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By Anthony “Mini-Kiper” Carillo-Contributing Writer-Football Reporters Online
1) Matt Kalil-Southern California/6’7’’/306 Lbs./4.99 40/30 Bench Reps/Junior
Kalil is the top tackle prospect in this year’s draft after anchoring the USC offensive line for two years. He has great upper body strength and has excellent feet. He has great hands and is has no problem getting off the blocks and moving to the next level in the run game. He will be a great player in the NFL and will anchor an offensive line for years to come.
2) Riley Reiff-Iowa/6’6’’/313 Lbs./5.23 40/23 Bench Reps/Junior
This tackle is a powerful blocker and excels in pass protection. He is a fluid runner who can seal the edge on run plays, as well as explode to the linebacker level and pick up blocks in the run game. He is a durable player who uses his hands perfectly and will be an instant upgrade to any team that picks him up.
3) Johnathan Martin-Stanford/6’5’’/312 Lbs./5.29 40/Junior
Martin only missed two games in his whole Stanford career, which means he is a very tough player. He carries his weight very well and has great technique. He is an excellent pass blocker and is an aggressive blocker against the run. One thing he will need to work on is staying balanced on his feet in the run game, and he needs to get more explosive off the ball when going against the top NFL pass rushers.
4) Mike Adams-Ohio State/6’7’’/323 Lbs./5.40 40/19 Bench Reps/Senior
Adams has a good frame and just-good enough footwork to not get beat at the collegiate level. He employs a decent pass set to get back and anchor himself against the bull rush, and has the footwork to shuffle and keep his feet chopping when blocking to drive a man downfield in the run game. His big-game experience playing so many years and games at Ohio State helps his value.
5) Nate Potter-Boise State/6’6’’/303 Lbs./5.36 40/22 Bench Reps/Senior
Potter is quick off the ball and can sustain blocks in the run game. He has excellent strength and balance, which helps him with his technique. He is good to get up the field and onto the second level and play with guards, which will make him valuable to also play guard. Potter needs to work on his explosiveness off the ball.
6) Zebrie Sanders-Florida State/6’6’’/320 Lbs./5.41 40/28 Bench Reps/Senior
Sanders is very athletic who can hold his own in the run game, but he excels as a pass blocker by using his hands and size. He has good feet and is very smooth in movements and pass sets. He has good agility and can get his body on defenders up field in the screen game. He is an average explosive player, but needs to work on those impact blocks and really moving people off the line.
7) Mitchell Schwartz-California/6’5’’/318 Lbs./5.45 40/23 Bench Reps/Senior
This tackle plays with great technique, and he is an effective pass rusher by sitting back and letting the eager pass rushers come to him, and then he uses his hands and technique to move them to the side. He needs to work on his flexibility because he is a little stiff coming out of his stance.
8) Brandon Mosley-Auburn/6’6’’/314 Lbs./5.21 40/30 Bench Reps/Senior
Mosley is great as mirroring his defenders to wall them off in the pass game. He is a violent blocker, but he needs to work on a lot of things since he has not played the position for long. He also has played in a spread offense at Auburn so he will need some time to transition into a normal NFL offense.
9) Tony Bergstrom-Utah/6’5’’/313 Lbs./5.27 40/32 Bench Reps/Senior
He has great hands and is great movement in space. He looks natural in his pass sets and his kick steps are fast and he gets himself positioned to take on rushers quick. He is not explosive almost weak tackle. He needs a lot of help in the run game and needs to learn how to get off the ball quickly.
10) Jeff Allen-Illinois/6’4’’/307 Lbs./5.28 40/26 Bench Reps/Senior
Allen has shown that he is a very versatile player and can play both tackle and guard. He has decent footwork in pass sets, and also has great steps when he is asked to pull down the line. He is a good shield blocker and is not a flashy blocker, but you will rarely see a defender get around him. He is a solid and strong blocker; a kind of blocker that a lot of teams in the NFL want.
11) Matt Reynolds-BYU/6’5’’/302 Lbs./5.37 40/25 Bench Reps/Senior
Great run blocker who can move quickly and has great leg drive. He is very explosive off the ball but gets slower moving up the field.
12) Matt McCants-UAB/6’6’’/308 Lbs./5.52 40/17 Bench Reps/Senior
A very good positional blocker who has great, flexible hips. He is a good pass blocker and is very athletic.
13) Andrew Datko-Florida State/6’6’’/315 Lbs./5.23 40/Senior
Fast off the line of scrimmage and quick to his blocks. He can struggle sometimes in the pass protection, but excels in the run blocking game.
14) Tom Compton-South Dakota/6’5’’/314 Lbs./5.11 40/20 Bench Reps/Senior
Quick off the ball and uses the right angles to get upfield and onto the second level of blockers, but he needs to work on his balance in the pass game.
15) Lamar Holmes-Southern Miss/6’5’’/323 Lbs./5.41 40/22 Bench Reps/Senior
Great natural strength and can stand his ground. He can move his feet well for his size and mirror the quicker rushers, but has a habit of stopping his feet after contract.
16) Donald Stephenson-Oklahoma/6’6’’/312 Lbs./4.94 40/19 Bench Reps/Senior
Quick out of his stance, and has great feet and excellent lateral movement, but lacks strength despite his big 6’6’’ frame.
