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Here's what some top draftniks and sportswriters had to say about Alvin Bailey.
NFL.com: "The rare guard that alternated sides of the line during games depending on the formation, Bailey is blessed with a natural anchor to limit his opposition's momentum. The issue is the Razorback's technique, whether it be in tight spaces with a lack of hand use or poor posture leading to a limited amount of push or balance. Durability is not an issue, as Bailey started every game he played in college, but an NFL team will need to translate tools into consistency."
Rob Rang, CBS Sports: "While quick enough to get out in space, Bailey struggles to re-direct if the defenders sees him coming and often is forced to lunge at his opponent, resulting in some impressive knock-down blocks but also an occasional miss. The talent and poise of skill position players around him has helped Bailey in pass protection as he has a tendency to stop moving his feet and attempt to control his opponent with just his size and strength."
Jon Dove, Bleacher Report: "Bailey needs to be in an offense that features a power-running attack. He’s not quick enough to fit in a zone-blocking scheme. This should limit the amount of teams that consider adding Bailey to the mix."