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2012 OT Rankings

April 10, 2012

Offensive Tackle

Prototype in the NFL: Joe Thomas

Best In Class

Best Feet: Matt Kalil                                          Best Jab: Mike Adams

Best Run Blocker: Brandon Mosley            Best 2nd level Blocker: Riley Reiff

Best Pass Blocker: Matt Kalil                          Best Mean Streak: Brandon Mosley

Best Pancake Blocker: Ryan Miller               Best Technician: Jonathan Martin

1. Matt Kalil USC #75 6’6 5/8 306 Jr.

Comparison: Joe Thomas

Background: #73 on ESPN 150 for 2008. Younger brother of Ryan Kalil. Father Frank drafted by the Buffalo Bills and played in the USFL. Redshirted in ’08. 1/12 in ’09 as special teams player and backup OT. 13/13 in ’10 at LT forcing Tyron Smith to be a RT. 12/12 in ’11 at LT.

Combine: Looked skinny at 306 lbs making it likely he’ll bulk up to 320 or even 330 down the line. Had a 1.70 10 yd split (fastest time last year was 1.74). Strong on bag drill.

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34.5

10.38

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27

4.65

7.33

82.2

Notes: Started at LT keeping the potential 1st round Tyron Smith at RT in ’10. Watched a spliced game tape of USC vs. Cal in ’10 and was more impressed with Matt than with Tyron 2/14/11. Enters the 2011 season ranked #17 on my Big Board. In the 2011 Minnesota game had a nice secondary block on LB showing good athleticism out in space (11:03 1st), liked his aggressiveness attacking the DE and continuing even after play was nearly over on the other side of the field (10:25 1st), so easily mirrored the DE’s speed rush never letting him get near the edge (5:55 1st), amazing pass pro just riding him all around QB not letting him get even a sniff of the edge (9:32 2nd), really liked his club move on the DE just punishing the defender even though it was a screen to the other side (8:28 3rd), and hit LB hard on 2nd level block then followed it up by pancaking him again showing his great attitude (8:00 3rd). I have moved him up into my top 5 after this performance as the ease which he handles rushers and the attack mentality he has makes him look like that rare LT prospect on par with the Thomas and Ferguson types. In the 2011 Cal game he had an outstanding pancake block taking the undersized edge rushing LB and tossing him to the ground in one of the more impressive blocks I’ve ever seen! (6:50 1st). In the 2011 Notre Dame game had poor block on short yardage pushing DE Kapron Lewis-Moore initially but not sticking with it allowing him to cut underneath for joint tackle, very good run block getting Moore on wheels and 5 yds out of play (10:50 1st), facemask when he got into it big time near end of play with a LB (5:15 2nd), no rush on rare 5 step drop. He once again wasn’t very noticeable as whoever he guards becomes invisible. Top 5 and clearly the best OT in the country 10/25/11.

Tape: 2011:Minnesota, Stanford, Notre Dame 2010: Cal, UCLA

Overall: I compare Matt Kalil to only one person, Joe Thomas, as Kalil is the only player I’ve ever graded who came close to Thomas’ feet. The ease which he glides in his sidestep and kick out is so effortless and fluid that rushers can’t get around it wide and it isn’t choppy enough for an opening to be created for an inside rush. The only way you can rush Kalil right now is by bull rushing him and with a frame that makes him look skinny despite holding 306 lbs it’s a temporary flaw that soon will be fixed I’m sure. He’s the rare plug and play LT who I expect to be in Pro Bowl contention as a rookie. His run blocking is only above average, especially in line against DL as he needs to improve his strength and base yet his run blocking at the 2nd level is very impressive so teams could trap and pull on his side of the line allowing him to use more athleticism than strength in his blocks. Whether a team does that or not though doesn’t really matter as his value lies in his elite pass protection skills which are some of the best I’ve ever graded. In the previous 5 drafts only Joe Thomas gets a higher grade than Kalil as Matt fits right in after Thomas and ahead of the Jake Long (2008), Russell Okung (2010), and Eugene Monroe (2009). It’s rare to be able to draft one of the best LTs to come out of college in the past decade yet teams will have that opportunity this year with Matt Kalil. Top 5 and my #1 OT 3/1/12.

2. Mike Adams Ohio St. #75 6’7 ¼ 323 Sr.

Comparison: Michael Oher

Background: 1st team Big Ten in 2010. 2nd team Big Ten in 2011.

Combine: Looked good in 1×1 mirror drill. Added 13 lbs from his listed playing weight-same exact weight as at the Senior Bowl a month ago though so the change could have happened during the season.

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5.40

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28.5

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4.95

7.94

61.7

Notes: 1st team Big 10 in 2010. Tall, thinner player who doesn’t have a great base and will need to bulk up but has an athletic look to him. I really like his frame as he is tall, strong, and long without any fat on him and easily could gain another 20 lbs if an NFL team wanted him to. In the ’10 Sugar Bowl vs. Arkansas had good protection against Jake Bequette on spin move (7:50 1st), speed rush on long pass (12:40 2nd), as well as other plays showing his domination of a very good player. Adams has the frame, feet, and athleticism you look for in a franchise LT and I have no issues with giving him a top 15 grade as a Jr. 1/18/11. He has been suspended the first five games of the 2011 season due to his involvement, along with four other OSU players, in selling championship rings, memorabilia, and getting discounts at a tattoo parlor. Enters the 2011 season ranked #2 on my Big Board only behind Andrew Luck. In the 2011 Nebraska game he easily handled DT Jared Crick who penetrated the wrong side for easy wall off, showed lack of elite base being shoved aside by Crick with one arm to allow trail by him, looked very finesse on short yardage play just kind of leaning on defenders (11:34 1st), good run block vs. DE Cameron Meredith on run play away showing great technique, poor technique jabbing a bit out of control but easily recovered showing his elite foot speed as he mirrored Meredith amazingly (9:46 1st), good run block of Crick with RB going behind him for 6 yds (5:10 1st), showed a little fire getting into it after the whistle with LB Lavonte David after Adams had pushed him around a bit on 2nd level (8:20 2nd), great run block vs. Crick pushing him 3 yds the other way completely out of play (7:46 2nd), nice strength shoving Crick outside on his outside rush as it was an inside run, effortlessly pass blocked Meredith for 5 sec (12:50 3rd), big hole created by pushing Meredith far to the sideline for 7 yd run (0:31 3rd). Appeared to play the entire game showing no rust from the long layoff. Watching him outplay Jared Crick once again showed me that he is a stud OT and a top 10 talent 10/11/11. In the 2011 Florida game he got into it on first play with DT Jaye Howard after pushing him back easily on run play, very good mobility getting to LB at 2nd level and first walling him off then pushing him around, got into it again this time with a CB trying to pancake him near end of play standing around the pile-very feisty today, took 250 lb DE Ronald Powell and threw him not just to the ground on TE screen but towards another defender trying to take them both out-elite strength (14:15 2nd), good push vs. DE and got into it after play, good block of LB 10 yds downfield till the whistle, very good battle with DE ending with a pancake-like wrestling a bear (4:45 3rd), beat inside by very impressive spin move but got just enough on reaction to slow him for only pressure, pushed slowly back on bull rush-neared QB. He’s tall, strong, physical, has an elite base, and is nasty. I fell in love with him last year and he just grows on me more and more. Top 15 1/10/12. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Great job keeping edge vs. DE Vinny Curry then pushing him back and stepping up to win big time when he tried to switch to bull (+4), beat on edge by Curry forcing hold and overextension as he was beat on snap (-3). Day 2: 1×1: Slow out of stance vs. DE Jack Crawford losing edge but good job pushing him past QB for almost a draw (-1). 11×11: Good run block vs. Curry getting him back and keeping him from disengaging. Day 3: Seemed smart and poised in 2 minute interview on sidelines, 1×1: Beat on out of control bull rush by Curry who pancaked him but only is a loss b/c Curry also fell on his own face (-3). Held edge vs. DE Cam Johnson but extended a bit too far and knocked aside for inside rush loss (-3). 11×11: Kept edge vs. Curry and pancaked him when he switched to inside rush, beat quickly on good spin move inside by Crawford for 4 sec sack, beat immediately on outside edge by Johnson but recovered well to just push him past QB who stepped up in pocket. 2011 Senior Bowl Game: He got the start at LT, run blocked DE Quinton Coples easily on inside run, solid hand fight with DE Courtney Upshaw but didn’t fully engage allowing him to go inside and get 9 yd tackle on inside run, got position vs. Upshaw on inside run and pushed back a bit but then anchored and pushed him back out knocking him over down player-not going to worry about getting bull rushed, pushed back a bit by Upshaw but basically gave no rush in 3 sec, pushed back a bit by Ingram but kept edge and didn’t get that close to QB, no rush in 3 sec vs. Ingram, pushed back but handled Ingram well for almost no rush, no rush in 3 sec vs. Ingram-he and Upshaw can’t get edge on him and he’s too big to be bullrushed, fast on down block and good punch but not quite fast enough to avoid allowing penetration to ultra quick DT Jaye Howard, no rush in 3 sec vs. DE Malik Jackson, no rush vs. Ingram barely holding edge, no rush in 3 sec vs. Upshaw-could have been 5 as he had him handled, gave 5 sec sack to Upshaw but not his fault as he easily had edge but QB dropped back trying to avoid DT and gave him the edge-taken down 10-12 yds behind LOS where QB should never have been. Was consistently the best OT out of the 7 all week long as he has a great base, long arms, underrated lateral quickness, and a mean streak that’s made me love him these past 2 years. I’ve argued for 2 years now that he is a top notch OT and I won’t be stopping now. Far and away better than everyone at the Senior Bowl outside of Cordy Glenn who he still is superior to, just not substantially 2/21/12.

Tape: 2011:Nebraska,Michigan,Florida, Senior Bowl Practices and Game 2010:Arkansas (Sugar Bowl)

Overall: At the end of last year I hadAdams rated as the #1 OT in the entire country ahead of Matt Kalil, Nate Solder, Tyron Smith, and everyone else. Going into this season I had him as the #2 rated player in the entire country only behind Andrew Luck. I’ve thought for 2 years that this kid wasn’t just okay but was an elite tackle and while I have moved Matt Kalil ahead of him I’m having trouble dropping him any further.Adams is tall, strong, has an elite base, is nastier than almost any LT I’ve ever graded, and has underrated quickness. His technique is only okay and he often times is choppy in his sidestep giving up the inside edge to rushers yet that can be fixed. He isn’t a plug and play Pro Bowl type like Matt Kalil but has legit Pro Bowl potential if he can improve his footwork and hand fighting. The Senior Bowl opened the eyes of many scouts to him as they saw how he easily kept the edge against guys like Melvin Ingram and Courtney Upshaw and was too big to be bull rushed. He struggled at times with Vinny Curry but that was due largely to Curry’s good spin move which I’ve said already is his biggest weakness. Right now the scouting community has him as a late first round talent but I suspect that once the dust settles he’ll be drafted in the top 20 picks as legit LT prospects are rare to find. Even if he’s drafted in the top 20 it’s still too low for him in my opinion as he’s neck and neck with Riley Reiff and ends the process barely making a top 10 grade as my #2 OT 3/1/12.

