this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Offensive guards generally don't go high in the draft. Last year, just one guard was taken in each of the first three rounds. The bulk of prospects were selected in rounds five through seven. This year, there are a handful ...
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Guards in 2007 NFL Draft
Offensive guards generally don't go high in the draft. Last year, just one guard was taken in each of the first three rounds. The bulk of prospects were selected in rounds five through seven.
This year, there are a handful of prospects who could surface as late first-round to early day-one selections. Expect 10 to 12 players to come off the board between the fourth and six rounds.
1. Ben Grubbs - 6026, 311, 5.20, Auburn (LG)
Grubbs has quick feet and is good at locating second-level defenders to block. He has long arms and big, quick hands, and it's a major plus for him to play left guard since he is left-handed. Very athletic, agile and quick. The best pure Guard in the Draft. Possesses very good footwork. Pulls and gets into secondary blocks extremely well. A good lead blocker who does best work on the move. An aggressive and competitive player who works hard to finish his assignments. Seems to enjoy the game.
Lacks a good anchor in pass protection… but has the speed to recover. Needs to get a little stronger. Can play in any blocking scheme, but a zone blocking scheme may be best suit.
This hard-working, All-SEC lineman has gone from a 250-pound defensive lineman to a dominating, 6-3, 318-pound blocker.
2. Justin Blalock, OG, 6032, 320, 5.10, Texas
Two-time All-American was once thought to be a sure-fire, first-round prospect. But he was not a great finisher as a senior, and his body type (6-foot-4, 329 pounds) is geared more to him playing inside. Mauling run blocker who explodes into his blocks and pushes the pocket. Great drive blocker. Knocks down defenders and creates huge holes.Can reach second level and appears comfortable on short pulls, but is not especially good blocking in space. Plays with a wide base and great anchor in pass protection and gets in position quickly to seals.
He has a broad upper body with thick legs but lunges and is on the ground too much. Appears to lack good awareness while on the move. Some worry that he lacks ideal arm size (33 inches) to stave off defenders at tackle might prohibit him from dealing with faster edge rushers if stationed out at right tackle.
Blalock needs to trim back to the 320-to-325 pound range, tighten up around the middle and keep himself from getting top heavy. He has better footwork at the lower weight and, in the right system, could be put back out at right tackle.
3. Arron Sears - 6-3, 319, 5.32, Tennessee (OT/OG)
Sears can dominate the line of scrimmage thanks to his good upper body strength and good use of his hands. He is extremely versatile and explosive run blocker that generates good power at point of attack; good drive blocker. Has good technique; playing with good pad level and blocking base and takes good angles. Anchors well and can maul defender in pass protection. Keeping feet moving throughout action and with a very good hand punch and long arms he can wall off a defender. Gives a good effort and shows very good field awareness.
He lacks ideal quickness and athleticism to start at left tackle. Lunges when blocking in space. Slow adjusting to countermoves. He could get stronger in the lower body and needs to be conscious of his weight.
Lacks lateral mobility and feet of a left tackle at the next level, but the technique, smarts and stability will make a terrific Guard or an adequate Right Tackle. Coachable.
4. Josh Beckman - 6015, 313, 5.39, Boston College
Josh is a smart, athletic and technically sound pass protector. He has good size and bulk with a strong lower body and plays with good leverage. A powerful and nasty run blocker that delivers a wallop at point of attack. Tenacious player that possesses good awareness, and agility and can block on the move. Gives a good effort on every play.
Athleticism and quickness are not special. He seems stiff. His range and mobility are limited and will have some trouble with quick and speedy defenders. Plays a little high and will lunge when blocking in space. Arms are shorter than ideal. Doesn’t always finish his blocks. Footwork needs refinement.
Could play Center or Guard at the next level. Would fit well in a “run oriented” zone blocking scheme. Loves the game and is committed to it. An excellent all-around player who doesn't necessarily stand out in any one area but does everything well. The type of guy who may never be an All-Pro but is the classic B.C. lineman who'll play and start in the league for a long time.
5. Andy Alleman - 6040, 305, 5.07 Akron
Akron may be the most athletic guard in the country. Alleman is very explosive off the line of scrimmage and he is as tough as they come. Possessing very good quickness and balance, Alleman sets up well and can move laterally and redirect in pass protection. He positions well and is very effective zone blocking. Plays with a mean streak. Gets good movement and can really push the pile in the run game. Pulls and can get to the second level very well. A terrific, aggressive athletic with good strength and great stamina. He plays as good in the 4th quarter as he does in the 1st quarter.
