Photo of Brandon Vitabile
Grade
4.85 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 310LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Compact frame with a thick trunk. Has adequate play strength. Keeps feet working and maintains his posture. Mirrors well in pass pro and keeps defender centered in sweet spot. Can drop anchor and take a stand when challenged by power. Plus strength to redirect. Maintains a wide base at all times. Works feet and hips into position to wall off defender on zone plays. Won't lunge. Not overly athletic in space, but good enough. Has foot quickness and balance to change direction effectively in small spaces against pass-rush counters and stunts. Has played almost 98 percent of the offensive snaps over his last three seasons.

Weaknesses

Has stubby legs and arms. More of a block-catcher than puncher. Inconsistent at getting arm extension and allows defender to get to his edge. Short arms prevent him from desired sustaining of blocks. Loses leverage and is more of a stalemate blocker than man-mover. Change of direction on second level is inconsistent. Needs to improve as a finisher rather than allowing his man to leak into the play.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Vitabile has shorter than desired arm length for an NFL frame. His lack of length could hurt his ability to sustain blocks and get into nose tackles first. Run blocking could be a series of stalemates for him, but he has balance and anchor to be capable pass blocker and should compete for a roster spot.
-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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