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2012 OG Rankings

April 10, 2012

Offensive Guard

Prototype in the NFL: Logan Mankins

Best In Class

Best Feet: Amini Silatolu                                   Best Jab: Kelechi Osemele

Best Run Blocker: Brandon Brooks               Best 2nd level Blocker: David DeCastro

Best Pass Blocker: David DeCastro               Best Mean Streak: Lucas Nix

Best Pancake Blocker: Johnnie Troutman   Best Technician: Kevin Seitler

1. David DeCastro Stanford #52 6’4 7/8 316 Sr.

Comparison: Steve Hutchinson

Background: Redshirted in ’08. 13/13 at RG earning honorable mention Pac-10 in ’09. 13/13 at RG earning 1st team Pac-10 in ’10. 13/13 at RG earning 1st team Pac-10 in ’11.

Combine: Looked extremely fluid in mirror drill. Unable to get out to rusher on kick slide drill, next time looked good getting out there on kick slide drill. Very good in 1×1 mirror drill, even better the next time. Led group in nearly all of the drills showing them how it would be done.

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6047

316

32.75

10

5.43

34

29.5

802

4.56

7.3

69

Notes: 1st team Pac-10 in 2010. Had a very good game in the ’10 Orange Bowl vs. Virginia Tech. Very strong player who is thick throughout and looks and moves like an NFL OG. Had a great pull block on the 2nd level (6:25 1st), another great pancake pull block (8:00 2nd), another great pull block on 2nd level on same play (7:36 4th), and showed leadership chastising a fellow OL when late in the 4th of the blowout he blocked past the whistle (4:20 4th). Nearly every big gainer run was behind a pull block from DeCastro and nearly every short yardage run was behind him on a straight block. He is above average as an in-line blocker but he makes his money on pull blocks as he is the rare big, strong OG who has the quickness and mobility to consistently block LBs and safeties. 3rd round but probably will return 1/4/11. In the 2011 Oregon game I didn’t watch him too much but saw him pull on left run and really blow off the line a DE showing his great strength and mobility (7:00 3rd). In the 2011 Washington game he had a nice pull block showing elite mobility and solid strength pushing DE out of way (2:17 1st), easily handled DT Alamedu Ta’amu on inside push turning him that way and pancaking him as run was outside, noticed a few plays where he wasn’t able to get a push or was pushed around showing that he has great mobility and technique but isn’t an incredibly strong guy, pushed Ta’amu back on inside run play showing strength, good example of lack of strength as blitzing LB knocked him back 5 yds viciously-his only weakness (10:30 4th).  In the 2011 Notre Dame game he showed his elite feet easily handling a wide arc rush by the DT and gently pancaking him (more like DT tripped) for no rush (13:25 1st), lost outside edge to DT and fell down forcing QB to scramble out of pocket, bullrushed 4 yds back getting near QB for almost tipped ball, outstanding feet again carrying stunting DT 5 yds sideways and out of play-shows me again that he’s better on the move than in the phone booth (4:15 1st), easily blocked blitzing LB for no rush, 3 yd push backwards of DT on run play-one of the only pushes I’ve seen all game by him, great pull block getting outside shoulder of defender to push him inside and give RB wide open lane outside (12:08 1st), very good 2nd level block getting to LB and holding his block the entire time-rare that I see an OL hold a 2nd level block that long, good block again on LB Te’o running right at him, He had a great game in that he only was beat one time and showed elite feet, technique, and balance yet I have to admit I still see the same issues with him. For one of the best OGs to come out in years he rarely moves the pile and is only okay in the phone booth. If a team drafts him they better plan on pulling him or sending him out to block LBs on most plays otherwise he will be wasted as he’s a mediocre in line blocker. He has no holes in his game as he will be good in pass pro, good in run blocking, good against quick DTs, good against big DTs, okay at blocking in line, and great at blocking on the 2nd level. Yet compare him to Mike Iupati, Shawn Andrews, or other former 1st round OGs and he clearly lacks the elite strength that a Larry Allen made so popular. The comparison to Hutchinson is apt since he also had no real weaknesses yet wasn’t a super dominant player but just a guy who made invisible the player across from him. DeCastro is an eraser but he won’t wow you like a Larry Allen did taking a 340 lb Dana Stubblefield and sending him back 10 yds to create a gargantuan hole for a RB to run through. I’m not saying he’s not a 1st rounder I’m just saying he’s a more well rounded, less dominant in one area 1st rounder.

Tape: 2011:Oregon, Notre Dame,Oklahoma St. 2010: Virginia Tech

Overall: David is an elite OG whose dominance is sparking up the age old discussion of how high should a team really take an OG in the draft. I’m of the opinion that few OGs deserve anything higher than a late 1st round grade as it’s an easy position to fill, it’s a position that isn’t as expensive as others in free agency, and it’s a position that mediocre talent can play if they play next to a top end OT or C who can help them. I’ve only given two OGs a top 15 grade in the past 10 years of doing this (Shawn Andrews, Mike Iupati) and neither have been successful enough to warrant me lower my standards. Let me say though, so I’m not misquoted, that I love DeCastro and he’s one of the most well rounded OGs I’ve ever graded. He has elite feet, elite technique, elite balance, above average agility in the open field, and solid strength. Yet when I watch him I rarely see dominant plays (the closest is when he pulls and gets matched up with an undersized defender) and don’t think he’s a guy that will be able to uproot a 340 lb NT which might be the biggest attribute I look for in a top 15 OG. Those guys change a game as suddenly a 3-4 D that couldn’t be run on all year is being run on since their immovable object (NT) is now being moved by a single player. It schematically shifts the advantage to the offense and I don’t see DeCastro having this skill. Just because he isn’t a top 15 type player doesn’t mean I’m criticizing him at all as I expect him to make the Pro Bowl and be a plug and play 10-12 year starter at OG. Unfortunately I would rate him more in line with a Davin Joseph or a Logan Mankins who both have made Pro Bowls and are very good starters but aren’t Hall of Fame caliber players like a Larry Allen or Bruce Matthews. Late 1st round and my #1 OG 3/7/12.

2. Brandon Brooks Miami (OH) #56 6’5 346 Sr.

Comparison: A quicker Elton Brown

Background: Was a 2nd team All-Mac selection three consecutive years (’09-’11).

