Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Brandon Hitner

Guard
School: Villanova | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-6.2 / 305 | 40: 5.13 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.21
Projected Round
FA
Pos: 
Fast-rising college tackle who projects to guard at the next level. Sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees and keeps his head on a swivel. Quickly sets up off the snap, fluidly gets out to the second level and keeps his feet moving. Explosive at the point, has a smooth style and stays with the action. Moves very well on his feet, stays square and anchors in pass protection.
Neg: 
Stiff and struggles to adjust. Must correctly place his hands into defenders more consistently. Must improve his strength to finish opponents and tends to fall off blocks.
Analysis: 
Not graded by scouts before the season, Hitner comes off a terrific senior campaign and went from non-factor to potential late-round choice. He needs to polish his game but offers possibilities at tackle, guard and center and should find a home on the practice squad this fall.