With the 78th overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, the San Diego Chargers select Louis Vasquez, OG
Positives: Tall with large middle, but not overly so, and strong legs. Strong anchor in pass protection, rarely gets beat one-on-one. Has enough foot speed to get to linebackers or safeties at the second or third level. Dominates smaller defenders in space. Good, not great, punch. Willing to stay on his man for a few yards downfield on run plays. Inexperienced as a drive blocker, but looks capable of getting low and maintaining the line of scrimmage in his limited chances.
Negatives: Needs to prove he can transition from Tech's scheme to the NFL. Does not combo block much in wide split scheme. Is not quick to pick up late blitzers. Lacks explosiveness out of his stance and his pads are too high when his hand is down. Plays a bit upright in general, may lose leverage battles against stronger defensive tackles. Will lean forward and lose his balance when pass protecting for more than a couple of seconds.
Copyright NFLDraftScout.com, distributed by The Sports Xchange.
Thoughts to follow, in the mean time vote and drop a comment with your take on the pick:
This Week's Popular Posts
The Chargers have signed former Dolphins cornerback Richard Marshall to a one year contract. The veteran player joins the Chargers at a tim...
2012 will be year three for running back Ryan Mathews in his NFL career and although last year was a step in the right direction, the team ...
The Chargers have placed strong safety Atari Bigby on the “Reserve-Injured” list and signed linebacker Bront Bird to take his place on the ...
There’s nothing like the fresh scent of rookie mini camp in the air and at Chargers Park on Friday, the Bolts officially welcomed the class...