Strengths: Versatile, smart and tough. Big, thick, strong player who gets movement in the run game and anchors well in pass protection. Quick off the ball and gets to the second level in a hurry. Runs well and and can pull in short areas. Locks on very well and controls his man with powerful arms and hands. Keeps his feet moving and stays in front of his man. Solid drops in pass protection and is alert to stunts and twists. Mauler who fits best on the interior.
Weaknesses: Not a top athlete. Struggles to re-direct and has problems adjusting in space. Gets bounced some in pass protection when he plays too high, but recovers and keeps his feet.
Projection: Late-round pick or free agent who likely will compete as a backup center/guard, but who's experience at OT gives him an advantage from a versatility standpoint. Has another year of eligibility left, and should probably use it. Will be top Big 12 center in 2011 if he returns to school."