3. Riley ReiffIowa #77 6’5 ¾ 313 Jr.

Comparison: Joe Staley

Background: Nations #1 wrestler as a junior in HS. Redshirted in ’08. Arrested that year for public intoxication and avoiding arrest after leading cops on a 20 minute chase.11/13 in ’09 (3 starts at LT, 7 at LG, 1 at RT). 13/13 in ’10 at LT. 13/13 at LT earning 1st team Big 10.

Combine: Ran an average 40 time but  a 1.17 10 yd split which was 6th in 2012 but would have been first in 2011 (best was 1.74) showing his elite quickness. Very under control and smooth in mirror drill. Smooth on kick slide drill.

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4.75

7.87

59.7

Notes: 2nd team Big 10 in 2010. Has a decent frame but isn’t extremely tall and could definitely pack on a few more pounds which isn’t surprising considering his youth. In the 2010 Insight Bowl vs. Missouri went up against Aldon Smith in a nice battle. He held his own very well against one of the 3 best DEs in the country in 2010 and his effort is even more impressive as his Sr. LG Julian Vandervelde was beat bad numerous times when Smith, on occasion, lined up as a DT. I already rate him as a 5th rounder and he could develop into a really good one in coming years 1/6/11. 2010 Arizona game: Easily kept edge vs. Brooks Reed’s speed rush just riding him out of play (5:48 1st), again easily rode him past QB but after 4 sec got susceptible to Reed’s stop and dive inside as he was very near QB yet Stanzi had just thrown ball (1:36 1st), run blocked Reed well for 4 sec but play never developed and Reed spun back and got tackle for 3 yds (14:27 2nd), gave up 5 yards in 4 sec on very good spin move but still in front of him when Stanzi threw (13:38 2nd), same move and same result as he was pushed back pretty far by spin move but still was engaged and standing between Brooks and the QB at end of the play (5:40 2nd), allowed pressure on good inside move yet recovered well to push him away from Stanzi who had wide open lane down left side for +12 yards (5:05 2nd), late out of stance losing edge and almost giving up 4 sec sack yet Stanzi stepped up and Reed flew by (0:08 2nd), lost edge on speed rush that was partially a lost hands battle as well giving up 4.5 sec sack to Brooks (12:38 3rd), easily handled Brooks’ speed rush for 4 sec but again allowed deadly spin move near QB that would have been 5 sec sack if ball hadn’t been thrown (1:48 3rd), kept edge on speed rush but Reed switched to bull and at 4 sec grabbed QB yet unable to finish as Reiff did a good power step pancaking Reed and allowing Stanzi to scramble away (9:20 3rd), and lost edge on speed rush giving 3 sec pressure on quick throw (3:50 4th). Didn’t have a great game but held his own against one of the better pass rushers in the country only allowing a 4.5 sec sack and then a few pressures. Was susceptible to the bull rush and spin back move after a hard rush upfield which will be something to remember to see if he improve. In the 2011 Michigan St. game showed elite mobility in space and absolutely leveled a LB at the 2nd level (13:45 1st), nice run block getting DE to left and back a bit to open hole on run behind him, very good feet on speed rush vs. DE William Gholston then showed power to pancake him when he overextended on edge (6:30 1st), pushed back a bit but eventually stoned DE for 4 sec rush, beat bad inside on nice spin move allowing pressure, pushed back nearly into QB on bull rush in 3 sec, great job holding edge on 4 sec rush showing elite technique and feet. Has elite feet, good strength, and is an aggressive player yet right now he is extremely susceptible to the bull rush as he has a poor base and without good leverage his good strength isn’t enough. I do see 1st round talent in him though and am moving him into my top 30 prospects 11/17/11. In the 2011 Nebraska game I again saw complete dominance of  his defenders as he easily popped out to handle speed rushes and was solid against bull rushes. DT Jared Crick was injured so the DL was noticeably less talented than before but he again looked like an elite LT 11/25/11. In the 2011 Michigan game he was beat on speed rush and took down DE on holding penalty that resulted in safety (7:42 1st), great run block on DE pushing him 5 yds back and pancaking him despite illegal hands to the face (11:56 2nd), had a borderline PF pancaking a LB right after the whistle blew next to a ref. In the 2011 Oklahoma game he had a nice diving tackle of CB Jamell Fleming near the sidelines after INT showing very good quickness for an OL (11:00 1st), no rush vs. DE Frank Alexander on 6 sec rush, very nice quickness off the snap again for easy handling of rush-1st one to jump off snap (7:55 1st), good strength on down block vs. DT getting him on skates then pancaking him on inside run (6:08 1st), solid movement on block at 2nd level but whiffed on LB, poor strength on 2nd level block getting jarred by LB Travis Lewis, pushed back a bit on bull rush by Alexander but throw off quickly, no rush on 4 sec, allowed pressure getting jarred a bit on bull rush allowing inside rush lane with Alexander diving at QBs feet as he threw, allowed 3 sec sack getting pushed back a bit so when QB scrambled toward his side he walked right into DE RJ Washington-I’d say it was half his fault half QB’s (3:30 2nd), beat on quick inside move allowing Frank a free run at QB but luckily was quick throw and rollout to other side, technically allowed another sack to RJ but this one wasn’t his fault at all as QB scrambled again with Reiff having him at no rush after 4 sec and running right into it. Mid 1st 1/19/12.

Tape: 2011:Michigan St.,Nebraska, Oklahoma 2010:Arizona

Overall: Riley is an interesting case of a guy going from underrated to overrated in a span of a year. Last year I didn’t hear a peep out of him and notice him have a solid game against Brooks Reed of Arizona. He was beat for a 4.5 sec sack and a few pressures but held up reasonably well as a sophomore on an island with no help against one of the better rushers in the nation. I thought he was a sleeper type and was interested to see how he developed. One year later his stock has exploded and it’s gotten to the point that many scouts have him rated equal or higher than Matt Kalil. This is a mistake as Kalil is an elite athlete with long arms who has been one of the best OTs in the country the past 2 years and the best OT I’ve graded in the past 5 years. Riley has a lot of talent yet has some holes to his game that make his inclusion into the upper realms of the 2012 Draft somewhat unexplainable. His best attribute is his feet and lateral quickness as he’s elite in this area and has one of the smoothest glides I’ve ever graded. Yet overall as an athlete he’s just average which his 40 time (5.23) and explosion drills (26.5 vert, 8’2 broad) can attest to and he has extremely short arms (33 1/4) for an OT let alone a player expected to fill the coveted LT spot. The short arms are extremely troubling to me as taking Reiff in the top 10, as he currently is project to go, would be going against the grain as no OT has been taken in the top 10 in the past 5 drafts with arms as short as his are. Focusing on the past 4 drafts shows this even more succinctly as 7 OTs have been taken in the top 10 with an average arm length of 35.00 inches. His 33.25 inch arms wouldn’t just be the shortest in that group but would be only the 3rd out of 9 OTs (assuming Kalil also goes in the Top 10) with under ’34 arms. Some would say that means 1/3 of the tackles have similar arm lengths as Reiff but when looking at the other two OTs he’s joining, Jason Smith (bust) and Eugene Monroe (average starter), it shows the danger of taking a player with short arms and projecting him to play LT with such a high draft pick. The game is littered with “potential left tackles” who had to move to RT or inside to OG due to their inferior arm length and I fear that Reiff could be another casualty. While arm length is the biggest red flag to Riley it’s hardly his only one as he has a good frame but seems susceptible to the bull rush and at times can be pushed back into his QB. This lack of strength and base is also seen in the running game where he doesn’t consistently get a push and makes me think he’ll probably be a career angles blocker in the run game. He’s also poor in his power move when a rusher spins inside against him as he’s given up numerous sacks the past 2 years when facing this move (Brooks Reed in 2010 is a great example as most of his success came this way). Finally I think a Top 10 pick is too high for him because his 2010 tape was only above average so he’s somewhat of a one year wonder with his 2011 tape being very good but hardly the dominant variety ala Matt Kalil. I love his feet, hate his short arms, and think he’s a risky pick if taken too high but one who could develop into an above average starting LT which is a rare and valued commodity in the NFL. Top 15 as my #3 OT though a bit overrated 3/28/12.

4. Jonathan Martin Stanford #55 6’5 3/8 307 Jr.

Comparison: Mike Williams

Background: Redshirted in ’08. 11/13 in ’09 at LT earning Honorable Mention Pac-10. First team Pac-10 in 2010 and 2011.

Combine: Solid in bag drill. Added 10 lbs since the Combine ended but unfortunately he either always was slow and unathletic or adding the weight made him so. His pro day workout might have cost him a chance at a first round grade in some scouts eyes.

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Pro Day: 3/23

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Notes: Nicknamed moose. Looks and moves like a stud OT. Fell in love with him within 2 minutes of watching him as he is thick throughout, has quick feet, and is aggressive. Doesn’t seem to quite have the foot speed of Joeckel or Adams and definitely inferior to Kalil but his thickness is superior to them all and at worst he should be a stud RT 11/10/11. In the 2011 Oregon game he had a good game except when he whiffed on inside rush by DE giving free hit, sack, FF on Luck to continue blowout (8:49 3rd). In the 2011 Notre Dame game he looked great early in the game giving no rush to anyone for almost the entire 1st quarter, pushed back hard by blitzing LB but showed his good base as he recovered well from the hard hit (2:43 1st), beat on edge by DE Ethan Johnson but Luck out so quickly with ball-one thing to remember when scouting the Stanford OL is that they have such a short time to have to block as Luck is out with the ball so quickly, battled OLB Darius Fleming to standstill but then lost hand battle giving up edge late for pressure, whiffed on DE going on inside move but LG easily picked him up, he’s very good at staying on blocks and battling to the whistle though I wish he got more movement as he doesn’t look that strong on tape. Martin continues to impress me with his good combination of size, strength, and mobility yet I feel pretty confident in saying that he’s likely to be a RT in the pros and not a LT. Teams can try him there, especially if they’re in a run oriented scheme, but I think the majority of his career will be on the right side.

