Sunday, February 19, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:22 AM
MARSHAL YANDA: Iowa, 6037 307 5.11 Two-year starter. Junior college transfer that started at both tackle positions. Physical player that works to finish play. Projects to a guard after starting at tackle. Will roll his hips and flashes explosiveness in the run game. Good with hands to control defender. Will flash good punch and jolt. Overall explosiveness, pass protection skills, speed, flexibility, and change of direction are average. His run blocking, hands, instincts, and finish are above average. Gets grade A as a competitor and physical play. Understands zone concepts to lock on and drive. Narrow base in running game. Average in space. Some tightness through hips. Marginal foot quickness to sustain and redirect. Struggles with edge speed, especially if aligned wide. Solid effort player that plays physical and has some maul to him. Plays with power. Keeps a good base to mirror and slide in pass pro. Not a space player or a puller, but does have body control. Will compete and has been durable over his career. Lacks range on his pass kick from outside at tackle. Plays with a balanced guard stance, not a tackle stagger. Struggles against edge speed rushers, but can handle power. Hops in pass protection rather than slides. Limited recovery skills with average balance and change of direction. Fourth/fifth round. (A-32 1/2, H-10, BP-23, 10-DNP).