Dan Knapp at Pro Day (Photo: Jason Wise)
With the draft just hours away, we move along now to one of the more intriguing and late-risers among the Sun Devil prospects, offensive linemen Dan Knapp.
Weight: 304 pounds
College Career: Saw action in 40 games after redshirting in 2007. Played his first three years as a tight end, catching five passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. He then converted to offensive tackle, where he started six games in 2010 before starting all 13 in 2011.
Strengths: At ASU's Pro Day, Knapp put up a phenomenal 41 reps in the bench press, which would have led all offensive linemen had he been invited to the Combine. As a former tight end, Knapp has excellent footwork and agility for a lineman, and showed off a good burst with a 4.8 second 40-yard dash time. He has added nearly 30 pounds since the end of the 2011 season, and with his agility, strength and build, projects as an interesting guard prospect with the ability to also play tackle.
Weaknesses: While he has great raw talent, he did not put it all together on the field. Having just been an offensive lineman for two seasons, Knapp is unrefined in his technique. He had many great moments, but was inconsistent in his play. Just barely over 300 pounds, he doesn't have the size of an NFL tackle, and even could be considered on the smaller side of guards, so his best bet may be with a zone blocking team. Knapp has a lot of upside, but figures to be a developmental project.
Round Projection: 6th to undrafted
Prediction: Atlanta Falcons, 7th round, 249th overall
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Where will Knapp be drafted?
4th round (4 votes)
5th round (4 votes)
6th round (2 votes)
7th round or undrafted (27 votes)
37 total votes