Anthony Castonzo Scouting Report

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Anthony Castonzo Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: ACC
School: Boston College Eagles
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #74
Height & Weight: 6'7 - 308 lbs.
Drafted 1.22 in 2011 by IND

2011 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.23
Bench press28
Vertical jump29.5
Broad jump8'9
Three-cone drill7.25
20-yard shuttle4.40

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College

It was clear from the beginning of his career at Boston College that Anthony Castonzo was something special. In 2007 he was the first true freshman in a decade to start on the Eagles offensive line. Castonzo started at right tackle that season and was a big part in Matt Ryan's recording setting final season at BC. His efforts earned him a few All-Freshman All-ACC accolades.

By his sophomore season Castonzo had high expectations and he moved to the left side to help protect the less experienced quarterbacks that were to follow Ryan. And the 2008 season went surprisingly well thanks to the offensive line. The offensive line was only credited with giving up 21 sacks (which is not bad at all, especially considering the inexperience of quarterbacks Chris Crane and Dominique Davis at the time). By 2009 Castonzo was paving the way for running back Montel Harris to have a breakout year. The Eagles are not having a great season in 2010, but Harris is having another good year and Castonzo is the main man providing room with him to run.

At 6-7 and 308 pounds Castonzo certainly has the size to play in the NFL. He could have left a year early, but the extra year at Boston College saw him add quite a bit of needed weight. The pundits have already been paying close attention to Castonzo since he was on the radar last year and his year bulking up at BC should move him up into the late first round or the second round.

2/8 Update: Scouts still wanted to see Castonzo bulk up some more and fill into his 6-7 frame, but he looked fine leading up to the Senior Bowl. His frame may be slight, but he has plenty of bulk and strength to go with it. At the Senior Bowl Castonzo spent some practice time at the guard spot, but it became quite clear that he is a tackle at the next level. Despite his lack of versatility, Castonzo is still is a first round prospect.

Last Updated Feb-08-2011 by Joel Welser

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