As a freshman tight end, Staley caught 11 balls for 130 yards and a touchdown. As a sophomore, he was moved to the offensive line and started all year at right tackle. He shifted over to left tackle for his last two seasons, where he was one of the best tackles in college football.
Staley is a fantastic athlete. He is a former tight end who continued to grow, but kept his agility and athleticism. He easily mirrors defenders moves, and shows the ability to run and block on the move. He has the natural athleticism to be a standout pass protector at left tackle.
At this point, Staley still has a relatively lean frame. He will have to add more weight and get stronger at the next level. He has added quite a bit of weight since he enrolled at CMU, so the questions about how much more he can add have to be asked.
As a pass blocker, Staley is up there with the best of them. There are legitimate questions about his ability to handle stronger ends and his ability in the running game. If he can add some more weight and get stronger, he could be an excellent left tackle in the NFL. He has bulked up to just over 300, and blew people away with his natural athleticism and agility. He has moved himself into the first round, and could potentially land in the Top 20.