Discussion in 'Draft Day Zone' started by Hostile, Apr 21, 2005.
Bills select...Justin Geisinger
OG | (6'3", 322, 5.37) | VANDERBILT
Strengths: Is an experienced lineman with very good toughness, intelligence and durability. Has excellent size and upper body strength. Has long arms and does a very good job of sustaining once he has locked on. Hand placement is excellent. He has a powerful punch and can really jar DL with initial contact. Has the size and strength to smother defenders at the POA. Is a very good leader and crafty player. Will always be prepared.
Weaknesses: Is limited athletically. Plays too high at times and needs to learn to bend his knees with more consistency. Has decent initial quickness but is not mobile. Struggles to mirror and slide in pass pro. Gets into a lot of trouble against elite speed rushers off the edge. Will get caught on his heals and will have lots of trouble recovering versus double moves. The more space he's in as a run blocker the less effective he becomes. Has trouble reaching the second level on time and does a below average job of hitting moving targets.
Overall: Geisinger redshirted in 2000 and started the first nine games at left tackle for the Commodores in 2001 before he suffered a season-ending broken right ankle. He was a fulltime starter at left tackle his last three seasons (2002-'04) at Vandy and erased any doubts regarding durability. Geisinger is a good leader, intelligent player and aggressive blocker. He has very good size and excellent upper body strength, but Geisinger is limited athletically and is basically an overachiever that has maximized his physical tools. If Geisinger can make the transition inside and lands on a team that emphasizes the power running game, he has a chance to make it as a backup in the NFL. Geisinger should get some mid-to-late round attention because of his size, intelligence and strength, but he's too limited in terms of athletic ability to waste a pick on him in the first four rounds.
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