Ryan Bates, OG-OT, Penn State #52

6032, 302, 5.26

Notes: From Warrington, PA. Redshirted in 2015. Started all 14 games in 2016, seeing action at left guard and left tackle. Appeared in 10 games with 8 starts (all at left tackle) in 2017; missed two games due to injury. Made 12 starts, including 9 at left tackle and 3 at right tackle, in 2018. Graduated with degree in labor and employment relations. Is a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Positives: Smart, hard-working and dedicated. Student of the game who studies and is always looking to improve. Effective zone-blocking technique. Does a nice job getting to the second level. Can block in space. Displays good footwork and balance on pass protection. Knows how to use his hands. Patient pass protector; consistently stays under control and focused. Proficient technician. Stays on his feet. Good position versatility, having played both (left and right) sides of the line and guard and tackle.

Negatives: Doesn’t stand out our dominate at the point of attack. Lacks outstanding power base and anchor. Average natural frame. Doesn’t have great mass or length.

Summary: Projects inside to guard at the next level and has the tools to be a solid starter in the NFL.

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