgini he redshirted in 2006, but then played in four game his RS Freshman year and started 35 of 36 games from his RS Sophomore year onward, mostly at ROG.
Strengths: Has good size and can maul people in the run game when he locks on. Shows a little pulling ability, and will flatten people when he makes contact. Good initial punch in pass pro. Can seal to the inside. Decently proportioned.
Weaknesses: Waist bender. Not terribly athletic. Has to gear down to stop and change directions. Below average COD makes him very susceptible to counter moves. Labored puller. Not versatile.
Projection: Priority UDFA."