Pro Day:

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1 yr %

6050

346

32.63

 

4.98

36

 

 

4.58

7.42

 

Notes: A big, thick body that holds his +340 lbs very well-isn’t sloppy. Has an elite lower body with rare thickness that gives him one of the best bases I’ve scouted. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he got start at LG, good job handling DT Micanor Regis who got small push but he led well away from play-in control the whole time, very nice mobility getting to LB on 2nd level-surprised me due to his measurables (3:50 1st), solid LB block but didn’t hold long, very nice block on Regis again giving ground but pushing him well away from play then pancaking him this time (1:16 1st), great base barely moving on back to back bull rushes by Regis, strong run block getting Regis back and away from inside run, pushed back a bit by DT Nicholas Jean-Baptiste, very strong first push vs. Nicholas getting him outside and off rush, pushed Regis 3 yds sideways on down block showing great strength again (11:15 2nd), held perfectly on Regis bull rush, no movement vs. Nicholas bull rush, gave ground to Nicholas bull rush, solid run block vs. DE Matt Conrath not letting him disengage, good block getting Nicholas blown off ball creating huge hole-pretty impressive considering he’s +330 lbs, poor block vs. Nicholas who went sideways and got 2 yd tackle on inside run, only pushed back a small amount vs. Regis-no one can move this kid, isn’t the fastest but quick enough to get LB in space on RB screen and carrying him away from play impressing me (0:01 3rd), easily pushed and re-directed Nicholas away on inside run-few guys can re-direct 330 lb guys, pushed Regis well away from plkay creating huge hole for +15 yd run-a legit pile driver (1:13 4th). Out of the 9 OGs at East-West Shrine Game he was clearly the best. Has an elite base, excellent strength, and solid quickness and mobility to go with it. Late 2nd 1/24/12. Surprisingly not invited to the combine but was considered one of the strangest snubs at the time. Had a great pro day measuring 6’5 346, running a 4.98 40 (1.71 10 yd split which was 2nd among OL only behind Donald Stephenson), and had 36 reps on the bench. Teams were very impressed with him in the drills as well.

Tape: 2011: East-West Shrine Game

Overall: Brandon has had a spectacular postseason looking like the best OG at the East-West Shrine Game and then using his surprising snub from the Combine as motivation to prove his doubters wrong again. Even if you add two tenths of a second to his 40 time because it was at a Pro Day (general rule for scouts) it still makes him run a 5.18 40 which is outstanding for a guy his size (Cordy Glenn ran a 5.15 40 at 345 lbs so basically the exact same weight and speed). Then you add his quickness in drills and his 36 reps on the bench and it paints a picture of an absolute workout freak. I’m surprised so few scouts have as high of a grade on him as I do since he looked like a late 2nd already from his Shrine Game performance and then went out and put on arguably the best performance by an OG at his pro day. He moves up to the middle up the 2nd round as I do still worry about his small school pedigree but have trouble putting him any lower as he’s arguably the best athlete at OL in the entire draft! 2nd round and my #2 OG as one of the most underrated players in this draft 3/5/12.

3. Kelechi Osemele Iowa St. 6’5 ½ 333 Sr.

Comparison: Rich man’s Max Jean Gilles

Background: Redshirted in 2007. Played in 11 games at LT and RG in ’08. 12/12 at LT in ’09 earning 2nd team Big 12. 13/13 at LT in ’10 earning honorable mention. 13/13 at LT in ’11 earning 1st team Big 12.

Combine: Looked very good on kick slide drill.

