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DAVE TE-COMPLETE ADAM BISNOWATY SCOUTING REPORT

nflscouting : 4/29/2017 4:54 pm
One of my favorites. I ran an excerpt on him a few weeks back. Here is his complete report
ADAM BISNOWATY
Offensive Tackle
University of Pittsburgh Panthers
#69
6:05.1-309
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Fox Chapel High School

OVERVIEW
One National Football League might end up with a draft day find to solve a pressing need on their offensive line, especially if teams heeding the words of Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi. While his season ending never came close to his first half performance, Bisnowaty ended his Panthers career as one of the elite left tackles to put on a Pittsburgh uniform.

The three-time Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection not only excels off the field, but until some nagging injury issues at the end of the year, he was a dominant force on it. No returning left tackle in the collegiate ranks entered the 2016 season with a higher blocking consistency grade (89.75%) from the previous schedule. In fact, no Panthers blocker had received such a high mark since Jimbo Covert recorded an 89.9% mark during the 1982 season.

Trying to further cement his place among college football’s elite performers, Bisnowaty had recorded blocking consistency grades of at least 94% in each of his first five appearances. With the left tackle being joined by guard Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh had averaged 250.0 yards per game rushing, the second-best figure in the Atlantic Coast Conference during the early stages of the 2016 campaign.

At 309 pounds, Bisnowaty might not be the typical behemoth that most NFL teams look for, but in the new age of the pro passing game, players with balance, foot speed, long reach and fluid retreat skills are more the prerequisite that quarterbacks prefer in protecting their blind side. Besides, the left tackle more than makes up for being more athletic by delivering tremendous force behind his hand punch.

Perhaps no team was more disappointed that Bisnowaty returned to school for the 2016 season than Seattle. The Seahawks spent quite a few cross country trips to scout the Panthers blocker last season, as they thought he would be the perfect fit to replace Russell Okung after the left tackle would leave the franchise via free agency after the season. Seattle had other offensive line issues, but after Bisnowaty received a “Day Two” draft grade from the league’s draft advisory group, he figured he could greatly improve his stock with another year developing under the watchful eye of head coach Pat Narduzzi.

The Pittsburgh left tackle impressed scouts with his footwork, as he’s extremely mobile with excellent, ideal reach (80-inch wingspan). Whether operating in a zone scheme or acting as a mauler in the trenches, Seattle envisions the Panthers senior as a performer who will wrestle with his opponent until the whistle – one trait that their offensive line coach, Tom Cable, requires from his front wall performers. The coach recognized Bisnowaty as a player who demonstrates excellent field vision, fluid and quick moves to stalk second level defenders on pulls and traps and one whose fluid kick slide allows him to easily retreat and mirror the speedy edge rushers.

THE PITSBURGH PANTHERS OFFENSIVE TACKLE DRAFT HISTORY
Since the draft’s inception in 1936, there have been seventy Pittsburgh offensive linemen selected. Among that group were only twenty-two offensive tackles. It was not until 1981 before any Pitt blocker would hear his name called in the first round. Tackle Mark May joined Washington as the 21st overall pick that year. Before joining the ESPN news cast, he started 142-of-153 games prior to hanging up his helmet after the 1993 campaign.

Two years later, Jimbo Covert was the sixth overall pick by Chicago. From 1983 through the 1990 season, he started 110 out of 111 appearances and recently became just the tenth player in Pittsburgh history to have his college uniform retired. In 1985, Bill Fralic became a member of the Atlanta Falcons, but was selected as an offensive guard. Much like his predecessors, Fralic started almost every NFL game he appeared in (131-of-132). Tom Ricketts was also taken in the first round as a guard, but the 24th pick in the 1989 draft managed just fifteen starting assignments in five seasons after joining Pittsburgh.

Ruben Brown earned several trips to the Pro Bowl after the guard became the 14th choice in the 1995 draft by Buffalo before retiring after the 2007 season with 181 consecutive starts. The last offensive lineman to earn first round status was tackle Jeff Otah in 2008, but the 19th pick by Carolina only played in 29 games before packing his bags and heading home four years later. Since the Otah selection the only Pitt linemen to be drafted were tackle Jason Pinkston by Cleveland (fifth round in 2011, starting 24-of-25 games from 2011-13) and starting right tackle T.J. Clemmings by Minnesota (fourth round in 2015, starting all sixteen contests).

Back during the American Football League-National Football League wars, three Pittsburgh offensive linemen earned the distinction of being selected by teams in both leagues. In 1963, All-American offensive tackle Ernie Borghetti was taken in the sixth round by the Cleveland Browns and in the 21st round by Kansas City. His family still has a big presence on the Pittsburgh campus, as his son, E.J., is the university’s Senior Associate Athletic Director. He was joined by fellow offensive tackle Gary Kaltenbach, who was a fifth round pick by Minnesota and taken in the 25th round by the Houston Oilers. In 1964, center Paul Cercel was a 16th round selection by Dallas and 19th round pick by the San Diego Chargers.

FOOTBALL AT FOX CHAPEL
Bisnowaty was one of the state of Pennsylvania's most heavily recruited players, as the three-year starter and four-year letterman at Fox Chapel excelled while competing as an offensive tackle and guard. He actually did not embrace the game until the eighth grade, spending his earlier years competing in basketball and baseball before taking to the wrestling mat. A growth spurt before entering high school made the decision to try life on the gridiron much easier to adjust to. "My main thing before football was I love to fish and hunt, and I had a lot of time to do it," said Bisnowaty, who estimates he went fishing every single day one summer while in middle school.

He was rated the sixth-best player in the state and 19th-best in the nation by Rivals.com, while ESPN elevated him to tenth overall on their national recruiting list. Scholarship offers coming in almost made his postal delivery man suffer a hernia. Schools like Boston College, Cincinnati,
Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Penn State, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Virginia, West Virginia and Wisconsin all tried to entice the then 275-pound youngster.

Bisnowaty not only dominated in the trenches for the offensive unit, but he was also named an All- WPIAL Class AAAA Big East Conference selection as a defensive tackle. The prep wrestler compiled just under fifty tackles with three forced fumbles. On special teams, his leaping ability as a basket-ball player saw him block two kicks. He led the team to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs as a senior, while playing for head coach Eric Ravotti, garnering “Fabulous 22” honors from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and “Terrific 25” recognition from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

The lineman would close out his prep career by playing in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl, which showcased 100 of the country's premier senior players at Chase Field in Phoenix. He also performed for the Foxes’ track team, as the weight man recorded a shot-put toss of 43’-07” and a discus heave of 95’-06” at the 38th Boathouse Baldwin Invitational in 2011. Additionally, he competed in the javelin.

When all those schools pursuing Bisnowaty heard from the athlete that he was going to play close to home, most thought he was heading to either Pennsylvania (academics) or Penn State, but a visit to the Pittsburgh campus soon gave the tackle a better program to allow his growing body to develop. "They got a lot going for them right now," Bisnowaty said of Pittsburgh during the time of his visit. "The O-line coach, coach [Spencer] Leftwich, we built a pretty good relationship and also with [head] coach [Todd] Graham. Everyone knows me down there, and it's nice to feel welcome when I walk through the door.”

