Zack Pianalto - North Carolina (HT: 6-4 - WT: 250) Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 8 of 30
Positives: Average size... Runs good routes... Very solid receiver... Smart and savvy... Good awareness... Security blanket... Can make catches in traffic... Finds holes in zone coverage... Adjusts to the ball well... High points the pass... Good hands... Catches the ball away from his body... Not afraid to go over the middle of the field... Was North Carolina's leading receiver in 2010 prior to injury, which forced him to miss the final seven games... Very solid down-field blocker... Can get to the second level, can seal linebackers from the action... Determined, will make multiple blocks at the second level... Breaks down reasonably well in space... Good position blocker, does a nice job walling off defenders... Mean streak... Hard worker... Could also be considered as an H-Back... Compares to current New Orleans Saints' TE David Thomas.
Negatives: Below average athleticism... Not real fast... Struggles to create separation... Simply an underneath target... Inconsistent concentration... Lacks elusiveness in open field... Not much of an in-line blocker... Doesn't generate much power... Durability concerns, has missed 17 games over the past three seasons with ankle, foot and multiple leg injuries, also sustained a minor concussion during the 2009 season.
(January 25, 2011) --
The South squad notes are posted for Tuesday afternoon's practice. We also got some photos that you can check out
under the "Photo Gallery" tab. Both team's coaches and several players will take questions at the 5:30 CST press conference tonight. Feel free to post on the forums
any questions you would like us to ask tonight. Also, be sure to keep coming back the rest of the week for practice notes and interviews.