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6054

333

35.9

10.25

5.36

32

27

808

4.87

7.91

86.6

Notes: A massive man who plays LT for them but will move inside in the pros. In the 2011 Oklahoma St. game he looked very average in space getting near LBs but not really getting any good push on them, has very solid feet for a guy his size and sidesteps well, false start, unable to get to MLB allowing tackle on inside run, finally saw him show his brute strength pushing a 285 lb DT 5 yds downfield (8:27 2nd), back to back plays he allows DE to shoot inside barely touching him on block-I like his size but I do think he will struggle against the quicker DTs as his quickness off the snap is below average, no rush in 4 sec, great strength again taking DE for a ride and pancaking him at the end (2 OT), good block again pushing DE inside to open hole for big gain behind him, another good block pushing DE out of way for big hole to get 4 yd TD run to win game! Kelechi is a very talented player who has the size and strength that is rare. He is unequivocably a better player than Cordy Glenn who is getting top 15 talk by many scouts (not me), as he has much quicker feet. Yet he doesn’t seem to consistently try to muscle his targets and seems to be way too comfortable keeping a DL at bay instead of punishing them. The last drive was a great example as on 3 straight plays he destroyed his man yet on the previous +80 plays he probably only did it a half dozen times showing his inconsistency. Right now I have a 2nd round grade on him but if he can show a more fiery disposition I would consider moving him into the 1st as he has Mike Iupati/Shawn Andrews type potential 11/19/11. In the 2011 Rutgers game he went up against DEs with limited talent, solid mobility on 2nd level block but just walled LB off-a guy his size should be crushing people, beat to inside on rush but recovered well enough to push him down-guy actually flopped trying unsuccessfully to get call, blocked DE but looked slow handling inside rush with nice hand fighting-clearly he is an OG, in the previous game I thought RT was an option possibly but it definitely is not, very good down block on DE getting him pushed 3 yds down on zone read meant to go behind him, got pancaked on a hard shove by DE-that should not happen and actually was 2nd time he got rocked so far (1:15 2nd), pancaked DE on inside rush but looked very slow doing it-almost a hold, poor lateral quickness letting blitzer go by on inside barely getting a hand on him, solid block on LB in space, false start, solid down block pushing DE a few yards down opening huge run behind him for +10 yd TD run, good strength on back to back plays jarring rushers to stop them in their tracks. He didn’t impress me as much as last game I scouted him in as he looked slower and definitely like an OG than an OG who possibly could play RT. I also don’t like how he lacks a mean streak and rarely attacks DL. That being said his size/speed combo is elite and if an OL coach can light a fire under his butt he could definitely become a Pro Bowl OG. 3rd round 1/2/12. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Beat on edge vs. DE Cam Johnson but pushing him out enough to make it only slight loss (-2), beat on edge then overreacted and gave easy inside win to Johnson (-5). 11×11: Beat on edge by Johnson nearly giving up sack but QB scrambled. Day 2: 1×1: Vinny Curry spun inside on him but blocked well and stuck with him throughout for win that drops to small win b/c he allowed him near cone (+2). 11×11: Good pass pro vs. DE Jack Crawford losing edge late but holding him for good 4 sec. Day 3: 1×1: Good job at OG vs. DT Billy Winn keeping edge then getting hands on him for pancake and embarrassingly big win (+5). Held edge vs. Curry yet didn’t extend him outside on a wide loop so Curry just slowly crashed right into cone for weird loss? (-3). 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Pushed back a bit by DE Tony Jerrod-Eddie but QB rolled away, pancaked DT Tydreke Powell on down block right off the snap (1:32 1st), no rush vs. Tony who looked slow, slow on down block allowing penetration by DT Brandon Thompson, didn’t burst off ball to attack DE Courtney Upshaw and when he saw inside run and tried to trail Osemele held-not called, no rush on 3 step vs. Upshaw, lost inside edge and battled then held DE Quinton Coples-not called, good run block vs. Upshaw not letting him get away then got him made and Upshaw threw a cheap punch-PF not called, run blocked Thompson well, lost edge initially vs. Upshaw but was RB screen, pancaked Thompson on down block (14:10 3rd), let Coples get hand up on quick drop to bat ball at LOS, kept edge vs. Coples but kind of held and had hands to the face, no rush in 4 sec vs. Upshaw-easily kept edge, slightly lost edge to Coples who was coming toward QB at 4 sec when thrown, kept edge vs. Ingram at 4 sec but gave inside rush lane at 5 when thrown, held Coples on run right behind him-has very poor technique and will need a lot of work at OT or even OG so might not be a 1st year starter, no rush in 4 sec vs. Coples, beat quickly and badly on inside rush move by Coples for 4 sec pressure that forced very tough play, terrible play going back as if it was pass protect and getting knocked away by Coples for TFL on run behind him-might not have known the play call but one way or the other he was beat bad! (5:00 4th). I scouted two games of Osemele and one made him look like a late 1st/early 2nd round who might be able to play OT and the other made him look like a 3rd or 4th who definitely was an OG. The Senior Bowl reinforced the 2nd opinion as he clearly only is an OG and even there will have some troubles early in his career. Osemele and Cordy Glenn now have drastically different grades as Keleche just doesn’t have the footspeed or skill in using his hands to handle quick players. Out of 7 OGs he was clearly the best yet he actually moves below a more unheralded guy like Brandon Brooks as Kelechi’s lack of footspeed even worries me as an OG. A stronger, longer armed, more aggressive Max Jean Gilles which isn’t really a compliment. 4th round 2/22/12. Redeemed himself a bit as he finished 3rd in my rankings of the 54 OL only behind Brandon Mosley and Donald Stephenson as he was #1 in arm length and top 8 in weight, reps, and surprisingly in the broad jump. The last one is pretty phenomenal if you think about it as a 6’5 330 lb guard shouldn’t be jumping farther than guys 30 lbs lighter than him. He’s a very raw athlete but there should be no denying that he’s an elite athlete.

Tape: 2011:OklahomaSt.,Texas A&M,Rutgers, Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Kelechi is a man with almost unlimited potential, as seen by grading out 3rd out of 54 OL at the combine in terms of overall athleticism. He’s an extremely raw player with poor technique who likely will be an OG his entire career. Yet his arm length (35.88), hand size (10.25), strength (32 reps), and broad (8’8) all scream OT so he possibly could move there down the road. For now though he will definitely be an OG as even at that position I expect him to struggle a bit early in his career. He has a penchant for allowing rushers inside on him and seems to be slow to react to moves giving them his “edges” often times without even a fight. He also seems to grab people an abnormal amount and his hand fighting technique will need a complete overhaul. That is what concerns me as he is a highly rated player who will be expected to start from day 1 but isn’t a plug and play type guy by any means. A team that takes him will need to be a run oriented man blocking team and will need to be patient with him as he could seriously struggle as a rookie. I compare him to a rich man’s Max Jean Gilles who also had similar struggles in getting on the field as a young player. If a team is patient and Kelechi develops good technique they could have a Pro Bowl caliber guard on their hands yet if they throw him right into the fire don’t be surprised if he ends up struggling mightily. Early 3rd round due to potential stardom and my #3 OG 2/27/12.

4. Amini Silatolu Midwestern St. #57 6’3 5/8 311 Sr.

Comparison: Vince Manuwai

Background: Was JUCO in ’08 and ’09 earning 1st team All American at San Joaquin Delta College. Transferred to Midwestern St. in ’10 earning OL POY and 1st team all american while helping team to conference rushing title. Finished 2nd in ’11 to Joe Long for the Gene Upshaw award for best OL in Division II and again was 1st team all American.

Combine: Invited to the Senior Bowl but didn’t go. Very athletic in mirror drill.

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1 yr %

6035

311

32

10.13

5.43

28

32

811

4.87

7.95

50.4

Notes: His spliced film is much like RB Taiwan Jones footage last year as he’s going up against very very weak competition but it’s still spectacular because there are things you’ve really never seen from a player at any level. He’s racing 30 yards down the field outrunning defenders left and right to catch up to a screen pass. Next he’s literally pushing a LB 5 yds in the air on a pancake block. It’s tough to grade but nearly impossible to resist. Nearly every play on the film ends in a pancake block and the film is 12 minutes long! In one clip he threw aside a rusher for a pancake then got out for screen and pancaked a CB coming up to make the play then got up and jumped on the pile of defenders. The kid pancaked two guys and was still going for a 3rd!

Tape: Solely spliced game film and the combine

Overall: Amini is an incredibly difficult player to grade as he went up against such poor competition yet looked so good against them that it makes a scout wonder if he’s an elite diamond in the rough player. Usually I wouldn’t be swayed by a guy’s film yet he came to the combine and looked fast in drills and strong on the bench (28 reps). He will need a year to get himself grounded in the NFL so a team wanting a plug and play type should look elsewhere but he has Pro Bowl potential and I’m a believer. 3rd round and my #4 OG 3/5/12.

5. Matt Reynolds BYU #70 6’5 302 Sr.

Comparison: Marshal Yanda

Background: Brother played C for team and Dad coaches RBs and is assistant head coach. Redshirted in ’07 after returning from mission trip. 13/13 at LT in ’08 earning 1st team Freshman All American. 13/13 at LT in ’09 earning 1st team Mountain West. 13/13 at LT in ’10 earning 1st team Mountain West. 13/13 at LT in ’11 earning 1st team Mountain West.

