However, plays with a mean streak and does a nice job extending his long arms and using his hands to get into blocks. Can be a bit of a velcro player, works hard to stay on opposing linemen and keep his man from making a play on the ball even when driven into the backfield. Will fight till the whistle.
Isn't real stout at the point of attack in pass protection and struggles to sit into his stance and lock out inside. However, displays quick hands and above average footwork, allowing him to regain leverage and shuffle his feet through contact when asked to block one on one.
Impression: He's long and works hard to stick to blocks, but I can't see him being able to hold up physically in either the run or pass game at the next level."
Positive: Strong, small-area blocker with limited upside. Stays square, keeps defenders in front of him, and blocks with good lean. Has a nasty attitude and looks to hit as many opponents off the snap as possible. Solid overall body strength and controls defenders once engaged at the point of attack. Keeps his head on a swivel and works with teammates.
Negative: Lumbers around the field, lacks blocking balance and struggles to adjust. Poor agility hampers his ability to finish blocks.
Analysis: Toler is a big lineman and potential backup at the next level in a power running offense."
2009: Spent the 2009 season as the Huskies' starter at center ... earned honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... also won the UW's offensive weight lifting award at the postseason awards banquet ... started the first 11 games of the season before missing the finale vs. Cal due to injury.
2008: Played in all 12 games during the 2008 season ... split time with Casey Bulyca at right guard ... started the final seven games of the season at right guard.
2007: In his second season as a Husky, took over at left guard, playing the vast majority of snaps there ... started 12 out of 13 games, missing the start only in the California game ... named a second-team Freshman All-America by rivals.com ... named first-team Redshirt Freshman All-America by collegesportsreport.com.
2006: Spent his true freshman season on the Husky service team and did not play in any games in 2006.
HIGH SCHOOL & PERSONAL: Led Pasco to a 10-2 record, including an 8-1 record in the Big Nine league, and a berth in the state tournament ... a first-team Seattle Times and Associated Press all-state selection ... a Seattle Times "red chip" recruit ... ranked 31st nationally among offensive tackles and eighth among state recruits by Rivals.com ... named the No. 13 prospect in the Northwest, and No. 67 in the West, on Scout.com's Hot 100 ... named an all-region selection by PrepStar ... helped Pasco to 4A state title as a sophomore, including a 13-1 record and a 21-14 title-game win over Ballard.
Strengths: Tolar is a guy who'll block to the whistle. He has a mean streak and is an aggressive player. He'll fight and work to move a defender out of a hole. Can deliver a jolt of a punch in pass pro.
Weaknesses: He's not a good athlete nor is he too strong at the POA. Slow off the snap at times. Plays with inconsistent leverage. Lacks the ability to anchor in pass pro. Lack of lateral mobility will make him vulnerable in pass pro. His mean streak allows him to get personal foul penalties occasionally.
Projection: UDFA who should get a training camp invite."