2020 vs Oregon, 2020 vs Utah, 2020 vs UCLA, 2020 vs Arizona State, 2019 vs Notre Dame, 2019 vs Utah
All around athlete for the guard position and a pretty solid one at tackle. Football IQ is great. Great hands in both pass and run sets. Willing road grader. Toughness isn't an issue. Positional versatility is a plus. Consistent from rep to rep against the better pass rushers he has faced. Frequently seen at the second level constantly searching for the next target.
Has reps of being pushed back (Oregon 2020 against Kayvon Thibodeaux in particular). Although rare, he has some losses on his record via quicker and bendy rushers. Seemingly content to make the block rather than to punish defenders for crossing into his line of sight.
He profiles as a swing tackle / guard at the next level but is ideally suited for guard. AVT can start at tackle if needed to so teams will love his versatility. He's projected as a first round pick due to the athleticism shown on his film. Shouldn't go any lower than the lower rungs of the second round.
The tape shows great athleticism for his position group. Foot quickness is outstanding. Plays with excellent balance in that upper and lower portions of his body are connected. Doesn't get knocked off the ball often. However, play strength can be an issue at times due to fact that he has short arms for a tackle and can be knocked off his feet. Great explosion off the snap when he pulls and traps. Flexible bend at the knees and waist. Moves really well laterally.
Big Play Ability
Movement off L.O.S.
Pull & Block Outside
Adjust in Space
Use of Hands
Doesn't feature a ton of power but when his hands connect to the defender, it's over. Excellent hand usage and doesn't get called for holding penalties often. Lateral quickness allows him to pull and adjust in space with little effort at all. He really moves the opponent off the ball when he blocks in line. Outstanding instincts and feet when he moves in any direction but is frequently seen as the lead puller in the offense at both tackle and guard. Rarely not seen searching for targets at the second level.
Fires into pass set quickly. Foot speed is very good and he mirrors the rusher well using his exceptional kick slide speed. Anchors and resets are above average as well athletically. Again, he doesn't have the most powerful hands but the defender rarely gets by him. Excellent flexibility allows him to protect the corner against the more bendy and quicker rushers. Handles the counter moves well after the initial move is dealt with. Uses his hands very well as the defender can't use any hand based moves such as chops or punches to defeat the block. Athletically, he's very sound. Doesn't get panicked when he's beaten.
Ability to Combat Inside Move
Tough as nails competitor who doesn't quit even if he's physically outmatched. Consistently good with very little dropoff from guard to tackle. The power isn't quite there but he is competent in that area. A road grader when he has to be.
Communication is top notch. Handles blitzes and stunts very well and passes off blocks to teammates when necessary. Excellent at combo blocking. Position versatility is there with the experience at left guard and left tackle.