STRENGTHS - Impressive athletically, Bailey can be a dominating blocker when he stays over feet and blocks aggressively. His good flexibility shows in his ability to bend knees and sink hips to pass block with good base/leverage. When he pass blocks with leverage he can stop the initial charge of power rusher and keeps man pinned on the LOS. He has the feet and athleticism to slide well side to side to maintain pass block when he stays over feet and block with base. When he run blocks aggressively he has the strength to get movement on side/angle in-line run blocks. The most impressive part of Bailey's game is his ability to pull and block so effectively on the move. He can make the short pull to block LB in hole or can lead block on outside run and adjust to block a moving target outside in space.
WEAKNESSES - Bailey does not consistently block to the level of his talent and is a better athlete than football player right now. Despite flashing the ability to maintain well in pass pro, he has a bad habit of stopping his feet after making initial contact and can be defeated by quick secondary pass rush moves. His lack of aggressiveness with his hands in pass pro allows some explosive off the ball power rushers to jolt and drive him backwards because he leaves his chest wide open. On in-line run blocks and blocks out in space, he will occasionally duck head to deliver initial blow and ends up losing sight of man and misses block. More than anything, Bailey does not always show good awareness/instincts, which leads to him being late reacting to DL stunts and not always knowing whom he is supposed to block when he gets out in space.
SUMMARY - An under-classman who came out early for the Draft, Bailey no doubt is a very physically talented guard, but he does not produce like an elite athlete consistently. Strong and powerful, Bailey can drive DL off the LOS on in-line run blocks and can anchor against power rushers when he blocks with leverage and uses hands aggressively. Bailey is a frustrating player to evaluate because when he is on he looks like a first round pick who should step into the NFL and be a productive starting guard from day one. However, he does not play with good technique consistently and lacks instincts/awareness, which greatly hinder his production. Overall, I would draft Bailey in the third / fourth round because he is so physically gifted, but he needs to greatly improve his consistency to become the blocker he is capable of being.