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Anthony Steen, OG

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Clarksdale, MS
Height/Weight: 6-3 / 314 lbs.
Projected Ranking
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Player Lowdown

Combine Results
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Workout Results
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Player Overview

Steen hasn't been as hyped or publicly lauded as many of his Alabama teammates, but on tape there's no denying he's one of the team's better NFL prospects for 2014.

Despite lacking the elite size/athleticism combination that we're growing accustomed to seeing come out of Tuscaloosa, Steen's technical consistency, toughness and instincts are exactly what NFL teams look for in the ideal guard prospect.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Possesses a thick, compact frame ideal for winning leverage battles in the trenches. Surprisingly quick, both when asked to slide laterally in pass protection, as well as when coming off the line downhill in second-level pursuit.

Fundamentally and technically solid in pass protection exhibiting patience to sit, punch and slide with good pad. Maximizes arm extension without over-extending despite lacking ideal length. Keeps his head on a swivel and displays good awareness, and has the poise and vision to pick-up multiple rushers in a given area, without panicking or abandoning his post.

Sustains blocks to the whistle and possesses enough power to drive bigger defenders into the ground. Adequate bend in his lower half allows him to get under his opponent and absorb the bull-rush without losing significant ground. Stronger than his size would indicate. Quick to pull and get out in front of the run, and does a good job of positioning his feet to seal the edge.

WEAKNESSES: Doesn't have as great an impact blocking downfield as he does within the box, appearing at times indecisive and late to recognize defenders approaching from an angle other than head-on. Despite having a strong anchor against the bull rush, Steen is susceptible to being beat with a swim or swat as he struggles to anchor once the duel goes lateral.

Lack of height and length may lead some teams to classify him as a center.

COMPARES TO: J.R. Sweezy, Guard, Seattle Seahawks - Sweezy is a bit longer and more athletic than Steen, but one might project Steen to a similar type of NFL career as a tough, durable grinder who plays bigger and more powerful than his size would indicate, and is solid enough in both facets of the game to become a starter at the next level.

--Derek Stephens (2/4/14)

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12/16/2013 - Report: Alabama G Steen undergoes surgery...Alabama senior offensive guard Anthony Steen underwent shoulder surgery for a partially torn labrum after the regular season ended, CBSSports.com reported Monday. The Crimson Tide will likely be without their All-SEC guard for the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma on Jan. 2. Steen (6-2, 310) is one of the top guard prospects available for the 2014 NFL draft. He is ranked as the No. 5 offensive guard by NFLDraftScout.com and No. 72 overall, and is projected to go in the second or third round.

Steen is a three-year starter at right guard for the Crimson Tide. He was named second-team All-SEC by a vote of the league's coaches. It remains unclear whether the surgery will interfere with his opportunities to perform for scouts at the Senior Bowl on Jan. 25, or at the NFL Scouting Combine about a month later in Indianapolis, according to CBSSports.com - The Sports Xchange



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