Photo of Collin Buchanan

Combine Results

Grade
5.51 ?
  • 23 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 25.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 97.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 32 3/8" Arm Length
  • 316LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands

Overview

Detroit News included Buchanan on their Blue Chip list in 2012, but Big Ten schools did not come calling with scholarship offers. He picked Miami over other members of the MAC, playing sparingly in his first year on campus. As a sophomore, coaches tabbed him for the right tackle spot 12 times and he started nine of 11 games played at that spot in 2015. In his third year as a starter on the right side, Buchanan was a second-team All-MAC pick.

Analysis

Strengths

Wide body who carries his weight well. Sturdy build in his lower half. Can unlock his hips to sink and sit when dropping his anchor against bull rusher. Plays with a nice, wide base in both his pass sets and run blocking. Pass sets feature good balance and posture. Light enough on feet to handle twists and stunts inside. Throws his hands in a direct line and with consistent timing while keeping his head back in pass sets. Uses choppy power steps in his approach into contact. Sufficient work bringing hips under hands after contact. Patient climbs to second level.

Weaknesses

He is able to bend, but has to work on maintaining a consistent pad level to stabilize his core. Has issues with aim when he throws his hands. Has too many reps where his punch will land near top of the pads or even bottom of face mask. Lack of placement allows defenders to clear his hands from their frame too easily. Will likely bump inside and will have to prove he can handle the pace and strength of interior work. Can get too grabby with second level blocks.

Draft Projection

Round 3-4

Sources Tell Us

"I kind of like him. I like the way he punches because it's direct and his hands are pretty quick. When you move from tackle to guard you have to prove that you can speed up your hands and I think he has that already." -- AFC offensive line coach

NFL Comparison

Quinton Spain

Bottom Line

Thickly built offensive linemen who is likely to move inside due to a lack of length. Buchanan has decent hand quickness and good feet for the interior and he shows the necessary anchor to battle back against bull-rushers. He doesn't appear to have scheme limitations, but he is better suited for a gap scheme. Buchanan's balance and athleticism are good enough to offer value as a backup right tackle which should add to his value on the third day. He could challenge for a starting position within the first couple of years.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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