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SI All-American Candidate Marcus Mbow Highlights and Evaluation

Marcus Mbow is an offensive tackle prospect from Milwaukee High School in Milwaukee, Wis. Mbow is an SI All-American candidate.

Prospect: OL Marcus Mbow 

Projected Position: Offensive Tackle 

Status: SI All-American Candidate 

Vitals: 6-foot-6, 285 pounds 

School: Milwaukee (Wis.) Wauwatosa East

Schools of Interest: Nebraska, Iowa State, Michigan State and Arizona State, among others. 

Frame: Big and tall. Good width across shoulders, chest. Midsection needs tightening. Powerful, developing thighs and trunk. Plenty of room for additional muscle, mass. 

Athleticism: Strong. Boasts impressive natural power in upper and lower body. Good short-area quickness; light feet. Adequate hip and ankle flexibility. Moves well in open field, but not especially fast. 

Instincts: Goal is to dominate individual assignment on each snap. Gets pancake after pancake by shooting arms into defender’s chest, driving to ground or hip-tossing from there. Comfortable working double-teams to second level before peeling off to linebacker. Solid kick slide, but occasionally bails early; over-reliant on arms. 

Polish: Only narrowed focus to football as junior; previously preferred basketball. Shows natural hip, knee bend in stance. Plays with consistent base. Re-directs with ease as pass protector. Needs to continue honing technique, add good weight before seeing field. 

Bottom Line: Mbow boasts an outstanding combination of size, raw power and movement skills. He’s behind most Power-5 prospects from a strength-and-conditioning perspective, allowing the possibility of steep upward trajectory. Projects as eventual starter at tackle either way, with possible NFL ceiling depending on development.