Ben Braden Film Grade: Penn State

Name: Ben Braden

School: Michigan

Opponent: Penn State

Height/Weight: 6-4, 322

Year:   rSr

Score:  10-49

Date: 9/24/16

Location: Michigan

Overall Score: 80

Category Score:

Athleticism:                9/12

Strength:                     9/12

Run Blocking:             24/30

Pass Blocking:             24/30

Technique                    8/10

Durability:                   6/6


Demonstrates quickness in all directions-3pts: Yes

Above-average quickness for his size-3pts:   Yes

Displays fluid movements while reacting-3pts: Yes

No visible signs of stiffness-3pts:    No


Excellent flexibility for size-3pts: No

Flexible enough to maintain leverage-3pts: Yes

Demonstrates an effective punch-3pts: Yes

Doesn’t get overpowered-3pts: Yes

Run Blocking                                                                                     

Comes off the ball quickly and smoothly-3pts: Yes

Initiates contact with defender using hands-3pts: Yes

Arms and knees bent when moving defender-3pts:      Yes

Fuels blocks with lower body power-3pts:     Yes

Demonstrates good posture and leverage-3pts: Yes

Plays with high intensity and aggressiveness-3pts: No

Engages defenders at the second level-3pts: Yes

Displays great football intelligence-3pts:        No

Understands blocking assignments-3pts: Yes

Demonstrates good strength-3pts:    Yes

Pass Blocking

Good awareness of where the QB is-3pts: Yes

Sets up quickly off the snap-3pts: Yes

Displays patience in pass pro-3pts: Yes

Uses hands instead of body-3pts: Yes

Plays loose and flexible-3pts: Yes

Stays on toes and keeps head up-3pts: Yes

Effectively stops outside rush-3pts:  No

Effectively stops inside rush-3pts: Yes

Effectively picks up stunts-3pts:  Yes

Effectively stops counter moves-3pts:  No


Implements proper pass protection technique-1pt: Yes

Implements proper drive blocking technique-1pt: Yes

Implements proper hook blocking technique-1pt: Yes

Implements proper angle blocking technique-1pt: Yes

Implements proper running drive blocks-1pt:  Yes

Implements proper trap block technique-       1pt:  No

Implements proper pulling block technique-1pt: Yes

Implements proper combination blocks-1pt:  Yes

Implements proper goal line block technique-1pt:  Yes

Implements proper cut block technique-1pt: No


Missed fewer than 10% of opportunities to play thus far in college-2pts: Yes

Without chronic injuries throughout college career-2pts: Yes

Without injuries requiring extensive rehab during college career-2pts: Yes


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