Strengths: Arms are as long as vines, with a strong frame and good bulk ... Athletic lineman ... Does a great job of finishing blocks ... Nasty attitude ... Smart and a great leader for Oregon ... Displays sound footwork ... Mobile and gets to the second level ... Can fit the zone-blocking scheme like a glove ... Versatile enough to play every position on the offensive line ... Maintains a sound base in pass protection ... Experience at multiple positions.
Weaknesses: Too tall to play center? ... Occasionally gets too high out of his stance, and that is when he gets beat ... Hand placement could be improved ... Allows defensive tackles to get inside of him occasionally ... Does he have a true position on the line?
Summary: Unger is a very solid prospect that will give Alex Mack a run for his money to be the first center taken ... Could be a combine warrior ... Supreme versatility is his trademark, but first-round picks generally aren't draft for versatility ... Best fit is in the zone-blocking scheme, but really can start in a power running game.
Player Comparison: Logan Mankins. Mankins was viewed as an athletic, nasty lineman out of Fresno State, and while he has settled in at left guard with the Patriots, he can really play four positions on the line.
@shimmy I agree that Walker is a fantastic athlete, but comparing his numbers to Bosa does not really hold up. Bosa played true 4-3 DE against the corn fed Big 10 O-lines. I think Walker is a 3-4 OLB at the next level. Both have elite talent, just different. Bosa has a bit more power, and Walker has more speed and quickness.
I dont think number 34 will get Garrapulo. I think S.F. will have to trade the nunber 2 pick for Garrapolo, pick 32 and a fourth rounder from N.E. . S.F. absolutely dont need another 3-4 d.e./u.t. type and the value for q.b isnt there at number 2. I think N.E. mives up to 2 and takes Allen.
I've been on a hiatus with draft work lately and was focused on my Draft Prospect Rankings which you could find in the rants on this site. So, I figured doing one more before the Combine where more prospect movement could occur to see where I stand before and after with those prospects. So, without further adieu here we go!