DEVELOPING AT PITTSBURGH
Like most youngsters, especially offensive linemen, their first season at a university is usually spent as a member of the scout team. There, they can let their bodies mature and get into a rhythm with the team and digest the playbook, rather than get tossed to the wolves before they are ready to contribute. Bisnowaty was no exception, as he red-shirted in 2012, using his time on the Pittsburgh campus to attack the weight room and devour the dining room. He added twenty-five pounds of muscle to his frame, yet, still maintained his foot speed and agility. He also excelled in the class room, picking up Academic All-Big East honors during Pitt’s final season in the conference.

Soon, the Panthers coaches had no choice – they sacrificed experience for youth, as Bisnowaty seized the left tackle duties with the first unit away from senior Juantez Hollins during 2013 fall camp. He went on to appear in nine games, earning eight starting assignments before the Academic All-Atlantic Coast Conference choice would be sidelined for the final four contests due to a back injury.

Fully recovered, Bisnowaty resumed his duties as the team’s starting left tackle in 2014, but there were a few blips along the way. After the entire team “stunk up the joint” in an upset loss to Akron, the left tackle was an “observer” the following week vs. Virginia. He returned with a vengeance, grading at least 90% for blocking consistency in three of his next four appearances before leaving in the third quarter of the North Carolina clash with an ankle injury that kept him out vs. Syracuse and limited him to reserve chores vs. Miami.

Bisnowaty still led the Panthers with an overall grade of 86.91% in 2014. He posted 67 key blocks/ knockdowns with seventeen touchdown-resulting blocks. In the ten quarters that he was out of action, the team’s vaunted ground game scored once. During his time in the starting lineup, Pitt running backs reached the end zone 34 times.

Named to the All-ACC team as a junior, Bisnowaty also received All-American attention, as the unquestioned leader of the Panthers front wall had to mentor a very inexperienced backfield that lost their star player, tailback James Conner, to a knee injury during the season opener and an eventual diagnosis that the ball carrier was also dealing with lymphoma. Center Artie Rowell and tight end J.P. Holtz were the only seniors starting on offense for Pitt in 2015, so they relied on their left tackle’s leadership and guidance, especially on a line that had four underclassmen.

Bisnowaty graded 89.75% for blocking consistency, the highest mark by a Panthers blocker since the 1982 campaign. He recorded 96 key blocks/knockdowns with 21 touchdown-resulting blocks, eight key second level blocks and even saved a potential touchdown by delivering a solo tackle after a Pitt interception vs. Navy in the Military Bowl.

The left tackle’s senior season appears to be seeing Bisnowaty mount a serious challenge for national honors. In each of his first four appearances, he has graded at least 94% for blocking consistency. No Panthers offensive lineman has ever recorded more than three consecutive 90% grades and while compiling that figure, he delivered 68 key blocks that saw the team score fourteen times while following their left tackle into the end zone.

CAREER NOTES
The four-time postseason academic selection (once in the Big East and three times in the Atlantic Coast Conference) has appeared in thirty-seven games for Pittsburgh, drawing thirty-five starting assignments. The left tackle has registered 231 key blocks/’knockdowns since the start of his sophomore season, including 52 touchdown-resulting blocks and nineteen second-level hits, managing a blocking consistency grade of 89.61%...On 834 pass plays, opponents have posted only three sacks and one quarterback pressure vs. the left tackle.


THE SCOUTING ANALYSIS
Body Structure Bisnowaty is a well-proportioned athlete with a big chest, broad shoulders, muscular and long arms, large-sized hands, thick thighs (32 inches) and calves. He might not be at the ideal weight teams look for in a left tackle, but he has good bone structure and room to carry at least another 20 pounds without the added bulk affecting his overall quickness, especially if a team projects him as a better candidate to play in-line at guard. Unlike most tackle candidates, his body is not “sloppy,” as he has a firm midsection with a strong lower frame and a good overall offensive lineman’s physique.

Athletic Ability Bisnowaty has impressive quickness and foot work in his kick slide. He shows the agility and balance to make plays into the second level (see 2015 Syracuse, North Carolina and Duke games) and shows good lower body flexibility in attempts to change direction. He has valid open field acceleration, moving well and adjusting easily while taking angles to neutralize the linebackers. He is an above average knee bender who can recover on the rare occasions that he waist bends. He has very good quickness and movement ability to mirror edge rushers. He plays on his feet with very good balance and body control, doing a nice job of adjusting and picking up defenders in space. He is also a solid leverage player who can slide and sustain.
Throughout the 2015 season as a left tackle, Bisnowaty showed impressive speed and balance, especially when blocking or running interference on the team’s “power-left” sweeps or when lead blocking on options and play action, producing most of his ACC--best 21 touchdown-resulting blocks on the move. He displays good foot quickness and body positioning to deliver crunching blocks while working down the line (see 2015 Virginia Tech and Syracuse; 2014 Delaware and FIU games). He also demonstrates much better explosion and functional strength behind his punch than he did two years ago, along with flashing good agility when changing direction in pass protection. He has the natural feet needed to slide and counter vs. edge rushers and demonstrates good knee bend and hip flexibility to stay low in his pads while still firing off the snap in an instant.

Football Sense Bisnowaty plays with great awareness, knowing how to use his large wingspan and long reach to engulf and his quickness to get in front and lead on sweeps. He needs minimal reps to retain and has a firm grasp of the playbook. He is the unquestioned leader of the offensive line and knows all of his other line mates’ assignments. He is quick to pick up the game plan and it is very rare to see him make a mental error, but you would like to see him not “jump the gun” before the snap (six false start penalties the last two years, but only one as a junior). He shows the ability to read and react quickly on stunts and games. He makes good adjustments on the field, thanks to putting in the extra hours in the film room and is more of a technique-oriented type than one that will rely on his first instincts. He is very alert to the blitz, showing the foot slide to mirror his opponent. He does a good job of seeing schemes develop at the X’s. He is smart enough to be relied upon to make the blocking calls, as he has that natural feel for defensive schemes and easily adjusts. He is very adept at switching off vs. stunts and with his cumulative grade point average (3.25), you can see he is more than capable of handling the mental aspect of the game (four-time Academic All-Conference pick – once in the Big East and three times in the ACC).

Character Bisnowaty is a quality person who gets very good family support. He is articulate, with modesty being one of his better traits. He is an unselfish type who will not hesitate to help other teammates digest the play book. He is probably the most respected player on the team and one the coaches usually use as a measuring stick for recruits to emulate. He had to take on more of a mentoring last season, as the Pitt offense featured just two seniors. Off the field, if your daughter marries this kid, you get a great son-in-law any parent would be proud to call their own.

