OT Isaiah Prince, Ohio St.

6’7” – 305 lbs. – 5.09
Has been very durable since joining the Buckeyes, appearing in all fifty-four games over the course of his collegiate career and starting at right tackle for each of the past three seasons, forty-one games in all. Massive lineman who plays in Urban Meyer’s offense, which features a zone-blocking scheme; linemen should block away from the play direction, engaging the opponent in front of them if there is one or, if not, double-teaming the opponent of the lineman next to them before climbing to the second level. Pretty athletic in a short area. Able to fire out in the run game and seal opponents inside, or shove them wide of the runner. Keeps his legs churning after contact to generate push. Capable of climbing up to the second level and getting square to a defender; doesn’t always engage successfully, but large frame effectively seals them out of the play. Works hard through the whistle to stick with his assignments or get out in front of outside rushing attempts and lead the way, although he doesn’t have the strongest grip to lock on and sustain. Able to use his size, length, and lateral quickness to mirror in pass protection, or recover in time to steer opponents wide of the passer when beat by an inside move. Has issues with balance, however; doesn’t always bend at his knees, playing high-hipped or sometimes bending at the waist after overextending. Base can get too wide, causing his legs to splay out to either side. Needs to commit to protecting the edge early in the snap and can open himself up to inside moves. Fundamental issues with his pass sets can cause him to get walked back into the pocket by smaller defenders who really have no business bull-rushing a player with his size. Active with his hands but doesn’t have a high, violent punch to jolt defenders; also struggles with placement and can be made to look silly by technicians. A three-year starter for a major program, and someone who offers excellent size, a good work rate, and impressive athleticism, but whose technique is still so sloppy after all this time that his snap-to-snap play is inconsistent even at the college level. Consequently, looks more like a third-day pick who has enough raw tools to intrigue pro line coaches but who still has a long way to go and may have to make it on the outside because of his height.

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