Ht. 6-5 Wt. 305
Pass Blocking: Michael Brewster is a four-year starter for the Buckeyes. He has heavy hands and mirrors defenders really well. Despite being tall for a center he gets pretty good leverage and plays with a low base. His technique is solid with good hand placement and is sticky through contact. He will be susceptible to the bull rush in the NFL as he doesn’t possess a real strong base. He will get overextended and lunge into contact too often. I counted 13 bad snaps out of the shotgun in 2011.
Run Blocking: Brewster is an above-average athlete with solid short area quickness. He shows solid footwork and has solid range. He can break down in open areas and hold his own in the open field. I can’t see him anchoring against bigger DT’s in the NFL. Much better as a move blocker that isn’t hat on hat. He doesn’t generate enough lower body power to push defenders in reverse.
Bottom Line: Michael Brewster is a good athlete that lacks the lower body strength to hold up against powerful defenders in the NFL. He really struggled his senior season as some thought of him as a first-round center prospect. He is an experienced leader that should warrant early attention base on leadership. He could be a starter in the NFL in short time but may never be “elite”.
Draft Projection: 3