Combine: Has a very smooth body for his weight. Well put together. Looked a little slow in mirror drill.

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302

33.3

9.63

5.37

25

 

 

 

 

34.8

Notes: Very thickly built player who has the height to play OT but probably is better suited at OG. Didn’t have quite the dominating year expected. Played against Rober Soleyjacks (UTEP) in the New Mexico Bowl and was very impressive. Is overweight and could easily lose 20 lbs of pure fat but even with the excess weight he still has good quickness and very nice strength. His father is the assistant head coach/running back coach for BYU. 2nd round 12/27/10. Enters the 2011 season ranked #35 on my Big Board. In the 2011 Tulsa game he had good movement on blitzer forcing him extremely wide negating his rush, pushed back initially on bull rush then re-anchored but slowly pushed back again after that-for his size I didn’t expect that, lacked effort on block in space just standing there when defenders raced around him, solid mobility on pull block but only average hits, elite play cutting DE and getting helmet knocked off but not stopping leveling a defender chasing his QB on a rollout (0:15 2nd), good short yardage run block walling DE inside on off tackle run, very nice switch from DE to DT on stunt. A big, strong OT who at worst will be a very good OG but who I think would hold up fine at RT in the pros. He has good quickness and technique along with top notch experience which gives him a 3rd round grade 1/4/12. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he got start at LT, no rush or push vs. DE Kyle Wilber, looks slower and less athletic than RT Ryan Miller so a little surprised they didn’t get switched, very good down block on DT Nicholas Jean-Baptiste staying in front and pushing him back on sweep to other side, good down block again on Nicholas, pushed back allowing inside rush to DE Kyle Wilber who hit QB as he threw for INC, lost edge to Wilber who got pressure only due to quick throw, barely held edge vs. DE Julian Miller, pushed back on bull rush vs. Miller, no rush vs. Wilber, solid goal line block getting combo with DE then LB on inside run, barely kept edge against vs. Miller, good down block vs. DT Micanor Regis pushing him back, no rush vs. Wilber but QB ran through hole and got late cov sack on scramble-not his fault, lost edge to Wilber but ball away, very nice down block on Regis riding him 5 yds then pancaking him, good job keeping edge despite good burst off ball by Wilber, pushed back by DT Jabaree Tuani getting near QB for batted ball, pushed back again by Tuani, good run block of Wilber creating huge hole as he pushed him inside-called for hold but questionable, pushed back by Miller on 7 step drop but almost no rush considering the time, carried Miller right around QB as he had him the whole time, too slow on down block vs. Nicholas allowing 4 yd trailing tackle on run away, knocked back hard and gave inside track to Wilber-luckily rollout other way, good run block of Miller. After seeing this game I can firmly say he is 100% an OG. Out of the 9 OGs at East-West Shrine Game he was one of the best at #2 (Brooks). 4th round 1/24/12. Lost 20 lbs for the combine and looked dramatically skinnier with it being even more impressive as he pumped 25 reps on the bench showing his lost weight was mainly fat and not just a purge that hurts a players strength. Started 52 games in his career at LT. Will be 26 years old as a rookie.

Tape: 2011: TCU,Tulsa2010New Mexico Bowl vs. UTEP,

Overall: Is a tall, strong LT who I have eyed as an OG for the past two years. At times he shows flashes of the ability to play RT but it’s unlikely he would last out there too long as he just doesn’t quite have the lateral quickness or long arms the position demands. Moved inside though I think he would immediately be a starter as he’s strong, experienced, tall, and understands blocking angles. He reminds me a little of Justin Blalock coming out of Texas but slimmed down going into the draft process so the comparison no longer is apt. I do question why he didn’t lose 20 lbs until the draft process started as for years I’ve thought his lack of quickness was partially due to his excess weight. He won’t be a spectacular pile driver and isn’t an elite athlete for pulling assignments but I think the team that drafts him will be pleasantly surprised to be in possession of a strong, hard nosed player who rarely makes mistakes and is the consummate professional. His downsides of advanced age (26 in May) and average athleticism push him down a bit but I see an 8 year starter at OG with him. Late 3rd round and my #5 OG 2/27/12.

6. Levy Adcock Oklahoma St. 6’5 1/8 322 Sr.

Background: Was a JUCO player in ’08 (redshirted) and ’09 (OG and OT-mainly OG). 13/13 at LT in ’10 earning 1st team Big 12 after not allowing a sack and having a 100% grade vs. Texas. 1st team Big 12 in ’11 as well.

Pro Day:

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Notes: Tall, long armed white guy who has good mobility for his size. In the ’10 Valero Bowl vs. Arizona he completely outplayed Brooks Reid, rarely even giving up a late QB pressure. Doesn’t block till the whistle and isn’t nasty at all. Is very talented and looks like a future NFL OT but he isn’t mean, isn’t incredibly strong, and plays in an offense with lots of “quick hitters” in the passing game making his low sack totals a tad dubious. Still though I would already rate him as a 4th rounder due to his complete dominance of Brooks Reid and his grade could go up dramatically as he is returning for 2011 1/15/11. In the 2011 Arizona game had a pancake block on the DE followed by a solid secondary block on a LB in the red zone (11:54 1st), and showed solid feet in pass pro getting the edge cut off quickly vs. DE and showed strength pushing DE Mohammed Usman down (5:40 1st). They switch him from LT to RT depending on the play similar to what Arkansas does. In the 2011 Texas A&M game he allowed 4 sec sack by OLB Demontre Moore who took it hard outside then quickly inside for sack (0:40 1st), false start (11:33 4th). In the 2011Oklahoma game he easily handled LB Corey Nelson’s blitz. Moved him inside to OG due to thinking he doesn’t have quick enough feet to stay outside. Surprisingly wasn’t invited to the combine.

