Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Profile: OT Joel Bitonio

Cleveland Browns NFL Draft Profile: OT Joel Bitonio
May 6, 2014, 5:15 pm
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Joel Bitonio (OT), Nevada

6'4" | 302 lbs.

2013 highlights:

Team captain. Started all 38 games at tackle 2011-13.

Selection:

2nd round, 34th overall (Cleveland Browns)

What the scouts are saying:

"An undersized college left tackle who projects best to the inside in the pros. Displays the tenacity, leg drive and mean streak that is highly coveted by OL coaches and could drive up his draft status. Could require some initial patience moving inside, yet possesses the skill set, intelligence and desire to successfully convert." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Highly effective collegiate left tackle who combines good quickness, strength and tenacity. More athletic than he looks, demonstrating light feet and balance to quickly fan outside to handle speed rushers." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"With his quickness and athleticism, he would be a great fit in a zone-blocking system. Bitonio has the versatility to potentially play guard, right tackle or left tackle. The best plan would be to plug him into right tackle in the beginning, and if he excels, he could move to the blind side." (WalterFootball.com)

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