Competitiveness Off the field, Bisnowaty is a very nice guy, but on the field, he is a legitimate tough guy who plays with a mean streak. He is very physical using his hands and consistently works to finish his blocks. He is not the type that will hesitate to intimidate an opponent and is the type that will play through pain (see ankle injury in 2014 that the medical staff said would take at least a month to heal, but was back playing two weeks later). He wants to finish every play and shows good initiative looking for secondary targets to hit after he neutralizes his man.
Bisnowaty is a player that loves to mix it up in the trenches. He relies a lot on technique and while he can be an effective mauler, he is not the type that gets rattled under pressure or one that will get overaggressive (never called for a flagrant foul during his last two seasons as a starter). The thing you see on every play is that he will not quit until the whistle. He uses his strength well to simply drive defenders off the ball. He is the type that is always looking for defenders to hit. He plays with enthusiasm and knows how to keep his temper in check, but will not hesitate to throw down. He works to finish blocks and covers defenders up with his consistency at the X’s. The thing you see on film is that he is not wild and mistake-prone, rather taking that businessmen’s approach, but don’t be fooled, he wants to win every battle in the trenches

Work Habits Bisnowaty is a great program mentor, as he is one of the hardest workers on the team. He is very coachable and does whatever is needed by the staff. He is a smart, self-motivated type and football is very important to him. He is accountable, dependable and takes well to hard coaching. He will not hesitate to get on teammates he feels are slacking on the field, where he performs with quite a nasty edge to him. He is not a player the coaches need to push in order to perform at the X’s. He shows good confidence in his strength and speed. As hard as he works in the weight room, he works even harder during the game, showing the perfect nasty disposition you want from a blocker in the trenches.

Initial Quickness Bisnowaty might not “blaze the track” vs. a stopwatch, but he displays very good initial quickness, getting his hands up and in the defender’s chest on the rise, in order to control and position. He is light on his feet for a player his size, ideal for the short pulls and traps (see 2015 Syracuse and Duke games). With his explosive burst and low pad level, he easily gains advantage on the defender. He has the balance and change of direction agility to get out front on traps and pulls. He can gain advantage on scoop and reach blocks thanks to his quick first step. He shows good hip strike and suddenness getting out of his stance and moving up field. He shuffles his feet well to gain position and is explosive off the snap to reach his spot on the outside, but also demonstrates the lateral agility to protect the inside well (his eight downfield blocks in 2015 all led to or set up touchdown drives – see Virginia Tech, Syracuse, North Carolina, Duke, Louisville games).
Bisnowaty is quite nimble redirecting down the line. He is quick to turn up field and neutralize the linebackers on the move. His quick feet will generally see him gain position when blocking in-line, making him also a prime candidate for the guard position (strong-side). He is also very adept in sliding out to pick up edge rushers in pass protection. In 2015, he certainly displayed very good explosion with his initial step, coming off the ball with urgency on both run and pass plays to record 21 touchdown-resulting blocks, including a league-best seven in passing situations (see Iowa, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Louisville games).

Lateral Movement The thing you notice immediately on film is his excellent foot quickness and lateral movement to slide. Bisnowaty shows ease of movement redirecting in either direction and accelerates instantly when stalking out defenders in the second level. He has made steady progress in taking good angles to attack second level defenders on the move. In 2015, he demonstrated to scouts that he has loose hips needed to easily redirect (see Syracuse and Miami games), keeping his balance while moving laterally when sliding. As a left tackle, he has displayed very good lateral quickness moving in the short areas and was quite effective locating and neutralizing second level defenders. He plays with a good base and keeps his hands inside his frame, which helps him maintain balance and generate a fluid change of direction running interference on the power sweeps.
He has no problems getting low in his pads, which helps him generate good force coming off the snap. He has very good knee bend and while he could use more bulk, the bigger down lineman are not going to be able to get under his pads and drive him back into the pocket. He flashes the ability to gain position coming out of his stance. His foot speed allows him to almost immediately gain position. He plays flat-footed and with a wide base, which allows him to sustain very well vs. the edge rushers in pass protection. The thing you see on film in 2015 is his ability to maintain balance when moving and stalking in the second level (see Syracuse, North Carolina, Notre Dame games).

Balance/Stays On Feet Bisnowaty has the footwork and strength to anchor and hold his ground at the point of attack. He is quick off the snap, usually getting advantage on the defender due to his ability to stay on his feet. He stays low in his pads, works for position and uses his hands well to lock on and finish. With his balance and footwork, he has excellent mirror ability. Even with his quickness, he shows good patience to sustain blocks. When in pass protection, his footwork in retreat allows him to get back and protect the pocket from edge rushers (see 2013 Hawaii, Ari Force and UNLV; and 2012 Texas State games). He has good knee bend and is not the type who will get straight-legged and bend at the waist. He is very good at keeping his feet on the move, as you almost never see him flop around some working long distances. He demonstrates good body control when working on short pulls. At the line of scrimmage, he has the quick feet and balance to slide and sustain, doing so with good flexibility. He is simply a tough position blocker who shows consistency working to finish. When he gains position and keeps his base wide, he will generally win most battles.

Explosion/Pop Bisnowaty has a hand punch that can simply stall even the biggest of defenders, as he can easily “shock-& -awe” when he connects. He fires off the snap with a low stance, getting that explosive thrust from his strong lower frame to prevent bull rushers from walking him back into the pocket (has allowed just three sacks and one pressure in his last 24 games encompassing 1,446 snaps). He is a savvy player who combines strength and quickness to generate explosive pop in his drive blocking. He plays with above average leverage and shows more than enough hand usage and power to drive the defenders out of the hole. Last year, he showed steady improvement in getting his hands up quickly on the rise to jolt defenders with his punch, perhaps feeling more comfortable in one-on-one assignments vs. edge rushers at the demanding left tackle position.
The graduate prospect is active with his arms in attempts to leverage and sustain. He uses his leg drive well to fire off the snap, showing good hip rotation and surge in short yardage situations. He can generate enough explosiveness to be effective on the short pull. His strength allows him to neutralize the defender’s charge and create movement. When he plays at a proper pad level, he shows the ability to sink his hips and use his lower body to explode into his man. When he gets too high in his stance, he fails to roll his hips and pop into blocks. Not only does he demonstrate above average quickness, but he positions himself well and gets his hands up quickly on the rise, generating strength with quickness to impact, pop and surge with sudden force.

Run Blocking Bisnowaty has the strength and quickness you look for in a trap blocker, as he consistently creates space and finish blocks for the ground game (see 2015 Youngstown State, Syracuse and Miami; 2014 Delaware, FIU and Georgia Tech games). He has the hand usage to initiate contact, lock on and drive off the defender, along with the leg drive to control multiple opponents or assist his center and tackle on combo blocks/double teams. He is equally effective in space and working in-line, as he can get movement and widen the rush lanes between the tackles, along with demonstrating the valid speed to enter the second level and stalk linebackers. His lower body strength lets him flash into the defender and drive his opponent quickly off the ball.
The Panthers left tackle blocks with a flat back and locks on to the defender quickly to move his man out of level one. His ability to keep his pad level low and play with leverage lets him control the action with his quick initial step. He has made great strides in this area due to his ability to bend at the knees and drive to get movement when working in-line. He rarely loses his base at the X’s and excels at walling off and screening, especially when he rolls his hips on contact. Working his way in-line or on combos, he drives off the snap hard, as he demonstrates the leg drive and feet to stay on his blocks and sustain. He brings power to his game when driving for movement and will generally finish, as he possesses good footwork to stay on his feet on the move and can handle the switch-off well when working in combination with his guard.

