Name: Dru Samia
CONFERENCE: Big 12
POSITION: Interior Offensive Lineman
JERSEY: No. 75
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 297 lbs
PROS: Excellent mobility and vision as a puller, brings a pop with excellent hat placement. Plays with a nastiness and looks to finish his blocks and dominate with power as a run blocker and puller. Good, solid initial drive with a strong base and heavy feet. Mobility allows him to work up to second level on combo blocks. Can reach blocker and gains proper amount of depth. Can swing his hips around to keep frame between defender and the hole. Powerful player. Good kick step with awareness, looks for work and has the speed to work onto other blitzers.
CONS: Despite mobility, doesn’t have great lateral quickness and can be a half-step behind defensive lineman who have a quick first-step. Questionable zone blocker and doesn’t necessarily drive defenders when he can’t attack them squarely. Can occasionally get swung around off-balance because of his inability to move laterally and attack squarely.