PROS: Tall and long with excellent mobility for his stature. Good laterally mobility, foot speed and the functional athleticism needed to get out in space. Can roll his hips into contact and accelerate his feet like an NFL offensive linemen, presumably because his father is an NFL offensive line coach. Does well to keep rushers at the end of his reach in pass protection and he battles to keep that path wide.
CONS: Has to clean up his pass sets and do a better job of framing rushers on the perimeter to avoid so much “recovery” and opening up the b-gap. Has some body control issues and he gets top heavy while folding at the waste. Height presents natural leverage restrictions that he will have to overcome in the NFL. Punch can get a bit tardy.
BEST TRAIT - Length, Mobility
WORST TRAIT - Leverage, Footwork
RED FLAGS - None
North Carolina offensive tackle Charlie Heck is a surprisingly fluid mover for a man of his stature and he does a great job taking advantage of his long arms in pass protection. A three-year starter for the Tarheels, Heck is the son of an NFL offensive line coach and has been pretty consistent in pass protection throughout his college career despite some areas that he can improve with his technique. Heck will always have to fight his naturally high center of gravity that leads to body control issues and he needs to clean up his pass sets. Heck profiles as a potential starter but likely a valuable reserve swing tackle.