Pass Blocking Bisnowaty stays square and balanced when shuffling and sliding. Even when he gets over-extended, he is quick to recover, thanks to his above average athletic ability. He could use more bulk, but is strong with his anchor, and has the speed to make a run on the edge rushers. As a left tackle he demonstrates more than enough foot quickness to slide, good knee bend and hip flexibility, patience and a strong hand punch. With that crushing punch and anchoring ability, he is very consistent when attempting to shock the bull rushers, doing a very nice job of extending his arms while sliding his feet to maintain the integrity of the pocket. He stays square vs. movement and when challenged by multiple defenders, he uses his solid punch on the way to anchoring and stopping the charge. He is a smart performer that understands the importance of protections and communicates well with the other blockers, especially his guard and tight ends (team utilizes a three-tight end set often).
Bisnowaty plays flat-footed and can sink his hips to mirror, and it is very rare to see him drop his head at the X’s. Earlier in his career, he used to get a little straight-legged trying to adjust and recover, but he showed improved flexibility and balance as a junior and even more as a senior. If he generates proper knee bend, he can anchor and slide when trying to set and base. He is conscious of picking up defenders to his outside shoulder, as well as working in unison with the tight end in taking care of any edge blitzers. His vision is very good to anchor and hold at the point of attack. It is very rare to see him “out-quicked” when taking on quick edge rushers, as he is never late in recognizing and positioning vs. the stunts. He has that strong body base and positioning strength in pass protection, as that anchor allows him to slide, mirror and change direction to stay in front of his opponent.

Pulling/Trapping Bisnowaty does a nice job of pulling and trapping, reaching and logging. He has the speed to cut off the linebackers when leading through the inside holes and looks very fluid, with good feet adjustment to make solid contact in the open. He is athletic and smooth when moving off the line and has the body control to execute blocks in space. He has very good athleticism to stay up and play the game on his feet. He is very capable of coming off the snap smoothly to pull, something teams require from a potential offensive guard candidate. He has valid open field acceleration for a down lineman, doing a very good job of initiating contact and following through with his hand placement and leg drive to sustain.
The thing you have to like about Bisnowaty is his ability to play on his feet. He has sudden moves when going laterally after the snap to block on the outside (see 2015 Virginia Tech, Miami and Navy games). He has better quickness out of his stance and a first step than any other draft eligible guard, even though he is a collegiate tackle. He also hits his targets well with intent to finish, along with very good agility to kick out or seal with high efficiency. He accelerates out of his stance with good urgency, doing a nice job (especially to the left corner) of turning up and sealing inside, making good, physical contact to finish.

Adjust on Linebacker Downfield Bisnowaty has made a nice living of getting on second level defenders, as he can engulf and pancake linebackers on the move (23 down field blocks in his last 24 games-see 2012 South Florida, Northwestern State and New Mexico; and 2013 Cal-Davis, Hawaii and Fresno State games). With his hand punch and drive off the snap, he shows the agility to smother his primary target and move on to the next man. He has very good feet working in space. He maintains balance and slides easily to make the cut off. He is strong enough to stay up in his stance, maintaining proper pad level to keep his feet and adjust on the move. The thing you notice on film is his ability to consistently take good blocking angles to neutralize and cut off the linebackers. His athletic ability is shown when he makes quick adjustments to pick up secondary defenders down field. His success on the pulls and traps is from his ability to consistently reach and make the cut-off block. He takes proper angles working into the second level and is consistent adjusting his feet to stay up and finish. He makes good adjustments on second level chip blocks, which is more typical for a running back than a tackle, but he knows how to slow down an opponent so another lineman can take a better angle on the opponent.

Use of Hands/Punch Bisnowaty has a very strong punch and active hand usage. He consistently gets placement and has the strength to grab and control. With his powerful hand punch, he can stymie a defender in an instant. When making contact, he will usually put the defenders up on their heels. He can generate very good power to shock and jolt when he gets his hands into the defender’s chest. He has improved greatly his recoil and recovery quickness (his hand speed could see him eventually shift to guard or center). His powerful short punch is a dangerous weapon when working in-line.
As he became more confident in his hands, he was able to shock and knock down defenders with very good consistency. Thanks to his hand strength, when he locks on to a defender, he will usually control the play. On run blocks he comes off the snap low, using his hands to pop the defender into the chest and ride out his blocks. At left tackle in 2015, he also showed improvement in using his hands effectively to keep defenders off his pads. When he follows through with his hand delivery, he can finish with force. He has shown as a starter that he has the skill-set to grab and control, doing a fine job of stunning his opponents with his punch. He keeps his base wide in order to position and adjust to the outside edge quickness and strikes with authority in pass protection. He has also learned the “little tricks” like getting underneath to grab and ride the defender out.

Reactions/Awareness Bisnowaty keeps his head on a swivel and even savvy defenders fail to fool him. He uses his foot quickness and balance to slide and redirect in pass protection and is smart enough to know when he is needed to help out other blockers. He gets good depth with his kick slide and even though Nevada does not run an NFL-traditional offense, his ability to locate targets on the field and recognize schemes should see him be a relied-upon type of NFL blocker as a rookie. His lateral agility, lower body flexibility and field alertness allow him to do a very good job of redirecting and picking up stunts. He shows the vision to easily pick up twists and will pivot to recover when he misses a block. He works well with his guards switching on stunts and also has the ability to combo with his tight ends when picking up the outside blitz.
The Panthers blocker is very good at using his nimble feet to move out the pile and shuffles those feet with effectiveness to neutralize linebackers trying to shut down the rush lanes. With his above average lateral movement, he easily changes direction when moving inside or out coming off the snap. He keeps his head on a swivel, showing above average reactions and awareness on both running and passing plays. He has no problems handling movement, as he kicks slide allows him to adjust laterally. He is quick to recover when caught out of position and has the nimble feet to pull in the open and pick up the blitz or defensive line stunts. He has good speed and plays flat-footed, showing explosion and flexibility when changing direction. In pass protection, few blockers possess the feet and quickness he gas to set and cut off.

Long Snap Skills Bisnowaty has not been utilized in this capacity, but does have starting experience as a center while a sophomore in high school.

Summation
Bisnowaty does a very good job of chipping and getting to the second level, showing the ability to break down and stay under control. He is quick getting out in front on pulls and traps, runs well in the open and has the body control to turn up the hole. He is adept at hitting a moving target in space and overall, does a solid job in pass protection, thanks to his quick feet, knee bend, patience and ability to sink his hips.
The Panther has the body control to redirect, quick hands, good pop and above average timing delivering the hand punch. He can also make a very nice tackle-eligible performer, as he has the large, natural hands to extend for the ball away from the body’s frame. In conclusion, this might be the finest offensive linemen this school has ever produced.
Bisnowaty has very good base strength and quickness, and can easily be used as a lead blocks on traps and pulls. He has loose hips and a strong upper body frame, along with ideal anchor ability for a guard. He fits all the intangibles you look for in an interior blocker, but his kick slide and lateral foot skills are ideally suited for him playing left tackle at the next level, as the game is changing and speed and alertness are requirements for those protecting a quarterback’s blind side.
Bisnowaty is one of the best draft eligible prospects in getting into the second level, where he consistently delivers the cut-offs and chip blocks needed to impact the ground game. He plays with a flat back, along with good lateral quickness at the line of scrimmage. On in-line blocks, he will fight and finish his pancake blocks, then, play off his man to find a secondary target to attack.
The senior blocker also has a strong hand punch and quick placement, as he keeps his shoulders square on double teams and combo blocks. With his leg drive, low pad level and punch, he has no problems rooting out level-one defenders and good instincts, along with quick change of direction agility to get to the back-side linebackers and blitzers in pass protection. He stays on his feet executing the trap block and plays with good toughness and knee bend moving down the line. You can see his ability to get depth with vertical sets in fan protection, where he easily drops his weight and anchors.

