Player Bio: Bryan Stork

Derek Havens
May 10, 2014 at 01:28pm ET

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Name: Bryan Stork 

Position: Center / Guard

School: Florida State

Selected: Round 4, Pick 105

Height: 6’4

Weight: 315

Strengths:

  • Good size and can handle big defenders 

  • Intelligent, called out pass protection at FSU

  • Understands angles, has ability to slide and seal 

  • Versatile, can play center and guard

  • Loves to compete, plays with an edge


Weaknesses:

  • Short arms

  • Needs work with hips, stiff movements and has trouble sinking 

  • Tends to play too upright, exposing his body and losing leverage


 

Expert’s Takes: 

"He's got some interior versatility. He can play center or guard. He's smart, understands blitz pickups and the nuances of playing offensive line." -- Mike Mayock

"Good-sized, bump-and-steer blocker ideally suited for a zone-blocking, slide-protection scheme. Smart, tough technician capable of serving as an interior swing backup and could eventually fend for a starting job as a pivot. Will be best developed by a patient, respectful position coach." -- Nolan Nawrocki 

Analysis: 

Stork is a big-bodied technician that should fit in well with the Patriots. He loves to compete, has a high football IQ and is versatile. He has the ability to play center and guard, doing both at Florida State. He called the pass protections, too.

Stork needs some time to develop, probably a backup before challenging for a starting role down the line. He is a massive size upgrade over current center, Ryan Wendell. Stork needs work with his hips, focusing on not getting too upright, but should be able to find success with his lunchpail attitude and love for the game.

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