Doesn’t waste much motion getting upright off the ball, stays down, possesses a strong lower half, runs his legs through contact and gains solid leverage with his hands. Routinely is able to get into opposing defenders quickly and create a push at the point. Plays through the whistle and takes pride in finishing blocks.
However, also looks effective on the move, displays good body control off the snap with the initial quickness to get around on reach blocks and seal. Displays good coordination down the line on slide down blocks as well and can reach opponents at the second level.
Lacks ideal body control when looking to drop his pad level and cut down on contact, but stays low off the ball into space, extends his arms and can seal backers down the field.
Is still developing as a pass blocker, displays solid range off the edge and looks athletic enough to reach speed. However, struggles to keep his base down, isn’t real technically sound/compact with his footwork and has a tendency to get overextended and double over the waist when looking to anchor.
Takes good angles initially, but struggles to shuffle and slide through the play. Loses his balance easily and can be overwhelmed easily on contact because his weight is typically on his toes and he doesn’t stay real compact with his footwork lunging into contact.
Does a much better job keeping his hands up and base down when he needs to block down or handle bigger/slower defensive ends off the edge where he can play with power. However, vs. speed he chicken wings his arms on his drop in order to create momentum, exposes his frame and doesn’t keep his hands up ready to uncoil on his punch.
Impression: Displays solid athletic ability, but looks better suited to play on the right side in the NFL vs. less speed. A nice later round developmental type draft pick who could eventually fight for playing time."
Weaknesses: Still a work in progress in pass protection. He will need to play right tackle to avoid speed off the edge. He has a tendency to overextend trying to get to the edge. His footwork in pass protection needs a little work (kick-slide is sloppy at times, crosses feet). He becomes a waist bender and allows for too much exposed area for defenders to knock him off balance.
Bottom Line: Mitchell Schwartz should provide great value for a team at the end of day or beginning of day three. He’s a natural RT that is NFL ready in the run game. He will need to work on his footwork in pass protection before he’s ready to handle starting DE’s in the NFL. Schwartz was one of the more impressive tackles at the Senior Bowl and should capitalize on that momentum through the pre-draft process."
Understands angles, positioning, and leverage, and is functionally strong enough to anchor, reach, and seal.
Scrappy, tough and dependable, although back injury will require closer scrutiny and could affect his value.
Would be more suited for the right side in the pros and might be best kicking in to guard."
Has some short-area quickness, but is not very fast or agile and struggles to cut off the edge in pass protection; in fact, could even end up at OG at the next level; missed the spring with a back problem, but is expected to be fine this fall; brother of Carolina OT Geoff Schwartz, a 7th round pick in 2008."