A little raw. He might need to add a little weight but can play in any blocking system.
His best days are ahead of him and do not forget he was a defensive end at Pitt before he transferred to Akron and has played offensive guard for only 2 seasons. He is an under-hyped guy who people are missing the boat on. After the combine and the workout Friday, Alleman could be the No. 1 guard in the country
He had the best 10 yard run - 1.71, best broad jump, and best vertical of the top 10 guards, in the bench press (30 repetitions of 225 pounds), broad jump (8-feet-10), pro agility short shuttle (4.38 seconds) and three-cone ``L'' drill (7.44 seconds), which also is the fastest time in the country for an offensive lineman. according to Combine information. Throw the 40 times out the window because offensive linemen played in the box (within 10 yards from their position).
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6. Manny Ramirez - 6-3, 339, DNR, Texas Tech
Manny is a strong, massive, aggressive, mean blocker that is stout at the point of attack. A leader on the line and is best in confined space.He can be a dominant run blocker with the lower body strength to push the pile and the anchor to handle most two-gap run stuffers. Once he locks on the battle is over. A pass blocker with a huge frame that gets a good burst into his blocks and packs a good punch. He puts himself in good position allowing him wall off and seals well. By sliding well he maintains separation in pass protection. Hard worker and team leader with excellent intangibles. A smart player who displays good awareness. Good work ethic
He is not overly athletic and loses balance while blocking in space and is on the ground too much. Lacks top explosiveness. He has short arms and stamina maybe an issue late in games. Will have to adjust to a pro offense after playing in such a unique system in college.
He is not flashy but you know what you are getting, quite the physical specimen that is durable with a lot of experience.
7. Marshal Yanda - 6037, 307, DNR, Iowa (OT/OG)
Yanda is a quietly rising prospect right now. He had a very good performance in the bowl game against Texas, and he has played solid football all season. An aggressive, quick and reasonably explosive zone blocker. Yanda has a solid base, a good anchor and good technique. Sets up quickly and gets good position in pass protection. Uses his hands well and can control defender once he locks on. Works hard to maintain contact and finish his blocks.Drives opponent off the ball and can move the pile. Can pull and get to second level.
Good lateral movement, but lacks the agility expected of an offensive tackle.Loses balance when forced to change direction.Gets to upright allowing him to be pushed back by two gap defenders and can be beat by inside speed. Rarely loses ground to bull rushers, as long as he doesn’t allow them into his body.
Needs to work on his pass protection. Very raw! Good upside
8. Mansfield Wrotto - 6030, 317, 5.37, Georgia Tech (OT/OG)
Played defensive tackle for the vast majority of his career and only moved to the offensive line as a senior in 2006. His outstanding athleticism that allows him to adjusts well in space. His great range and quickness results in the mobility to get to the second level. He effective as both a run and pass blocker. Terrific size with long arms and a powerful punch. Has a stocky frame with a wide rear and waist, thick shoulders and arms and room to add at least another 10 pounds of bulk to his frame.
Very raw in his technique, but showed slow, steady improvement throughout the 2006 season. Will need a lot of work from a technique and fundamentals standpoint. Not a finisher and needs to show more of a nasty steak and killer instinct He will get knocked back at times.
Played a lot of DI football and was a four-year starter. Has a ton of potential. Very interesting player due to his immense upside but he is probably more of a long-term project.
9. Leroy Harris - 6024, 302, 5.35, N. Carolina St. 5 (OC/OG)
Harris can make it in the NFL as either a Center or Guard. Has a lot of experience since he was a 4-year starter for the Wolf Pack. He is a tough, powerful that has a killer instinct and knows how to finished his blocks. Good drive. Takes good angles to defenders. Stout at the point of attack, holds his ground and is difficult to shed once he's locked on. Smart with good awareness and instincts. Versatility and ability to play either inside spot on the OL. Hard worker with excellent intangibles.
Needs to develop better quickness and agility for the NFL. Has a bit of trouble in space. Does not get a great push and isn't a mauler. Some minor durability concerns with marginal upside.
Has starting potential at the pro level but should at least be a top backup. A jack-of-all-trades who does everything well but nothing great.
10. Uche Nwaneri - 6-3, 325, 5.37, Purdue (OG/OC)
Began his career as a defensive tackle and has excellent size. A pretty good athlete that plays tough and plays with a nasty demeanor. Very strong and powerful. Stout at the point of attack Is agile with decent range and can be effective in space. Good instincts and awareness. Has upside.