Tape:

Overall: He’s very similar in style and grade to Matt Reynolds in that I wouldn’t be surprised if they turned into capable RTs but their best bet is at OG where I’m sure they’ll shine. Adcock isn’t as strong as Reynolds and doesn’t have quite as good of bloodlines or starting experience so he drops just below him in rankings but he might be a tad more athletic so they are neck and neck. Levy is technically sound, has a good base, solid athleticism, and should be able to come in and play immediately as a rookie at OG. That’s something Sitalolu and Osemele might not be able to do but he ends below them because he doesn’t have Pro Bowl potential like they possess. Few scouts have as high of a grade on him as I do but it surprises me that a multi year starter at LT who has a great body for an OG isn’t being mentioned as a mid round pick at least. The fact he wasn’t even invited to the combine shows that lack of respect but I fully expect a team to draft him in the mid to late rounds and get a player who can start from day 1 and will be a capable OG for the next decade. Early 4th round and my #6 OG 3/5/12.

7. Lucas Nix Pittsburgh #52 6’5 ¼ 317 Sr.

Comparison: Jon Asamoah

Background: Brother Nate was a DE for team. Played in 6 games in ’08. Cited for disorderly conduct that next spring in early ’09. 13/13 at RT in ’09. Started 3 at RT and the other 9 at RG in ’10. 

Combine: Big East

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1 yr %

6052

317

33.5

9.75

5.43

 

30

806

4.9

7.81

50.6

Notes: Big, tall white guy with a bit of a stomach on him but not crazy. In the 2011 West Virginia game he looked average on secondary block but did get a big hit on LB, good awareness helping RT on speed rusher after he was left with no one to block, solid pull block but barely moved DT when he hit him, false start, good pull block making a hole but falling down then got up and hit a few guys driving into the gang tackle pile at end of play, solid block on DT low to ground getting easy pancake, great awareness saving a sack curling back to pancake DE Bruce Irvin who had beat RT inside for would be sack (7:10 3rd), good push on pull block paving way for 10 yd run. I keep watching his good speed and above average mobility yet am always very underwhelmed by his strength as he rarely gets a big push-for a bigger guy like that it surprises me and disappoints me. He has a great frame, solid speed, and good aggressiveness but just isn’t that strong and for a bigger bodied guy that is a major negative as he is missing the great quickness or technique of some of the smaller types. 7th round 12/1/11. In the 2011 SMU game he had a strong push off DT on pass block, hard hit vs. blitzing MLB Taylor Reed then got into a fight with him after whistle, good push on 3rd and 1, good base and strength handling 6’6 287 DE Taylor Thompson on a blitz from stand up position, good push fight with DT then pancaked him on attempted bull rush-elite base. He’s a thick, strong OG with a very good base and a good, nasty disposition. He isn’t the greatest athlete and doesn’t have an elite frame so his ceiling is limited but he looks like a solid starting OG at the next level and will fit well in a run oriented scheme but would be solid enough in a passing scheme as well. 5th round 1/7/12.

Tape: 2011:West Virginia, SMU

Overall: Nothing has changed for Lucas since I graded him in their bowl game as at the combine he again showed himself to be an average athlete yet does other things very well to compensate. He wouldn’t fit well in a zone scheme and definitely is more of a run blocker than a pass protector but his height (6’5 ¼) and arm length (33 ½) are both very good for an OG so he should hold up better than people think. His money will be made though as the run blocking, pile driving feisty SOB which I think every OL needs as he will instantly give a team a rugged toughness the moment he joins their OL. He has an elite base, which should be valuable to teams in the AFC North who go against a slew of big DTs, and I suspect a Cleveland, Pitssburgh, San Francisco, or San Diego will fall in love with him. He doesn’t have Pro Bowl talent but is similar to David Molk in that he does certain things incredibly well and if put in the right situation I could see him having a 10 year career. 5th round and my #7 OG 2/27/12.

8. Rishaw Johnson California-Pennslyvania #75 6’3 3/8 313 Sr.

Background: Redshirted in ’07. Played in 5 games in ’08. 4/5 at RG in ’09 but suspended for violating team rules. 1/1 at RG in season opener but then dismissed from team for violating team rules in ’10. Played atCalifornia (PA) in ’11.

Combine: Has some crazy thick dreads. Definitely trained for his 40 as he had perfect technique and a great jump helping to get him a very good time. Was very sloppy in mirror drill with coach having to actually end drill and restart it. Very fast in pull drill. Solid kick slide drill, got out again to rusher but again looked so raw with his footwork.

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84.3

Notes: Big guy with braids who has an NFL look to him. Suspended at Ole Miss and transfer to Cal-Pennsylvania. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he showed quickness getting to LB on 2nd level but missed and fell down, thrown aside by DT Dominique Hamilton on inside run but play already over, no rush vs. DT Kaniel Tuipulotu, solid pass pro vs. DT Vaughn Meatoga on long developing pass play, good strong block on short yardage play, solid block on DT then good speed trying to get combo block on 2nd level. Out of the 9 OGs at East-West Shrine Game he was one of the best at #3 (Brooks, Reynolds). 6th round 1/24/12. Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1: Pushed back pretty far by DT Alameda Ta’amu on bull rush getting at cones for loss (-3). Pushed back by Ta again actually stepping on cone (QB) for loss (-3). Day 3: Fumbled snap with QB Russell Wilson. Day 3: 1×1: Beat on edge vs. DT Kendall Reyes who then turned corner to get to cone easily-looked quicker and stronger than Rishaw for big loss (-4). Good base handling initial bull by DT Mike Martin better than Michael Brewster has all week but poor technique allowing swim move for loss (-3). 11×11: Horrible snap to Wilson in shotgun-just bobbled on the ground back to him. 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Bad snap on shotgun going way too low, bad snap on next play-definitely not a C as on either shotgun or lined up normally he can’t do it consistently and never improved during the week, 3rd straight bad snap-pulled from game after that, moved to RG:solid strength vs. DT Brandon Thompson on inside run, no rush vs. Thompson on 3 step, no rush or push back vs. Thompson-not a C but I really like his base and strength as an OG, good run block for 3 sec vs. Thompson but finally shed, no rush at all vs. Thompson-really doing well in this sequence, whiffed on 2nd level block, solid mobility on pull but hit LB Keenan Robinson and didn’t follow through rolling off him and allowing him to make tackle, kept outside edge vs. Thompson and when he tried to go inside he pancaked him (8:37 4th), run blocked DT Kheeston Randall well with aggressiveness and strength. A strong, feisty player who is still raw (as seen by him going 0-4 with a -13 in one on one battles) yet has all the makings of a future starting OG. He is quicker than the strong types like Johnnie Troutman and stronger and more aggressive than the technicians like Seitler and Bergstrom. He definitely is only an OG, as I saw him fumble more snaps in one week than most guys would in their entire career, and he will need a year or two as a backup but I think he’s a year 2 or 3 starter who looks like a great mid round pick. Out of 7 OGs he was #3 (Osemele, Seitler). 5th round 2/22/12. The rumor is that he was dismissed from Ole Miss due to attitude at practice.

