Mitchell Schwartz to Browns: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

Wes StueveContributor IIIApril 27, 2012

A four-year starter at Cal, Mitchell Schwartz projected as a Day 2 pick. Schwartz has experience at both right and left tackle but will probably man the right side in the NFL.

At 6'5", 318 pounds, Schwartz is big and relatively athletic. He isn't elite in any particular area, however, and that kept him from being selected on Day 1.

National Football Post writes about Schwartz,

Routinely is able to get into opposing defenders quickly and create a push at the point. Plays through the whistle and takes pride in finishing blocks. However, also looks effective on the move, displays good body control off the snap with the initial quickness to get around on reach blocks and seal. Displays good coordination down the line on slide down blocks as well and can reach opponents at the second level. Lacks ideal body control when looking to drop his pad level and cut down on contact, but stays low off the ball into space, extends his arms and can seal backers down the field.

Schwartz possesses good size, but his arms are a bit on the short side. Schwartz' lack of elite athleticism and footwork also hurt him in pass protection, and he is more of a run-blocker.

An aggressive player, Schwartz plays with power and attacks defenders. At right tackle, Schwartz can play in the power-run game while handling slower defensive ends in pass protection. Results won't be so favorable on the blind side.

Schwartz utilizes solid technique, so he should be able to start as a rookie. He'll probably contribute at guard or right tackle.


Pick Analysis

After stunning the NFL Draft world by selecting Brandon Weeden in the first round, the Cleveland Browns went for a less controversial pick and grabbed tackle Mitchell Schwartz out of California. He might not be the most athletic offensive lineman in the class, but he gives Cleveland another strong, talented body up front who should contribute immediately.