In the next part of Rob Rang's series previewing players the Seahawks could take in the 2017 NFL Draft, Rang focuses on Indiana offensive lineman Dan Feeney. Listen to his breakdown of Feeney below plus check out a few highlights!
At the NFL Combine, Feeney measured 6'4 and 305 lbs while running a 5.24 40-yard-dash and posting 26 reps in the Bench Press, a 7.52 second 3-cone-drill and 4.68 20-yard-shuttle.
From NFL.com's player profile...
"STRENGTHS Tough guy with a banger mentality. Decent arm length for the position. Above-average pass protector on interior. Feet are light enough to slide quickly in either direction to protect the edge in pass-pro. Very aware of twists and blitzes. Shoots a strong punch that can jar gap shooters out of the gap and can put a sting into both twisters as he snaps and catches. Zone-blocking specialist with desired lateral quickness. Takes well-planned routes up to second-level targets on difficult backside cutoffs. Able to get around corner with pace when asked to long pull. Good patience. Finds his landmarks and strikes them. Rarely commits early to a block. Waits until he's in proper position. Plays with redirect power in his upper body. Will take it to the whistle and looks to finish with some menace. Effective blocker in screen game.
WEAKNESSES Carries weight in upper body and lacks some sand in his pants. Pops upright after the snap. Poor pad level and a narrow base creates contact-balance issues. Shows a lack of knee bend that makes change of direction in space a task. Is a bit straight-linish in his approach. Unable to generate consistent push as a base blocker. Needs to improve hip sink for better leverage and to sustain his blocks. Hand speed is decent but punch is a little wide. Missed all of 2013 with a foot injury and missed four games due to effects from a concussion sustained early in the season.
SOURCES TELL US "If he's a zone-only guard then what is his value? You can find those types of guards in the later rounds and not spend as much money on them. If you think he's more than just a zone guard then he goes on the second day (Rounds 2-3). I wouldn't take him until the third day personally." -- AFC scouting director.
NFL COMPARISON Clint Boling"