The writers of Patriots Football Weekly have done their homework on all the prospects in this year's NFL Draft. Now, you can download the actual notes they took on all the top players, broken down by position for your convenience. Today, they offer their notes and rankings on the guards.
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|1||XAVIER SU'A-FILO* COLLEGE: UCLA|
Very good Combine. Pulls and moves well. Not elite power. Gets snapped back at times. Hands too wide at times.
Two time All American. G and T. Well rounded. Decent power. Solid. Passes off well. Fast and quick enough.
Huge. Thick. Powerful. Moves people. Loses blocks at times. Not quick. Doesn't pass off well.
3 year starter. Heavy feet. Good power. Overextends at times. Decent hands. Can pull.
I refer to him as the Steenroller. Impressive combo blocks. Good feet and technique. Strong enough. Solid.
Good mobility; Angular build for guard; Athletic; Solid technique; Not as strong as some others. BEST OF THE REST
Trai Turner, LSU*
6-3, 310, 5.93
[Andy Hart] Strong. Latches on and moves people. Stops feet at times. Feet need work. But lot of potential.
[Paul Perillo] Good lock; Gets push; Good base; Slow footed; Moves pile.
Chris Watt, Notre Dame
6-3, 310, 5.5
[Andy Hart] Good wide, low base. Doesn't really latch on. Average power. Little slow. Passes off well.
[Paul Perillo] Good power; Good PP; Quick feet but limited in space; Locks well.
Jon Halapio, Florida
6-3, 323, 5.34
[Andy Hart] 43 starts. Pulls and moves well. Decent punch. Doesn't always latch on.
[Paul Perillo] Moves well; Good feet; Gets off balance at times; Good power.
Brandon Thomas, Clemson**
6-4, 316, 5.24
[Andy Hart] Torn ACL in April workouts. LT and LG starts. Average feet. Solid build. Average punch. Solid angles.
[Paul Perillo] Huge; Shows power; Locks on well; Good technique.
Zach Fulton, Tennessee
6-4, 316, 5.16
[Andy Hart] Three year RG starter. Good power. Decent athlete. Not quick but can get to next level. Doesn't always latch on and finish. Stops feet too often.
[Paul Perillo] Huge; Moves people; Takes up space; Good arms; Not effective in space but solid PP.
Ryan Groy, Wisconsin
6-5, 316, 5.19
[Andy Hart] Good size. Started at LT, LG, C, FB. Overextends too often. Not great quickness or feet.
[Paul Perillo] Position flexibility; Good size; Not overly athletic; Technique problems at times.
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