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2016 NFL DRAFT

Evan Finkenberg, OT

School: Arizona State  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Coto De Caza, CA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 300 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
315247-FA
Career Notes
Played in 61 career games, starting 947...played both left tackle and right guard...his 41 consecutive starts were tied for the second-most among all Pac-12 players in 2013?two-time All-Pac-12, including First Team in 2013?two-time Randall McDaniel Outstanding Offensive Lineman?given Frank Kush Captains Award at 2013 team banquet. ..played both left tackle and right guard...has continued to show his explosiveness off the line throughout his career, while his outstanding athleticism has protected the blindside for Brock Osweiler, (now with the Denver Broncos), Steven Threat and Taylor Kelly.During his collegiate career, he successfully defended the blind side against top NFL draft picks DE's like JJ Watt (Wisconsin/RD 1-Green Bay Packers), Cameron Jordon (Cal/RD 1-Baltimore Ravens), Star Lotulelei (Utah/RD 1-Carolina Panthers), Dion Jordan (Oregon/ RD 1-Miami Dolphins) and Stephen Paea (Oregon State/RD 2-Chicago Bears)...graduated in May 2013 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication with a Sociology Minor and was accepted into Graduate School for the 2013-14 season.
2013 Season
Started all 14 games at left tackle?earned First Team All-Pac-12?named First Team All-Pac-12 by Phil Steele, ESPN.com and Athlon Sports...earned Randall McDaniel Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award and Frank Kush Captains Award.
2012 Season
Started all 13 games...his leadership and solid technical skills earned him the 2012 Randall McDaniel Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award at the annual team banquet...he was also honored by ESPN with being named to the 2012 Pac-12 All-Bowl Team after ASU won the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl game in San Francisco AT&T Park...he was also honored with making the 2012 All-Pac-12 Team Honorable Mention Award...he possesses intelligence and agility that allows him to successfully defend against multiple rush attacks into the backfield, making a defensive tackle against Oregon, as well as pulling for running plays on a downfield touchdown by running back Marion Grice against UCLA.
2011 Season
Continued to provide great constancy while learning under a veteran offensive line...will be expected to help tutor a young line in 2012...Had double digits starts for the second year in a row...had to sit out three games due to a knee injury suffered in win against Oregon State.
2010 Season
Saw action in all 12 games this season...started a streak of 11 straight games beginning Sept 11. vs Northern Arizona...earned Hard Hat player recognition for his work in ASU's offseason strength and conditioning program.
2009 Season
Redshirted, spending the season as a member of the scout team.
High School
A 2009 graduate of Tesoro High School in Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif...athletic, versatile lineman with tremendous upside...switched to offensive tackle late in his high school career after seeing action at tight end...runs a 4.9 40-yard dash...helped guide Tesoro to the South Coast championship and the CIF-SS Pac-5 finals in 2008...was also a pitcher on Tesoro's baseball team...rated as the No. 48 offensive tackle in the nation by Rivals.com...listed as the No. 96 overall prospect in the state of California and the state's No. 7 offensive tackle prospect by Scout.com.Also regarded by Scout.com as the No. 13 offensive tackle in the West region...earned First-Team All-CIF, First-Team All-Orange County and First-Team All-League honors as a senior...before switching to offensive line, he caught five passes for 74 yards and collected 31 rushing yards as a junior in 2007...chose ASU over Colorado and Washington State, and also received interest from Boise State, California, Oregon State and Tennessee...verbally committed to the Sun Devils on Jan. 26, 2009...coached by Brian Barnes at Tesoro High School...National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete Award recipient...was a pitcher on Tesoro's Varsity baseball team and broke numerous school records for the most scoreless innings pitched (23), strikeouts in a season and complete games...earned All-South Coast League honors as a pitcher...pitched for the Tampa Bay Devil Ray's scout team.
Personal
Parents are Dean and Leslie of Coto De Caza, Calif...Has an older sister Kelly, who played soccer at San Diego State University...Uncle played quarterback and baseball at UCLA...Enjoys working out, going to the beach, traveling and hanging out with friends...Born October 4, 1990...Full name is Evan Ross Finkenberg.
 
Player News
05/07/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft: 126 FBS programs, 126 possible UDFAs: ARIZONA STATE: OT Evan Finkenberg (6-5, 300 5.27)...A four-year starter, Finkenberg has 44 career starts at left tackle in the Pac-12 and although he lacks the needed fluidity and range, he gets everything out of his skill-set and projects best at guard. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
 

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