Offensive Guard: Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State
Let’s keep this versatility train going. Radunz is a similar type of player to Hudson. An agile player who can beat his man anywhere he tries to go. He has a really solid anchor and good hand placement.
Coming into Senior Bowl week there were questions about whether he was a guard or a tackle. Fortunately, he has answered that question. He is both. He can honestly play either and do so successfully. He lines up on the left side of the line.
The best course of action with a player like Radunz is to slide him in at left guard for a year and when/if Duane Brown decides to retire in the near future push him outside. This would fill the need for today while taking care of a growing need of the future.
Radunz has been a major winner this week in Mobile. An incredibly athletic big man with good body control. His run blocking and people moving skills are excellent. He lives to maul his opposing defender. He has the speed to get to the second level with relative ease.
The only draw is that he doesn’t have the killer instinct to drive the player into the dirt. This isn’t necessarily an issue as long as he drives the player out of the play. But, you do like to see the controlled aggressiveness like that from your linemen.
The most important thing for Radunz at this point is to add weight. His frame should let him gain another 15 or so pounds without having much effect on his overall athletic traits. This will help continue to improve his anchor.