Scouting Report: Ben Claxton

Scouting Report: Ben Claxton

Second team All-Conference selection the past two seasons. Moved into the starting lineup as a red-shirt freshman though he missed time as a sophomore with a fractured ankle.

Name:  Ben Claxton  School:  Mississippi  Year:   5Sr

Ht:  6-2.5  Wt:  301  40:  5.21  Pos:  C

Bio: Second team All-Conference selection the past two seasons.  Moved into the starting lineup as a red-shirt freshman though he missed time as a sophomore with a fractured ankle.

Pos: Nasty and explosive blocker with marginal athletic skills.  Quick off the snap, stays square and works to finish his blocks.  Jolts defenders with his hands, looks for someone to hit and helps out linemates.  Heady, displays a good feel for the position and uses all his faculties to turn opponents out, opening holes for the running game.  Tough and plays through injury.

Neg:  Lacks the dominant base, body adjustment and abilities to play in space.  Minimally effective on the second level.

Analysis:  Football intelligence and tenacity could endear him to a coach's heart and help him find a way onto a final roster.

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