He isn't a great technician and needs to work on mastering the finer points of the position. Doesn't have great feet and his balance is only average at best. Did not have to hold his blocks long in college. Has pretty some significant character concerns
Was suspended from school and did not play in 2005 after he broke the jaw of a teammate in a fight. Has all the physical tools and could really surprise.
11. Dan Santucci - 6034, 301, 5.13, Notre Dame (OC/OG)
He is an aggressive, physical player who gives outstanding effort on every play. His tenacity and toughness at the point of attack is ideal for the position. Aggressive coming off the ball. Good first step quickness and delivers a good pop. Tough and a hard working drive blocker. A good athlete. As a former defensive lineman, he has above average speed and agility, allowing him to pull and screen effectively.Good lateral mobility. Good inside awareness. Sets up quickly and gets good position. He has solid to good feet, and he is able to position himself easily. Picks up stunts well.
His technique needs to be refined across the board. He is a little light in the butt, and he has a narrow base. Lacks the strength to move the pile or stop bigger bull rushers. Doesn’t always maintain contact and finish blocks. He may have trouble matching up with bigger defensive tackles.
He is one of the more athletic players at his position in this draft, but his lack of experience will push him down. He has upside and abilities.
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12. Mike Jones - 6050, 309, 5.43, Iowa
Experienced, versatile and reasonably strong. A very solid technician who is the leader on the line. Competitive player with solid all-around skills. A tough, hard worker who seldom makes a mistake and is rarely beaten off the snap. Good strength at point of attack and can get movement in the run game. Plays with leverage, good balance and solid power and can control defender once locked on. Plays with a consistent mean streak. Absolutely loves contact and usually wins. Has played guard and tackle. Tons of playing experience that started in 2003 as a freshman. Well liked by coaches and teammates. Has good short area quickness and does best work in small area.
Can get to the second level but struggles a bit blocking in space.
Needs to add 8-10 lbs. Does everything well, but isn't special. Could improve on pass blocking. Has a tendency to play high.
One of the better guards available for this year's draft, he should be a mid 2nd day pick. You know what you are getting with him and will be a safe pick to eventually come in and contribute. A 4 year player with a ton of experience. Was named a Freshman All-American and continued to improve each year.
13. Tala Esera - 6032, 312, DNR(5.15), Hawaii (OT/OG)
One of the most physically gifted and versatile blockers available. He solid strength, good technique and plays with a mean streak. Takes good angles to blocks and does a nice job at walling off defender. Plays with leverage. Uses his hands well and can slide and position in pass protection. Stays in front of his man. Tala gets under his man and creates good explosion with his initial punch. Normally gets into good position downfield and keeps his head on a swivel. Not a great athlete, but works hard to finish his assignments… although that doesn’t always occur.Best in a short area.
Esera was a left tackle, but his body type and lack of ideal height for the position have most believing that he will move inside. Mature and family-oriented off the field, he is married with two children.
His workout numbers – 5.10 range in the 40, 28 to 32 reps of 225 pounds and fluid movement in all the agility drills – should impress.
14. Tim Duckworth, 6’ 3” 305, 5.38, Auburn
Tim is very strong, tough and somewhat athletic and agile for a man his size. A very solid drive blocker who can generate good power at point of attack and plays mean. He can pull well and get to second level reasonably well and adjusts to double moves well. His wide base is a good anchor in pass protection, rarely loses ground to bull rushers with his excellent initial punch.
Is not much of an athlete and looks stiff / tight and can be beat by speed because he plays to high at times losing leverage and balance. Lacks good upper body strength and can be beat when defenders get inside his body. Instincts and awareness are questionable as is his quickness, balance and mobility are only average at best. He just doesn't have great footwork.
Began his career as a defensive tackle and did not make a move to offense until 2004. Raw. Will need a year or two of coaching to realize potential. A much better run than pass blocker at this time. Still improving and has some upside.
15. Cameron Stephenson - 6032, 306, 5.42, Rutgers
Cam Stephenson is a physical freak with amazing natural strength and just doesn't get moved. When he collides with someone, the other person is going backwards, not Stephenson. He also moves very well in tight spaces, showing good footwork and quickness when pulling and sliding to the second level. Well-liked by his teammates and coaches. Plays with a very high confidence level.
