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Friday, October 28, 2011

Draft Rewind 2008 - Branden Albert - Kansas City Chiefs

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about BRANDEN ALBERT: Virginia, 6055 309 5.41. Junior entry. Three-year starter with long arms and big hands. Good athlete for a big man. Just started playing football as a high school junior. High on pulls and will lose his feet as he adjusts on the run. Caught a tackle eligible pass in the Bowl game against Texas Tech. Started 11 games at left guard and played left tackle against Middle Tennessee and Pittsburgh. Needs more lower body strength and power. Has a tendency to gain weight. Inconsistent to move and slide his feet in pass protection. Will bend at the waist. Top heavy pusher in the run game. Not a natural knee bender, but a forced one. Will overextend at times on base blocks. Inconsistent to keep his feet under him. Doesn’t bring his feet. Fringe flexibility. Inconsistent to finish blocks. Will play up on his toes at times. Lacks required flexibility. Will have technique breakdowns with his hand use inside the frame. Not consistent to punch and control. Question concentration and competitiveness. More athlete than football player. Could play with a more stout base. High risk pick, boom or bust. OSR:11/42. First/second round. (A-35 1/2, H-10 1/2, BP-23, 10-1.78).