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NFL Draft > 2012 Prospects > OT > Mitchell Schwartz

Mitchell Schwartz Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Pac12
School: California Golden Bears
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #72
Height & Weight: 6'6 - 318 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Third Round
Drafted 2.5 in 2012 by CLE

2012 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.45
Bench press23
Vertical jump26.5
Broad jump7'5
Three-cone drill7.86
20-yard shuttle4.87

2012 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Mitchell Schwartz, OT, California

Cal offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz was a four-year starter with the Golden Bears. He's a tall prospect with good length and ideal frame. Like most players entering the draft, his strengths come as a run blocker.

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.

Last Updated Feb-29-2012 by Matt De Lima

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