Draft Profile: BioTate Ratledge from Darlington High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Ratledge opted to join Georgia.
In 2020 as a freshman Ratledge saw action in just one game and played a total of 7 snaps for the Bulldogs. He allowed no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.
As a sophomore in 2021 he played in just one game and a total of 4 snaps. He conceded no QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing sparingly.
In 2022 as a junior Ratledge saw action in 12 games and totaled 728 snaps. He gave up 4 QB hurries, one QB hit, and no sacks while playing at right guard.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- He’ll consistently finish blocks, dropping on defenders when Ratledge has them on the ground. Ratledge shows good awareness reacting to twists and stunts as a pass protector, and he has the strength to anchor against bigger defensive linemen.
- Uses his hands well, with good hand placement to maximize his powerful punch. He shows impressive coordination between his upper and lower body when moving in pass protection.
- Ratledge thrives on physicality, often out-grappling bigger defensive linemen and winning in the phone booth with tenacity and upper-body strength.
- Fires out of his stance with a good pad level, consistently winning at the point of attack.
- Awareness is above-average for his limited experience. Sells trap block and can turn to seal. Fluid getting to and adjust at the second level.
- At his best mauling in the run game, playing with a nasty demeanor and consistently keeping it going through the whistle.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Sloppy with his hand placement, failing to take full advantage of his natural length and power.
- Often simply tries to push pass rushers past the pocket. Ratledge can also look a bit hesitant when it comes to recognizing and reacting to twists, stunts and blitzes up front.
- His physical gifts were enough to get by against collegiate opponents, but Ratledge had trouble with bull rushers when facing quality competition, which is potentially a problem in the NFL.
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