Photo of Anthony Steen
Grade
5.23 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 30 1/2" Arm Length
  • 314LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/8" Hands

Overview

Two-way lineman who also snapped as a Mississippi prep. Redshirted in 2009. Appeared in all 13 games in '10, starting the final two games of the regular season at right guard as an injury replacement for Rams '13 fifth-rounder Barrett Jones. Played all 13 games in '11, starting nine at RG -- sustained a concussion against Ole Miss and did not start against Tennessee or LSU, then gave way to Alfred McCullough in the final two games against Auburn and LSU. Started all 14 games at RG in '12. Started all 11 games played in '13 -- did not play against Colorado State (concussion) and surgery to repair a partially torn left labrum knocked him out of the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma as well as the Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Reliable pass protector. A 500-pound bench-presser and it shows -- jars defenders with his punch. Efficient run blocker. Is quick to set and gain positioning. Works up to the second level quickly and is agile enough to wall off and seal linebackers and safeties. Dominated LSU's Anthony Johnson. Hardworking and coachable. Tough competitor. Very durable.

Weaknesses

Does not look the part -- has a deceptive, dumpy-looking frame with a lot of weight concentrated in his trunk. Can do a better job sustaining at the second level. Not a consistent finisher. Catches a lot -- tends to let defenders into his body and could stand to improve extension. Had the smallest hands and shortest arms of any offensive lineman at the combine.

Draft Projection

Rounds 4-5

Bottom Line

Scrappy, competitive, try-hard, tough guy who does not always look pretty, but consistently finds a way to get the job done. An efficient zone blocker, Steen understands angles and leverage. He could be ideally suited for a zone-based ground game such as the Eagles, Seahawks or Packers.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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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