Photo of Brandon Keith
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  • 31 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 349LBS. Weight

Overview

A bit overlooked because of All-American left tackle Chad Rinehart, a number of teams see Keith as having more upside than his more decorated partner on the line. The albatross for Keith is his record at Oklahoma, where he quit the team multiple times. The second-team junior college All-American at Northeast Oklahoma A&M in 2004 also missed a lot of time in his first year at UNI with a bone bruise in his right knee. But physically, Keith has all of the tools to be a success on the right side in the NFL. And that's what late-round draft picks are made of.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Tall, strong frame with just a bit of a gut. ... Long arms, which he can extend to keep defenders off balance. ... Effective at walling off defensive ends on the edge. ... A very powerful punch when run blocking. ... Can block down on linebackers and adjust quickly to pick up another defender. ... Flashes the athletic ability to get downfield and open up space for ballcarriers. ... Showed some versatility lining up at guard on goal-line running plays. Negatives: Could be more explosive off the line. ... Lacks great awareness on blitzes. ... Not as consistently dominant as you'd like. ... Overextends himself at times, losing his balance. ... Pass set needs work, as he tends to bend at waist, lose his posture and reach. ... Needs to improve lateral footwork to handle NFL speed. ... Not a lot of experience, just one full year starting at UNI. ... Inability to stick through Oklahoma's practice rigor raises concerns about commitment.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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