Film Study: Noah Listermann

Film Study: Noah Listermann

We take a look at the newest Michigan State commit in the Cincinnati offensive lineman

Michigan State continued its haul of offensive linemen in the past two classes when offensive tackle Noah Listermann committed Sunday.

The 6-foot-7, 270-pound Listermann gives the Spartans four commitments in the 2014 class. Spartan Digest takes a look at what the Cincinnati Winton Woods product brings to the table:

The good:

Given the offense run by Winton Woods, Listermann's strength is in run blocking. He shows good drive, keeping his feet moving and pushing downfield with his hips. That's a pretty impressive skill set for a 6-foot-7 offensive tackle to play relatively low.

In the run game, Winton Woods runs behind Listermann a lot at his right tackle position and the big reason for that is he engages early and, as mentioned, drives downfield well. Listermann is good as a lead blocker and shows good quickness to get out and block.

He plays with a good base, keeping his feet at a good width and keeping his balance well. He uses that base and his quickness to get good position quickly and has a good, quick punch.

The bad: Listermann still is pretty new to football, having picked it up a couple of years ago. In that, he is a big body who has yet to get refined technique or truly understand the position.

While he has the raw skills and shows well in the run game, his pass blocking is far less developed, based on the few highlights of him in pass blocking. Not much is shown that provides much of a glimpse of his ability to drop step into pass protection against defensive ends.

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