Compares To JOE STALEY-San Francisco 49ers…Staley might have better timed speed, but Bisnowaty has had great success as a drive blocker the last three years. Still, he is also a very effective pass blocker, evident by the team’s improved aerial game last season. He is a tough second level stalker with above average quickness and athletic ability to stalk linebackers. With his ability to shut down edge rushers, a team with a zone blocking scheme will get a high value draft pick if they feel he is a nice fit to play tackle at the next level. He has very good hand usage and placement, showing the hip-snap and kick slide to mirror vs. the quicker edge rushers. He stays low in his pads and has the foot speed and angle concept to easily neutralize second level defenders. While he has shown the ability to play left tackle, he could be converted to guard (has the same development skills at that position that the Browns’ Joel Bitonio demonstrates) during his first few years at the pro level, where he can get on the field quicker and be surrounded by veteran mentors before being moved back to the left side in a year or two.

2016 SEASON
Bisnowaty entered his senior season having already graduated with a degree in Communications. He is currently pursuing his graduate work in Health and Fitness in Pitt's School of Education, but has also been named an All-American and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team preseason selection by The NFL Draft Report…That scouting information service placed him second overall among draft eligible offensive tackles (Florida State’s junior Roderick Johnson was first) during the preseason, but his stellar performance to date has seen the Panther firmly take over the top spot on the current in-season chart, and for good reason – through his first five appearances, he recorded a 95.00% grade for blocking consistency, but dealt with injury issues later in the campaign. He still managed to finish with an impressive 128 key blocks/knockdowns that included key blocks on eighteen touchdown runs and five scoring pass plays…Sixteen of his big blocks came down field and he had a string of 342 offensive snaps before recording his first missed assignment.

2016 SEASON GAME ANALYSIS
Villanova…Bisnowaty opened the season in explosive fashion, providing a dozen key blocks/ knockdowns while the first unit was on the field. The game featured the comeback for James Conner, but the tailback’s return began with a carry for a 1-yard loss. While the Pittsburgh running back picked himself up and quietly headed back to the huddle early in the first quarter, thousands inside Heinz Field rose to their feet for a standing ovation that had nothing to do with football and everything to do with perseverance in his battle with cancer…In the second quarter, Conner would score for the first time since his cancer diagnosis, taking a handoff and cutting towards the left side of the field. Bisnowaty exploded off the snap, using his big hands to secure middle linebacker Jeff Steeb, pushing the opponent into fellow linebacker Austin Calitro to clear the corner for Conner to execute a stiff-arm to free safety Rob Rolle before finding pay dirt in the end zone…Later in the second stanza, the left tackle angled in-line, stalling a burst through a gap by Steeb. This gave Peterman the opportunity to find Conner with a 9-yard pass that increased Pittsburgh’s lead to 14-0 with just 0:19 left in the first half…Primary Blocking Assignment-DE#46-Bryon Osei (6:01-259)-No tackles; DE#92-Tanoh Kpassagnon (6:07-290)-One assisted tackle, one blocked kick…Bisnowaty Offensive Impact-The lineman recorded twelve key blocks/knockdowns and two touchdown-resulting blocks (one each vs. pass/run), grading 96% for blocking consistency...Team Offensive Impact-The Panthers completed 19-of-33 passes (57.58%) for 175 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, rushing for 86 yards and one touchdown on 34 carries (2.53 ypc), as they gained 261 yards on a total of 67 plays (3.90 yards per attempt)…The offensive line allowed one sack for minus 16 yards, seven stops for losses totaling 27 yards and six quarterback pressures, but none were charged to their left tackle.

Penn State…With most of their 341 rushing yards coming behind their left tackle, Bisnowaty finished his performance with fifteen knockdowns as the Panthers scored three times on the ground. Tail-back James Conner ran for 117 yards and a touchdown and caught another as the Panthers held on for a 42-39 victory. With Bisnowaty leading a strong blocking effort up front, fullback George Aston also ran for a pair of scores for Pitt, which nearly let a 21-point lead slip away only to hold on late…
Panthers head coach Pat Narduzzi issued a media blackout of his players during the week, saying he wanted them focused on the task at hand. The Panthers certainly looked ready while they gashed the Nittany Lions for 99 yards on the first drive and avoided the kind of late meltdown that has become the program's calling card all too often in recent years. Bisnowaty was content with the media blackout, but even the most casual fan could see that his dominating effort on the field spoke volumes about this future NFL star’s abilities…Asked on how last week’s game against Villanova inspired the team’s win vs. Penn State, Bisnowaty noted, “I think last week we were prepared, came out with a game plan, but didn’t execute as well as we thought we could have. This week we came out, ran our offense and we got after them. It was a great team win.”…With the Panthers needing 99 yards to score, they received some breathing room, as Bisnowaty pushed several Nittany Lions to the left side of the field, creating a big crease for Conner to slip up the middle for a 24-yard scamper. After a jet-sweep around left tackle by tailback Quadree Henderson tackled on nine yards and a first down during that 10-play drive, Bisnowaty stood up defensive end Ryan Buchholz to give Conner a chance to cut back around the right corner for a 23-yard run to the Penn State 12. Two plays later, fullback George Aston powered through traffic for a 1-yard touchdown. Conner was used as the decoy on the play, as Aston took the snap and followed a low block by Bisnowaty that upended defensive end Garrett Sickler to score over the left side early in the first quarter…Bisnowaty jolted Sickler coming out of his stance and then worked inside to stall defensive tackle Robert Windsor to pave the way for Aston’s 3-yard touchdown run around left tackle. The fullback fumbled the ball inside the end zone, but the play was ruled a touchdown as his drop came after he crossed the plane…With Conner needing a rest, his backup, Quadree Ollison executed a jump-cut behind his left tackle’s block to break free on an 18-yard run into Penn State territory. Conner returned and on second-& -goal, he went over the top as Bisnowaty crushed both Sickler and strong-side linebacker Manny Bowen for his key contribution during Pitt’s third touchdown run for the day in the third quarter…The attendance of 69,983 set a Pittsburgh sports all-time record. The previous record crowd for a sporting event held in the city of Pittsburgh was 68,918 for the Pitt football game against Fordham in 1938 (at Pitt Stadium). Pitt’s 42 points marked the most the Panthers have ever scored against Penn State. The previous Pitt high for points against the Nittany Lions was 41 points in the 1931 contest…In the post game press conference, Bisnowaty responded to several questions. On the success of the rushing game against Penn State compared to that against Villanova: “They are two different defenses. Each week is different. The game plans were different. Last week we had a certain game plan and this week we had something different. It just depends on what our coaches do in certain situations and this week we were able to execute a little better.”…On exploiting the outside rushing opportunities: “I think we do our job up front. Whatever the play call is, our guys will go around and make plays. I think the guys are really excited and we have a very talented offense. No matter who gets the ball, we will be in good hands.”…On the significance of beating Penn State: “I think this is a win that I will remember forever. I had a chance to talk to Coach Majors when we got
down here, we asked him a few questions and he kept telling us stories. He kept bringing up different games. He would remember the score, how many wins they had, how many losses they had. That’s a big win right here. I will never forget my win against Penn State.”…Primary Blocking Assignment-DE#90-Garrett Sickler (6:04-263)-Two solo tackles; DE#97-Ryan Buchholz (6:06-271)-No tackles…Bisnowaty Offensive Impact-The lineman recorded fifteen key blocks/knockdowns, as he had two touchdown-resulting blocks on all three of the team’s scoring runs, along with delivering a pair of down field blocks. He was penalized once (ineligible player), grading 96% for blocking consistency...Team Offensive Impact-The Panthers completed 11-of-15 passes (73.33%) for 91 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, rushing for 341 yards and three touchdowns on 56 carries (6.09 ypc), as they gained 432 yards on a total of 71 plays (6.08 yards per attempt)…The offensive line allowed no sacks, nine stops for losses totaling 17 yards and three quarterback pressures, but none were charged to their left tackle.

