Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Hedelin a match up nightmare - on the offensive line

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We've heard about running backs, wide receivers, quarterbacks and tight ends who damage defenses in a variety of ways. Well, at City College of San Francisco, David Hedelin has proven to become a match up nightmare - as an offensive lineman.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Hedelin is actually used in a variety of ways for CCSF. He's been moved around from the strong side, to the blind side and, he's even been utilized as a motion man, where he looks like a tight end ready to go for a pass, but instead uses his athleticism to pummel defenders.

He's freakishly quick for an offensive lineman. In fact, he reportedly runs a 4.85 40-yard dash time. While he does tend to come up too high, he's got enough power to win a one-on-one battle with a defender. He's also shown an ability to adjust his hips and leverage to gain the upper hand while blocking.

Offensive line coaches have to love his mean streak. After being in my film room, I didn't see Hedelin stopping on his blocks. He kept shoving his defender until his defender fell on his back. He keeps his legs and feet chopping on the ground.

Because of his quickness and athleticism, Hedelin may more than likely be a left tackle at the next level. The native of Stockholm, Sweden is already one of the most highly recruited junior college players with nearly 15 scholarship offers, including offers from Arkansas, Mississippi, USC, Oregon and Michigan State.

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