Prospect

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Anthony Castonzo (OL)
  • Height:
    6'7"
  • Weight:
    311 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 5/8 in.
  • College:
    Boston College
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Indianapolis Colts
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 22 (22)

Pick Analysis: The selection of Castonzo shows that Bill Polian was serious about upgrading the protection of Peyton Manning. The Boston College star enters the league with a ton of experience and is one of the most technically sound players at the position. He gives the Colts a potential starter as a left or right tackle and some flexibility in configuring a rebuilt offensive line.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash5.23 sec
  • Bench Press28.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump29.5 inch
  • Broad Jump105.0 inch
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Castonzo has the potential to develop into a top left tackle capable of shutting down top speed rushers. Started his first game as a true freshman and didn't leave the field during his four years at BC. He has very good mobility. Masks his lack of strength, to a certain extent, with quickness and positioning. Would be a good fit in a zone-blocking scheme or on a club that loves the screen game. Will probably never be a favorable matchup when facing bigger, more powerful NFL defensive lineman. Still, Castonzo is a first rounder with a chance to be the first O-lineman taken.


Strengths

Castonzo possesses ideal height for the tackle position and has great feet. A highly-productive and extremely durable performer with over 50 starts in his college career. Smart, tough player and a hard worker. Huge, long frame coupled with impressive mobility allows him to shut down speed rushers. Puts himself in good position while run blocking. Comfortable and productive in space.

Weaknesses

Must improve his bulk and playing strength (both upper and lower body). Can be beat by a strong bull rush or violent pass rushing moves. Can get caught dipping his head in pass protection. Does not push people off the line of scrimmage in the running game.

Grade

8.0

 

Video Playlist

  1. Colts pick Anthony Castonzo No. 22

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 10:39 p.m.

    The Colts select Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo 22nd overall in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. First Draft: Anthony Castonzo

    Published: March 15, 2011 at 07:17 p.m.

    Boston College offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo shares his favorite football memory and what he hopes draft day will be like in his First Draft.

  3. 2011 combine workout: Anthony Castonzo

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 08:13 p.m.

    Watch Watch Boston College OT Anthony Castonzo work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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