2014 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Anthony Steen, OG, Alabama Crimson Tide


Oct 27, 2012; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide offensive lineman Anthony Steen (61) prepares to block during the game against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Bryant Denny Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Height: 6’3″

Weight: 312 pounds

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Scouting Report/Player Notes

Steen has been a full-time starter on one of the best offensive lines in all of college football since he was a freshman, when he became a starter in the final two games of the season. Big, powerful guard prospect who was among the top players at his position in the country as a junior, when he contemplated leaving early for the NFL. On an offensive line where he should have been considered a weakness with two 2o13 first rounders in Chance Warmack, and a guy whom I believe to be an NFL starter in Barrett Jones, Steen stood out as the best player last year. That also includes junior phenom Cyrus Kouandjio, who is certain to be a first round pick in 2014 or 2015. Among the stellar offensive line play at Alabama, Steen stood out because he was the only one last year to not have a penalty or a sack allowed in 14 games. No one else on the offensive line can claim those types of accolades, but this is a kid who didn’t even get picked for an All-American or All-SEC team.

I think right now, I would view Steen as a solid second or third round pick, and even higher if he can prove his dominance last year wasn’t a fluke. This is a top notch guard who leads quietly, and will be a very good starter in the NFL.

Career Highlights (via Alabama athletics site)

2012 (JUNIOR): Has played in 38 career games and earned 24 starts along the offensive line, starting all 13 games at right guard in 2012 … named Alabama offensive player of the week after Western Carolina game.

2011 (SOPHOMORE): Anthony Steen started the first seven games of the 2011 season at right guard before missing the Tennessee game due to injury … in all, started nine games in 2011 while seeing action in all 13 … returned to start against Mississippi State … helped Alabama rank 16th nationally running the football with an average of 214.5 yards per game while ranking 20th nationally in scoring offense with 34.9 points per game and 31st in total offense (429.6 ypg) … the line ranked 26th nationally in sacks allowed at 1.31 per game … the Tide scored 34 rushing touchdowns.

2010 (FRESHMAN): Steen was one of the Crimson Tide’s top backups along the offensive line in 2010 before an injury to right guard Barrett Jones forced him into a starting role for the final two games of the 2010 regular season against Georgia State and Auburn at right guard … played in all 13 games … replaced Jones in the first half of the Mississippi State game when he suffered a high ankle sprain.

2009 (REDSHIRT): He redshirted during his first year with the Tide.