Two-year starter who walked on at Iowa. Split time between both tackles spots as a junior before starting the first five games at left tackle as a senior. A stress reaction in his shin moved him to right tackle for two games before he missed four games leading up to the Hawkeyes’ bowl game with the injury.
Versatile college tackle prospect with limited upside. Blocks with lean, sets with a wide base and flashes footwork off the edge. Stays square, blocks with solid fundamentals and displays range in pass protection. Makes excellent use of angles and anchors at the point. Very effective with his hands, correctly placing them into opponents that extending them to keep defenders away. Shows a good degree of quickness in his game. Intelligent, sees the blitz and works with line mates to pick up stunts or twists.
Average run blocker. Struggles finishing blocks against smaller opponents. Was beaten like a drum at times last season.
Croston is a solid college lineman with enough athleticism and footwork to find a backup role on Sunday.