Tape: 2011: East-West Shrine Game, Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Rishaw is another guy who I will be interested to see where he goes in the draft as he has the talent of a 3rd round guard yet the rawness to his game and his red flags for getting suspended twice at Ole Miss and dismissed from the team could result in him not even being drafted. The first thing to mention about Rishaw is that he is an incredibly strong and aggressive player on the football field. Guys like that often have trouble leaving it on the field and it could simply be that he needs to better harness that and he will be fine. Yet even if he never again strays from the straight and narrow off the field there will still be legit bust potential with him as he is incredibly raw. I personally think these two things go together as he was dismissed from the team in 2010 due to his poor attitude on the practice field and the fact that he is raw after 5 years at the collegiate level makes it likely that he isn’t a hard worker and/or isn’t coachable. Due to these issues I have to downgrade him a lot yet based solely on film I would argue that he is one of the best OGs in this draft as he is up with Nix in aggressiveness and up with Osemele and Troutman in power yet seems to be much quicker than either of those 3 guys. If he hadn’t been dismissed from Ole Miss and had slightly better technique I wouldn’t have an issue with giving him a 3rd round but b/c of those issues he drops to the 5th round as an extremely talented boom/bust type and my #8 OG 2/27/12.

9. James Brown Troy #70 6’3 ½ 307 Sr.

Comparison: Poor man’s Ben Ijalana

Combine: I was impressed by his smoothness in 1×1 mirror drill.

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26

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56.3

Notes: Had very good game vs. Clemson in his only high profile contest. Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1: Held edge vs. DT Tony Jerrod-Eddie (at DE) then anchored well vs. spin move returning inside for win (+3). Beat easily on inside rush by DE Courtney Upshaw being way too outside for loss (-3). 11×11: Good run block vs. DE Melvin Ingram creating nice hole. Day 3: 1×1: At OG was beat on quickness by swim move by DT Tydreke Powell for loss that was nearly big loss (-3). At OG and redeemed himself vs. Powell getting knocked back a bit but reanchoring and pushing him farther from cone by end of play for win (+3). Good anchor and battle with DT Brandon Thompson who slowly pushed him back but not quite to cone and took awhile for small win (+2). 11×11: Good mobility in space getting to LB on 2nd level, good mobility again this time getting a nice shot in space vs. LB Sean Spence. 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Good strength barely moving on bull rush vs. DT Mike Martin, good block on DT Alameda Ta’amu on pull block, lost outside edge to DT Billy Winn but was 3 step drop, great run block vs. DT Billy Winn getting him on wheels away from play, again lost outside edge vs. Winn who got pressure and nearly batted ball, lost outside edge again to Winn but pushed him outside of QB for just a small pressure, lost outside edge again this time vs. Reyes who got to QB super quick forcing INC, allowed quick penetration by Ta’amu who dove at QBs feet in only 3 sec-beat all day at OG, no rush in 3 sec vs. Reyes. I still am unsure about him as certain one on one drills made me think he could actually play RT where as others made me put him inside at OG. I’ve settled on OG but understand if some scouts keep him as an OT prospect. He has solid feet and is very strong making him a good OG project but that’s all he is as he seemed to give up his edges way too easily to DTs and wasn’t pretty unnoticeable for long stretches. Has a good combination of skills but is just a late project to me-though I didn’t scout him extensively due to him being a small school kid. Out of the 7 OGs he was #5 (Osemele, Seitler, Johnson, Troutman). 6th round 2/22/12.

Tape: 2011 Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: I will be the first to admit that my only experience with him was from the Senior Bowl practices/game and the combine yet from those events I wasn’t very impressed with him at OG or OT. He does have abnormally long arms (almost freakish for his height) and huge hands (10.25) which naturally gives him the Ben Ijalan comparisons but Brown’s feet don’t appear to be very quick and immediately the comparison goes off the rail. Time and again he lost his edges at OG and often times it was to guys like Billy Winn who weren’t beating anyone else. I see major potential in him due to his measurables but think he is fairly overrated and want no part of him unless he falls into the project range of the draft as I think he’s going to take a few years. 5th round and my #9 OG 2/27/12.

10. Kevin Seitler Wisconsin #70 6’3 7/8 314 Sr.

Comparison: Kasey Studdard

Background: 0/3 at OG in ’08. 13/13 at RG in ’09. 9/13 at RG in ’10 earning honorable mention Big Ten. 13/13 at RG in ’11 earning 1st team Big Ten.

Combine: Solid on kick slide drill.

