Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on OT Andrew Stueber

The Patriots drafted Darien, Connecticut native Andrew Stueber with their last pick in the seventh round (Pick 245).

At 6-6 325, Stueber was a tackle at Michigan but could kick inside and play guard in the NFL.

Stueber made 22 career starts at Michigan and he played in 34 games. He’s got a lot of good football left in him.

Here is my scouting report on Andrew Stueber.

Andrew Stueber, OG, 6-6 325 Michigan

Initial Quicks: Stueber has good get off. Gets in defenders and gets initial movement. Needs to do a better job of establishing hand position.

Run Blocker: Physical run blocker who gets good movement on the snap. Can reset the line of scrimmage. Has good upper body strength and gets movement on single and reach blocks. Needs to play with better leverage and balance. Tends to be too high. Falls off blocks way too much. Needs to do a better job of sustaining blocks.

Pass Blocker: Sets up quick. Does a good job of staying balanced and patient in his pass set. Punches, sinks and recoils. Moves well laterally and can punch and pop out versus T-E stunts. Needs to make sure he doesn’t lean forward as much.

Pull and Trap: Doesn’t move laterally as well. He is at his best as a vertical blocker. Tends to pull high and struggles to hit moving targets in space.

Use of Hands: Has strong hands. Can control defenders one on one. Needs to do a better job of securing inside hand placement.

Strength: Strong. Gets movement but needs to play with better pad leverage and knee bend.

Explosion: He doesn’t jump on defenders enough on his get off. Needs to bend and play with a better pad level so he can be more explosive.