Friday, March 31, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Profile: Dan Feeney

Dan Feeney, Indiana
6-4, 305
Feeney has seen work at both RG and RT at Indiana, including a chunk of time at RT as a senior due to injuries on the IU line.
Feeney redshirted his second season in Bloomington due to injury, but the injury has not become a long term issue.
He was All-Big 10 honorable mention as a freshman, all conference as a sophomore and junior, and made first team All-America as a senior.
The Good
Solid interior pass protector, who gets good leverage and has solid arm length for a guard.
Has a very solid nasty streak.
Footwork is very good working inside or out.
Very aware of what defenses are doing, cannot easily be fooled.
Solid and powerful punch move.
Will fit in perfectly with zone blocking schemes.
First rate pulling guard.
Patient, and does not over commit to contact.
Solid blocker on screen plays.
Very smart.
The Bad
Plays a bit too upright, and has a slim lower body.
Can get knocked off balance by frame being too narrow at his base, and plays with a poor pad level.
Does not get a solid push off of the snap.
Has had some concussion issues that may need to be reviewed.
Final Overview
Feeney is a rock solid character prospect who has been a four year starter on a team that has generated a solid running game reputation. The question with him is as to whether or not he can evolve beyond a zone only guard, because if he cannot, he certainly falls in the draft. He has some very good versatility, but I see him as a right side guy for his career, without much left side up sell. Still, he is skilled enough to become an eventual starter on the right side at either guard or tackle.

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