5th/6th round prospect
NFL Draft Countdown wrote:Excellent athletic ability...Extremely quick feet...Has a burst when getting into his blocks in the running game...Could move inside to guard at the next level...Still has loads of upside.
Essex seems more athlete than skilled player. If he shows great athleticism in the Combine, I think the Falcons could target him as a project at LT. He doesn't look like he's quite ready to be a starter in the next 2-3 years, but since he's so raw, he might be perfect for Gibbs/Barone to mold him into their ideal guy.