Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 22, 2005.
Panthers select...Geoff Hangartner
C | (6'5", 301, 5.21) | TEXAS A&M
Strengths: Possesses good size and shows good strength at the point of attack. Moves well for size and has first step to get into position quickly. Plays with good intensity, keeps legs pumping and works hard to sustain blocks. Plays with a mean streak and is physical at the point of attack. Shows good lateral mobility, can redirect in pass protection and flashes the ability to block the moving target in the open field. Has experience playing offensive guard as well as tackle and shows good versatility. Showed steady progress at the college level, improved ability to read defensive fronts and learned to make better line calls. Has some upside because of his potential to add bulk to his frame and get stronger.
Weaknesses: A little bit of a late bloomer. Has versatility but hasn't mastered one position. Shows good initial quickness but doesn't have great long mobility. The more space he's in the less effective he becomes. Will have problems reaching some blocks at the second level. Doesn't play with a great base, will lunge at times and loses balance far too often. Suspended from the team during the spring for some off-the-field problems; character is a concern.
Overall: Hangartner red-shirted in 2000 and he didn't see much playing time in 2001. He is a durable and experienced player that has started every game since the 2002 season for the Aggies. Hangartner was named third-team All Big 12 in 2003 and Honorable Mention for All Big 12 in 2004. Hangartner doesn't have great athleticism or mobility. He needs to add some bulk and improve his technique at the OC position. There are also some character issues that are concerning. However, Hangartner has the potential to develop into a versatile backup in the NFL and he seems to have matured significantly over the last two years. He has experience at every position along the offensive line, he shows good short-area agility for his size and he is strong enough to compete at the next level. As a result, expect a team to select him somewhere in the middle of the second day of the 2005 draft.
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