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

Overall: Martin is a player that I watched in 2010 but didn’t pay enough attention to as my first real experience with him was in 2011. The moment I focused on him though I became a believer as he just has a great combination of size, strength, technique, and athleticism. His tapes are boring to watch because he just erases the guy across from him rarely losing his edges or giving up any kind of pressure. He plays with great balance and technique never lunging at guys and making a rusher come to him. Yet part of what makes his tape so boring is also a negative as he never pancakes people, is a little too nice at times, and doesn’t get great movement in the run game. He lacks the strength or a mean streak that I prefer in my OL and seems like a bit of a quiet giant type. I continue to go back and forth as to whether he’s a legit LT prospect or should only be tried on the right side. Gabe Carimi last year was an obvious RT yet Martin has better feet than him so I think a team could try him initially at the left side or start him at the right side and keep the option open in the future. My guess though is that he’ll predominantly be a RT in his career and while a team will wish he was stronger, meaner, and better in the run game they will love that they have a RT who can hold his own in pass protection. The NFL is a passing league so I’m not as worried about a finesse RT as I used to be yet I can understand if Martin isn’t for everyone. Finally there is the fact that he had a mediocre pro day. I personally don’t put too much stock in them for OL yet it is somewhat worrisome as one of the biggest questions I have on Martin and DeCastro is how good of blockers are they and how good does Luck make them look. Luck is one of the best in all of football at getting the ball out quickly and it’s rare that you see a rusher get 5 seconds or more to go after him. I think this makes them look a tad better than they are but the tape also shows them to be very talented players. Jonathan is a talented RT in my eyes who will excel more in pass protection than in the run game due to his lack of strength yet is a guy that should be a 10 year starter due to his great combination of skills and a base that is one of the best in this draft. Top 20 as my #4 OT 3/28/12.

5. Cordy Glenn Georgia #71 6’5 ¾ 345 Sr. 

Comparison: Andre Smith

Background: 10/13 in ’08 as a true freshman earning freshman SEC and All American. 13/13 (1 RG, 4 LT, 8 RG) in ’09. 13/13 at LG in ’10. 1st team SEC in ’11 playing the entire year at LT.

Combine: Had a weird running motion on his 40 but made a great time. A little slow in side step. Looked good in kick slide drill easily getting out to rusher-one of the best so far.

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Notes: Is clearly the least talented of the 3 OL prospects (Boling, Sturdivant) for the bulldogs yet has some decent talent himself. Big player who most college teams would be playing at OT but his experience as an OG will help him as it clearly is his NFL position. A big, physical player who just isn’t quick or athletic enough to be an OT in the NFL as he struggles mightily at it in college. In the 2011 South Carolina game he looked solid in space when he cut block a LB on an off tackle run (5:04 1st), pancaked DE Jadevion Clowney on inside run when he came off around the edge (4:32 1st), allowed Clowney to blow past him on inside nearly untouched for a huge hit and sack (10:24 2nd), and allowed Clowney to blow past him untouched for a sack and FF that clinched the win (3:20 4th). In the 2011 Boise St. game he didn’t have quickness for down block on DT who got tackle on RB for no gain (9:30 1st), had DE Shea McLellin blow past him with quick start for easy 3.5 sec sack (5:50 1st), pushed back nearly to QB in 3 sec by DE Tyrone Crawford, false start, tried to cut a blitzing CB who avoided it for 5 sec sack (8:01 3rd), terrible job guarding stunt being pushed away easily by DT Billy Winn for 5 sec sack (5:33 3rd), false start, pushed back on heels by McLellin giving inside route that would have been 5 sec sack if not thrown, late off the ball again (probably was late 1/3 of the snaps) allowing DE Jarrell Root to get 3.5 sec sack (0:10 4th). I always thought he was overrated as many had him as a top 15 player while I didn’t have him in my top 50 and never thought twice about it but I was even surprised by how bad he looked in this game. He is a big, strong guy who I still like in the middle rounds as an OG but he is a slow player who is often late off the ball making him play from behind most of the time. He is clearly not an OT as he was run around all day but I even question him as an OG now since he didn’t show much dominance in the run game and seems to have a lot of trouble sustaining blocks. Right now he drops from a 3rd round grade to a 5th round as I think he will really struggle against quick DTs inside as well. In the 2011 Tennessee game had a great run block showing his pure strength getting DE back 5 yds and getting into a shoving match with him (11:50 1st), great 4 sec run block on off tackle run leading the way by pushing DE backwards 5 yds (11:01 3rd). In the 2011 LSU game (SEC Championship) he got pushed back nearly into QB by DE Sam Montgomery forcing dump off short of 1st down for punt, he surprised me with how good he was for much of the game against Montgomery and the other DEs showing much improvement over earlier in the year like the Boise St. game. I still didn’t see one dominant pile driving, pancaking type play I would expect from a guy his size but at least he moved his feet much better. In the 2011 Michigan St. game he had good strength on 0 route run blocking DE, good strength getting push on DT Jerel Worthy, a little awkward in backpedal but kept angle and did a nice cut near end as it was a short drop, very strong push knocking small LB back 3 yds on 2nd level block, missed block on LB on 2nd level, won battle again with Worthy pushing him back and in control, missed LB on 2nd level who slipped by to make tackle in hole, beat on edge by blitzer but forced long arc around QB. He again had a very good game but it’s a little misleading as he almost never lined up against stud DE William Gholston. Still his improvement from the Boise St. game in the season opener to the final two games of the year is remarkable and I would say he actually has an outside chance to play RT in the NFL. His best fit still is surely OG but in a pinch I would consider moving him there if a team had injuries. 2nd round 1/19/12. Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1: Gave outside edge on initial move by DT Jaye Howard but recovered well (at OG) and stoned him for win-not bigger b/c was 4 yds in backfield (+3). Beat with quick spin move by Howard for very quick loss as OG (-4). Kept edge at OG vs. Howard and won’t lose to him on bull rush so it was over for win (+3). Handled spin move and bull rush vs. DT Kheeston Randle well but got near enough cone for only small win (+2). Day 3: Looked incredibly strong nearly pancaking Randle on drill, pushed back but held edge semi well vs. Coples-did give him a cheap shot after play was over. 1×1: Good quick jump off snap getting in position ahead of DE Courtney Upshaw and then riding him very wide past cone for win (+3). Beat inside at OT by Coples but did react well to keep him away from cone-albeit very inside for small loss (-2). Great job keeping edge vs. Coples on speed rush and eventually gave inside rush on spin move but only after 4.5 sec so small win (+2). Only pushed back a bit by Coples on bull rush but gave him enough of an opening to dip shoulder and get quick inside move for late 4 sec win for small loss (-2). Only pushed back a bit by DT Malik Jackson and kept edge for nice win-dominant all day today (+3). 11×11: No rush vs. Ingram on pass play, no rush vs. Coples on bootleg the other way, no rush on 5 sec rush by Upshaw showing dominance once he got his hands on him as he wouldn’t let him disengage-has had 3 straight no rushes vs. the best three DL at this game and arguably in this draft!, whiffed on run block vs. Coples shooting off snap but run play was away anyways, no rush vs. Upshaw on 5 sec rush not letting off him at all-showed great quickness setting up. 2011 Senior Bowl Game: He got the start at LT, no rush on 3 step drop vs. DE Cam Johnson, solid engagement vs. Johnson on inside run away but not dominant, kept edge easily resulting in no rush in 4 sec vs. Johnson, lost edge on extreme outside rush by Johnson but QB rolled other way, got into it with Johnson for draw with both taking shots to the face, solid quickness getting initial push vs. Johnson then moving to LB on run away, good run block vs. Johnson on inside run, barely held DE Vinny Curry long enough to not be called a whiff on inside run, too slow as LG vs. DT Alameda Ta’amu for penetration that ruined inside run (3:16 1st), surprisingly knocked back 5 yds on bull rush by Ta’amu-fun battle with +700 lbs battling hard, solid mobility on pull block but kind of rocked by LB James-Michael Johnson in hole-he’s still hard to grade b/c he isn’t as strong as he should be but is much quicker than he should be for a guy his size, no push allowed vs. DT Kendall Reyes but then lost edge and gave late pressure, poor 2nd level block on LB Demario Davis not shielding from ball carrier allowing him to make tackle, good battle with Curry but stayed in front for only small rush, good mobility getting to 2nd level and hitting LB but didn’t get right position allowing him to trail and make tackle downfield, false start, bullrushed well by Curry getting knocked into QB forcing dumpoff, no rush in 4 vs. Curry, no rush in 3 sec vs. Johnson keeping edge well, beat by Johnson on edge but wide arc so well past QB, no rush in 5 sec vs. DT Billy Winn, no rush in 4 sec vs. Winn, better job getting to 2nd level and in between play and LB to get longer block, fell down on pull block on edge-his chance to shine and he looked bad. Glenn was one of the bigger surprises at the Senior Bowl b/c he went up against top notch pass rushers all week and was very adept at handling them. His footwork was impressive, his lateral quickness was better than I expected, and he looked like a legit RT. This changes everything in my eyes as a guy his weight who can play OT is rare and instantly makes him a first rounder. He still has some bust potential but he also is showing himself to have the rare size/quickness ratio that got guys like Leonard Davis/Andre Smith a top 5 selection. Was the #2 out of 7 OTs at the Senior Bowl and much closer to #1 Mike Adams than #3 Senio Kelemente. Late 1st 2/21/12.

Tape: 2011:Boise St.,South Carolina,Tennessee, LSU,Michigan St. Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: Glenn is a great example of why you need to scout numerous games at different times of the season for a player. If I had only watched his Boise St. game where he gave up 4 sacks, had slow feet, and bad technique then I would have given him a 4th or 5th round grade. Yet he steadily improved throughout the year and ended the season in impressive fashion against LSU and Michigan St. who both had top notch DLs. He continued his improved play at the Senior Bowl where in my opinion he put any doubts away that he couldn’t play RT as he was the 2nd best OT at the event and outplayed Coples, Upshaw, and Ingram in practice. Finally he topped it all off with an elite combine where he shocked me by running a 5.15 40 at 345 lbs while showing off his freakishly long arms (35.75), hands (10.13), and good strength (31 reps). I still wish he was more aggressive in the run game, as he doesn’t get nearly as many pancakes as he should for his size, and think he does have some bust potential due to the fact that quite a ultra large OTs recently have busted or had to move inside (Andre Smith, Leonard Davis, Shawn Andrews, George Foster) but his improved play the past few months makes me give him a Top 25 round grade as my #5 OT 3/1/12.

6. Brandon Mosley Auburn #75 6’5 5/8 314 Sr.

Comparison: Jeff Otah

Background: 2nd team SEC in 2010 and 2011.

Combine: Had a good 40 time and just as good a 10 yd split (1.75) which was 8th in 2012 and would have been 2nd in 2011 as the best split that year was 1.74.

