STRENGTHS - Daniel Spitz is a very big football player who transitioned from the defensive side of the football as a sophomore. He did not play as a sophomore due to a shoulder injury, but he played in 11 games as a junior, starting 7 at right tackle. Spitz has long arms and a solid frame. He has the frame to add the bulk that will be necessary against bigger, stronger competition. Spitz is the epitome of what a project/developmental player is, as he needs a lot of coaching but he does have upside because of his size.
WEAKNESSES - Spitz has only played one-and-a-half years on the offensive side of the ball, and he doesn't have a lot of experience playing the position. He has trouble moving his feet, and will routinely get beat by the speed rush to the edge. Spitz is a right tackle in college, and I don't think he has the bulk/strength to get kicked inside to play guard in the NFL. If he can't make it at RT, he doesn't deserve a roster spot. There are so many questions surrounding the Washington State program, and Spitz is right at the heart of it. He has left school as a senior, and had an eligibility issue earlier in his senior year.
SUMMARY - Daniel Spitz is a very big, long-armed offensive lineman playing at right tackle. He is a very raw, developmental player with very little experience playing on the offensive side of the ball. Spitz moved from the defensive line as a sophomore, and didn't play games until his junior season. He has heavy feet and will get beat to the outside versus speed. He doesn't maintain great balance on the move, and he will get over-extended and lunge with his arms. The primary concern is that he can't reach the edge of the offensive line, and for that reason he may need to move inside where he packs the size/strength to be anything more than just another body. There is upside with Spitz, as he is young at the position, and he could really blossom with coaching. There are not many guys that are 6'7", 300+ pounds with some football ability. Because of the potential for some development and Spitz's sheer size, he is a draftable player that warrants a sixth-round grade.