Oklahoma State…With Bisnowaty leading the action in the trenches, delivering another fifteen key blocks, Pittsburgh finished with 527 yards of total offense, its first game with 500-plus yards on the offensive side of the ball since the Panthers accumulated 523 yards vs. North Carolina on November 15th, 2014. The offense amassed their offensive total with 290 yards rushing and a season-high 237 yards passing…Bisnowaty baited defensive end Cole Walterscheid into getting into a hand-to-hand combat mode, as the left tackle locked on and drove the Cowboy wide, allowing tailback James Conner to redirect inside for a 32-yard scamper to the Oklahoma State 10-yard line. On the next snap, backup Quadree Henderson’s number was called and he took the handoff and seeing that Bisnowaty had stood up Walterscheid to clear an inside rush lane, he raced ten yards into the end zone to cap that 70-yard drive… It was “old school” smash-mouth football, with Pitt lining up their fullback and move tight end ahead of Conner, who lowered his pads and got behind a log block by Bisnowaty on fourth-& -goal to angle inside for a 1-yard touchdown to conclude an 83-yard, 9-play second quarter march…On a post pattern play from quarterback Nathan Peterman to Jester Weah, Bisnowaty latched on to Walterscheid, driving the defender away from the pocket to give his signal-caller ample room before Weah turned the pass into a 60-yard score just before halftime…Both Bisnowaty and left guard Dorian Johnson teamed up to deliver scoop blocks that neutralized defensive tackle Eric Davis and defensive end Vili Leveni, creating a rush lane that Quadree Henderson used to burst through en route to a 50-yard touchdown jaunt that temporarily knotted the score at 38-38 late in the third stanza…Primary Blocking Assignment-DE#93-Jarrell Owens (6:03-272)-One solo tackle; DE#82-Cole Walterscheid (6:05-259)-No tackles; DE#95-Vili Leveni (6:04-290)-Two solo tackles…Bisnowaty Offensive Impact-The lineman recorded fifteen key blocks/knock-downs, as he had two touchdown-resulting blocks for the running game and a key block during a scoring pass play, adding one block down field and grading 95% for blocking consistency...Team Offensive Impact-The Panthers completed 14-of-30 passes (46.67%) for 237 yards, one touchdown and one interception, rushing for 290 yards and three touchdowns on 54 carries (5.37 ypc), as they gained 527 yards on a total of 84 plays (6.27 yards per attempt)…The offensive line allowed two sacks for minus 14 yards, eleven stops for losses totaling 34 yards and three quarterback pressures, but none were charged to their left tackle.

North Carolina…Except for a holding penalty during the game’s opening series, Bisnowaty continued to pile up excellent blocking consistency grades, but the Panthers again saw a game slip out of their hands in the final moments, falling to the Tar Heels by a 37-36 score with two seconds left on the game clock…''When something like that (comeback) happens, you have to look at yourself first: Did I do everything I needed to do to get us a victory?'' Pitt defensive end Ejuan Price said. ''I think that answer is no.''… On the first play of the game, Bisnowaty fired off the snap and took the legs out from under All-Atlantic Coast Conference defensive tackle Nazair Jones, clearing room as tailback James Conner bounced to the right corner with a short backfield catch, turning on the burners for a 20-yard gain. The drive later stalled and Bisnowaty was flagged for holding on another screen pass during the game’s opening possession…When Aaron Crawford tried to sneak past left guard Dorian Johnson on a running play, Bisnowaty easily slide over to stall the defensive tackle and drive the Tar Heel into the ground, as his fold block resulted in James Conner going over the middle for a 1-yard score early in the second quarter…Three big runs around the left side of the line culminated when Bisnowaty and crew pushed the UNC first level defenders inside, clearing an alley that fullback George Aston used for his 3-yard touchdown run at the end of a 75-yard, 11-play second quarter march…Bisnowaty leveled linebacker Andre Smith on a 21-yard run around the left side by Quadree Henderson and later opened a gash that Henderson angled through for an 11-yard pickup around the left corner before he was stopped at the UNC 2-yard line. On the next snap, freshman Chawntez Moss took the handoff and went up the middle for a 1-yard score to cap a 56-yard drive to start third quarter action…James Conner would turn a second level block by his left tackle into a27-yard scamper, as fullback George Aston then used Bisnowaty’s scoop block on defensive end Mikey Bart to break for a 14-yard gain around the left corner, placing the ball at the UNC 2. Surging off the line on third-& -goal, Bisnowaty engulfed Crawford and strong-side linebacker
Cayson Collins as Peterman followed behind his left tackle into the end zone for a 1-yard touchdown to finish off that 11-play, 82-yard series late in the third frame…Pitt finished with 421 yards of total offense and 281 rushing yards on 55 attempts with four rushing touchdowns. It was their third consecutive game with at least 50 rushing attempts and 275 rushing yards as a team…Primary Blocking Assignment-DE#45-Mikey Bart (6:03-273)-One assisted tackle; DE#95-Tyler Powell (6:04-277)-No tackles; DT#90-Nazair Jones (6:05-313)-One solo tackle…Bisnowaty Offensive Impact-The lineman recorded fifteen key blocks/knock-downs, as he had three touchdown-resulting blocks for the running game and two key downfield blocks during other scoring drives. He was penalized once for holding, grading 95% for blocking consistency...Team Offensive Impact-The Panthers completed 14-of-18 passes (88.78%) for 140 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions, rushing for 281 yards and four touchdowns on 55 carries (5.11 ypc), as they gained 421 yards on a total of 73 plays (5.77 yards per attempt)…The offensive line allowed no sacks, three stops for losses totaling three yards and no quarterback pressures, but none were charged to their left tackle.