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Notes: An aggressive OT who attacks players. In the 2011 Utah St. game had a penalty earlier in the game, a solid block in space vs. LB Bobby Wagner on an end around (5:35 2nd), false start for his 2nd penalty (3:52 2nd), missed LB in space on 2nd level block (3:05 2nd), and a good job on Wagner’s inside rush pushing him outside and then to the ground (13:18 3rd). 2nd team SEC. In the 2011 Alabama game he played RT, was very aggressive on secondary block vs. LB but only held him for about a sec, good aggressiveness again this time on DT, poor block not pushing DE outside allowing him inside to tackle RB for short gain, great block pancaking DT Jesse Williams then attacking the next DL in his face-one of the best run blocks I’ve seen all year (1:55 1st), missed diving cut block against LB in open field allowing him to make tackle, good initial footwork but lost edge after he let up a bit on DE-maybe b/c QB was rolling the other way, good push on short yardage run pushing DT back 3 yds, aggressive/dirty pancaking DT after QB threw ball with a push in back, shed by DT on off tackle to his side and barely missed tackle for no gain. In the 2011 Virginia game he had good physical down block on run away being aggressive despite play being away, good pull block pushing LB away from run near him then pancaking him (8:01 1st), whiffed on everyone, lost edge vs. DT Conrath but pushed him enough-had bad hands to the face on him, cheap hit on DE when going back-right in the head, good block on Conrath not moving him but keeping him walled from play, good base on Conrath’s inside penetration holding ground and shoving him to the ground on low attack, so physical on run block wailing on DT Will Hill-just a mean dude (9:15 2nd), strong run block from 1 yd pushing Hill to the ground, great block in open space on LB not just getting to him but blocking him for 5 yds (4:20 2nd), good pancake of DT on run play then got up and attacked another guy (2:30 2nd), another physical attack on Hill just beating him up, solid pull block really attacking LB (6:12 3rd), pancaked Conrath on edge during inside run-again went after his guy despite it not being in the play (4:12 3rd), battled DE after whistle getting the best of it-fights on every play, pancaked DE on edge rush with one arm shivvy (11:20 4th). He’s a tall, strong, physical guy who sets the tone from the opening snap and really attacks other players. He has enough athleticism to handle most pass rushers at RT, will need help on the elite ones probably, but his real value is in the run game and how he brings an attitude to an OL. He’s one of my favorite players in this draft and at worst you have a strong, aggressive MOFO at OG. Late 1st round 1/5/12. Will miss the Senior Bowl because of a case of viral meningitis which put him in the hospital. A bad blow to his draft position and likely will keep him underrated and a possible steal. Had a spectacular combine finishing first among the 54 OL as he was 3rd in the 3 cone (behind only Kalil and DeCastro-great company), 2nd in hand size, 7th in 40 time, 10th in reps, 11th in vertical jump, and 13th in height. He was in the top half in every single category and in the top quarter in 5 of the 10. A truly dominating performance that continues my belief that he’s one of the most underrated players in this draft.

Tape: 2011:Utah St.,Alabama, Virginia 2010:Alabama,South Carolina,Oregon (BCS Championship)

Overall: Mosley has been my favorite OL to watch all year as he is one of the nastiest, most aggressive OL I’ve ever graded. The combine showed his underrated athleticism which I never really doubted (I do think he still might need a little help on elite pass rushers but most RTs do) yet his game is really about toughness, nastiness, and power. Go back and pick a tape of his and you will find pancake blocks, blocks up to and often a little after the whistle, and a guy who seems capable of getting under everyone’s skin. Most of the time those are the least talented guys who will struggle making blocks consistently but are kept around for their attitude yet he’s extremely athletic (graded out as the best OL out of the 54 at the combine) and would work well in a passing offense also. His forte is run blocking so obviously that would be the preferred style but his tenacity, strength, and athleticism would be a welcome addition to any team. He has Pro Bowl ability but those bids are rare for RTs so most likely the team drafting him will get a very good starting RT for the next 12 years. One of the biggest steals in this draft who right now is considered a 3rd or 4th rounder by most. Late 1st round as my #6 OT 3/1/12.

7. Ryan MillerColorado #73 6’7 ¼ 321 Sr.

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Combine: Below average in bag drill.

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Notes: In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he got start at RT, no rush vs. DE Matt Conrath, very good mobility pulling and setting walled edge on sweep behind him, pushed back well by Conrath on quick drop, no rush vs. DE Julian Miller, looks faster and more athletic than teammate Matt Reynolds so a little surprised he isn’t at LT, good push getting DE Jabaree Tuani on wheels and going a bit past whistle, good pull pushing LB nearly OOB on sweep right-seems perfect for this job either at OG or OT, Tuani disengaged on inside run helping tackle for no gain, no rush vs. Conrath then pancaked and pushed on him once on ground-a little nasty, great strength battling with Conrath on run behind him then pancaking him (0:04 1st), had Tuani on edge run to his side but he got lower with Miller losing leverage and getting bull rushed 4 yds into backfield ruining run play, very good down block on DT Akiem Hick pancaking him opening hole behind him for run, Tuani tried similar low bull rush but he pancaked him this time, pushed Conrath’s head down nearly pancaking him on rush then stood up to talk smack at him and kept jawing-I like his feistiness (11:45 2nd), solid battle with Conrath on edge during inside run then jumped on him after he went down to pile to get gang tackle, good speed and great strength getting to 2nd level and pushing LB 3 yds backwards on contact (14:23 3rd), pancaked Tuani on edge run creating big hole, no rush vs. Miller, kicked out a little too far creating inside rush lane for Miller but ball thrown, very nice 2nd level block on LB showing speed and ability to move with LB once there (8:48 3rd), continually keeps edge vs. Miller, no rush vs. Tuani, great aggressiveness pealing back and pancaking Miller blindsiding him (12:01 4th), no rush vs. Miller, good strength one arm shoving DE wide and away from play opening big hole, held edge again vs. Miller-no one took the edge vs. him all game long, good athleticism getting to LB and took it to him but probably a little too aggressive as he fell down, one play later he went after same LB with a little vengeance knocking him around till after whistle nearly starting fight-LB hit him but he didn’t retaliate (1:00 4th). Out of the 7 OTs at East-West Shrine Game he was clearly the best at #1. I loved his tenacity and strength as he pancaked people all game long but also was impressed with his height, arm length, and feet all making me feel that he is a legit RT prospect and not an OG. 4th round who is close to being a 3rd rounder 1/24/12. Had a very solid combine finishing in the top quarter of 4 of 10 measurements and top half in 8 of 10 including being 1st among 54 OL in height, 3rd in reps on the bench (32), and was very solid in the quickness drills (14th in 3 cone and 17th in shuttle) which I deem arguably the most important for OTs.

Tape: 2011: East-West Shrine Game

Overall: He’s another OL that I wasn’t able to watch during the regular season (hard enough to catch a Colorado game when they were in the Big 12) yet who I feel I have a good feel for from watching the East-West Shrine Game and the combine. He’s an OT with good strength and feistiness that makes you initially think he should be moved inside to OG. This was reinforced by his 6 pancake blocks in the game and how easily he pulled and led outside runs, something OTs rarely do. Yet the more I watched him the more I noticed his impressive feet and how he easily held the edge against all pass rushers in the game. His athleticism is very underrated and his combine backed it up as he showed elite height (6’7 ¼), okay arm length (33.13), a good 40 time (5.27), and solid quickness drills (14th and 17th in them among 54 OL). Every scout I’ve seen grades him as an OG but to me he’s not only proved he deserves a chance at RT but looked like one of the better ones in this draft. He’s one of my biggest sleepers as most have him as a mid round selection as an OG but I have him as a RT who is a 2nd rounder and my #7 OT 3/1/12.

8. Dennis Kelly Purdue #68 6’8 306 Sr.

Comparison: Lee Ziemba

Background: Honorable mention Big Ten in ’10 and ’11. 3 year starter at LT. Offensive MVP in 2010. Captain for the team in 2011. 2x Academic Big Ten.

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Tape: 2011:Illinois,Western Michigan

Overall: I try to study film on my own as much as possible and spend as little time as I can getting into others’ player rankings as they change throughout the year and I don’t want to be influenced by them. Due to this I sometimes look up to find I have a dramatically different opinion of a player compared to the scouting community. Usually I keep that opinion yet it’s one of the riskier things as your either very right or very wrong. Dennis Kelly is going to be one of my bigger discrepancies this year as many outlets have him rated as a late round or free agent OT. I watched him play extremely well against Whitney Mercilus, holding him to 0 sacks for the game which was one of only two times all year he didn’t have at least one sack, and I watched him dominate the MAC Player of the Year Drew Nowak. Kelly is a tall, long, athletic guy who might not have the foot speed to play LT but definitely has enough to play RT and has a frame similar to Nate Solder’s though a tad thicker (which actually could be argued is a good thing). I was impressed with his strength, aggressiveness, and smoothness in his lateral movements as he shadows players very well. I know I’m going out on a limb on this one but I feel that he’s a legit RT prospect who has a decent shot at starting on the left side someday for a team. Early 3rd round and my #8 OT 3/1/12.

9. Donald StephensonOklahoma 6’5 ½ 312 Sr.

Combine: Arguably the fastest OL in the 2nd group in mirror drill. Good quickness on kick slide drill but did drill wrong actually blocking rusher instead of letting them run by-only guy to do that and called out for it.

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Notes: In the 2011 Texas game he got out to LB quickly but didn’t hold block for more than a second, beat to edge by hands from DE Jaxson Jeffcoat but was a quick pass, not smooth at all in his slidestep and his jerkiness opened inside to Jeffcoat but ball out quick-would have been sack (13:17 2nd). In the 2011 Florida St. game he was beat by DE Brandon Jenkins on a very quick jump off the snap but reacted well and pushed him into the ground as he was off balance a little on his extreme speed rush, stacked and shed by DE Bjoern Werner for no gain tackle on off tackle at him, beat immediately by Werner for 3 sec sack (10:10 3rd). Redshirted in 2007 due to shoulder injury. Played 7 games in 2008, 0 games in ’09 due to academic issues, then played regularly in ’10 and ’11 earning honorable mention Big 12 his senior year. In the 2011 Iowa game he had a very good run block on DE pushing him 3 yds sideways and paving a huge hole for the QB run for a 4 yd TD (10:24 1st), easily handled Cameron Hayward throughout game showing good feet, strength and long arms against a weak component of their OL-disappointed to not see him go against DE Broderick Binns, very nice run block getting DE on skates 5 yds downfield but then somewhat pancaked/fell down near end (10:08 3rd). He had a dominant game not allowing a pressure let alone a sack and being dominant in the run game. I still haven’t heard a peep about him from the scouting community but his size, length, and game film make me think he’s a 5th rounder right now 12/31/11.

Tape: 2011:Florida St.,Texas,Oklahoma St.,Iowa

Overall: Stephenson is a unique player as he played for one of the top programs in the country, plays a coveted position (LT), and has good film but I hadn’t heard his name mentioned even once until the Combine. He’s got the height (6’5 1/2), weight (312), and long arms (almost ’35) that scouts look for in the position and I think he might have turned some heads with his 4.94 40. It’s a legit time as I noticed his surprising speed and athleticism on film and was the reason I first took notice of him this year. He’s still a raw prospect with a jerky lateral slide at times and lacks experience due to missing the entire 2009 season due to academics but he has NFL athleticism, good tape, and put up 1st round measurables at the NFL Combine. He’s an inconsistent player but one who could develop into a solid starting LT for a team that’s patient and at worst should be a capable RT or swing tackle on game days. A high ceilinged project type who could contribute immediately as a swing tackle while gaining experience and better technique. 3rd round as my #9 OT 3/28/12.