Stephenson is still a bit raw and undersized, but he moves well and has the strength necessary to succeed in the league.
Needs to improve technique as he's been bounced around a bit. His hand placement isn't always ideal and doesn't deliver the punch he's capable of.
Has great upside. He is naturally strong (strength coach says he's capable of 40 reps) He transferred to RU and spent some time (unsuccessfully) on the defensive line. He had a breakout year at OG in 2006 as a senior.
16. Kasey Studdard - 6024, 303, 4.58, Texas (OG/OC)
Tough, physical and mean. Seems to enjoy contact and mixing it up. Gives a good effort on every play. Shows good strength at point of attack. Squares up, anchors well and gets good leverage. Takes good angles and is rarely out of position. Has the upper body strength to maintain separation and control defender once he locks on. More of a “hitter” than a consistent “finisher“. Can get to the second level quickly but is not especially good blocking in space. Lacks good balance. Struggles at times versus quick one-gap defenders. Gets the most from his limited skills. Could play Center.
17. Kurt Quarterman, 6’ 5” 340 Louisville (OT/OG)
Blessed with a great wide body, quick feet and good arm strength Quarterman is a rising offensive guard prospect. Quarterman is an extremely wide body on the line standing 6-5 and weighing in at nearly 350 pounds. Mean and aggressive. Drives through blocks and can push the pile. Plays with balance, takes good angles and gets position. Gives a good effort. Good quickness for a man his size. Can get to second level and hit a moving target, but lacks good agility and overall consistency is this area. Stands his ground against bull rushers and he is hard to physically get around for pass rushers because of his good footwork. Lacks good lateral mobility and can be beat by quick one-gap penetrators. Slow to adjust to countermoves. Best in confined space. His conditioning or lack thereof is a concern. Has a ton of talent that needs to be coached up.
Quarterman has great speed and quickness and excels at both pass and run blocking. He also has experience running the ball in goal line situations, having scored 3 career touchdowns. Honestly Quarterman might be able to play offensive tackle or guard at the next level, and no matter where he ends up he will be a prospect to watch out for.
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18. Allen Barbre, 6’ 4” 300, 4.84, Missouri Southern’s (OT/OG)
Barbre is an interesting case. He's been a great college offensive tackle, at the Division II level, but his lack of size will probably hurt him. From a technical standpoint, he's very good; quick feet, smart and shows excellent technique and footwork. But he's not big or strong enough to hold at the point of attack at tackle, and I am not sure if he's a good enough run blocker to move inside to guard. Honestly, I think Barbre would make a great center. He's pretty fast and very athletic, and the more times he's one on one with a man head on, the better off he'd be. He'd be able to pull, get outside and work in that second level where he's very good. Now if he can get on a team, sit a year or so and get bigger and stronger, his chances of sticking at tackle would really improve. In a poor OT class, Barbre is certainly an interesting prospect.
He also benched 225 pounds 28 times, had an 8’ 9” broad jump and a 32” vertical jump. Barbre's rise up the board this year reminds me of fellow division II standout Jahri Evans from the 2006 NFL Draft. he ended up being a star lineman for the New Orlean Sainst.
19. Brandon Frye - 6041, 301, 5.08, Virginia Tech.
Tough college Left Tackle who could remain at Offensive Tackle at the next level, but might move inside to Guard. Athletic, strong and very quick. Possesses solid agility and good lateral mobility and can mirror and handle double moves. Gets good position and walls off defender. Pulls well and has the ability to get into secondary blocks. Explodes off the ball and delivers a good punch. Can anchor reasonably well against bull rushers, but needs to improve lower body strength. Bends at the waist and will lunge into blocks. Plays too upright and losses leverage and balance. Possesses good upper body strength but appears a little top heavy. Raw. Skills need refinement. Versatility a plus. Good upside
20. Steve Vallos, 6’ 3” 300, Wake Forest (OT/OG)
Vallos not only brings leadership ability, he also brings versatility and consistently sound play to any NFL team. Very competitive, heady and versatile. Has good footwork and lateral mobility. Sets up well in pass protection and can mirror defender. Takes good angles and gets position. Tough. Plays with a mean streak. Delivers a solid punch at point of attack. Drives his legs once locked on and can move the pile. Solid drive blocker. Hard working. Not especially agile and isn’t at his best in space. Lacks good range in pass blocking and gets beat by speed. Can play Offensive Tackle if needed. Guard is where he’ll play at the next level.
