Weight: 315 pounds
Key Stat: Started 38 consecutive games.
Scouting Report: Joel Bitonio played left tackle during his time at Nevada where one of his biggest assets would have to be the non-stop effort he exuded each and every play.
When watching tape of offensive linemen, it can get incredibly frustrating watching these heavy-bodied hogs jogging around the field doing nothing except looking for someone to block. This is not the case with Bitonio. His leg drive seems exhaustive at times, which is a great indicator that he knows how to finish his blocks.
The Nevada product needs a quicker kick-step if he is to remain as a tackle at the next level, but will likely be moved to offensive guard. He lines up his targets well, but lacks ideal foot speed. Furthermore, he telegraphs his cut blocks too often, but did manage to have some success cutting UCLA's top prospect Anthony Barr several times.
Speaking of Barr, Bitonio beat up on Barr a few times in their head-to-head matchups. I’d say the lesser-known prospect had the better day overall.
Some of the bigger concerns about Bitonio, aside from his quickness, involve his core strength. Bitonio gets bent back too often in his torso. He also may have shorter-than-ideal arms and tends to blow his assignments from time to time.
Keep a close eye on this kid in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 25, as he has been invited to the Senior Bowl.
Ryan Riddle is a former NFL player who currently writes for Bleacher Report.
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