Positive: Smart, tough college tackle who projects to guard in the NFL. Quick off the snap, stays square, and keeps his feet moving. Solid position blocker who seals defenders from the action. Effectively uses angles in pass protection. Makes quick decisions, displays the ability to adjust, and pick-up blitzes. Strong and displays the ability to anchor. Blocks with solid fundamentals.
Negative: Ineffective blocking in motion. Not a dominant run blocking lineman. Lacks great hand punch.
Analysis: Person has been productive and durable on the college level and should be a quality backup in the NFL."
Late Note: Mike weighed in bigger and ran slightly better than expected at the NFL Combine.
Strengths: Nice size, and pretty athletic. Good football genes. Just enough of everything to be looked at as a possible LOT candidate (where he has played for Montana State.) Pretty good feet. Quick in reverse, though his pass pro setup is a bit short-stepped and choppy. Nice PP stance. Nice weight distribution and body type. Handles quickness pretty well in PP, and buries smaller people in the run game. Rawboned and country strong. Good citizen, and likes the game. Looks the part on some plays, and then average on others.
Weaknesses: Lumbers when pulling and doesn't get enough done when covering long distances. OK pulling in short areas. Doesn't get out quickly enough on run plays. Not the best at locking on. Hasn't been tested by top collegiate DEs on a regular basis. Average balance. May be maxed out.
Projection: Priority UDFA."