He is a fascinating project for any offensive line coach to take on. From the ground up technically, as well as internally, there’s a lot to teach. The elephant in the room is actually him. He’s 6’9 and hovering over the eyebrow-raising 400-pound mark. Should he have the willingness to learn the sport and develop an aggressive mentality, he would be an intimidating force. As he stands right now, he plays more self-assured in the interior. He’s less worried about a speed rush and he can focus on winning the strength battle. Coaches will need to bring the dog out of him and not hold back.
He played at tackle for the majority of the film. His future will be playing within the interior of the offensive line. Listed at 6’3 280, the body type suggests so. The skill set also compliments his body with the ability to get out of his stance and move his feet. Even at the tackle position, his coaches had him play to his strengths. He was asked to showcase his agility. He was often assigned to be the lead blocker for his running back. He has an understanding of playing with leverage. He flashes proper mechanics but he tends to lean and lung off of his feet in an effort to make contact. Developing balance and finding his center of gravity will help.
He is a classic mauler-style interior offensive lineman. At 6’6 and north of 330 lbs, one would expect him to get most of his snaps at right tackle. Credit his coaches to notice that his skill set is best suited in close quarters. His job is simplified having to not worry about speed off the line as that is his own biggest pitfall. He was not asked to pull often. He labors out of his stance and arrives late to the play even when assisting on a double team. He shines if he’s asked to road grade the man in front of him. Instincts take over and his assignment is often flat on his back.
Dependable tackling is the most essential ability a middle linebacker can have. Tim Hass has proven he has that ability. While athletically limited, his instincts put him in the right position to be first to the ball carrier. He’s capable of out-muscling his way through the line. As well as using some creativity to maneuver around his blocker. He is decisive in his pursuit of the ball carrier in the backfield. He finishes the tackle with follow through and drives with force.
A true Center prospect with the physical and technical attributes that suit the position. He stands at 6’3 285 but looks lean on film. That is not a concern because he holds the required quickness and reflexes needed to snap the ball and engage with his defender. His force is on display even when matched up against the heaviest man on the defense. He’s strong while having his hands on the inside of the defender’s shoulders. He has a unique understanding of momentum and uses it against his opponent. Accompanied by leverage and strength resulted in a lot of defenders falling off of their feet.