NAME: Ryan Anderson
SCHOOL: Wake Forest
POSITION: Offensive Guard/Center
JERSEY: No. 70
RECRUITMENT RATING: 2-star
WT: 305 lbs
Anderson enters his final season amid a streak of 29 consecutive starters. After becoming the starting right tackle in 2016, Anderson kicked inside to center in 2017 where be projects best to the NFL.
The most notable strengths of Anderson’s are his length and technique. Anderson is a technician that understands the importance of fitting his hands. Once he is locked in, his length allows him to sustain and control reps. Anderson has positive reps in space and generally plays with good control.
While there is some NFL appeal with Anderson, he must add functional strength. As it stands, Anderson has below average power and it doesn’t help that his pad level has a tendency to get high which robs him of strength. Additionally, Anderson is a modest athlete with ordinary to below average foot speed. He lacks to strength to win consistently in a gap-power scheme and the mobility to be a factor in zone schemes.
As a senior, a quicker and stronger Anderson would go a long way in his chances to become an NFL Draft pick.