2018 Cardinals Draft Profile
Name: Alex Cappa
Position: Offensive Tackle
School: Humboldt State
Projected: 3rd-4th round
Started all four years at Humboldt State, playing in 44 games.
Alex Cappa is an offensive tackle out of Humboldt State University. Playing in Division II, Cappa was voted the top offensive lineman in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference all four years at Humboldt. Cappa was also a finalist for the Gene Upshaw Award which is awarded to the nation’s top Division II offensive lineman. He was invited to participate at the Reese’s Senior Bowl where he’s more than held his own against talented competition. Cappa entered as a later round grade but has likely risen to a second day pick.
The Cardinals offensive line struggled in 2017 with injuries and consistency in blocking. Currently the team relies on D.J. Humphries at left tackle and Jared Veldheer at right tackle. Humphries performed well before his injury while Veldheer was inconsistent at best. Cappa is a talented and large tackle who would contend for starting time with the Cardinals. He has performed well at Senior Bowl practices against top competition and will see his draft stock rise. Arizona would do well to select Cappa and have him compete with Veldheer on the right side.
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Cappa has prototypical size for an NFL offensive tackle. He finishes his blocks strong and often looks to flatten defenders. Moves well for a man of his size and gets to the second level quickly. Is quick getting to his spot in both run and pass blocking while also maintaining solid balance. Once engaged in a block, defenders seem to struggle to get away.
At times he will get caught standing too upright in pass protection. Seems to struggle slightly against speed rushers. Will need to work on kick step in pass protection to get outside quicker against speed rushers.