Prospect Profile: Rian Melander

Prospect Profile: Rian Melander

Rian Melander School: Minnesota
Ht: 6-6.5 Wt: 290 40: 5.41 Year: 5Sr

Bio: Started at left tackle the past three seasons, winning All-Conference honors as both a junior and senior.

Positives: Strong, nasty blocker best in a small area. Blocks with forward lean, body positioning and seals defenders from the action. Quick setting in pass protection, displays adequate footwork sliding out off the edge and works well with linemates. Stays square, jolts opponents with his hands and possesses a strong upper body. Drives opponents off the line or turns them from the play. Good blocking vision.

Negatives: Marginal skills on the second level and not light on his feet. Does not explode into run blocks. Lacks adjustment and overall balance.

Analysis: A tall blocker with growth potential, Melander has displayed consistent improvement the past three seasons. Known for his work ethic, may develop into a right tackle at the next level. Recommended Stories

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