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Alex Fletcher (C)
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 297
College: Stanford
Conference: Pac-12
Hometown: Old Brookville, NY
High School: St. Anthony's
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Overview

With so much of the attention on Pac-10 offensive linemen being spread between Oregon's Max Unger and Cal's Alex Mack, many might be surprised to note that Fletcher earned second-team all-conference accolades after each of the past two seasons. A versatile contributor with extensive starting experience at right guard and center, Fletcher ranks among the nation's most underappreciated talents. While he lacks the flashy athleticism and big name to earn high-round consideration, his size, versatility and tenacity could result in a middle-round selection and early playing time in the NFL. Had an arm span of 32 1/8 inches and a hand span of 9 inches at the combine.


High School

SuperPrep named him to their Elite 50 team as one of the best prospects in the nation ... Consensus prep All-American from St. Anthony's High School in New York ... SuperPrep ranked him No. 34 on their list of the nation's top recruits ... They also ranked him as the No. 1 prospect in the state of New York and the No. 3 offensive line prospect in the nation ... Rivals.com ranked him as the No. 2 offensive line recruit in the country and the No. 1 recruit in New York ... Insiders.com named him to the 24-man All-American team, the No. 20 recruit in the nation and No. 2 offensive line prospect in the country ... EA Sports First-Team All-American ... Two-time First-Team All-State, All-Long Island, All-City and All-Suburbs following his junior and senior seasons ... Nike camp All-American ... U.S. Army All-American team selection ... Captain of the East team at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.


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Analysis

Positives: Short, squatty, powerful build preferred by NFL offensive line coaches for the middle. Good hand placement. Can turn and seal off the defender. Plays with leverage and can hold up to bigger, stronger defenders. Can anchor and absorb the bull rush. Good lateral quickness to get out and lead and for combination blocks. High effort player who looks to hit someone. Versatile. Experienced at center and both guard positions. Team captain.


Negatives: Lacks the lower body strength to consistently generate movement in short-yardage situations. Good quickness to get to the second level for combination blocks, but lacks balance and agility in space to generate quality blocks.


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