Prospect Profile: Nick Steitz
Nickolas Steitz School: Oregon Ht: 6-3.5 Wt: 312 40: 5.65 Year: 5Sr Bio: Three-year starter and Honorable Mention All-PAC 10 pick last season. Positives: Hard-working blocker best in a small area. Plays with good lean, strong at the point and turns opponents from the play. Immediately gets his hands into defenders, extends and keeps opponents away. Vicious, attacks blocking assignments and looks to hit as many people as possible. At the same time, alert, picks up blitzes thrown by defenders and works well with teammates. Solid position blocker who seals open running lanes. Negatives: Not quick or explosive into blocks, marginally effective on the second level and struggles in space. Lacks adjustment and bends at the waist. Analysis: A small-area blocker, Steitz is a powerful lineman best in confined quarters. A limited athlete, he does not hold great upside for the next level, yet could be a reserve lineman in the right system.
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