Kristofer O'Dowd - USC (HT: 6-4¼ - WT: 303) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 4 of 15
Positives: Versatile, could get some looks at Guard... Heady, good instincts for the position... Explosive... Good pass blocker, quick first step... Quick pass set... Uses his hands well... Good footwork, good lateral movement and slide... Blocks with solid leverage in pass protection... Does a nice job redirecting... Gets in front of stunts and blitzes... Very solid run blocker... Adequate strength at POA, reasonably good anchor when he stays low... Can generate solid power... Plays with a solid base... Very good contact balance... Gets to the second level and seals linebackers okay... Brings his feet along with him... Solid flexibility and body control but not good... Carries his pads well... Plays with good technique... Good mental toughness... Aggressive, gives a good effort... Good fit as a Guard in a ZBS.
Negatives: Plays a little high at times, rises up in pass protection, allows defender under his pads... High cut, long lower body makes it difficult to maintain pad level... Loses a lot of battles for leverage... Needs to get stronger and show a little more consistency at POA... Doesn't anchor well against bull rushers, can be moved off the point... Not a bigtime pile mover, doesn't get a lot of movement... Doesn't get much leverage drive blocking... Hands are quick but arms are shorter than ideal but lack much pop, little violence to his game... Doesn't look very fluid in space, will overextend, reach and lunge... Doesn't do an especially good job bringing his feet with him... Struggles to hit moving targets... Not a great finisher... His durability (inability to stay healthy) will hurt his draft stock.
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