2012 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Mitchell Schwartz, OT, Cal

California Golden Bears football offensive lineman Mitchell Schwartz. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Kareem McKenzie is gone. David Diehl still doesn't know what position he is going to play in 2012. We know James Brewer can nearly get kickers killed and can carry large stuffed bears off airplanes, but we have no idea if the second-year offensive tackle can actually play at the NFL level.

So, you would have to believe there would be a possibility the New York Giants would draft an offensive tackle early in the 2012 NFL Draft. In his recent two-round mock draft ESPN's Todd McShay did just that, selecting Cal offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz for the Giants at the end of the second round, 64th overall.

Is Schwartz the right guy to be the Giants' right tackle of the future? Let's make him the subject of today's 2012 NFL Draft Prospect Profile. After the jump we take a look at the scouting reports to see what they tell us about him.

From CBS Sports:

Positives: Started 51 career games (35 at left tackle, 16 at right tackle) with a sturdy frame, 33-inch arms and continues adding bulk. Plays with appropriate wide base and intelligent, instincts and agility to seal the edge. Aggressive extending with power to punch and looks comfortable in space. High-effort, high-intangibles versatile backup prospect.

Negatives: Not physically imposing and has average overall strength. Upper body gets over his feet too often and he easily loses his balance. Whiffs on blocks after beaten initially and lacks range and lateral quickness. Plays too high and without proper leverage, pad level and can be passive. Back injury in 2011 spring must be investigated.

Pro Football Weeklysays Schwartz is a "big, tough, intelligent, dependable, bump-and-steer college left tackle lacking desirable athleticism and foot quickness to stay there. Could develop into a serviceable right tackle or guard in a zone scheme if checks out medically. Brother, Geoff, is a guard for the Panthers."

Sideline Scouting Says:

Positives: Possesses a good tall frame and has added some bulk over the years... Above average agility and movement skills for a player of his size... His run blocking ability is his biggest strength... Really does a great job of understanding angles.

Negatives: He will most likely struggle with pass protection at the next level... Doesn't have the foot speed to stay in front of speed rushers... Doesn't rely on his footwork and technique in pass protection, will try to overpower the defender and lunge... Gets off balance too often, creating an opportunity to be beaten with push or pull moves... Doesn't play with the same leverage in the passing game as he does in the running game, plays too high... Probably only a right tackle prospect so he doesn't have to play as much speed on the outside edge.

Mitchell Schwartz Profile

Height: 6-foot-5
Weight: 318
School: Cal
40 time: 5.43


Complete List Of Prospect Profiles

LaVonte David, OLB, Nebraska
James-Michael Johnson, MLB, Nevada
Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
Josh Norman, CB, Coastal Carolina
George Iloka, S, Boise State
Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford
Stephon Gilmore, CB, South Carolina
Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
Nate Potter, OT, Boise State
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Robert Turbin, RB, Utah State
Vontaze Burfict, MLB, Arizona State
Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
Jerel Worthy, DT, Michigan State
Kelcie McCray, SS, Arkansas State
Brandon Brooks, OG, Miami (Ohio)
Senio Kelemete, OG, Washington
Chris Polk, RB, Washington
Amini Solatolu, OG, Midwestern State
Chandler Jones, DE, Syracuse
Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Brandon Boykin, CB, Georgia
Harrison Smith, SS, Notre Dame
Desmond Wynn, OG, Rutgers
David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
Brandon Thompson, DT, Clemson
Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
Whitney Mercilus, DE, Illinois
Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
Janoris Jenkins, CB, North Alabama
Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State
Kelechi Osemele, OG, Iowa State
Doug Martin, RB, Boise State
Emmanuel Acho, LB, Texas
Andre Branch, DE, Clemson
Peter Konz, C, Wisconsin
Dont'a Hightower, MLB, Alabama
Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State
Coby Fleener, TE, Stanford
Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
Zach Brown, OLB, North Carolina
Cordy Glenn, OG, Georgia
Mark Barron, S, Alabama
Dwayne Allen, TE, Clemson

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