Miami (Fla.) - Hurricanes
Brandon Washington - #72 - OG-OT
|Event||Ht||Wt||Hand||Arm||Wing||Wonderlic||40 yard||BP||BJ||VJ||20s||60s||3 Cn|
|03/08/2012 Miami (Fla.) Pro Day||6-3 1/4||315||9 5/8||32 1/8||79 1/8||5.15||4.80||7.96|
|02/29/2012 Combine||6-2 7/8||320||9 3/4||33||80 1/4||5.17||28||8'5"||25||4.89||8.25|
Finished his prep career playing for Miami’s Northwestern High — the 2007 national champions — after spending his first three seasons at Edison High School. Spent the ’08 season at Milford (N.Y.) Academy, a prep school, to get his academics in order. Enrolled at Miami in January ’09 and played in all 13 games in the fall, primarily on the placekicking unit. However, he did see action in five games at left guard (with starts against South Florida and Wisconsin). Was a first-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection after making all 13 starts in ’10 at right guard and recording 56 pancake blocks and 11 lumberjack blocks. Started all 12 games in ’11 — the season opener at right tackle and the next 11 at left tackle — and graded out at 86 percent for the campaign with only three penalties called against him.Positives:
Thickly built. Athletic with sudden movement skills — light on his feet for a big man. Fluid and flexible in space. Gains depth in kick slide. Explosive puller — wheels with speed and agility. Good lateral agility — washes slanting defensive ends inside and is able to shift his weight and redirect. Above-average blocking range and recovery quickness. Has played inside and outside. Has upside.Negatives:
Has a soft midsection and needs to improve his functional strength. Unrefined technique and footwork. Plays short-armed and slow-handed — has a dull, sloppy punch and exposes his frame. Poor contact balance. Struggles to sustain — at times looks like he is playing with an innertube around his waist. Does not roll his hips and generate power. Struggled vs. Ohio State’s John Simon and Florida State’s Brandon Jenkins. Needs more glass in his diet and is not a finisher. Urgency and intensity leave something to be desired. Has underachiever traits.Summary:
A big, raw, physically talented lineman who most definitely could have used another year of development. Disappointed at left tackle as a junior, but possesses starter-caliber size and athletic ability. Offers versatility to play right tackle or slide inside, although he will have to improve his core strength, play with more tenacity and learn how to finish. Could require patience and always leave a team wanting more. Compares favorably to Oakland Raiders 2011 third-round pick Joseph Barksdale.
Brandon Washington's Draft Stock
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