10. Bobby Massie Ole Miss #79 6’6 1/8 316 Sr.

Combine: SEC

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Notes: RT for the team in 2011. In the 2011 Alabama game he was pushed back a bit by 3-4 DE Damion Squares on bull rush, great seal block getting outside and turning to pin DE inside on sweep for walk in TD (12:44 1st), gets good push in run game but doesn’t have elite feet and definitely a RT at best, bull rushed again by Donte Hightower nearly getting pancaked and forcing QB out of pocket (7:26 1st), lost edge to Hightower but pushed him past QB and was quick throw so rusher didn’t have time to circle back, showed good aggressiveness attacking DT Nick Gentry even with play away from him but Gentry showed superior strength and just threw him to the ground! (11:54 2nd), somewhat slow feet but very smart play riding one rusher inside then popping out to ride the other rusher wide-I still question his feet though, initial pushed back by DE Jesse Williams but stuck with run block and made it a draw, somewhat held Williams on fly sweep to his side unable to get edge and turn on him, 2nd time this game that he got a very poor jump-last one on the OL, beat on edge by a pedestrian rusher IMO in DE Courtney Upshaw for 4.5 sec sack-had angle but immediately lost it on push pull move with it more due to lack of strength than lack of athleticism (7:30 3rd), missed 2nd level block showing average quickness, pushed back again by Hightower-shows a concerning lack of base and overall strength for a 315 lb RT, beat on edge by small LB blitzer helping ruin draw play. Massie has great length, is strong in the run game, and has solid feet yet he’s clearly a RT as he lacks great lateral quickness and surprisingly has a very average base that leaves him susceptible to the bull rush. I like Bobby as a prospect but don’t really see what the fuss is about as to me he looks like a 3rd-4th rounder and possibly will need to move inside to OG. In the 2011 LSU game he looked to be clearly trying to make his presence felt pushing a player during or after the play early on to give his team a physical presence which I liked, showed good smarts but average feet pushing a rusher inside but not quite able to get to DT on outside stunt allowing him to fly by QB-did push him just out of reach (12:01 1st), great down block pancaking DT Michael Brockers (2:37 1st), solid cut block on DE, helped by the fact that the game got out of reach and the Ole Miss coaching staff ran the ball most of the game after that, consistently missed his 2nd level blocks or hit them hard and  then let them go right past him-definitely will struggle in a zone scheme, beat immediately to inside on rush giving ole block (13:12 4th). He looked dramatically better vs. LSU than Alabama yet still struggled with strength as he got a solid push in the run game but was pushed back at times in pass pro and was terrible at blocking on the 2nd level. He surprisingly seemed to handle Mingo (smaller, faster rusher) pretty well yet struggled to stay on the blocks vs. Montgomery (bigger, slower, stronger rusher).

Tape: 2011:Alabama, LSU

Overall: Bobby is a guy that has been climbing up draft boards this spring and I really can’t understand why. He’s a tall (6’6 1/8), long armed (’35) who gets some push in the run game while being able to hold up reasonably well in pass protection. Yet he’s not an underclassmen, he didn’t have a stellar Combine, and he didn’t participate in any All Star Games to general acclaim so I really can’t see what all of the sudden buzz is about. Bobby looks like a solid athlete with the frame to add weight and eventually become a 6’6 230 lb RT with a mean streak. Yet he’ll never have great feet and his tape is nothing more than above average so I think the late 1st round buzz he’s getting is either misinformed or the result of poor scouting by a team. At best Bobby will be an above average RT and at worst he’ll move inside to OG and be a solid starter there. He definitely has value yet unfortunately for his agent it’s not 1st round value. Early 3rd round as my #10 OT 3/27/12.

11. Nate Potter Boise St. #73 6’5 7/8 303 Sr.

Comparison: Sam Baker

Background: Redshirted in 2007. 8/12 in 2008 missing the first game of the year with an injury and being a backup in the next 4 games but starting the final 8. 13/13 in 2009 earning 1st team WAC. 13/13 in 2010 earning 1st team WAC. 1st team WAC in 2011 as well making him a 3x 1st teamer.

Combine: Has a very well put together body showing almost no fat.

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Tape: 2010: Virginia Tech 2011:Georgia,Arizona St.

Overall: Nate is an interesting prospect in that he’s gone from overrated to underrated in my eyes. Going into the season he was rated by many as a top 15 pick which was way too high for a guy who clearly didn’t have the feet to play LT and wasn’t a mauler in the run game. I had him rated #42 and that was seen as a low compared to the consensus. Then the season began and he steadily dropped down the board as he was exposed more in scouts eyes yet now I’ve heard some argue he’s a 4th or even a 5th round prospect and is solely an OG which makes me think Potter has swung too far the other way and now is actually underrated. There are a number of things to not like about Nate as he isn’t a spectacular athlete and isn’t the strongest guy (22 reps) yet he’s experienced, has long arms (34.63), and plays with very good technique, albeit a unique technique. In a zone blocking scheme I have no doubt that he could make a good RT yet even in a man scheme I could see him moving out to RT after a year or two at OG or on the bench. He needs to improve his strength and has the frame to add a lot of weight as he is basically 6’6 and has one of the trimmer bodies in this draft for OL. I’ve said it before but continue to believe it that he at worst will be a very good OG but has a legit chance as a solid RT, especially in a zone scheme. That to me means he’s a 3rd rounder and my #11 OT 3/1/12.

12. Andrew Datko Florida St. #67 6’6 315 Sr.

Background: 12/13 in ’08 as a true freshman making Freshman All American team. 13/13 at LT in ’09 getting a 79% average and only allowing 2 sacks and 3 penalties. 11/11 in ’10 missing 3 games with a shoulder injury sustained in the OU game. Allowed 1 sack and 3 penalties in the 11 games. Played 4 games in 2011 but the shoulder surgery didn’t take and eventually had to be shutdown.

Combine: Looked good in mirror drill though didn’t move that well. Solid in kick slide drill.

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Notes: In the 2010 Miami game showed very good athleticism getting out on screen but ended up flailing at a defender as he needs better patience (5:15 1st), bull rushed straight into QB by DE Olivier Vernon but QB able to avoid defender to complete pass (1:40 1st), a bit late getting to LB on 2nd level but able to push him just enough to avoid tackle (4:43 2nd), got stacked and shed to the ground ruining off tackle run (2:01 2nd), very good job holding defender for 5 sec (14:55 3rd), good run block on DE Adewale Ojorno getting him locked outside to create hole (14:20 3rd), poor run block on Ojorno getting pushed aside immediately (4:03 3rd), and very good feet on pass pro keeping Vernon in front of him (15:00 4th). He is a mixed bag for me as he has better feet and tenacity than Potter but doesn’t seem to have the elite film you would expect from a guy many consider the best OT in the country. I disagree with them and, going into the 2011 season, have him as my #6 OT and the #39 player overall. Missed the 2011 FSU Spring Game. Enters the 2011 season ranked #39 on my Big Board. In the 2011 Clemson game he showed quick feet and long arms in his pass pro yet again I questioned his technique and his strength as he kept guys away from his QB but looked bad doing it. Had a good run block getting DT and moving him a few yards downfield and away from run on other side (12:00 1st), no one lined up outside yet he didn’t lay a hand on rusher who went right by his inside shoulder to hit QB forcing inc (10:30 1st), solid mobility on 2nd level block sort of getting LB cut (7:45 1st), very good run block holding DE away for 3 sec on run right by them (1:00 1st), no rush in 3 sec vs. DE Andre Branch, barely kept edge vs. Branch on quick throw and might have lost it later as his initial burst got him in trouble, no push vs. Branch on run forcing it inside for no gain (10:23 3rd), no rush in 4 sec vs. Branch, pushed back initially by Branch getting near QB but reasserted and pushed him back (0:35 3rd), beat by Branch on speed rush nearly getting 4 sec sack instead hitting him as he threw (2:00 4TH), barely held edge vs. Branch on speed rush with a half step difference being either a sack or hold for sure (1:40 4th). Missed rest of the year with the shoulder injury and his football career is in jeopardy. Coach Jumbo Fisher, “It’s not good. He can’t play. The surgeries didn’t take.” In the 2011 Oklahoma game he showed a good ability to handle the two DEs Ronell Lewis and Frank Alexander, good backpedal against S Tony Jefferson who obviously had a speed advantage, good push on Alexander getting him back 5 yds on run, good quickness handling Jefferson’s inside rush stepping up and pancaking him, no rush in 4 sec vs. Alexander, beat by Alexander for the first time as he lunged and got swimmed for 4 sec sack (14:30 4th), not a strong block at all but an effective walling off of LB at next level. Late 1st/early 2nd in talent but drops to 3rd due to injury history. 1/19/12.

Tape: 2011: Spring Practice (Injury),Oklahoma, Clemson 2010:Miami

Overall: There are a few things to deal with when figuring out Datko’s final grade as the first is his “if he wasn’t injured grade” which for me is slighltly worse than most scouts who had a mid 1st grade on him. I had a late 1st/early 2nd as I had some issues with his blocking technique which was much more punch and move vs. the grab and guide technique I prefer. I also noticed that his one “great” game in 2011 came against Oklahoma which had two pass rushers in Frank Alexander and Ronnell Lewis who I considered very over rated and future backups in the NFL. Yet at worst he’s an early 2nd rounder if healthy as he’s tall, long armed, experienced, and has enough athleticism to either be a very athletic RT or an average athlete at LT. Of course the second part in figuring out his final grade is his injury history and a team will have to feel comfortable with his shoulder and come to the conclusion that it’s behind him. I’m unconvinced it’s behind him as seen by the fact that he didn’t bench press at the combine and tried so hard to get a medical redshirt and return to school for the 2012 season. I wouldn’t be surprised if he needs to sit out the start of the year and be placed on the PUP list ala Bruce Carter and previous players who were still recovering from injuries going into last season. Due to the fact that he might not be healthy to play as a rookie and the legit question about how many more times he will be willing to rehab the same injury I have to push him down in the draft. He settles out as a 4th rounder with a small chance at stardom who is very much a boom bust type as my #12 OT 3/1/12. Part of my reasoning was that I couldn’t rank him worse than Zebrie Sanders as every time they were on the same field as each other Datko was clearly superior.

13. Zebrie Sanders Florida St. #77 6’5 5/8 320 Sr.

Combine: Looked slow in the 40. Former eagle scout. Solid in mirror drill.

