Photo of Ben Beckwith
Grade
5.04 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 306LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Squarely built with thick lower body. Plays with desired bend out of stance. Fires into opponents with wide base and good pad level. Keeps feet moving and rolls hips under him. Can match power for power when asked to base block. Usually wins initial leverage at point of attack. Solid short-area footwork. Can sift through the bodies on short pulls and find his target. Operates with desired pad level, set-up in pass protection and technique. Hands in ready position to punch and gets to defender first with inside hands. Played center against Texas A&M. Former walk-on with chip on his shoulder.

Weaknesses

Limited athletically and short. Isn't built to block on the move with consistency. Gets beat over the top by linebackers on stretch plays. Struggles to get back-side cut-off blocks and is slow to get around the corner when asked to pull. Could have issues sustaining against active, athletic defensive tackles. Ineffective cut blocker. Inconsistent pass protection when he was forced to play center. Could have trouble playing in anything but power.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

NFL Comparison

Josh Kline

Bottom Line

Phone-booth fighter with scheme limitations. Has strength to handle himself in a power-based scheme and is technically sound in pass protection. Ability to play center and guard gives him a decent shot of making an NFL roster.
-Lance Zierlein
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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