Name: Patrick Kugler
Weight: 280 lbs.
Position: Offensive tackle
School: Wexford (PA) North Allegheny
Strengths: Good drive blocker . . . Nasty player who finishes blocks . . . Good size with low center of gravity despite being 6'5" . . . Athletic enough to pull when necessary . . . Drives feet extremely well, especially working his way out of stalemate . . . Determined blocker . . . Coach's son who should be able to adjust well to college
Weaknesses: Not a great athlete . . . A little too stiff and slow-footed to play tackle at next level . . . Needs to be more consistent with his stance . . . Weight distribution in stance shows differences between drive blocks, pass sets, and pull/reach blocks . . . Plays a wee bit high at times
Projection: Center or guard. I don't think Kugler is athletic enough to play either tackle position, but he does show good enough athleticism to be a pulling guard. He'll reportedly come in as a center, but there's room for versatility there. He seems to be a tough, hard-nosed lineman who should be able to adjust well to college and challenge Jack Miller by 2014.
Reminds me of: N/A. He doesn't really remind me of any Michigan recruit since I started following recruiting, but he looks like some of those bigger, stronger Wolverines from the late '90s or early '00s.
TTB Rating: 83