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Notes: Missed the 2011 FSU Spring Game with an injury. In the 2011 Clemson game he really impressed me initially with his quick feet for such a big man easily handling speed rushes in the 1st drive, poor cut block missing defender (10:30 1st), pushed back by DE Malliciah Goodman then disengaged for tackle (7:45 1st), barely kept inside edge on rush also getting pushed back a lot (1:30 1st), looked slow on pull play but did block his guy (1:00 1st), good block on edge for naked rollout to his side blocking DE inside and showing aggression hitting him a lot (11:30 2nd), false start, lost inside edge to DE Kourtnei Brown nearly giving up 4 sec sack but ball thrown (2:41 2nd). Had 50 starts in his career. In the 2011 Florida game he played LT replacing the injured Andrew Batko. He looked off balance on speed rush lunging for rusher and not showing a smooth backpedal, easily handled speed rusher showing his long arms and good technique on that play, poor down block on DT Jaye Howard allowing sack (13:37 3rd). In the 2011 Oklahoma game he was beat by LB Corey Nelson forcing hold that negated 22 yd TD pass, no rush by DE Ronnell Lewis all game long but did technically allow a sack as QB scrambled away on inside lane with Lewis outside and he crashed down on him for the coverage sack. Still though it was a good game for Sanders as I didn’t notice him get beat once against a late round guy like Lewis. In the 2011 Notre Dame game he had a poor base getting bull rushed back 4 yds immediately, good cut block on DE knocking him down hard, good job handling smaller pass rushers of Notre Dame, has a frame similar to Tyron Smith. He had a good game never giving the edge to the ND pass rushers and looking solid. I still have my doubts on him as a true LT and question how he will hold up against dominant bull rushers, as he has a light frame, but the potential is definitely there. 4th round right now but could move up if he does well in the postseason events 12/29/11. Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1: Very strong showing vs. DT Quinton Coples (at DE) holding edge then battling well on push pull move and showing a strong base for win-almost small win though b/c was close to cone (+3). Great job handling Coples initially on inside rush not getting too far back and staying in front but then shucked aside at end for would be 5 sec sack-only small loss b/c it took so long (-1). Beat on good spin move by DE Melvin Ingram for loss-nearly quick loss (-3). Lost edge on quick burst by DE Melvin Ingram but did good job pushing him far out for only small loss (-2). 11×11: Lunged at Coples and unable to get him as he went wide for quick sack, forced Coples to go long arc to QB with ball thrown before he got there. Day 3: Got jarred bad by Ingram on drill, weak in drill trying to move DT Tydreke Powell-not much of a mover for a guy his size, stacked then pancaked by DE Courtney Upshaw. 1×1: Knocked back immediately on bull rush by Upshaw only reanchoring on cone for loss (-3). Beat quickly on super quick inside move with swim vs. Ingram for big quick loss (-5). Offsides on 1×1 not even involving him? Really battled Ingram on bull rush but still pushed back into cone and fell down for loss (-3). Good job finally handling Upshaw’s bull rush getting near cone but never disengaging for very small loss (-1). 11×11: Good initial pass pro vs. Coples but lost on 2nd or 3rd push pull for late pressure, whiffed on DT Tydreke Powell on run play away, slow on down block vs. DT Brandon Thompson who got TFL, knocked back by Coples on run play right behind him allowing TFL as he grabbed RB going outside them, no rush vs. Coples who again tried push pul move but this time didn’t work, poor block going inside first and giving Coples outside edge for possible 4 sec sack-unsure as QB stepped up and Coples stopped playing? 2011 Senior Bowl Game: He got the start at RT, small rush starting to give separation on 3 step drop vs. DE Jack Crawford, easily run blocked Crawford outside on inside run, barely held edge vs. Crawford on 4 sec rush and kept him well outside, down blocked DT Kendall Reyes who got penetration but was ridden outside for no rush, good run block vs. Crawford getting him back 6 yds, good down block vs. Reyes pancaking him for big hole of +10 yds on inside run, kept edge vs. DT Derek Wolfe but pushed back and fell down at end of play, no rush and smaller push vs. Wolfe, no rush in 3 sec vs. Crawford, pushed back by Wolfe close to QB in 3 sec, looked very slow reacting to delayed safety rusher from the edge allowing pressure (technically illegal to blitz in the senior bowl), solid run block vs. DT Billy Winn holding him up and not getting pushed back, couldn’t make most important block on off tackle as he couldn’t get inside and wall Winn so he disengaged and made tackle, kept edge vs. Winn but kind of held, good push on inside run on down block vs. Reyes, pushed back initially by Crawford but quick throw so no issue, no rush vs. Curry in 4 sec but C came over and hit him hard and right into rush lane for 5 sec sack-not his fault, no rush in 4 sec vs. Curry but lost edge right at end, good job pushing Curry out and wide on inside run, knocked back by Crawford who then disengaged for pressure forcing dump off on 3rd and 17, beat on edge on wide arc by DT Billy Winn but very wide so went past QB. He continued to prove to me that he is vastly overrated as he came into the Senior Bowl with a late 1st round grade on many boards. He is a strong player with a good base, arm length, and height but far too many times he whiffed on blocks or lost the edge. Definitely a RT only and I think he might even have to move inside to OG. Was #5 out of the 7 OTs (Adams, Glenn, Kelemente, Allen).

Tape: 2011: Spring Game (injured), Clemson,Boston College,Florida,Oklahoma, Notre Dame

Overall: Zebrie is a prospect who has been pumped up way too much by scouts and the media, being called a late 1st round pick going into the Senior Bowl, and is in the midst of crashing back to reality due to his average combine and Senior Bowl performances. It’s not really his fault as the tape this season showed a big, long OT who had quickness issues and too often lunged for a player, lost his edges to a rusher, or ended plays on the ground. Yet as average as he’s been the past few months there’s not denying his raw talent as he’s nearly 6’6 320 lbs with 35’ arms and 10.88’ hands that are the 3rd biggest in this OL class. He has legit quickness issues (finished in the bottom half of the 54 OL in both the 3 cone and shuttle) and is somewhat raw for a guy who has 50 starts in his career yet he has the potential to become a starting RT and I like him as a mid round project type. 4th round and my #13 OT 3/1/12.

14. Senio Kelemente Washington #56 6’4 301 Sr.

Comparison: Charles Brown

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Notes: Plays LT for the team in 2011. In the 2011 Stanford game initial pushed back by DE then pancaked him with help by LG, only blocked DE 1 sec being beat on swim move but was screen to other side-threw LB down at end of play though, beat by LB Chase Thomas on spin move inside but QB scrambled away. He is definitely a guy who will move inside in the pros as his height (6’4), lateral quickness, and overall athleticism will necessitate the switch yet I will be interested to see how he fares up in the postseason events as I do see potential 11/26/11. In the 2011 Baylor game he got jolted on bull rush by DE, great mobility showing legit speed on secondary blocks, good down block on penetrating DE showing quickness-average strength but the kid is very quick and athletic so might be best in a zone scheme at OG, very good quickness getting piece of CB on WR screen-he has elite speed (13:37 2nd), good cut of LB at 2nd level, bull rushed bad by 250 lb DE getting knocked back immediately 5 yds-just has a terrible base (11:40 2nd), solid cut block on 2nd level, knocked back on rush but recovered nicely-it’s a pattern as he has yet to get pancaked but seems to regularly get jarred back 3 yds then replants and is fine, good block of blitzing LB at 2nd level altering his path to pick him up, great quickness getting a hit on DE going inside on stunt then popping outside to easily handle DT going outside (5:24 4th). He’s definitely not an OT as he has an average base and strength yet his speed his elite and his frame makes it likely he could add some more weight. He would work well in a zone scheme and if given a year in the weight room probably would fit at LG in any scheme. 5th round 1/19/12. Senior Bowl: Day 1: 11×11: Very good pass pro vs. DE Vinny Curry keeping edge and pancaking him. Pushed back as OG by DT Mike Martin. Day 2: 1×1: Beat on edge by Curry but had great recover pushing him down and sitting on him-albeit at the cone so small loss (-2). Lost edge again this time vs. DT Derek Wolfe (at DE spot) but again was good fighting the bend pancaking him short of QB for very small win (+1). 11×11: Again pancaked a rusher on the bend this time against Johnson who slightly got edge then was crushed, beat by DE Shea McClellin on spin move getting pressure and would be 3.5 sec sack if ball not out. Day 3: 1×1: Pushed back by DT Kendall Reyes (at DE) and bull rushed into cone at 4 sec for loss (-3). 11×11: Too slow on down block vs. DT Alameda Ta’amu nearly allowing TFL. 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Gave inside edge vs. DE Melvin Ingram on nice spin move for pressure forcing QB to leave pocket, bullrushed right to QB for pressure and would be sack by Ingram if not thrown quickly, good strength with double team vs. Coples nearly pancaking him, Coples had nice swim move getting right around him but just an inside run, allowed Coples to jump up and tip ball at LOS on 3 step quick out, pushed back a bit but really no rush vs. Upshaw, good position between Coples and QB on draw but play ruined by missed handoff-good initial block, tried cut block vs. Coples who sidestepped it on way to 4 sec sack, lost edge immediately to Coples for pressure on RB screen, run blocked Upshaw well on inside run, lost edge to Coples but RB went inside and he pushed him 7 yds in backfield well away from play-great recovery, kept edge vs. Upshaw but knocked back a bit and gave inside rush lane for 4.5 sec sack if ball not thrown, no rush in 4 sec vs. Coples, lost edge to DE Malik Jackson but ball out quickly, knocked back immediately by Ingram but reanchored for small rush, lost edge to Coples but only on really wide arc going well past QB at 5 sec, very good mobility getting to LB and walling him from play-will be great in a zone scheme (11:05 4th), lost edge to Upshaw and held him-not called, good run block walling off Jackson for run to go right behind him. He is the classic scheme specific OT in that he would be great in a zone scheme that accentuated movement and trap blocking but would struggle in a run oriented, man blocking scheme. I like him a lot and if a team is in that man blocking scheme he could be moved inside to LG and pulled regularly. A very underrated player who even surprised me as the #3 out of 6 OTs Was #4 ouf of the 7 OTs (Adams, Glenn).

Tape: 2011: Stanford, Baylor, Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: He’s a scheme specific player who fits well at OG in any scheme but could play LT in a zone oriented scheme. Either way he needs to be used on the move as he has elite movement skills and is very adept at trapping, pulling, and blocking at the 2nd level. He has a poor base though so if not on the move he could be an easy target for bull rush types as seen in the Senior Bowl where Quinton Coples got a sack and a near sack against him while the other smaller Des didn’t do much while matched up with him. If I was needing a LT and was in a zone scheme or pass oriented offense I would choose him over Zebrie Sanders or Nate Potter but if I was in more run oriented schemes I would choose them. It’s hard to grade these three as they’re similar in value but differ schematically. Due to the fact that the other two fit at OT in either scheme and Kelemente fits at OT only in a zone scheme he drops to the 4th round but is still a very talented player and my #14 OT 3/1/12.

15. Jeff Allen Illinois #71 6’4 307 Sr.

Combine: Strong push on bags drill. Looked good in 1×1 mirror drill.

