Prospect: David Quessenberry, OT, San Jose StateDavid Quessenberry

Height: 6’4⅞”

Weight: 302 lb.

Athleticism:

  • Average athlete as whole, combine numbers par for the course
  • Frequent feet with impressive lateral quickness to mirror
  • Lean frame that lacks needed bulk in the lower half, struggles to generate power from his legs
  • Very large hands with adequate arm length, frame you can build on
  • Top-heavy blocker with poor balance, ends up on the ground too often as a result

Intelligence/Effort:

  • High experience level with 37 career starts at left tackle for San Jose State
  • Too many glaring miscommunications on blitz pickup with his left guard
  • Has plays where you have no clue what it was he intended to do, completely loses responsibilities occasionally
  • Sufficient effort level, always looking to throw a block on defenders in his area

Pass Blocking:

  • Always moving his feet in pass protection with sudden, choppy steps, aids change of direction ability
  • Gets proper depth in his kickslide and has good range against speed rushes around the corner
  • Poor anchor against the power rush, gives ground quickly against rushers who get under his pads
  • Gets jolted by rushers with a strong first punch and knocked off balance too easily
  • Struggles with spin moves due to inconsistent ability to keep rushers off his body, can get knocked on his heels and beaten by combination rushes
  • Passes off and receives stunting rushers well by keeping his feet moving and maintaining gap leverage
  • Locks his eyes onto initial rushers and fails to spot blitzers occasionally, doesn’t always play with his head on a swivel

Run Blocking:

  • More of a wall-off blocker than one who can generate movement up front, lacks power in the lower half to drive block
  • Poor feel for combination blocks due to indecision, either leaves a defender unblocked or engages the initial double for too long and can’t get to the second target
  • Lacks ability to finish off defenders in the running game who often slide off his block
  • Quick to the second level and takes proper angle to downfield targets
  • Polished fold/pull blocker and looks comfortable moving in space on screen passes

Technique:

  • Controlling hands with ability to lock up defenders without holding, generally places his hands properly
  • Limited ability to sustain blocks long enough due to balance issues and a tendency to get lazy with his feet while engaged
  • Struggles with high pad level in both running and passing games, lacks knee bend and doesn’t sink his hips

Overall:

David Quessenberry played a big part in the resurgence of the San Jose State football team.  The Spartans were a 1-11 team just two season ago in his first season as a starter, with a lone victory against an FCS squad.  In 2012, they went 11-2 with a bowl victory.  As a four year contributor and three year starter on the blind side, Quessenberry is a highly experience offensive tackle.  He also got a high number of reps at the guard spot during Senior Bowl practices and the game.  Long-term, the offensive guard spot may be the best fit for Quessenberry.  No matter the position, his game needs a lot of work.  He struggles to anchor in pass protection, which is a huge no-no for offensive tackles.  He needs to become much stronger in both upper and lower body before he’s ready to contribute as well.  As a whole, Quessenberry is a depth player as a prospect who shouldn’t come off the board until the late rounds.

Originally published at DetroitLionsDraft.com: David Quessenberry Scouting Report

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