Originally written on DraftAce  |  Last updated 4/11/12
Andrew Datko OT Florida State #67 Ht: 6’6″

Wt: 315

  Strengths: Prototypical size. Four-year starter. Solid all-around fundamentals. Gets into position quickly out of his stance. Fairly quick feet and consistently shows good footwork; can slide outside to stay with athletic edge rushers. A mauler as a run blocker; stays low and can drive his man back. Decent athleticism; can get to the second level and can run on screens plays. A team leader; great communicator and clearly a leader on the field. Weaknesses: Serious injury concerns. Missed time in 2010 preseason with shoulder injury and again during the regular season. Underwent shoulder surgery prior to 2011 season. Re-injured shoulder during 2011 season and missed remainder of season and the combine due to surgery. Athleticism is adequate, but he will struggle with elite pass rushers at next level; probably best suited to play on the right side. Limited strength; makes up for is with solid fundamentals, but he will simply be overpowered by some of the game’s elite bull rushers. Comments: If healthy, Datko would be a very safe mid-round pick. While he lacks the elite measurables and athleticism, what you see is what you get. He’s technically sound and a hard worker and, at worst, will be a very reliable backup who potentially can play four positions on the line. However, the repeated shoulder injuries (to both shoulders at various points in his career) are a definite concern. Depends on his medical checkups, it’s possible he will receive some undraftable grades from teams. Videos: 2011 vs Oklahoma 
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