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Brandon Washington scouting report

Brandon Washington OG Miami FL #72
Ht: 6’3″

Wt: 320

Prototypical size and strength. Impressive mobility for a guy who projects as an interior lineman; played left tackle in 2011. Has the skills be an asset when pulling/trapping from guard position. Impressive strength; has the ability to finish off a defender once he’s fully engaged in a block. Quick off the snap in run blocking situations; stays low and does a nice job driving his man back. Does a nice job keeping his head on a swivel in pass protection; shows good awareness and willingness to slide over and help guard when not engaged. Experience at guard and tackle; could be viewed as a right tackle by some teams.
Has a tendency to play off-balance and lunge at defenders. Fundamentals are shaky; needs to improve footwork which will, in turn, improve his overall balance. Plays too high at times which limits his effectiveness against the bull rush. Needs to improve his quickness of the snap; spends too much time on his heels as a result of defenders getting into him before he’s set. Has the mobility to get to second level, but needs to improve on the angles he takes; too often he gets to the second level only whiff on a block because he doesn’t put himself in position to make a play.
Washington is classic guard/tackle ‘tweener who will probably play inside at the next level, but could be viewed as a right tackle by some organizations. As an interior lineman, his athleticism will be an asset. He has the speed/agility necessary to excel on trapping/pulling plays and has the overall athleticism to handle the more dangerous interior pass rushers at the next level. However, he’s still very raw and makes some basic technical mistakes. As a result, Washington should probably not be viewed as an option as an immediate starter, but does have value as a developmental prospect in the 3rd or 4th round.
2011 vs Virginia
2011 vs North Carolina 
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