Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Ryan Bates

Guard
School: Penn State | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-4.5 / 306 | 40: 5.09 | DRAFT YR:2019

Rankings

Grade
3.39
Projected Round
5th/6th
Pos: 
Productive three-year college tackle who projects to guard at the next level. Sets with a wide base, bends his knees and consistently blocks with leverage. Stays square and makes outstanding use of angles and body positioning to seal defenders from the action. Patient, gets his hands into defenders and keeps his feet moving. Explosive at the point, technically sound and stays with assignments. Keeps his head on a swivel, shows excellent awareness and plays intelligent football. Relatively quick in his all-around game.
Neg: 
Lacks fluid footwork off the edge as well as blocking range. Seems to struggle to adjust in pass protection. Not a great athlete.
Analysis: 
Bates has been a solid college lineman who will be a very effective starter at the next level in a system that does not ask him to cover a lot of area or block in motion that often.