Marshall…Bisnowaty “only” recorded eleven knockdowns as he cleared huge holes for a ground game that scored three times. Quarterback Nathan Peterman threw for 280 yards and two more scores, including a 54-yard lob to Jester Weah with 1:04 to go as Pittsburgh avoided a second-half meltdown by outlasting Marshall, 43-27. The Panthers let a 27-point halftime lead get narrowed to just 30-27 and faced third-& -3 from the Pitt 46 when Peterman found a streaking Weah down the left sideline. Weah out-jumped a Marshall defender for the ball and strolled the final 30 yards into the end zone…Bisnowaty provided a key block on a short yardage run that kept a game-opening 8-play, 75-yard series alive, as he fired low off the snap to get his hands underneath the jersey of Ryan Bee, pushing the defender to the ground as tailback James Conner took the ball on a third-& -2 carry for a 4-yard first down deep inside Marshall territory. Fullback George Aston would end that march with a 5-yard touchdown run, as he executed an end-around over the left side, where Bisnowaty helped collapse the Thundering Herd front wall, leveling defensive tackle Jason Smith in the process… Bisnowaty worked in-line to clear out a rush lane used by Quadree Henderson for a 34-yard scamper to the Marshall 4-yard marker. Two plays later, he was again on the move, pushing weak-side linebacker Chase Hancock into Jason Smith while Conner went through the middle for a 1-yard touchdown to end a 7-play, 83-yard series in the opening frame…The left tackle simply engulfed rush end Mason White, as freshman Chawntez Moss took a handoff and cut back to the right side before angling up the middle of the field for a 41-yard jaunt. A cut back by Moss around Bisnowaty saw the tailback tack on another 21 yards of real estate on the ground. Middle linebacker Omari Cobb was neutralized the instant that Bisnowaty latched on to the Herd defender and receiver Maurice Ffrench took the handoff, as he saw the hole developing, slipping through his left tackle and guard for the final 11 yards needed for the Panthers’ third touchdown run for the first quarter… Primary Blocking Assignment-DE#491-Ryan Bee (6:07-266)-Two tackles (one solo): Rush DE#97-Mason White (6:03-223)-No tackles; DT#99-Jason Smith (6:03-300)-One assisted tackle…Bisnowaty Offensive Impact-The lineman recorded eleven key blocks/knockdowns, as he had three touchdown-resulting blocks for the running game and one key downfield block during another scoring drive, grading 94% for blocking consistency...Team Offensive Impact-The Panthers completed 17-of-24 passes (70.83%) for 280 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, rushing for 252 yards and three touchdowns on 41 carries (6.15 ypc), as they gained 532 yards on a total of 65 plays (8.18 yards per attempt)…The offensive line allowed no sacks, four stops for losses totaling nine yards and five quarterback pressures, but none were charged to their left tackle.

2015 SEASON
The Pittsburgh left tackle earned All-American fourth-team and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team honors from The NFL Draft Report, as that scouting information service recognized Bisnowaty as the top performer in the league at the demanding left tackle position, awarding him a blocking consistency grade of 89.75%...The All-ACC first-team choice by the league’s coaches finished fourth in the voting for the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given annually to the best linemen in various major conferences…Bisnowaty also earned Academic All-ACC accolades for the third consecutive season as he started all but the only game he was sidelined for, sitting out the Akron contest due to an ankle sprain…He still led the ACC linemen with 96 knockdowns/key blocks, as he delivered touchdown-resulting blocks on fourteen drives that ended with rushing attempts and eight more that were produced by the Panthers passing attack…Registered eight key blocks down field…On 385 pass plays, he allowed only one quarterback sack and a lone QB pressure, yielding three stops-for-loss in the backfield…In an obvious reliance on the left side of their front wall that featured Bisnowaty and guard Dorian Johnson, the team managed nineteen touchdown runs (fourteen that the left tackle was involved in)…The Panthers front line allowed 37.0 sacks (2.85 per game), but helped the offense generate 4,907 yards, an average of 377.46 yards per game, but managed just 307 yards in the game that their left tackle was sidelined (vs. Akron)…The team’s active leader with thirty consecutive starting assignments, Bisnowaty also recorded a solo tackle in postseason action after Pittsburgh had suffered an interception.

2014 SEASON
Bisnowaty appeared in eleven contests, starting all but the Miami clash at the demanding left tackle position…The two-time Academic All-American Coast Conference selection suffered an ankle sprain during the second half vs. North Carolina that forced him to sit out the Syracuse clash…In perhaps it being a case for not realizing how important a player can be for the team’s overall success, in the nearly ten quarters of action (second half vs. UNC and the entire Virginia and Syracuse games) without their sophomore left tackle, the Panthers vaunted running corps reached the end zone just one time. With Bisnowaty in the starting lineup, those same ball carriers accounted for a total of 34 other touchdowns…Bisnowaty was a “healthy” scratch vs. the Virginia Cavaliers, but in 258 pass plays that he participated in, he limited defenders to just two of the twenty-one quarterback sacks allowed by the Pitt front wall…The team averaged 359.77 yards per game, as their left tackle made 67 key blocks/knockdowns, sixteen touchdown-resulting blocks and graded 86.36% for blocking consistency…The left tackle produced a blocking consistency grade of 86.91%, delivering 67 key blocks/knockdowns and playing a big part with seventeen touchdown-resulting blocks.

2013 SEASON
Bisnowaty emerged from fall camp as the Panthers’ starting left tackle, beating out senior Juantez Hollins after T.J. Clemmings’ footwork made the coaches shift the junior to the right side, where current left guard Dorian Johnson served as Clemmings’ caddy…The red-shirt freshman was credited with 77 knockdowns and ten touchdown-resulting blocks, but he was one of the few bright spots for a team that ranked 118th of 123 major colleges in sacks allowed, as opponents got to Panthers quarterbacks 43 times for losses totaling 361 yards…Bisnowaty was lost for the final four games on the schedule due to a back injury.

2012 SEASON
Bisnowaty red-shirted as a true freshman...Performing on the scout team, he excelled in the class room, picking up Big East Conference All-Academic Football Team honors.

INJURY REPORT
2013 Season…A back injury would prevent Bisnowaty from playing in Pitt’s final four games.
2014 Season…The left tackle missed most of the second half of the North Carolina game with an ankle sprain that kept him out the following week vs. Syracuse and limited his playing time in the Miami clash.
2015 Season…The red-shirt junior did not appear vs. Akron due to an ankle sprain.

AGILITY TESTS
5.15 in the 40-yard dash…1.77 10-yard dash…2.89 20-yard dash…4.52 20-yard shuttle…7.43 three-cone drill…30.5-inch vertical jump…9’-03” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 29 times…33 7/8-inch arm length…10-inch hands…78 7/8-inch wingspan.

