OG ANTHONY STEEN, ALABAMA

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6’3” – 309 lbs. – 5.25e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2009: Redshirt
2010: 13 GP / 2 GS (RG)
2011: 13 GP / 9 GS (RG)
2012: 14 GP / 14 GS (RG)

OVERVIEW:

Redshirted in 2009, then started two games at right guard as a sophomore in 2010 following Barrett Jones’ high-ankle sprain. Assumed a more traditional role as a redshirt sophomore in 2010 by starting nine games that season, beginning with a streak of seven straight starts which was interrupted by an injury. As a junior, started all fourteen games for the team at right guard, a role he has maintained since.

STRENGTHS:

•    Will graduate with roughly three years of quality starting experience.
•    Well-coached, consistent, and assignment-sound; rarely makes mistakes.
•    Possesses adequate size and bulk for a professional offensive guard.
•    Effective pass protector who demonstrates sound awareness in that area.
•    Capable of redirecting blockers in the run game to clear holes for backs.
•    Has a strong anchor and can easily handle an opponent’s initial punch.
•    Does a good job of sustaining his blocks in both facets of the game.
•    Will take the opportunity to attack an opponent’s shoulder if possible.

WEAKNESSES:

•    Overall physical and athletic tools are only average for the position.
•    Arm length looks to be a little bit shorter than usual for a top guard.
•    Has played with an outstanding supporting cast of star linemen.
•    Only collegiate position has been right guard; also lacks pro versatility.
•    Struggles when asked to get to the second level and secure blocks.
•    Much more of a wall-off blocker rather than a dominant finisher.
•    Not among the most impressive prospects in terms of hand use.
•    Probably limited to inline blocking schemes at the next level.

SUMMARY:

A reliable, experienced three-year SEC starter, there are no major flaws in Steen’s game, but his overall build and athleticism are only average for the position. Not a blocker with a visible killer instinct, he projects as a potential pro starter. Some work in terms of hand use is still necessary. Has been overshadowed by teammates but is a highly-competent inline option. RD 3

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