04/29/2012 - A closer look at the Redskins' picks: Round 5/141 -- Adam Gettis, OG, 6-2, 293 Iowa...Gettis started for three years for the Hawkeyes. He'll join LeRibeus in backing up starters Kory Lichtensteiger and Chris Chester. - The Sports Xchange
A first-team all-state player as a senior who also played defensive line, Gettis racked up 149 pancake blocks in three years on the offensive line in high school.
NFL offensive line coaches always covet versatility. Not only does Gettis have an understanding of what defenders are trying to do to him, he had experience at center and offensive tackle before arriving at Iowa.
Gettis earned his first career start at left guard as a sophomore, and entered the 2010 season as the starting right guard. But he battled through injuries and spent most of the season in a rotation.
Gettis locked down the starting right guard job as a senior and went on to earn second team all-conference honors by the league coaches and media.
Strengths: Effortless mover and light feet. Active and constantly moving, doesn't doesn't play lackadaisical. Explosive off the ball and gets into his stance in a hurry. Natural body control and flexibility to twist his frame and get the job done. Smooth laterally and can move easily in any direction, doing a nice job in space. Plays with a finishing attitude and doesn't take plays off.
Weaknesses: Lacks great size and strength and needs to spend more time in the weight room. Suspect base strength and will struggle to anchor. Won't overpower defenders and needs to improve hand placement to win in one-on-one battles. Bends too much at the waist and needs to do a better job sinking his hips to play with leverage. In and out of the starting line-up over his career and didn't lock down a starting job until 2011. Needs to do a better job with angles and develop his instincts for the position. Has some durability concerns after several minor injuries at Iowa.