All teams will love his athletic ability and experience playing in space in the Oregon spread-option attack, but some teams consider his age (27) a sign of maturity, while others downgrade him because he is well into his prime.
Regardless, Mark would serve well working at either tackle or guard for a team with a heavy zone-blocking scheme where drive blocking and fitting on second level players is key. Look for him to be a middle-round pick and viable starting option early.
Asper is a mature player who understands how to play to his strengths and keep his man in front of him so he can continue to work his quick feet. He is an excellent wall-off blocker, as this is common in Oregon's zone blocking scheme.
Uses his long arms to get into defenders and when he gets his hands on you he works hard to stick through contact. But, struggles with leverage, gets upright on contact and isn’t a guy who creates much of a snap at the point of attack. Routinely allows defenders to get under his frame, can be stonewalled on contact and lacks ideal balance through the play.
Ends up on the ground far too often as he routinely gets caught overextending and falling off blocks. Isn’t real coordinated when asked to cut down defenders off his frame, struggles to drop his pad level quickly and get into the body of his target. Possesses average coordination when working to the second level but again, gets so upright that he has a tough time creating a pop even vs. defensive backs.
Displays decent coordination in pass protection. However, plays too high, his footwork routinely gets overextended -- whether he’s trying to reach the edge on his kick slide or quick set -- and doesn’t keep his hands up in order to punch and protect his frame. Displays average range to the corner, but isn’t a guy who can redirect well/mirror through contact and is going to be routinely bullied on contact vs. the bull rush.
Impression: A nice-sized kid who works hard to stick to blocks in the run game. However, lacks the ability to win with leverage, which in my mind will likely keep him from making a roster."