George Batiste - 6-5, 312, 5.18, Southern Miss (OT/OG)
Experienced run blocker who possesses good power. Tough and mean. Solid pass protector with adequate agility, lateral mobility and footwork. Solid quickness off the snap and get to the second level reasonably well. Needs to improve consistency in pass protection. Plays too high at times. Plays with emotion. A bit of a trash talker
Kyle Young, 6047, 354, 5.58, Fresno State (OG/OC)
Powerful and athletic run blocker. Excellent drive blocker who blows open holes. Solid anchor in pass protection and positions and seals well. Holds up well against two-gap defenders. Can get to second level blocks but lacks great agility and is not proficient hitting moving targets.
Can be beat by one-gap speed. Lunges too much and will end up on the ground. New England will be watching his play. His desire to do the work has come into question. One of the season’s biggest disappointments. Started the season a solid second round prospect…. but has worked his way south. Talent is still there.
Young returned looking bigger, but not necessarily better. He measured in at 6 feet, 5 inches and 353 pounds -- 23 pounds heavier than his listed playing weight. He did look stronger -- bench-pressing 225 pounds 23 times (about midrange compared to the marks set by linemen at the NFL combine). He also notched a 25-inch vertical jump, a 7-foot-5 broad jump, a 5.07 short shuttle, an 8.40 three-cone drill and 23 bench presses.
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Peter Dyakowski 6039, 306, 5.15, LSU
One of my favorite sleepers in the draft, has underrated athletic ability as he is skilled at getting downfield on pulls and screens and blocking guys in space; faired well against Victor Abiamiri in the Sugar
Bowl.Dyakowski ran his 40s in 5.15 and 5.22 seconds, the short shuttle in 5.70 and the three-cone drill in 8.18. He also had a 25½-inch vertical jump, an 8-foot-3 broad jump and 23 bench presses.
Brian Daniels, 6040, 305, 5.07, Colorado
CU’s starting offensive left guard, he is one of the nation’s top interior linemen. Big, strong, and imposing lineman who is a good pass protector. Possesses sound all-around blocking skills. Explodes into his blocks and plays with a nasty attitude. Hard working run blocker who plays with adequate power. Gets to second level and takes very good angles. Sets up quickly, plays with good technique and footwork.
Can be inconsistent. Slow to adjust to countermoves. Lacks the strength to anchor against stronger two gap defenders or muscle opponents as regularly as he insists on doing. Has some NFL upside. Footwork will need to improve.
For the preseason, collegefootballnews.com selected him as a second-team All-American, while Phil Steele’s College Football tabbed him third-team (naming him to its first-team All-Big 12 squad in ranking him as the No. 4 offensive guard in the nation). The Sporting News named him second-team all-conference (and the No. 17 guard nationally) and Athlon chose him for its third-team. He was one of 54 players on the official preseason watch list for the Outland Trophy.
Jeremy Sheffey - 6021, 290, 531, West Virgina
An overlooked guy who is better than half the names you hear as elite interior o-linemen out there. Steers people where he wants them to go. Bull strong. Pushes the pile. Keeps his legs moving. Gets out on the second level and will make multiple hits on a single play. Solid technique. Works to improve. Does not think he's "all that." Competes on every snap. Never on the ground.
Not an elite pulling guard at this stage. Has not done it consistently for very long. Still learning. Pass pro is not quite as elite as his run blocking. Smallish.
A guy who should go anywhere from the 5-7th round based on what he has accomplished, but may go lower simply because he is an OG
Gabe Hall - 6037, 313, 4.91, Texas Tech. (OT/OG)
Hall is very athletic for the position. Mobile with terrific feet and a great pass blocker that uses his hands well. Might be able to play some left tackle. Improving and still has a ton of potential. Has decent size and a big frame that he can still add weight to.
Relatively new to the position so he is raw and needs work when it comes to technique and fundamentals. Plays too tall at times. Sub par run blocker and may not have a killer instinct. Soft and needs to continue bulking up. Has some minor character questions.
Began his college career as a tight end. Was cited for driving while intoxicated and failure to report an accident in 2006. An intriguing developmental prospect with excellent measurables. Could be a workout warrior and boom or bust type.