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4.61

7.77

65.8

Notes: Starting RG on probably the best OL in the nation in ’10. In the ’10 Rose Bowl vs. TCU had a great combo block helping out on the DT and then blocking a LB at the 2nd level on a 40 yd run (14:50 1st), and got very good movement numerous times on TCU DTs (9:05 3rd). Looks like a potential starting OG at the next level. In the 2011 UNLV game got knocked back by LB on 2nd part of his combo block (2:52 1st). In the 2011 Wisconsin game had a technically sound block getting DT turned to create hole for RB (7:22 3rd), average pull block not looking that good in space and blocking his LB a bit but not squarely and not that forcefully (6:43 3rd). In the 2011 Nebraska game had a solid pull block on 1 yd TD run hitting LB (1:30 1st). In the 2011 Oregon game (Rose Bowl) he looked slow getting out to LB on 2nd level, still slow but had solid wall block on LB, good initial block of DT but then got thrown off to the ground, poor pull block getting caught up in wash, missed LB on 2nd level, good pancake of LB shoving him down with left arm on his run blitz of 3rd and 1. He looked like an okay OG who probably will someday start for an NFL team but won’t be anything impressive. He’s just not athletic or strong enough to be worth anything more than a 5th rounder and his grade might go down. 1/11/12. 6th round 1/19/12. Played in wing T offense in HS which makes his freshman starts even more impressive. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Beat easily on outside edge vs. DT Kendall Reyes (-4), stoned Reyes initially but battled and eventually lost outside edge again in 4 sec (-2). Good position vs. DT Derek Wolfe but slowly beat on outside edge for small loss as was just past QB (-1). Pushed back initially by DT Alameda Ta’amu on bull rush but reanchored well and held ground for win (+3), slowly pushed back the entire time by Ta’amu right past cone for loss (-3). 11×11: Blocked Wolfe easily on pass pro. Beat on edge by Reyes forcing QB to scramble. Day 2: 1×1: Blown by vs. Reyes on outside edge who then bended to get to QB for quick win (-4). Pushed back then spun off of by Reyes for quick win again (-4). 11×11: Good run block vs. Reyes getting right edge so he could wall him off and create hole, too slow on down block vs. Ta who got into backfield quickly to mess up run play. Day 3: 1×1: Good job not jumping offsides or even moving on false start by DE Vinny Curry who moved inside but then got absolutely embarrassed showing very poor lateral quickness for ole on super quick loss (-5). 11×11: Great base handling inside stunt by DE Jack Crawford who came in fast and aggressive yet was able to ride him outside and pancake him at the end, good quickness on down block vs. DT Mike Martin. 2011 Senior Bowl Game: He got the start at RG, good strength and base not getting moved by DT Brandon Thompson but eventually lost balance and fell down-was rollout other way anyways, good 2nd level block on LB Sam Acho holding him for 2 sec, no push on double vs. Thompson, very aggressive vs. Thompson pushing him back a bit and holding on when Thompson tried to shed him on inside run at him, no rush vs. Thompson, no rush vs. DT Tydreke Powell who looked slow, no rush in 3 sec vs. Powell, no rush again in 3 sec vs. Powell, no rush vs. DT Tony Jerrod-Eddie, solid combo block starting on C then moving to LB helping create 12 yd inside run at him, no rush in 4 sec vs. Thompson, easily handled Powell on inside run turning him and walling him from play-textbook. At the senior bowl he was the classic technician as he was embarrassingly bad in one on one drills (-20 for the worst score of any OL on either team) yet was very solid in the actual game when he had blocking assignments and less free space to protect with a C and RT by him at all times. I continue to say he is vastly overrated yet his experience, strength, and technical skills make it likely that he will be an average OG for a decade for some team. Would not work in a zone blocking scheme. Out of the 7 OGs he was #2 (Osemele). 5th round 2/22/12.

Tape: 2010: TCU (Rose Bowl) 2011: UNLV,Oregon St.,Illinois,Oregon (Rose Bowl), Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: It’s funny how easily scouts equate one person with another. Last year the Wisconsin OL had a stud LT (1st round) a stud LG (3rd round) and a backup OG (7th round) drafted. Everyone also loved C Peter Konz and thought he was a future star. Notice how no one mentioned Kevin Zeitler? It’s not hard to shine on a team with that much talent yet he somehow didn’t as he was only honorable mention Big Ten and never seemed special to me when I scouted the team. One year later his play hasn’t improved very much yet he’s now 1st team Big Ten and considered by many to be the 2nd best OG in this year’s draft? I don’t buy it. Zeitler is a classic technician who lacks the elite quickness, long arms, or strength to be anything more than an average starter in the NFL after a few years on the bench at the start of his career. There’s a place for guys like him in the NFL but mark my words: Someone will draft Zeitler in the 2nd or 3rd round this year and be sadly mistaken. They will draft him in the same area that John Moffitt was taken last year in despite the fact that when they were on the same team Moffitt was universally regarded as the superior player. Anything earlier than a 4th round selection is a wasted pick but I expect it to happen. Zeitler is one of the most overrated players in this draft and a late 5th rounder to me as my #10 OG 2/27/12.

11. Brandon Washington Miami 6’2 7/8 320 Sr.

Combine: Was sloppy running the 40 time nearly going off the track! Jerky and somewhat slow on kick slide drill.

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33

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805

4.87

8.22

45.7

Notes: Rated highly coming out of HS he had to attend Milford Academy before becoming academically eligible to play at Miami so intelligence could be an issue. 1st team ACC in 2010. Coaches think he will be special. A big, strong kid with only adequate feet so he will be a RT at the next level for sure. In the 2011 Maryland game good jab on DE and okay feet basically stoned him on outside rush (3:04 1st). He left school early because he is one of four siblings raised by his single mother in a bad neighborhood in Miami. During the week of practice at the NFLPA game he played at every OL position except C. In the 2011 NFLPA Game he had a false start, slow on pull block hitting LB in the hole but letting him bounce right off him for tackle (5:04 1st), good strength on punch of DT in pass pro but again did a poor job holding block allowing him to chase QB on rollout, slow on 2nd level block missing it but play was away from him, poor pull block again hitting defender on wrong shoulder allowing him to easily slip inside to go after inside run-is extremely raw (3:28 1st), good down block on DT pushing him away and semi-pancake on penetration, moved over to LG and looked a little better but continued to look slow and rarely held his blocks. Solid feet when DT rushed outside on stunt as he mirrored him well and pushed him outside (0:08 2nd), moved to RT and looked okay: held well for 3 sec vs. DE but lost edge at the end for would be 4.5 sec sack, somehow didn’t touch anyone on a run play?, solid block on DE throwing him away on end around so he could go after a 2nd block downfield, solid push on downblock vs. DT. Came out early surprising a lot of people as few have him higher than a mid round selection. Also I detected a bit of a mouth and attitude on him though it was just an observation by me from film and wasn’t mentioned by coaches.

Tape: 2011: Maryland, NFLPA Game

Overall: He’s a strong handed, raw player with mediocre lateral quickness but had a better 40 time (5.25) than I expected. Has solid length for his arms (33) and okay height (6’2 7/8) but is definitely a mauler who will excel in a run oriented offense but could struggle a bit in pass pro. He looks like a talented project who I would consider as early as the 5th round but I’m not nearly as big of a fan of his as some people are as I’ve heard rumblings that he could go as high as the late 2nd round and could be a RT down the road. I disagree completely with both sentiments as he lacks the foot speed to be anything but an OG and isn’t tall enough or strong enough to warrant taking a raw project that high. 6th round and my #11 OG 3/6/12.

