Strengths: Has adequate height and bulk. Has a strong lower body and a powerful base. Can anchor versus the bull rush. Once he locks on in pass pro he will do a good job of sustaining. His hand-placement is above average and he has long arms and big hands to sustain with. He is a powerful run blocker. Doesn't overwhelm most defenders with size but he does dive through his blocks and shows the ability to push the pile. He's at his best in the short area. He plays with good tenacity and toughness. Will finish defenders off when he is in position to do so.
Weaknesses: Lacks ideal NFL measurables. Has just dent bulk. Has good lower body strength but below average upper body strength. Lacks ideal athletic ability and speed. Does not get out of his stance quickly enough and will have trouble versus speed rushers in the NFL. He is a bit stiff in pass pro and is susceptible to the quick double-move. He will be too late getting in position as a downfield run blocker and has a tendency to lunge when trying to hit the moving target.
Overall: Alabi attended the US Naval Academy from June-to-November of 1999. He walked on at TCU in 2000 and redshirted that season. He missed two games because of a concussion in 2001 but saw a good amount of time at left tackle in the other 10 games. Alabi became a fulltime starter in 2002 and remained a fulltime starter throughout his final three seasons at TCU (2002-'04). He was named to the first-team All-Conference USA team in 2003 and 2004. He also played in the Villages Gridiron Classic. Alabi has adequate but not great height, strength and athletic ability. He was a dominating player at the mid-major collegiate level and he showed very good leadership, toughness and durability throughout. The problem, however, is that Alabi lacks ideal "measurables" to translate that production to the NFL level. In our opinion, Alabi is a proven enough commodity to use a mid-to-late round draft pick on but anything higher than the fifth round would be reaching.
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