Ben Grubbs was recruited to Auburn as a 250lb defensive end but has steadily grown into an excellent offensive guard. As a freshman he spent time as a blocking tight end before moving to the offensive line for good as a sophomore. He has started 25 games over the past two seasons on the Tiger offensive line. Grubbs closed out his career by earning All SEC 2nd Team honors.
Grubbs is an excellent athlete for a guard. He has been able to add weight to his frame over the years while maintaining his agility. In pass protection, he has quick feet and shuffles well laterally to keep his man at bay. As a run blocker, he shows the ability to seal his man off, and the ability to get out and block on the move.
With his added weight, Grubbs is still learning how to play within himself. He is raw and needs to become more consistent on a snap to snap basis. Grubbs also does not overpower defenders at the point of attack. He will need to get stronger to hold up better at the point of attack.
Ben Grubbs is an intriguing prospect. He has the tools to be a standout guard, but is just beginning to tap into his potential. He is at his best blocking on the move, so he probably would not fit in a power running scheme. Grubbs has seen his stock continue to rise after the season, and looks to have pushed himself into the Top 50 picks.