Name: Patrick Vahe
CONFERENCE: Big 12
POSITION: Interior Offensive Lineman
JERSEY: No. 77
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 325 lbs
PROS: Great at climbing to next level, above average mobility and uses frame to swallow linebackers. Occasionally dominates smaller linebackers and either finishes or drives them back. Has flashes of dominant power, churns his legs and has the strength to ragdoll defenders. Able to maintain leverage underneath defenders pads and run his feet. Good technique on double teams, allows him to be a solid piece during combo blocks. Has solid pass sets, and mentally processes enough to handle stunts. Can move his hips well enough to stay in the hole. Active hands, looks for work and has the mobility to double team in pass protections.
CONS: Doesn’t move laterally very well, and it can result in the occasional whiff in run or pass blocking. Doesn’t have the most opposing frame, and can have a limited ceiling. Flashes of dominant power need more consistency. Can struggle to move defenders who maintain equal leverage.