Friday, September 7, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:32 AM
BRYAN BULAGA: Iowa, 6053 314 5.26. Junior entry. Three-year starter with good athletic ability. Technically a very sound and patient left tackle. Big-10 Offensive Lineman of the Year. Plays square with a good base. Good lateral quickness to cut off and secure defenders away from the play. Smooth footwork in pass protection. Hands are up. Maintains width in the pocket to protect the quarterback. Effortless on twist stunts making the switch. Can redirect with natural body control. Shows attitude and aggression to engage initial contact with base, balance, and knee bend. Has an explosive six-inch punch to control opponent. Mirrors rusher. Quick react and recover to blitz pickup. Can wheel defender out of the hole. In the Georgia Tech game against probable first round pick, Derrick Morgan, Bulaga maintained good position on a spin move and maintained contact. Has the size, strength, balance, and base to anchor against power as long as he drops his weight and maintains his knee bend. Takes good steps and angles to cut off the second level sealing linebackers and creating seams for the backs to run through. Buries defensive tackles in the run game. Plays in a pro style zone blocking offense that puts him ahead of the NFL blocking learning curve. Can play any of the guard or tackle positions. OSR:18/40. First round. (A-33 1/4, H-9 1/4, BP-26, 10-1.78).