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Washington Redskins Draft Profiles: Ali Marpet, OL

Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL prospects heading into the 2015 draft.

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Ali Marpet

Offensive Lineman

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 307 lbs.


Strengths: Solid and compact with a great base for anchoring.  Plays with good leverage and proper knee bend.  Keeps his feet moving once he gets a hold of a defender and does a great job driving him backwards.  Active hands.  Good football IQ.  Understands angles and leverage very well and uses both.  Great initial quickness of the snap.  Decent kick-slide.  Quick with excellent reaction time.  Does well helping on his initial block while keeping his eyes on the next guy he needs to get to.  Intelligent man.  Plays hard all the time.  Tough.  Two-time team captain.

Incredibly durable player who finished his career with 37 straight starts at LT.  Known as a worker with good habits.

Weaknesses: Short arms/wingspan.  Needs to get a little stronger/heavier.  Has trouble with speed rushers on the edge.  Sometimes plays too aggressively.  Level of competition wasn't very good (D-III) and allowed him to get away with some mistakes that won't fly in the NFL.  Too often allows the defender to initiate the contact.  Not a lot of experience at C or G, though he's probably most likely to play G in the NFL.

Bottom Line: Durable player with a great work ethic and practice habits.  Marpet's a guy who absolutely dominated his competition at the D-III level and continued to show impressive ability at the Senior Bowl.  Probably the greatest football player Hobart has ever had.  Not a physical standout, but plays with great coordination.  Plays tenaciously and with great technique.  Tough as nails and aggressive to boot.  Shows many similarities to Zach Martin (though not likely to be as good).

Projected Round: 2-3

Team He Fits Best On: Redskins, Browns, Dolphins, Broncos, Seahawks