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  • Prospect of the Day: OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College

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    OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
    6'7 - 295 - Senior


    Couldn't find highlights :S

    Anyway, I think this guy can become the best offensive tackle in the draft, but I just want to see him get up to around 310 or something, 300 is way to thin, IMO, for a 6'7 guy. He could be the best offensive lineman BC's ever had though.

    Definitely doesn't fit power-run offenses, but he has the potential of becoming a legit left tackle.

    Props to clover_jeez!

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    Shhhh he needs to fall to the colts in the draft.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mr. Goosemahn View Post

      OT Anthony Castonzo, Boston College
      6'7 - 295 - Senior


      Couldn't find highlights :S

      Anyway, I think this guy can become the best offensive tackle in the draft, but I just want to see him get up to around 310 or something, 300 is way to thin, IMO, for a 6'7 guy. He could be the best offensive lineman BC's ever had though.

      Definitely doesn't fit power-run offenses, but he has the potential of becoming a legit left tackle.
      So is he a athletic type OT like Clady, just a pure pass blocker like a Charles Brown? You say he doesn't fit power run offenses, so those are the two examples I could thing of.

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      • #4
        Castonzo is the only offensive tackle who has Top 5 potential...he needs to bulk up but he has shown great feet and did a great job this past season against Robert Quinn.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by princefielder28 View Post
          Castonzo is the only offensive tackle who has Top 5 potential...he needs to bulk up but he has shown great feet and did a great job this past season against Robert Quinn.
          Agreed. The fact some people think Gabe Carimi is on his level is mind blowing. Carimi is only a Right Tackle at the next level. He has below average feet and has struggled with injuries.

          Castonzo, however, held his own against Robert Quinn a la the next coming of DeMarcus Ware. Does he need to improve? Yes. Specifically in strength. But he reminds me a lot of D'Brickashaw Ferguson. Tall, a little light, but with the frame to add-on, nimble on their feet, excellent agility for a big man. He has the tools to be an excellent Pass Protector at the next level.

          As of now, Nate Potter is the only other Offensive Tackle worth pegging in the 1st Round. Potter has some special ability. People need to pay more attention to him.

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          • #6
            If he bulks up a bit I'd love the Pats to take him next year. Him and Vollmer would be two potentially great OTs to bookend. Like was said he may not be a fit for every scheme though. Im not sure right now though if I see him getting up towards the top 10


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            • #7
              Love this guy. Next year's OT class is soooooo underrated...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RealityCheck View Post
                Love this guy. Next year's OT class is soooooo underrated...
                in what ways is it underrated??? the depth in the middle rounds? that's there but the class lacks top of the board talent outside of Castonzo


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                • #9
                  Castonzo, Carimi, Pinkston, Boling, and possible Barksdale, Reynolds, DeChristopher. And some good guys in the mid rounds too.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by RealityCheck View Post
                    Castonzo, Carimi, Pinkston, Boling, and possible Barksdale, Reynolds, DeChristopher. And some good guys in the mid rounds too.
                    Several of those guys are right tackle or moving inside to guard prospects and that's why they're "underrated." Pinkston is the only one out of the group you mentioned, ok maybe Barksdale too, that could possibly be a left tackle in NFL, and the rest's value is knocked down because of their limitations to right tackle or guard.


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by zachsaints52 View Post
                      So is he a athletic type OT like Clady, just a pure pass blocker like a Charles Brown? You say he doesn't fit power run offenses, so those are the two examples I could thing of.
                      I think that he resembles Brown more than Clady.

                      When I talked about a power-run offense, I just instantly think of guys like Flozell Adams, Marvel Smith, Bryant McKinnie, Jake Long too. All big, very strong guys who can hold their own in LT pass-protection and pave highways for RB's.

                      Don't think Costanzo will ever be there.

                      Props to clover_jeez!

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                      • #12
                        Yeah, Castonzo isn't a great drive blocker. In the USC game, he was tremendous blocking on the move but was ineffective in short yardage situations.

                        In pass pro, he was very good against Everson Griffen & Nick Perry, which made up for his (I think) underwhelming performance against Robert Quinn.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Aloysius View Post
                          Yeah, Castonzo isn't a great drive blocker. In the USC game, he was tremendous blocking on the move but was ineffective in short yardage situations.

                          In pass pro, he was very good against Everson Griffen & Nick Perry, which made up for his (I think) underwhelming performance against Robert Quinn.
                          Underwhelming performance against Quinn??? Castonzo did a wonderful job of keeping Quinn neutralized during that game and I feel that game footage is a big reason why he is so highly touted.


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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Big Bird View Post
                            Agreed. The fact some people think Gabe Carimi is on his level is mind blowing. Carimi is only a Right Tackle at the next level. He has below average feet and has struggled with injuries.

                            Castonzo, however, held his own against Robert Quinn a la the next coming of DeMarcus Ware. Does he need to improve? Yes. Specifically in strength. But he reminds me a lot of D'Brickashaw Ferguson. Tall, a little light, but with the frame to add-on, nimble on their feet, excellent agility for a big man. He has the tools to be an excellent Pass Protector at the next level.

                            As of now, Nate Potter is the only other Offensive Tackle worth pegging in the 1st Round. Potter has some special ability. People need to pay more attention to him.
                            Totally disagree on your assessment of Gabe Carimi, to me he looks the more natural LT of the two and maybe a notch below a Joe Thomas. I do like Castonzo better than other BC tackles like Cherilus and Columbo but dont see him as being better than Carimi.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Babylon View Post
                              Totally disagree on your assessment of Gabe Carimi, to me he looks the more natural LT of the two and maybe a notch below a Joe Thomas. I do like Castonzo better than other BC tackles like Cherilus and Columbo but dont see him as being better than Carimi.
                              Carimi is nothing close to Joe Thomas. You see that in game footage and I have a few buddies on the Bdagers and they have told me that Gabe is a nice guy and solid football player but he isn't a speical football player and probably not the best linemen for the Badgers. He projects as a nice right tackle and can be real good in run blocking, like many Badger linemen.


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