STRENGTHS - Cleary gets off of the LOS fairly well and gets into his set well. He shows that he has good strength in the running game and has the ability to move DL away from the run. Slides his feet fairly well in the pass game. Has the quickness and ability to get to the 2nd level well as well as the other side of the line on stunt blocks. He has a large frame and combine that with his strength he is a solid blocker. When he does use his punch technique he uses his hands quickly is does well in gaining separation.
WEAKNESSES - While Cleary does get off the snap well and is not sloppy, Cleary does get off the snap well and is not sloppy with it, he needs to get off the line more quickly. I fear that the speed of the NFL DE's will burn right past him. Footwork can be choppy which can cause him to not being able to adjust quickly. Needs to become much more physical at the LOS. Drops head at times which can allow the DL to gain more leverage on him. While he can get to the 2nd level well, he does have trouble blocking in the open field.
SUMMARY - Cleary has the strength and has the ability to move guys in the running game. When he uses punch he does have the ability to do it well and can create separation off of that. Cleary is a very inconsistent player. There are times where he can look like a solid player at the next level and there are other times where he looks as though he cannot succeed at the next level. He needs to do a better job of exploding off the snap and show much more physicality than he has shown. While he has a large frame, I feel as though he could put on some more muscle weight and become an even bigger force. I fear that the speed of the DE in the NFL will get to him and be able to blow right past him if he doesn't improve off the line. He is very good in the running game. He slides well and does have the ability to react. His footwork does have a tendency to be choppy and can cause him to be unable to react quick enough. Overall, I expect Cleary to be a late round pick because of his size and run blocking ability, but he is going to need to improve in pass protection to ever be more than a backup in the NFL.