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Notes: Made +40 consecutive starts going into the 2011 Purdue game. A big, broad guy with limited athleticism from initial look. Unable to move DT Kawann Short who eventually shed him for tackle for no gain, poor reaction to inside rush allowing quick move for sack (11:47 3rd), he has average lateral quickness and seems a step slowing making me think he will have to move inside to OG, called for holding on QB scrambling to his side created awkward position, good block of inside move vs. smaller, quicker DE, fell down on rush by undersized DE tripping himself but ball thrown quickly. In the 2011 Wisconsin game he showed good mobility handling the average DEs, good strength pancaking undersized DT in goal line run (9:03 2nd). 2nd team Big Ten in 2011. In the 2011 UCLA game he had good hustle on QB scramble following him and laying a big hit on trailing DE, good aggressiveness attacking LB and continuing a bit after whistle, no rush all day vs. UCLA’s DEs who all had 3 sacks or less on the year, good block of LB on 2nd level staying with him till whistle-called for holding?, allowed inside penetration on down block of DE for 1 yd tackle on inside run, great shivvy to DE throwing him outside on inside run, solid hit on pull block in space. He had a far better day than in previous games I’ve seen of his and I am sure now that at worst he will be a starting OG at the next level. I think he has the potential to also be a RT and would work well in a zone blocking scheme at that spot. 5th round 1/4/12. Senior Bowl: Day 2: Blown off the ball by DT Quinton Coples getting knocked back 3 yds immediately. 1×1: Blown right by on inside rush by DE Melvin Ingram for quick loss (-4). Barely couldn’t keep Coples in front of him on inside rush for slower but another loss (-3). Good initial battle with Coples but started holding and couldn’t keep him from turning corner for loss-moved from small loss b/c of hold (-3). 11×11: Stoned DT Kheeston Randle with Blackwell’s help, knocked back by Coples forcing run play well outside and ruining it, pushed back but stayed in front of DE Courtney Upshaw for almost a no rush. Day 3: 1×1: Only small push back on bull rush by DT Tony Jerrod Eddie for big win as OG (+4). Knocked back and slowly pile driven to cone for loss vs. DT Brandon Thompson that was nearly a small loss (-3). Wouldn’t let Jerrod-Eddie get off line trying for edge and pushed him sideways 5-7 yds for big win (+4). 11×11: Good strong hit in hole on pull block vs. LB, good initial pop on down block vs. Jerrod-Eddie but he was off and trailing play already, small initial push by Randle but eventually semi lost edge allowing late pressure with hand in face of QB at OG. 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Pancaked on initial push by DT Derek Wolfe helping ruin play resulting in sack, kept edge vs. Wolfe but off balance and tossed aside creating inside rush lane and big hit as he threw for INT, very good down block vs. DT Kendall Reyes rooting him out on inside run and pushing him out of play, no rush in 4 sec vs. DE Jack Crawford, barely kept edge vs. Crawford pancaking him as he dipped shoulder, no rush on 3 step vs. Wolfe, pushed back 3 yds instantly by Wolfe but luckily 3 step, kept edge and not much rush but again knocked back a few yards by Wolfe, no rush for 3 sec vs. DE Cam Johnson, pushed pretty far back right next to QB by Johnson forcing dump off, pushed back quickly by DE Vinny Curry but RB screen, no rush vs. Curry in 3 sec, pushed nearly into QB by Johnson-think his weakness has been exposed, barely lost edge to Johnson but forced very wide arc so well past QB, knocked back 4 yds in 3 sec by DT Alameda Ta’amu. After watching numerous games and the Senior Bowl I still am unsure of whether he is an OG or OT. For now I will keep him at OT, where he will have to be a RT, yet at worst he’s a starting OG at the next level and one who is a bit more weight and base from being a very solid starting OG. Out of the 7 OTs at the Senior Bowl he was #4 (Adams, Glenn, Kelemente). 4th round 2/26/12.

Tape: 2011:Purdue,Wisconsin, UCLA, Senior Bowl Practices and Game 2010: Baylor

Overall: Allen is similar to Senio Kelemente in that in the right scheme I could see him playing OT. Senio has the chance to play LT but Jeff would need to be on the right side as he lacks the elite footspeed of Senio’s despite having a superior 40 time (proving Al Davis’ theory wrong again). Allen’s biggest issue though is with his base as he consistently was pushed back by bigger, stronger DEs like Derek Wolfe and Cam Johnson. He was surprisingly effective on down blocks and when asked to be on the move but struggled in man oriented blocks and showed poor balance often ending plays on the ground. Essentially he’s a RT/OG tweener who would fit at RT in a zone scheme but should be a solid OG in any scheme. He’s been pumped up a lot by Mike Mayock lately as a very underrated player but I’ve done enough work on him to know that he isn’t underrated unless you call him a late round guy as he fits perfectly into the stereotype of a mid round tweener who can be an OT only in certain schemes. That was made evident at the Senior Bowl one on ones when he lost 4 of his 6 battles with the only two wins coming against DT Tony Jerrod-Eddie who was overmatched and playing out of position at DE. Most likely he’ll move inside to OG and be a capable starter for a team but I’m leaving him at OT as most scouts still have him there for some reason (6’4 307 with 33 inch arms sounds like an OG to me) and because I could see him as a RT in a zone scheme. 5th round and my #15 OT 3/1/12.

16. Landon Walker Clemson #72 6’5 301 Sr.

Comparison: Poor man’s Andrew Whitworth

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Notes: Big, tall, strong RT who has the body of an NFL tackle. Went up against Terrell McClain (DT of South Florida) and it really showcased his strength as he wasn’t moved at all by a legit mid round DT prospect. Also handled Craig Marshall (DE-South Florida) very easily. Very impressed with his strength, mobility, and frame. He seems to me like a poor man’s Andrew Whitworth who at worst will move inside to OG and be a very solid starter for years to come, 3rd round 12/31/10. In the 2011 Florida St. game easily handled DE Bjoern Werner’s rush barely having to move (10:20 2nd), good combo block showing strength pushing DT back then getting to LB easily to engulf him (5:02 3rd). Once again for the 2nd year in a row I like Landon Walker more than their LT as he shows good feet, good strength, and just an elite consistency in his blocks. He maybe missed two blocks all game which is impressive as Florida St.’s DL is one of the 5 best in the country. He isn’t elite in any one area so he is still probably a 3rd rounder who could move to the 2nd with a good combine 10/13/11. In the 2011 South Carolina game I wasn’t as impressed with him as normal but he again didn’t allow anyone to beat him to the edge or allow big plays. South Carolina attacked the backup LT though so his job wasn’t that hard. Did allow a sack but wasn’t his fault as he carried DE Devin Taylor wide and far away from QB then he tried to go inside and QB ran right into him (8:55 3rd), dominated Taylor the rest of the game though. In the 2011 West Virginia game he was pushed back a bit on bull rush then shed forcing semi hold not called, slightly beat on edge by DE Bruce Irvin then overcompensated giving inside move for pressure and nearly 4 sec sack, beat slowly inside by DE Julian Miller allowing hit on QB as he threw, solid down block on DE, good quickness handling inside move by Irvin, easily handled speed rush, gave up 6 sec sack but not his fault as was cov sack and he scrambled into it, Irvin blew past him on edge for near 3.5 sec sack with ball out quickly-beat badly (2:40 3rd). It was good to see this game as I had a 4th round grade on him yet rarely saw him in drafteable range by most scouts. Going against Irvin he was beat badly a few times with speed and I now question whether he will be able to stay at RT in the pros. He now looks more like a 6th round OG who can be a backup RT on occasion 1/12/12.

Tape: 2011:Florida St.,North Carolina,South Carolina, West Virginia 2010:South Florida

Overall: Walker is a difficult prospect to grade as I saw him play very well against South Florida, Florida St., and South Carolina making me think he was a 3rd round pick whose play overshadowed his somewhat doughy body. Yet then I saw him against West Virginia where he struggled mightily against a fast pass rusher in Bruce Irvin and it made me seriously question whether he’s just a glorified later round OG. I still think he can play RT but clearly he will need help against big time speed rushers and do think he has a doughy, unsculpted body that doesn’t look very NFL like. Yet in the end I have to give him a higher grade than most b/c 1 bad game (the entire Clemson team was bad that game) doesn’t ruin the past two years for him as he’s been smart, technically sound, strong, and held his blocks as long as any OT in the country. He might need to be moved inside to OG but even then I expect him to become a capable starter which makes me move him up in the end to a 5th round grade and my #16 OT 3/1/12.

17. JB Shugarts Ohio St. 6’6 305 Sr.

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Tape: 2011:Nebraska,Michigan, Florida 2010:Arkansas (Sugar Bowl)

Overall: He’s improved a lot this year as I had an undrafted rating on him going into the season and he continued to prove to me that the rating was overly harsh. I still question whether he’s a RT or an OG as he has the height, base, and arm length to be a RT but is borderline on the foot speed and athleticism with a 2nd or 3rd round caliber rusher like Jake Bequettte giving him major issues in 2010. For now I’ll leave him at RT as there’s enough to like of him for a team to try him there first. My biggest issue actually isn’t with his pass blocking but with his run blocking as he is far too finesse of a player for his size and strength. He doesn’t show nearly the aggression I would prefer from a player and is the bigger reason why I downgraded him in the end to a 6th rounder and my #17 OT 3/1/12.

18. Mitchell SchwartzCal #72 6’5 3/8 318 Sr.

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7.86

47.1

Notes: Redshirted as a freshman. In the 2011 USC game he was beat by speed rush by DE allowing 4 sec sack if QB not sacked already (7:41 1st). Senior Bowl: Day 1: 1×1: Beat by DE Shea McClellin on edge but did force somewhat wide of an arc (-4), good bounce back stoning McClellin 2nd time (+4). Day 2: 1×1: Bad on spin move vs. DE Jack Crawford who got him quick and went right to cone (-4). 11×11: Fell down on run block vs. DE-not very athletic. Day 3: 1×1: Gave initial ground vs. Crawford but reanchored and held firm after that for win (+3). Slightly lost edge vs. DT Derek Wolfe (at DE) and allowed shoulder dip but pushed him a bit past cone so only slight loss (-2). 2011 Senior Bowl Game: He got the start at RT, shed after a few sec by DE Courtney Upshaw but was rollout other way, too slow on down block allowing penetration by DT Brandon Thompson, solid down block on Thompson on naked bootleg then blocked Upshaw reacting to it, pushed aggressively inside to Coples then pancaked him on inside run! (10:26 1st), no rush in 4 sec vs. DE Tony Jerrod-Eddie, no rush in 3 sec vs. DE Malik Jackson, good job handling impressive spin move by DE Melvin Ingram for no rush in 3 sec, lost edge vs. Jackson giving 4 sec hard hit on QB, no rush in 3 sec vs. Jackson, lost inside edge immediately to Jackson who got ultra quick pressure, easily handled outside rush by Tony (who looked slow), kept edge vs. Coples and stayed strong vs. push pull for 5 sec no rush. Is a technician who looks out of place and has a lot of bad plays but combines it with a surprise pancake here and there and has a very underrated frame to go with underrated strength. At worst he’s a mid round OG but I would initially try him at RT. One of the surprises of the Senior Bowl and though he is the #6 out of 7 OTs he is much closer to #5 than #7 (Adams, Glenn, Kelemente, Allen, Sanders). Brother Jeff made it in the NFL previously.

