Mitchell Schwartz Scouting Report
|School:||California Golden Bears|
|Height & Weight:||6'6 - 318 lbs.|
|Draft Prediction:||Third Round|
2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California
Schwartz is clean and smooth getting out of his three point stance. He can slide down the line in zone blocking schemes and shows a nice coordination in his feet. Lacks a natural bend and will have to worry about shorter defenders getting underneath his pad level. When getting up into the second level, he is easily thrown off balance. Plays tough until the whistle and is always looking to finish his man every play. Great competitor.
Pass blocking inconsistencies keep Schwartz from being a first or second round player. He may develop into a left tackle later in his career, he's a project that will need to be groomed at the right spot. His fundamentals aren't there yet. He plays upright which makes him susceptible to bull rushers or pushed out of the play. A lot of these small details can be ironed out through coaching, but these tweaks take time and repetition. He's athletic enough to get out to seal the edge against speed rushers though.
Looking forward, Schwartz is a nice value as a third round choice for a team that can afford to be patient with him.
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