HIGH SCHOOL
Bisnowaty attended Fox Chapel (Pittsburgh, Pa.) High School, playing football for head coach Eric Ravotti...Lettered all four seasons, starting the final three at offensive tackle and guard, in addition to performing as a defensive tackle…Rated the sixth-best player in the state and 19th-best in the nation by Rivals.com…Ranked tenth overall on the ESPN national recruiting list….The All-WPIAL
Class AAAA Big East Conference selection recorded 50 tackles with three fumble recoveries and also blocked two kicks…Led the team to the WPIAL Class AAAA playoffs as a senior...Named to the , “Fabulous 22” list by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and “Terrific 25” squad by the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review…Competed in the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl…In track, the weight man recorded a shot-put toss of 43’-07” and a discus heave of 95’-06” at the 38th Boathouse Baldwin Invitational in 2011. Additionally, he competed in the javelin.

PERSONAL
Bisnowaty graduated in 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and is now pursuing his graduate work in health and fitness in Pitt's School of Education…The son of Randi and Miron Bisnowaty, he was born Adam Matthew Bisnowaty on 12/14/93, and resides in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

I'll read the rest later,  
Big Blue '56 : 4/29/2017 4:59 pm : link
but compares to Joe Staley? Nice
thank you  
spike : 4/29/2017 5:05 pm : link
great pickup JR
Sounds like we might have gotten a steal on this one  
David in LA : 4/29/2017 5:05 pm : link
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How did this guy  
Gman11 : 4/29/2017 5:05 pm : link
last until the sixth round? Reading that scouting report it doesn't sound like a sixth rounder to me.
Interesting  
Shecky : 4/29/2017 5:12 pm : link
Another player drafted noted for their ability in the second level. Him and Engram got great write ups for their ability to block well in the second level. And the RB drafted today was noted for his ability to break tackles at the second level as well.
GMAN11......Didn't have a good end to the season  
edavisiii : 4/29/2017 5:15 pm : link
and struggled in Senior Bowl...but he was hurt. Might be not as good as Dave T's report but 6th round...might be a David Deil type pick...tough, versatile, COULD play left tackle....let's hope.
If Seattle Loved Him So Much  
Samiam : 4/29/2017 5:19 pm : link
Why didn't they draft him ?
DAVE TE TO EDEVISIII  
nflscouting : 4/29/2017 5:23 pm : link
The third day is when you find those hidden gems. Until he got his foot stepped on three times in the game vs. Virginia Tech, he was steamrolling over people
Don't know if might still be posted, but if you go back & look at National's grades on the seniors back last June, he was the top rated OT. Consider him a "black Friday" Giants pick - an item they got at a much cheaper price
What was his injury in 2016?  
5BowlsSoon : 4/29/2017 5:29 pm : link
The repost didn't state one for 2016.
Was he injured during the Senior Bowl? So,done said he absolutely stunk. Was he injured?
RE: GMAN11......Didn't have a good end to the season  
Shecky : 4/29/2017 5:33 pm : link
In comment 13453425 edavisiii said:
Quote:
and struggled in Senior Bowl...but he was hurt. Might be not as good as Dave T's report but 6th round...might be a David Deil type pick...tough, versatile, COULD play left tackle....let's hope.


Sky's Bowl Game report from year end consideredhim a top OT and possible 1st rounder. So the top two BBI prospect t gurus like him...


69 OT Adam Bisnowaty – 6’6/305

Fifth year senior and another four year starter. He’s had a few minor injuries throughout his career but nothing that should really impact his final grade. The two time All-ACC left tackle is considered the top blind side protector by some. Really smooth athlete in pass protection that has an easy time staying balanced and quick. He has the ideal frame and footwork that will get a coach excited. The one thing that always popped up when I scouted him was a lack of finishing power. He has a hard time locking guys up and won’t get much of a push as a run blocker. More of a finesse blocker at this point. This LT group is very up in their air but Bisnowaty will likely finish in the top 3 of this group and be drafted in the first round.
Follows through  
old man : 4/29/2017 5:43 pm : link
to whistle,usually a sign of a guy that has heart, which you can't teach; and tough, someone that hates to be beaten.
Seems the type that would have extra appreciation being traded up for.
Even if he's a DD that gives you 4-5 good years @G, thats 4-5 good years, from the 6th rd.
Just wanted to say Dave TE  
bigbluescot : 4/29/2017 5:48 pm : link
a sincere thank you for all the info you put up on this board. It's such an indepth resource along with Sy's grade which helps to contextualise most of the picks, especially for guys like myself who don't get to see a lot of college football in the UK (most of the stuff we get is limited to SEC)
Well, Maybe He Can Make Immediate Impact,  
clatterbuck : 4/29/2017 5:53 pm : link
what the hell do I know anyway?
Thanks again, Dave  
GMen23 : 4/29/2017 6:02 pm : link
You turned us on to this guy Dave. My alma mater no less.
I see NE, jumped up in the 7th, for your boy, Mcdermott, also.

Hope you had a successful weekend.
Dave Te.....  
Ed A. : 4/29/2017 6:06 pm : link
Fantastic report!! Can't thank you enough for the quality reports you provided throughout this draft.
he stayed another year cause he didn't care for  
Canton : 4/29/2017 6:10 pm : link
being slotted as a day 2 draftee. Wonder how he feels now, not being taken until the sixth.

Hopefully he has a huge chip on his shoulder and proves everyone wrong.
Love this pick  
WillVAB : 4/29/2017 6:13 pm : link
Could be the next Diehl.
Very confused at how he lasted so long  
PatersonPlank : 4/29/2017 6:19 pm : link
But I love it.
if this report is accurate ...  
annexOPR : 4/29/2017 6:35 pm : link
sounds like he shouldve been a 2/3 rounder, at least.

Wow  
cosmicj : 4/29/2017 6:41 pm : link
A very interesting pick.
TO 5BOWLSSOON  
nflscouting : 4/29/2017 6:43 pm : link
Bisnowaty had his left foot stepped on 3 times vs. Virginia Tech & the injury lingered through the Combine but has a cleared medical. That injury greatly affected his balance, as it was hart to pivot with the foot heavily taped
TO GMEN  
nflscouting : 4/29/2017 6:46 pm : link
It was fun here in Boston & great to be back at BBI. Now, time to get out of NE, head home, pack & put on my basketball scouts hat for a trip over to Europe...it never ends
great stuff, Dave  
ColHowPepper : 4/29/2017 6:50 pm : link
thank you!!
...  
annexOPR : 4/29/2017 7:03 pm : link
let's just pretend he was the 3rd rounder and webb was traded up for in the 6th ... great job reese. #Need4Needs
Suck eggs BBI,  
oldog : 4/29/2017 8:45 pm : link
but keep posting to let us know how much smarter than Jerry Reese, you all are.
That  
ChicagoMarty : 4/29/2017 11:48 pm : link
was one helluva scouting report.

Hoorah!
Many thanks, Dave.  
Big Blue Blogger : 4/29/2017 11:56 pm : link
Great report.
RE: TO 5BOWLSSOON  
Percy : 4/30/2017 7:38 am : link
In comment 13453687 nflscouting said:
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Bisnowaty had his left foot stepped on 3 times vs. Virginia Tech & the injury lingered through the Combine but has a cleared medical. That injury greatly affected his balance, as it was hart to pivot with the foot heavily taped
Fantastic, informative evaluation of this player. Now convinced he was a steal at 6. Thanks!
Just heard that Erick Flowers went to the facility early this morning  
Jimmy Googs : 4/30/2017 7:55 am : link
to start working out...
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