Ben Braden
Round 6
Quality Backup

Ben Braden

Offensive Tackle
  • Year: Redshirt Senior
  • Height: 6-6 1/2
  • Weight: 329
  • 40-Yard: 5.04
  • Arm: N/A
  • Hand: N/A

Strong Points

Excellent size and length. Good weight room strength. Tested well at the Combine. Has played both guard and tackle. Started 36 games at Michigan. Strong upper body and quick hands, keeps his hands inside. Tries to be physical.

Weak Points

Looks like an average athlete on tape. Can get over-extended and fall off his block. Doesn't play with good bend and that causes him to give ground at times in pass pro. Not a space player.

The Way We See It

Three-year starter at Michigan with starts at both guard and tackle. Has size and length and tested well but looks tight on tape. More strong than explosive. Gets off the ball quickly, shows some pop on contact and tries to be physical in the run game. Is best in-line but can have trouble making productive blocks at the second level. Can set quickly in pass pro and has a good punch but he is not a natural bender and can give ground versus bull rushes. Looks like a late-round backup with versatility but doubt he can ever be a starter. Should be able to play either guard spot and perhaps right tackle.