Does a nice job keeping his hands set in front of his body initially, but will waste some motion bringing his elbows back behind his frame in order to regain his balance. Now, he does exhibit impressive athleticism and range when asked to make up for a false-step and does a nice job extending his long arms and working his legs through blocks. But just needs to continue to clean up his footwork and be a bit more compact on his kick-slide.
Isn't a real physical in-line run blocker, rolls his hips into blocks and doesn't exhibit a real snap from his lower half at the point of attack. However, does a nice job getting his hands under opposing linemen on contact and sealing them initially from the play. Looks natural on the move, effectively getting his feet around on reach blocks and can quickly hit/seal targets off his frame. But, he isn't real heavy-handed and can be rather easily disengaged from in the run game.
Impression: He isn't there yet, but there are some athletic attributes to like to his game. He's long, athletic and showcases good range off the edge. Needs to tighten up his footwork and mature a bit physically. But he should at least be in an NFL training camp."
Positive: Strong small-area blocker with marginal upside. Stays square, jolts defenders with terrific hand punch and controls them once engaged the point of attack. Adequately bends his knees, anchors in pass protection and does not give up an inch to defenders. Makes good use of body positioning and seals opponents from the action.
Negative: Lacks overall footwork in space and blocking balance. Is too stiff, which hurts his ability to finish blocks.
Analysis: Habben is a big prospect with growth potential and a possible backup on the strong side at either guard or tackle."
Negatives: Kick step gets a little wide at times... Plays too high... Doesn't possess good lateral range... Reaches and overextends... Can be slow to redirect, flails around regaining his balance... Doesn't do a very good job of controlling defenders even when he locks on... Needs to improve lower body strength... Doesn't break down especially well in space... Will lunge to make contact on the move... Marginal balance, on the ground too much... Questionable desire at times, looks as if he's going through the motions."