Anthony Castonzo was considered one of the better offensive lineman in this year's draft class entering the 2011 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, but his performance over the weekend may have vaulted him to the top of the group.
Castonzo recorded 28 reps at 225 pounds in the bench-pressing drill and posted a time of 5.23 seconds in the 40-yard dash on Saturday. His stellar performance earned him praise from the folks over at Rotoworld.
He also drew raves in drills. NFLN draft analyst Mike Mayock's top-ranked offensive tackle, Castonzo repped 225 28 times on the bench press Friday. He's having a terrific Combine and is unlikely to last past the teens in the draft.
Castonzo holds the career record for starts with 54 in four seasons at Boston College. In his senior year in 2010-11, Castonzo was named a captain and blocked for Montel Harris, who led the ACC in rushing with 1,243 yards and eight touchdowns.
In addition, Castonzo was named an Associated Press Third-Team All-American and was an All-ACC First Team honoree. The 6' 7", 308-pound Hawthorne Woods, IL native was also a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship, the William V. Campbell Trophy (honoring the player with the best combination of academics, community service and on-field performance) and the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.