Anthony Castonzo scouting report

Anthony Castonzo OT Boston College
Ht: 6’7″

Wt: 307

Four-year starter, the past three at left tackle. Decent athleticism; played tight end in high school. Shows the necessary quickness to play left tackle in the pros. Excels in pass protection. Showed steady improvement throughout his career.
Doesn’t have a great overall build. Came to BC as a 260 pound tight end, so he’s added a lot of weight already but could add some more. Lacks the explosiveness to be a great run blocker. Not a finisher; does a nice job holding off defenders but rarely dominates them.
Castonzo is a nice prospect with the potential to start at left tackle but there are legitimate concerns about his strength. He’s a tall, lanky guy and just lacks the brute strength necessary to slow down some of the more powerful pass rushers in the NFL. Few players have his athleticism and size, so someone may role the dice in the late 1st round, but I would wait until at least the 2nd. He has a long way to go before he’s ready to be a great NFL player, and there is a decent chance that he ends up a complete bust.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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