Studdard has been a key part of Texas’ success on offense the past two seasons. He has played both center and guard for the Longhorns, and been successful at both positions. Studdard ended his career by earning 1st team All Big 12 honors this past year.
Kasey Studdard’s aggression is not found too often in offensive lineman. He is a player that will attack a defender in run blocking, and can completely eliminate them from the play. The intensity he plays with never wavers during the game. He does not take a snap off, and is always looking to knock a defender down. He has experience both at guard and center, a trait that can only help his draft stock.
While he has the strength and the intensity to be a standout interior lineman, he may lack the athleticism to be a real standout at the next level. He played center last year, but he may not have the mobility to play there in the NFL. He does not adjust very well to counter moves, and is not very good at blocking on the move.
Studdard could be a great run blocking guard in the NFL. When he goes heads up with defenders, he usually opens up a running lane for his back. He may not have the upside to be a star at the next level, but his attitude and intensity should allow him to make a roster, and be a valuable backup lineman at the very least.