12. Jaymes Brooks Virginia Tech #68 6’2 310 Sr.

Pro Day:

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Notes: 2nd team ACC in ’10. Does get rocked back at times by bull rushers as he doesn’t seem to get a great base and isn’t that strong with it even more evident on running plays. Does have good lateral quickness and long arms though which makes him intriguing as well as the fact that he is only a Jr. Very adept at switching guys to help out his fellow linemen. Is clearly the best OL on their team in ’10 but did have a few instances where he didn’t diagnose the blitzer fast enough and let his man go free through the line. Right now is just a 7th rounder but he could improve next year’s grade 1/4/11. In the 2011 Georgia Tech game he showed himself to be a bit of a plodder on a toss right that he pulled on as he couldn’t get upfield in time to hit anyone and fell down (14:07 1st). In the 2011 Michigan game he showed good strength in his battles vs. Mike Martin sometimes allowing penetration but rarely getting pushed back, good wall of DT on off tackle run then pushing him till whistle showing good dominance (3:55 1st), not on field on series in 2nd Q (poor conditioning?), stacked and shed by Martin for 2 yd tackle on inside run, good quickness riding Martin around like an OT as space opened up. He impressed me in this game looking quick and strong. He has an elite frame for an OG and he seems to improve every time I see him making me think he’ll become a solid OG in a year or two. Nothing special but a capable OG is worth a 5th rounder 1/5/12.

Tape: 2011: Georgia Tech, Michigan 2010: Stanford

Overall: Similar in style and grade to Johnnie Troutman as he’s a bigger OG who excels more in the run game but has more quickness than you expect from that type. Brooks isn’t as tenacious or strong but is a much better athlete which gives him a slight edge over Troutman but leaves them in the same round. 6th round and my #12 OG 2/27/12.

13. Johnnie Troutman Penn St. #74 6’3 7/8 325 Sr.

Comparison: Josh Beekman

Combine: Solid in mirror drill. Very slow on kick slide drill.

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325

33.5

10

5.67

31

28

 

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7.96

45.7

Notes: Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Knocked back and almost pancaked on initial punch by DT Billy Winn but reanchored beautifully to get it to a draw (0), lost outside edge vs. Winn forcing hold around his neck due to initial move for a loss (-3). Day 2: 1×1: Bull rushed effectively by DT Derek Wolfe trying to reanchor 3 times and did so very quickly each time but still past cone for loss (-2). 11×11: Shed by Winn on inside run who then dived for nice TFL. Day 3: 1×1: Beat on outside edge vs. DT Alameda Ta’amu for loss more on quickness than power (-3). Too slow for DE Jack Crawford (at DT) getting inside edge and blowing by him for very quick loss (-4). 2011 Senior Bowl Game: He got the start at LG, easily run blocked DT Kheeston Randall on inside run away, solid mobility on pull block then popped LB Emmanuel Acho hard in hole (10:25 1st),  beat immediately on move by DT Brandon Thompson but C helped, good strength pushing back Thompson-a rare thing to see, great strength again knocking down DE Melvin Ingram on double team with Mike Adams-another rare thing as Ingram is 280 lbs!, slow on pull but strong punch on LB Jake Bequette in hole, no rush vs. quick DT Jaye Howard, strong initial punch vs. Howard who made great spin off to get 3 yd tackle-more Howard than Johnnie, beat on spin move forcing C to help which opened up lane for DT which helped DE get sack. Is a superior version of Hayworth Nicks or Desmond Wynn as a big bodied, strong OG who can be exploited by quicker DTs. He appears to be more aggressive and a bit quicker than the other two yet they all are in the same mold. He’s very scheme specific as a run oriented, man blocking team will love him but a passing team or a zone blocking team shouldn’t even consider him. He’s a late round type to me but I do like him as he does get after people and isn’t embarrassing in pass pro, just isn’t that good. Out of 7 OGs he was #4 (Osemele, Seitler, Johnson). 6th round 2/22/12.

Tape: 2011:Alabama,Nebraska,Houston

Overall: He’s the classic slower moving, pile driver who is very scheme specific and who I’m usually not a fan of but I like him more than most of his type because he’s a bit quicker and much more aggressive than the average one. He still is very susceptible to quicker one gap DTs and might need to be helped by his C at times but a team will be happy he’s on their team in short yardage situations and against bigger DTs as he has great strength, big hands, longer arms than most guards, and is feisty. As a later round project type who will need a year or two to marinate on the bench I like him more a lot. 6th round and my #13 OG 2/27/12.

14. Desmond Wynn Rutgers #70 6’5 ½ 303 Sr.

Combine: Had 34’ arms and a 5.00 40 (unofficial) showing the size/speed potential he flashes as a late round project.

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54

Notes: A tall, somewhat skinny OL who has the frame to add another 20 lbs easily. In the 2011 Cincinnati game I noticed his solid technique and quickness yet neither appeared elite. Has below average strength as seen on play where he had grasp of defender yet basically pancaked by him (9:05 1st), am just incredibly impressed by his body in a uniform as he has no stomach at all, is long, and moves well in space-definite project type body, good movement on pull block but no strength at POA getting shed by LB JK Schaffer for tackle, very solid lateral quickness leading DT to C then bouncing outside to get LB-he will be a good pass pro OG for sure yet early on will struggle in the run game and against bull rushes. 7th round 1/19/12. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he had good initial push but then shed by DT DaJohn Harris for 2 yd tackle, shed immediately by Harris for TFL-just too slow for him, DT Vaugh Meatoga got initial jolt on him but he recovered well pushing him and pancaking him at end-sort of the normal play as he is too slow but if he gets his hands on you it’s over. Out of the 9 OGs at East-West Shrine Game he was one of the middle ones at #5 (Brooks, Reynolds, Johnson,Warren). Free Agent 1/24/12. Added 8 lbs leading up to the combine and came in ultra fast (5.05) and stronger than I expected (28 reps). He skipped the shuttle and 3 cone drills which means that his lateral quickness is a weakness like I thought it was but the fact that he already has gained 8 lbs means that the 20 lbs I thought he easily could gain could happen as early as this year.

Tape: 2011:Cincinnati,Iowa St.

Overall: Wynn is a raw OG project with an elite frame that weighs about 300 lbs without a noticeable stomach. His game at this point is mediocre as his work room numbers (28 reps) aren’t transferring to the field yet as he rarely gets a push in the run game. Yet he has solid athleticism (elite 40 time), an elite frame, long arms, and fits well as a late round project. His combine and the fact that his tools were already very noticeable to me gets him back into drafteable territory in the 7th round as my #14 OG 3/5/12.

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