OT commit Braden moves well for size

At 6-7, 325, left tackle prospect surprises with feet, speed to reach second level

Updated: November 3, 2011, 1:09 PM ET
By Tom VanHaaren | WolverineNation
Offensive tackle Ben Braden (Rockford, Mich./Rockford) was Michigan's first commitment in the 2012 class, all the way back in March. He's a monster along the line at 6-foot-7, 325 pounds, but Michigan fans haven't had much of a chance to see what he can do.

"He's kind of a brawler. He's big, powerful, and he's quick," Rockford coach Ralph Munger said. "He blocks well on the run inside and outside, and his pass protection technique is excellent. He's just a big old, rough, tough, lunch-pail type of young man."