Two-way lineman as a Florida prep. Appeared in three games in 2009, but hurt his shoulder and was granted a medical redshirt. Started 7-of-12 games played at right guard in '10 when he split starts with Maurice Hurt. Did not play against Mississippi State (broken finger). Started all 26 games at RG 2011-12. Missed '13 spring practice (meniscus), then tore pectoral muscle in July -- sat out the first two games before starting the final 10 at RG (reportedly played through an 80 percent pectoral tear). Suffered an eye injury requiring stitches against Tennessee. Team captain.
Naturally thick with big hands. Can drive block and is effective when he has an angle. Functional anchor. Provides adequate three-step drop protection. Has a warrior's mentality -- plays hurt. Made 43 career starts.
Tightly wound -- struggles reacting to movement, changing direction and recovering. Does not generate power through his hips. Poor contact balance. Empties the chamber with initial punch and cannot recoil. Hands and feet do not work in unison. Opens the gate in pass protection. Unsudden to clear his feet and pull. Limited blocking range. Tied for the lowest vertical jump (21 1/2) of any offensive lineman at the combine.
7-Priority free agent
A hulking short-area guard whose best traits are intangible. Is most effective in a phone booth, but too often looks like he requires max effort to provide adequate blocking. Best chance to stick will be in a slide-protection scheme.