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As we wade into our massive pool of College Football Focus data, we’ll be sharing with you some of the highlights from our Signature Stats in position-by-position looks.

So, over these couple weeks you can expect daily dives into the best and worst that the full FBS schedule produced in all of the same categories you’ve come to know from our NFL coverage.

We’ve been through most of the offensive side of the ball already (quarterbacks, running backs Part 1 & Part 2, receivers Part 1 & Part 2, tight ends)

Pass Blocking Efficiency

Since we grade the effectiveness of every player on every play, it’s important to separate our grades from our stats. Pass blocking efficiency is a pure stat that simply measures how often a blocker allows pressure, but it doesn’t differentiate between how quickly it got there or how bad the block actually was – that’s the job of the grades. The stat also doesn’t account for plays that were negated by penalty as well as poor blocks that may not have resulted directly in pressure but still received a downgrade. Also, sacks are weighted a little higher when it comes to pass blocking efficiency.

Here’s a look at the offensive tackles that best avoided pressure in the draft class.



– La’el Collins was not often asked to pass protect in LSU’s run-first offense, but he was extremely efficient giving up only four pressures all season.
– Fellow first-round hopeful, Andrus Peat, lived up to the hype from a production standpoint; he was one of the best pass blocking tackles in the nation.
– Toledo’s right tackle Chase Nelson finds himself near the top of the list, though a favorable quick-hitting scheme certainly helped his cause.

Run Block Efficiency

Just as pass block efficiency is a straightforward stat, run block efficiency is simply a percentage of non-negative run blocks for offensive linemen. Whether executing the expected block (a 0-grade in our system) or earning a positive, avoiding negatives is the key to showing well in this particular stat. Also as above, this measure does not necessarily account for the quality of the positive blocks, but it’s a good indicator of which blockers avoid the bad blocks that can destroy a running game.



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Old 04-13-2015, 06:13 PM   #2
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It's amazing how quickly the O-line went from being a strength to a weakness. We need an infusion of talent at guard and tackle not to mention depth at center. I'd like to see a couple of selections along the O-line from this years draft.
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It's amazing how quickly the O-line went from being a strength to a weakness. We need an infusion of talent at guard and tackle not to mention depth at center. I'd like to see a couple of selections along the O-line from this years draft.
yep i call it being too cute.

oh lets use late round and UDFA to protect our 100 million dollar investment.

We got very lucky twice and it went to our heads.

anyways going back on topic.

If we are to get ready for the move when Streif is done we better make our move ASAP. Pick 13 might have the answer

At 13
Brandon Scherff or La'el Collins

Now true LOT to ROT swing men are a bit thin. Harris can not be the first man off the bench, this is were pick 31 looms large IMO

At 31
Jake Fisher or T.J. Clemmings

that is it from round 1 IMO. skipping some talent due to multi IR history and lack of position flexibility

If we end up picking two OT in the first round that fill these two huge needs i can live with it.

There are some really nice OT to OG prospects this year all the way through day two of the draft.

Round 3 OT to OG of interest are
Donovan Smith
Ty Sambrailo
Austin Shepherd
Mitch Morse

rounds 5 to 7 are not so clear at OT. But i see some really nice gambles at other positions. DT DE CB WR TE S

round 7? yet another odd ball to look at
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Our depth at OT, and OG is not a strength. Bryce Harris is not the answer.Lael Collins,Brandon Scherf would be perfect because of their versatility. Pro bowl Guards,decent LT,great RT. I would be pleased with either at# 1
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Why doesn't Andrus Peat get much hype? Seems like everything I read he's projected to be picked in the second half of the first round. Seems like he projects to left tackle in the pro's pretty well so why isn't there much excitement over him?
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Old 04-22-2015, 05:33 PM   #6
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Peat is the perfect player IMHO to replace Strief at RT. I have a feeling he might be there at 31. Day one ready to play powerful run blocker ,well coached,with feet to become a good pass protecter
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I wouldn't hurt my feelings one little bit if we took o-line at 13 and again at 31.
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