Nathan Bennett - 6040, 315, 5.47, Clemson
Physical run blocker with very good strength. Plays with good intensity and a mean streak. Can maul defenders once he locks on. Not real explosive, but has a reasonably good first step. Marginal pass blocker who is more a “catcher” than a “hitter“. Lacks quickness and doesn’t always finish blocks well. Best in a short area. Nice fit in power run oriented system
T. J. Downing - 6045, 298, 5.29, Ohio State (OT/OG)
Gets by on toughness, intelligence and hard work. Versatile. Can play anywhere on the line. Plays with good intensity, is aggressive at the point of attack and works to sustain blocks. Is good in pass protection. Good technician who uses his quick hands well, takes great angles and gets in position quickly. Walls defenders away from the action. Can adjust to countermoves. Doesn’t waste a lot of motion, pulls okay and can be marginally effective at the second level. Coachable. Not a great athlete. Slow footed. Bends at the waist, plays too high at times and struggles when blocking on the move.
Herbert Taylor - 6’ 4” , 290, TCU (OG/OT)
Tough, competitive and intelligent. Possesses terrific athleticism and agility and good feet. Good pass blocker, who is quick off the snap and plays with good technique. Can maintain separation and ride defender past the pocket. Adjusts well to countermoves. Rarely beaten by speedy edge rushers. A very solid run blocker. Takes good angles and plays with leverage and good balance. Can get into secondary blocks and hit a moving target. Rarely misses an assignment. Lacks ideal size and strength and struggles to anchor against bull rushers. Has potential as a Left Tackle, but might have to move inside.
Julius Wilson - 6’ 5” 310, UAB (OT/OG)
Technically sound. Knows his assignments and positions himself well. Plays with leverage and balance. Takes good angles and is rarely out of position. Solid footwork and lateral mobility. Can pull and get to the second level... but lack of real agility makes him best in confined area. Aggressive. Plays physical. Has solid explosion out of his stance, plays with leverage and can deliver a very solid hand punch. Can get movement in the run game. Struggles with speed rushers. Can be beat inside. Needs to get stronger at point of attack.
Steve Rissler - 6030, 305, 5.26, Florida 6-7
Steve Rissler was mediocre as a guard as a junior and was then asked to fill the big shoes of Mike Degory as a senior center. Coach Meyer was hoping that he could provide leadership and be an OK player, but was impressed with the way Rissler stepped up his play as well. Rissler has very good functional strength for the position. He moves fairly well and is able to pull and get out in front of the back. He uses his hands very well and delivers a great punch that can jolt the defenders. Understands the game and makes good line calls. Is a leader on the line and has the toughness to play through injuries
Rissler isn't much of an athlete and doesn't show much explosion. He can get to the second level, but looks lost once he gets there as he doesn't have the quickness to locate and engage a defender the way he should.
Rissler had a good senior season, but didn't get a Combine invite. He's going to go late in the draft, if he goes at all. He's definitely camp fodder though.
Tucker Peterson - 6-2, 310, New Hampshire;
Could be the best offensive guard prospect not playing IA ball. Former defensive tackle who plays with a defensive mentality. Three-year starter for one of IAA's better programs. First-team all A-10 twice. Technically sound player, who understands leverage. Strong, and plays strong. Sets up perfectly and really drives defenders off the ball on running plays. Gets around the corner quickly and makes contact when pulling. Not a lunger. Hunts people up. Is not on the ground much. Also displays solid technique in pass pro. Has played in a pass-oriented offense and understands how to protect the passer.
Lacks ideal size, and is a little bit knock-kneed. Intensity level can wane as the game wears on. Has not faced elite competition. Good but not great athlete. Still, he is more athletic than about 75% of the starting senior OGs in IA football
Should be in a camp. If he were playing for any big name IA college he would be a surefire 5-6th rounder. As it is, he is still a late draft pick, or priority
Corey Davis - 6-3, 328, 5.48, James Madison Rise
Robert Turner - 6-4, 318, 5.48, New Mexico
Stephen Berg - 6047, 330, DNR, Arizona State
1-AA players of note:
Harrison Nikolao - 6-3, 305, 5.07, Eastern Washington
Corey Davis - 6031, 323, 5.60, James Madison
Dan Parrish, Florida A&M;
Judd Altman, Richmond;
Eric Johnson, Eastern Illinois;
Jacob Hobbs, Albany;
Cody Morris, William and Mary;
Brad Poston, Coastal Carolina;
Jon Reuter, Eastern Illinois.
Division II players of note:
Ryan Belcher, Western Oregon;
Jamar Foulks, Mansfield;
Brandon Torrey, Western Washington.
Donovan Davis, Grambling State
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