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