Blaize Foltz, G, TCU
Height: 6-4 Weight: 310 Projected 40 Time: 5.23
Projected Round: 5-7.
Walter Football: Foltz blocked well for TCU. He did his part to keep a clean pocket and open up running lanes. Foltz performed well at the East-West Shrine and earned the praise of scouts. They like how Foltz already has NFL size with some ability as a pass-protector and a run-blocker. He could be a good value pick on the third day. Foltz did not receive a Combine invitation.
NFL.com analysis: Foltz overcame a 2010 knee injury to become a first-team All-Mountain West pick at right guard in 2011, and a second-team All-Big 12 selection in 2012, his senior year. Foltz is incredibly strong and at times can dominate in the hole, but his athletic ability is a serious question mark.
John Fennelly, Lead Writer
Foltz is not a top talent as we speak, but he does have potential to become a starter in 2014 and beyond. He might be too much like Mitch Petrus, who never developed into the pulling guard the Giants had hoped. Foltz has been compared in style to former Eagle Mike McGlynn (now with the Colts) and the Giants’ own Chris Snee. Many experts project Foltz will be selected late Saturday or signed immediately afterward. With the 31 year-old Snee coming off hip surgery, the Giants need to look toward to the future and could take a flier in Foltz late in the draft.
In the hands of veteran OL coach Pat Flaherty, Foltz could be the perfect project pick for the Giants later this month in the draft. He could be ready as soon as next year, which would be an ideal scenario should Snee decide not to play in 2014.
They may have to fend off the Cowboys first, who had Foltz in as one of their local prospects on Wednesday. If he does not get drafted, he may lean towards staying in Texas.
From Charean Williams of the Star-Telegram:
“It would be a good situation for me,” said Foltz, one of six offensive linemen the Cowboys worked out Wednesday. “I could get to see my brother play on Saturdays some. I know the area and the people. It’s home.”