Player Profile: Anthony Castonzo

Written by Aaron Aloysius on August 31, 2010


Anthony Castonzo

 

Position: OT School: Boston College
Height: 6’7" Weight: 308 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.20
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:

-.–

Draft Projection:

 

Non-position specific categories

 

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Height/Weight 6 -
Speed 8 -
Quickness/Agility 10 -
Strength/Explosion 10 -
Athletic Ability 8 -
Durability 8 -
Character 6 -
Production/Experience 6 -
Toughness 8 -
Potential 10 -

 

Offensive Lineman Specific Categories

Category

Max. Value

Grade

Pass Blocking 10 -
Run Blocking 10 -
Awareness 8 -
Hand Placement 6 -
Pulling/Trapping/Second Level 6 -
Footwork 8 -
Leverage 8 -

 

Explanation of Player Grading System

 

The Breakdown

Anthony Castonzo is a three-year starter who began his college career as a 260-pound right tackle. Since then, the long-limbed offensive lineman has packed on close to forty pounds and has successfully made the transition to left tackle. Castonzo possesses the athleticism and footwork necessary to man the blindside in the NFL, and he excels at blocking on the move. However, he needs to add some bulk and improve his overall strength: at this point, he’s not the type of lineman who’ll pop pads and dominate at the point of attack. Despite his weaknesses, Castonzo is highly thought of in the scouting community; National Scouting gave him the highest grade of any senior offensive tackle. People around the BC lineman reportedly believe that he’ll be a top five pick, but it’s yet to be seen whether Castonzo will make the improvements necessary to establish him as an elite draft prospect.

 

Strengths

Full report coming soon!

 

Weaknesses

Full report coming soon!

 

Analysis

Full report coming soon!

 

Experience

Has started every game of his college career (41 starts coming into 2010 season).

 

Awards and Honors

2009: First team All-ACC.
2008: Second team All-ACC.

 

Academics

Biochemistry major at Boston College.

 

Injuries

No known history of injuries.

 

Athletic Experience

All-Conference honors in the discus event as a high school student. Also played basketball in high school.

 

Bloodlines

Nothing of note.

 

Off-field

No known off-field issues or notable accomplishments.

 

Prospect Video Clips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgmYawhLgP8

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kqJrjwjf55c

 

 

 

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Aaron Aloysius

Aaron began closely following the draft in 2005. Since then, he’s overcome an Al Davis-like obsession with workout numbers, instead focusing on the qualities and traits visible on prospects’ tape. See all posts by Aaron Aloysius.