Tape: 2011: USC,Stanford,ArizonaSt.,Texas, Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: An experienced technician who wins ugly it’s hard to be a huge fan of him as he has a misshapen body and isn’t the greatest athlete but the results speak for themselves and he was very close in performance to much higher rated Zebrie Sanders at the Senior Bowl. It’s hard to see him improving too much though from his current level of play so his grade will suffer comparing him to a high ceilinged player like Sanders but it’s important to not base everything solely on projection as he’s a very capable blocker right now and at worst should become an okay OG at the next level. I would draft him in the later rounds as a backup RT while he learns the OG position so he can be a versatile backup on game day. Whether he ever becomes more than that is up in the air but again I could very easily see him becoming an okay starter at OG and RT isn’t out of the question. 6th round and my #18 OT.

19. Phillip Price Clemson #79 6’5 315 Sr.

Pro Day:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

Notes: Is definitely a finesse tackle as he has good strength but rarely attacked a defender in the run game. In the 2011 Florida St. game he showed good feet getting out on DE Brandon Jenkins’ speed rush negating him completely for 4 sec (2:55 1st), great feet vs. Jenkins on spin move staying put then pancaking him to the ground as he was off balance and weaker (10:17 2nd), no rush on 3 step vs. Jenkins, no rush in 4 sec vs. Jenkins getting stoned (4:36 2nd), allowed inside after 3 sec when Jenkins illegally put hands to the face, called for holding as Jenkins started outside then bullrushed him pushing him back and forcing the call (1:35 2nd), poor run block on DE Bjoern Werner allowing tackle for no gain as he was pushed back by him, beat easily by Jenkins on pure speed rush for 4 sec sack as I think he got tired at end of half with 3 terrible plays nearly back to back after doing so well previously (1:00 2nd), beat by Jenkins on speed rush after a few sec but ball thrown avoiding sack (13:10 3rd), beat on spin move by Jenkins allowing near sack as QB barely made him miss (7:10 3rd), gave sack to DE Cornelius Carradine on swim move losing immediately for 4 sec sack (10:10 4th). In the 2011 North Carolina game he was beat for a 4 sec sack vs. Quinton Coples that also was FF (7:50 3rd). In the 2011 South Carolina game he was beat inside by DE Melvin Ingram who was lined up at DT at the time (5:51 1st), benched for rest of game as he was coming off an injury (sprained MCL) and didn’t look 100%.

Tape: 2011:Florida St.,North Carolina,South Carolina,West Virginia

Overall: Price had a very solid year in 2011 cut short by injury (sprained MCL) but showed enough to warrant being included as a later round project as he showed good height, length, and foot speed. He has to refine his technique and become more consistent as he gave up 2 sacks in the Florida St. game and 1 sack in the North Carolina game after looking outstanding against those same rushers for much of the game. Also he noticeably tired in the Florida St. game so conditioning could be an issue but for a first year starter at LT he was very solid and deserves a drafteable grade. 6th round and my #19 OT 3/1/12.

20. Matt McCants UAB 6’5 7/8 308 Sr.

Combine:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6057

308

35.38

9.25

5.52

17

25.5

801

37.2

Notes: 1 year of HS football. Senior Bowl: Day 2: 1×1: Slow feet on speed rush by DE Courtney Upshaw barely unable to get him on wider arc and ran into cone for loss (-3). Handled bull rush reasonably well vs. Upshaw but was knocked back enough to lose edge and give cone to him for loss (-3). Good job holding edge well vs. DT Tony Jerrod-Eddie at DE for very good win (+4). Day 3: 1×1: Immediately was going backward vs. DE Melvin Ingram’s explosion but did cover inside move semi well and bull rush a bit getting small loss because he did stay in front the entire time but was 8 yds in backfield too (-2). Knocked back and pancaked on bull rush by DT Malik Jackson for big loss-not a 5 b/c DT somewhat fell too (-4). Showed major issues again against bull rush getting plowed through by Upshaw in 4 sec getting knocked 4-5 yds past the cone (basically his QB was trampled on play) for embarrassing loss (-5). Again exploited on bull rush this time by Jackson who went low again and both fell down around cone for loss (-3). 11×11: No push vs. Upshaw and fell down at end of run play, good initial block vs. Jackson but shed for 4 sec pressure, shocked me by pancaking DT Quinton Coples on run play away, occupied Jackson well on inside run play. 2011 Senior Bowl Game: Solid initial block vs. DE Vinny Curry but then just shed causing pressure and hit that resulted in INT, DE Cam Johnson late off snap but he still lost edge to him for 4 sec pressure and 4.5 sack if not thrown, pushed back a bit but no real rush vs. Johnson in 4 sec, solid 2nd level block, no rush on 3 step vs. Curry, no rush on 3 step vs. Curry, lost inside edge vs. Curry immediately but was 3 step so no time, no rush vs. Curry in first few sec but then shed for inside rush with Curry hitting QB right after he threw, slightly beat on edge by Johnson but his long arms allowed him to push him well past QB, knocked back and almost pancaked on quick bull rush by Johnson for pressure, slightly beat on edge by Johnson who pushed him to exploit small advantage until he was right at QB forcing QB to stay up in pocket and take sack by DT, stayed in front of Johnson for 3 sec but then disengaged for pressure, slightly lost edge again to Johnson who then showed his superior strength (again) and crashed down on QB forcing him to leave pocket. Looked like an overmatched developmental type OT with the height, arm length, and feet to possibly become a quality OT down the line onces he bulks up and gains experience. Was clearly the worst of the 7 OTs (Adams, Glenn, Kelemente, Allen, Sanders, Schwartz).

Tape: 2011: Senior Bowl Practices and Game

Overall: McCants is a very talented player who is raw, lacks strength, and needs to gain more muscle to anchor better against bull rushes as right now he is extremely susceptible to them. He was plowed over all week long at the Senior Bowl and I was ready to give him a free agent or undrafteable grade until I realized that the kid has some quickness to him and extremely long arms making him a perfect late round project type to throw on a team’s bench for 2 years to try and mold into a starting RT someday. There is a very good chance that McCants is drafted and never heard from again but his arm length is elite and he  has very solid feet so there are tools for a coach to work with. He will need a year or two to bulk up and improve his game but he could become a solid RT down the road for a team that is patient. 7th round and my #20 OT 3/1/12.

21. Jeff Adams Columbia #76 In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he got start at LT, had solid seal block on edge with sweep coming behind him vs. DE Justin Francis, good battle for edge holding DE Arnaud Nadon on edge on sweep at them then pancaking him at end, good mobility on 2nd level block on LB, beat on edge by Francis for would be 3.5 sec sack but ball out quick, pushed back on bull rush by DE Tyrone Crawford, solid run block vs. Francis, bull rushed way back nearly into QB on quick throw by Crawford-needs to improve base, gave lots of ground again vs. Crawford on bull rush on quick throw, poor handling of stunt giving DT edge. Out of the 7 OTs at East-West Shrine Game he was one of the better ones at #3 (Miller, Jones). A developmental type who needs more strength but has great length and good feet. 7th round 1/24/12. Keeping the same grade on him as a developmental type who has the height, length, and feet to possibly develop into a starting LT after a few years as a backup. 7th rounder and my #21 OT 3/1/12.

22. James Carmon Mississippi St. #77 6’7 320 Sr.

Background: JUCO first two years due to academics. Transferred to MSU as a DT and played as a junior in ’10 with 8 tackles. Moved to LT as a senior.

Pro Day:

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

Notes: A tall, big guy who looks like he could actually add weight to his frame despite being 320 lbs. In the 2011 Wake Forest game he was pushed back pretty hard by LB Kyle Wilber allowing partial sack-QB already wrapped up by other defender but he helped, good hit on pull block vs. DL, good down block on DE creating huge hole for QB designed run, no rush vs. Wilber, great wall of DE taking him out of play for 5 sec, good hit on pull block of LB in hole-his strength is impressing me, poor block on LB in 2nd level letting him slip block for 5 yd tackle, beat on edge by Wilber but able to push him just past QB. I was very impressed with the tall, physical player and want to see him against better talent before I give a grade as this was my first scouting of him 1/4/12. 6th round 1/19/12.

Tape: 2011: LSU,WakeForest

Overall: James is the project type that I like in that he isn’t raw because of lack of effort on his part but is raw because he’s only been playing OL for one year. His first 3 years of college football (2 JUCO, 1 MSU) he played DT yet was switched to OL due to needs (Derek Sherrod graduated) and was forced to play LT. His C Quentin Saulsberry said the improvement made by Carmon from spring training to the start of the season was “phenomenal.” He definitely isn’t a LT and I’m putting him at RT for now though OG could be in the equation. A team will need to be patient with him as he needs to be on the bench as a rookie since he is so raw technique and footwork wise yet he has legit size, strength, and seems to have solid feet. A definite sleeper type who probably won’t be drafted but is worth a late round pick to me from the film I watched as he has legit talent. 7th round and my #22 OT 3/1/12.

23. Marcel JonesNebraska #78 6’6 320 Sr.

Comparison: Chris Hairston

Combine: Big Ten

HGT

WGT

Arms

Hands

40

Reps

Vert

Broad

Shuttle

3 Cone

1 yr %

6061

320

33.63

10.13

5.67

13

27.5

809

5.12

8.03

50

Notes: Has an NFL look to him with a thick lower body and good height and length. Doesn’t have the foot speed to be a LT and maybe not even a RT but I would initially try him there before moving him inside to OG. In the 2011 Wisconsin game he gave DE Louis Nzegwu the edge running him right into QB for sack that only wasn’t due to him holding at the end (10:10 1st), called for hold negating nice 8 yd run on 1st down. In the 2011 Ohio St. game he had a false start on a huge drive to try and take the lead (9:23 4th). In the 2011 Iowa game he was actually very solid going against a bigger DE in Broderick Binns allowing a batted ball at LOS and a TFL on an inside rush but otherwise looked strong and solid in pass protection vs. him. I had an undrafteable grade on him before this but noticed a very solid frame, okay quickness, and good strength making me think he would actually be a solid late round/FA type project as a team’s 4th or 5th OT. In the 2011 East-West Shrine Game he gave no rush vs. Jabaree Tuani, solid run block holding then turning to shield from DE Julian Miller on inside run, poor down block vs. DT Travian Robertson who went sideways to get 1 yd tackle, looked slow on 2nd level block, gave some ground to Tuani on rushes but never lost edge or got too far back on bull rushes. Out of the 7 OTs at East-West Shrine Game he was one of the better ones at #2 (Miller). Still just a developmental type though. 7th round 1/24/12. He was atrocious at the combine being in the bottom quarter in the 40, bench press, and shuttle while barely avoiding it in the 3 cone drill. He looked tall, big, slow, and unathletic.

Tape: 2011:Wisconsin,Ohio St.,Penn St.,Iowa, East

Overall: I was very intrigued by Jones going into the combine after a couple solid games in the regular season and a very impressive East-West Shrine Game yet all the momentum halted with his terrible performance. He looked tall, big, slow, and unathletic with it casting doubt on his work ethic as well since 13 reps for a 320 lb man is very difficult to do. I’m not completely over him though as in the games he looks more athletic than he did in the drills and his height, weight, arm length, and hand size are all very solid. Yet his combine definitely cost him a lot of money and he’s now just a late round project type. 7th round and my #23 OT 3/1/12.

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