6. Michigan IOL Ben Bredeson
Ben Bredeson is a prospect who has impressed me ever since I first put on his tape. I’m usually not one to get overly excited to watch offensive linemen but Bredeson is one I love watching play.
His raw power as a blocker is something to watch in awe as he can just absolutely bully some of these 300+ pound men at the line of scrimmage. Where Bredeson struggles is lateral quickness. Bredeson likely would not have the athleticism to succeed in most zone-blocking schemes, but in a power scheme, he could be a dominant run blocker.
As a pass-blocker, Bredeson would likely be able to hold his own against most defensive tackles that use power as their primary method of attack. He’s got great strength with below-average mobility while he also is one of the highest IQ offensive linemen in the entire draft.
He’ll take some developing of course to become a full-time starter, but if the Giants can have Will Hernandez and Ben Bredeson on the interior just punching defensive linemen in the mouth all game, they would form one of the toughest guard duos in the league. Depending on how his Senior Bowl week goes, Bredeson could be a big climber, but NY Giants fans should hope he doesn’t climb too much as he’s right in range for their fourth-round pick.