Photo of Mitchell Van Dyk
Drafted By: Rams
Grade
5.1 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'7" Height
  • 10" Arm Length
  • 313LBS. Weight
  • 33 1/8" Hands

Overview

2013: First-team All-Big Sky selection by the coaches. 2012: Started in 10 of 11 games at right tackle, missing one game due to illness. 2011: Assumed starting role at right tackle, where he played entire season. 2010: Played in three games as a backup lineman. 200: Redshirted.

Analysis

Strengths

Tough, scrappy and competitive. Good finisher. Plays with a chip on his shoulder and attacks in the run game. Plays with heavy hands and good pop in his punch to finish blocks. Effective cut blocker -- chops down defensive ends. Very quick working up a level and can seal off linebackers. Has a frame to grow into.

Weaknesses

Duck-footed. Plays with heavy feet in pass protection and could be stressed by outside speed (see California). Marginal sustain in pass pro. Can do a better job connecting and adjusting to movement on the second level.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A tough, chippy physical college right tackle ideally suited for a zone-blocking scheme, Van Dyk displays the football temperament to compete in the run game. Must show improvement in pass pro to earn a job. Intriguing developmental prospect with a swagger desired by offensive line coaches.
-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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