Colin Newell
Center from Iowa State 2021 Draft Profile
Colin Newell
Height
6-4
Weight
304 lbs
College
Iowa State
Position
C
Class
Senior
Home town
Ames IA
71/100
Player Rating
9
PositionRank
5.12
FortyYD Time

Colin Newell C Iowa State Draft Profile

Strengths
  • Finds defenders with his hands immediately and gets feet moving to engage and sustain.
  • Solid positional run blocker who flashes the nasty demeanor and killer instinct scouts covet.
  • A smooth mover and covers a lot of ground, working hard to mirror rushers; agile and keeps his feet moving.
  • Good initial quickness to seal defenders, with powerful hands to jar with an initial punch. Flashes a mean streak and enjoys the physicality of the game.
  • Willing to attack and punches multiple times to finish the play. Quick to pick up edge blitz and shows no panic, easily adjusting angles and resetting his feet. Can recover and reset his anchor. Rarely late off the snap.
Weaknesses
  • Needs to prove his worth in a straight-ahead running game.
  • Loses leverage battles and plays with high pad level. Can be late off the snap.
  • Finesse blocker with average arm length who doesn't use his hands well to win at the point of attack.
  • Will punch at smaller defenders instead of latching on and is more of a mauler than mover in the running game. Can improve maintaining outside leverage when doubling the nose. Ducks his head and gets too upright, causing him to fall off second-level blocks.
  • Needs to work on his technique in pass protection, using more consistent leverage and continuing to move his feet.

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