Branndon Braxton, OT/OG, Oklahoma

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Branndon Braxton, OT/OG, Oklahoma

Postby Pudge » Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:19 pm

Branndon Braxton
6-6/306 Oklahoma
5.70 Senior

Pros: Flashes potential as a drive blocker and will work to lock onto defender.

Cons: Lacks pop and power off the snap, and won't be able to push the pile consistently. Gets too wide in his stance and doesn't initiate contact in pass protection. Gets beat by the bull rush, as he blocks too high and whiffs on too many assignments.

Overview: He's a former starter for Oklahoma at right tackle, but you understand why he lost his starting job when you watch him play. Might work as a guard at the next level. He's a guy that relies on taking the proper angle rather than overpowering defender. He worked primarily as a utility guy off the bench as a senior.

NFL Forecast: If he can get bigger and stronger, he might have a chance to stick as a reserve guard. Because of his experience playing tackle, some teams might try to work him as an utility backup. But he'll never be a starter. The type of guy that I could see being able to play and start on a lower league like in the CFL, AFL, or UFL, but lacks the polish, strength, and quickness to stick in the NFL. At best, he's probably only good enough to make a practice squad.

ATL Forecast: Braxton wouldn't stick in Atlanta. He's not polished enough or strong enough to really stick out as a guard prospect, and too raw as a tackle prospect.

Value: Might be worth a camp invite, but seriously let one of the lesser leagues have him for a few years to do your developing for you.
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