A look at top prospect Ronnie Stanley with the Fighting Irish.
*In order to familiarize fans with some of the top names in the 2016 NFL Draft, Chargers.com will be highlighting a different prospect each weekday leading up to the first day of the draft on April 28th. *
We continue the series with a scouting report of Notre Dame OT Ronnie Stanley.
Name: Ronnie Stanley
School: Notre Dame
Weight: 312 pounds
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Who is the most complete offensive lineman in the 2016 NFL Draft?
Many pundits believe the answer is Ronnie Stanley.
The Notre Dame tackle was seen as a sure-fire top 10 pick a year ago after a terrific junior year in which he recorded 16 knockdown blocks and allowed just one sack. However, he opted to return to South Bend for more seasoning. His decision paid off as he earned second-team All-American honors, cementing his place as a top prospect.
The 6-6, 312-pounder possesses elite foot quickness with heavy hands that jolt defenders off the snap. Stanley is outstanding in pass protection with the ability to seal the edge against speed rushers. He is also a bull in the run game as he constantly drives defenders off the ball and excels at the second level.
Stanley is a durable player who didn't miss any time since becoming a starter as a sophomore. He also has experience at both right tackle (13 starts in 2013) and left (21 from 2014-15). In addition to his physical gifts, scouts rave about his character, maturity, high football IQ and ability to stay cool under pressure.
Overall, Stanley possesses nearly every trait teams hope for in a top pick, which is why he figures to be one of the first names called in the NFL Draft.
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