17) Marcel Jones-Nebraska/6’6’’/320 Lbs./5.67 40/13 Bench Reps/Senior
18) Dustin Waldron-Portland State/6’5’’/305 Lbs./5.34 40/29 Bench Reps/Senior
19) Jeff Adams-Columbia/6’6’’/306 Lbs./5.18 40/19 Bench Reps/Senior
20) John Cullen-Utah/6’5’’/297 Lbs./5.34 40/23 Bench Reps/Senior
21) Landon Walker-Clemson/6’5’’/301 Lbs./5.18 40/Senior
22) Markus Zusevics-Iowa/6’5’’/303 Lbs./5.08 40/Senior
23) Mike Ryan-Connecticut/6’5’’/319 Lbs./5.38 40/Senior
24) James Carmon-Mississippi State/6’6’’/334 Lbs./5.43 40/Senior
25) Josh Oglesby-Wisconsin/6’7’’/338 Lbs./5.80 40/22 Bench Reps/Senior
26) Chandler Burden-Kentucky/6’4’’/315 Lbs./5.06 40/Senior
27) Bradley Sowell-Mississippi/6’7’’/316 Lbs./5.26 40/Senior
28) Bryce Harris-Fresno State/6’6’’/300 Lbs./5.27 40/Senior
29) Blake DeChristopher-Virginia Tech/6’5’’/305 Lbs./5.10 40/Senior
30) Trevor Olson-Northern Illinois/6’6’’/302 Lbs./5.29 40/Senior
By Dr. Bill Chachkes-Exec. Editor-Football Reporters Online
This is probably the strongest class of offensive linemen overall in a few years, and no one sub-group shows that level of talent more then the guards in this draft class.
Mr. DeCastro is possibly the most complete player in the group, and could probably play any position on the line except left tackle. He is also the one of the few players that fits both a man on man and a zone-type blocking scheme, which is a huge plus for the team drafting him. He might be the second lineman off the boards on draft day 1. Some of the “glossy” publications like to rank Guards and Centers together, but we prefer to rate them in separate sections as they are different positions.
1) David DeCastro-Stanford (Jr.) 6’5.0”-312lbs. 40-5.22 Bench-34 reps-Gr. 6.5
A dominating, punishing run blocker, as well as a very good pass protection blocker. Also pulls and traps very well. Highly mobile for his size, but could stand to add a little bit of lower body strength. Can be a success in any scheme. Will also block down field as much as 8 yards off the line, while successfully engaging targets. Rarely gets beat in pass coverage assignments. Would be even better if he gained 7 or 8 pounds, but could stay where he is and remain effective. We’d be surprised if he fell past the middle of the 1st round.
2) Cordy Glenn-Georgia 6’ 5.5”-346 lbs. 40-5.15(comb.) Bench-31 reps-Gr. 6.4
Cordy played mostly tackle for the Bulldogs, but will move to guard at the next level. Needs to drop some weight to increase his foot speed, but extremely physically strong and sound technically as a lineman. Has exceptionally long arms and big hands, and is strong at the point of attack. Very strong lower body as well, but could play “meaner” at times, and should keep his arms up more often. Could get tired early at times when double teamed by defensive players. We are looking forward to seeing Mr. Glenn at the next level.
By Anthony “Mini-Kiper” Carillo-Football Reporters Online Contributing Writer/Radio Host)
1) Andrew Luck-Stanford University/6’4’’/234 Lbs./4.67 40/Senior
Andrew Luck is the most complete and NFL ready player in this year’s NFL draft. He is projected to go first overall to the Indianapolis Colts to replace Peyton Manning. He is a tough, durable quarterback with great pocket awareness, and his release is quick and effective. He has the necessary speed to take off and run if necessary, and he makes few mistakes on the field. If he does go to the Colts at number 1, he will have big shoes to fill, but over time we will watch him develop into the franchise quarterback we all think he will become.
2) Robert Griffin III-Baylor University/6’2’’/223 Lbs./4.41 40/Junior
Griffin is one of those players that teams will have wished they would have taken in this year’s draft. RG3 has blazing speed, as well as a very accurate arm. At one point during his 2011 Heisman trophy season he had more touchdowns than incompletions, and that was 5 games into the season. Just like Luck, Griffin has excellent pocket awareness, he can throw on the run, and he also has a very strong arm to complete the deep passes. Griffin is someone that will make an immediate impact on whatever teams he goes too, and if he can stay healthy in the league, look for him to be one of those once in a decade type playmakers.
3) Brandon Weeden-Oklahoma State University/6’4’’/218 Lbs./Senior
Most people would have put Ryan Tannehill as their number 3 quarterback for this year’s draft, but not me. Weeden led Oklahoma State to a 11-1 season, and caped it off by beating Andrew Luck’s Stanford team in the fiesta bowl. Weeden is 28 years old, which will raise questions about his longevity in the NFL, but never the less he still is a great quarterback. He has a strong, accurate arm, as well as great decision makings. This past season he completed 72.3% of his passes and throwing 37 touchdowns to only 13 interceptions. I believe that Weeden may sneak into the first round, but he will definitely be off the board in the second round.