Name: Ben Powers
CONFERENCE: Big 12
POSITION: Interior Offensive Lineman
JERSEY: No. 75
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 314 lbs
PROS: Has a strong, wide base as a run blocker. Good build with little bad weight, durable player. As a puller, take optimal paths and has excellent hat placement in the hole. Very solid with a good initial punch. Effective as puller and can react to defenders movements or blitzes. Gives little ground in pass protection, able to anchor and drop his weight to stalemate if necessary.
CONS: Though he is an effective puller with good technique, he could do a better job of running his feet through contact while bringing his hips. Driving defenders out of the hole is the next step to becoming an elite puller. Can be too content stalemating and keeping his strong base rather than driving.