Over the past four years, left tackle Evan Finkenberg has been a mainstay of the Arizona State offensive line while playing in nearly every game from 2010 to 2013
Now that his Arizona State career is over, Finkenberg looks to make his mark in the NFL.
College Career: Finkenberg was a four-year starter at Arizona State and has played in a total of 49 career games while starting 47. After redshirting in 2009, Finkenberg earned his first career start against Northern Arizona in 2010 and then proceeded to start 11 straight games as a redshirt freshman. As a sophomore in 2011, Finkenberg played in 10 games while starting nine. From 2012 to 2013, Finkenberg wouldn't miss a start in 27 consecutive games. As a senior in 2013, Finkenberg was a first-team all Pac-12 selection.
Strengths: First and foremost, Finkenberg has a lot of experience and has played a lot of football. There isn't much that is going to surprise him. Also, with that consistency, he has virtually never been injured which is a plus. He is solid in both pass protection with good punch as well as a solid run-blocker. Finkenberg also has good quickness to get to the second level on run plays and quick feet in his pass sets.
Weaknesses: One thing that holds Finkenberg back is, while he is solid in all areas, he isn't exceptional in any of them. He isn't a bulldozing run blocker nor is he an impenetrable wall in pass protection. Also, with his size, he likely projects to being a guard at the next level instead of a tackle.
Outlook: This year's draft has several top tackles in it and could see as many as four go in the first round. It's also a deep class with a lot of talent and as a result it sees Finkenberg's draft stock slide. However, with Finkenberg's experience and well-rounded skillset, he'll likely find his way onto an NFL roster.
Round projection: Undrafted
Prediction: Undrafted free agent signing by the Cleveland Browns.