|Mitchell Schwartz Scouting Report
|Mitchell Schwartz - California (HT: 6-5⅜ - WT: 318)
Positives -- Possesses a good tall frame and has added some bulk over the years... Above average agility and movement skills for a player of his size... His run blocking ability is his biggest strength... Really does a great job of understanding angles by consistently putting his body in the correct position
to make a block, gets a low pad level and delivers a powerful jolt that knocks the defenders back... Consistently pumps his strong legs and drives opponents... Provides a better than average punch at the point of attack, strong enough to anchor against bull rushers, sinks hips well... Gets to defenders quickly in the run game, proficient on the move, smoothly transitions to the second level... Tough player who has no problem mixing it up in the trenches... A very experienced player, started in all 51 games possible over four seasons; versatile, made 35 starts at left tackle and 16 starts at right tackle... Good bloodlines, brother Geoff is a starting tackle for the Carolina Panthers.
Negatives -- He will most likely struggle with pass protection at the next level... Doesn't have the foot speed to stay in front of speed rushers... Doesn't rely on his footwork and technique in pass protection, will try to overpower the defender and lunge... Gets off balance too often, creating an opportunity to be beaten with push or pull moves... Doesn't play with the same leverage in the passing game as he does in the running game, plays too high... Probably only a right tackle prospect so he doesn't have to play as much speed on the outside edge... Lacks a mean streak and doesn't regularly finish blocks to the whistle.
At California -- (Official School Bio) Started all 51 games possible during his Cal career from 2008-11 at either left tackle (35) or right tackle (16) after redshirting the 2007 season in his first campaign with the program... earned first-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Academic in his final season in 2011... also named second-team All-Pac-10 as a junior and was an honorable mention choice in his sophomore campaign... named honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic (2008-10) and earned the Brick Muller Award as Cal's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman (2009-11) for three seasons each. 2011: Earned first-team All-Pac-12 honors after starting all 13 games at left tackle, marking the fourth consecutive season of starting every one of the team's contests... anchored an offensive line that blocked for first-year starting tailback Isi Sofele, who posted the sixth-biggest rushing season in school history with 1,322 rushing yards... added first-team All-Pac-12 selections from the ESPN Pac-12 Blog and Phil Steele, and was a second-team pick of College Sports Madness and Yahoo! Sports... picked up the team's Brick Muller Award as Cal's Most Valuable Offensive Lineman for the third straight campaign... was also a Cort Majors Captains Award on offense... a second-team midseason All-Pac-12 selection of Phil Steele... named a third-team preseason All-American by GoDaddy.com and Sporting News... a candidate for national honors who was on watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Rotary Lombardi Award... named by Phil Steele as the nation's No. 24 draft-eligible tackle prior to the campaign.