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2013 Tackle Reports
Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 308
40: 5.45
Year: 4Sr

Oday Aboushi

School: Virginia
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior. Primarily lined up at left tackle, though he spent time on the right side as a sophomore.
Positive: Terrific pass blocker with nice size. Agile, bends his knees and gets leverage on opponents. Effectively uses blocking angles and displays good range off the edge. Fluid sliding out, keeps his feet moving, and stays square. Works well with teammates. Keeps his head on a swivel and easily anchors at the point of attack. Plays with balance and body control and seals pass rushers from the action.
Negative: Does not block with a killer mentality. Average run-blocking strength and struggles to finish the play. Gets lazy with his hands and slow getting into defenders.
Analysis: Aboushi has been a consistent left tackle for Virginia the past two years and is one of the better pass protectors in the 2013 NFL draft. He needs to pick up the intensity as a run blocker, but Aboushi comes with upside and has starting possibilities for the next level.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 306
40: 4.65
Year: 4Sr

Terron Armstead

School: Arkansas Pine Bluff
Position: T
Bio: All-Conference selection as a senior.
Positive: Athletic, small school left tackle with a large degree of upside. Fluid on his feet and effective in motion. Quick out to the second level, displays the ability to redirect to linebackers then hit a moving target. Fluid if asked to pull across the line of scrimmage. Chips defenders in motion and removes them from the action. Blocks with good lean, engulfs opponents, and anchors in pass protection. Flashes power in his lower body with the ability to get movement when run blocking. Explosive at the point of attack. Stays square, controls defenders, and easily adjusts to the blitz. Shows the ability to slide out laterally.
Negative: Does not always play with size or show a killer mentality. Must improve his overall technique and placement of his hands. Does not display good awareness blocking in motion.
Analysis: Armstead is an outstanding prospect with the potential to develop into a starter at the next level. He must pay attention to detail and learn to play with proper mechanics, yet is a terrific prospect for a zone-blocking system.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 323
40: 5.14
Year: 5Sr

Nick Becton

School: Virginia Tech
Position: T
Bio: Became a full-time starter at left tackle as a senior after rotating with the first-team as a junior.
Positive: Athletic offensive line prospect with a large upside. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage, and plays with good agility. Keeps his feet moving, easily slides in space, and displays good lateral blocking range. Consistently plays with good pad level. Explosive at the point and effective when he gets his hands into opponents. Shows strength as a run blocker and keeps defenders in front of him.
Negative: Gets lazy with his hands and doesn E(TM)t block with a nasty attitude. Must improve his blocking balance.
Analysis: Becton is a late bloomer and a blocking prospect who combines size, power, and agility. He offers starting potential at the next level, yet must elevate his game and consistently play at a high level.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 310
40: 5.25
Year: 5Sr

Braden Brown

School: BYU
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter used at both left and right tackle.
Positive: Well-sized offensive lineman who blocks with solid fundamentals. Bends his knees, plays with leverage, and makes good use of angles. Stays square, keeps defenders in front of him then seals opponents from the action. Explosive at the point, quick off the snap, and works through the whistle.
Negative: Lacks fluid footwork sliding off the edge. Must improve his balance. On the ground too much.
Analysis: Brown was a durable starter at BYU and showed flashes of next level ability since his sophomore campaign. He possesses both size, growth potential, and has starting possibilities if he continues to develop.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 298
40: 5.34
Year: 5Sr

Brayden Burris

School: Iowa State
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter at right tackle for Iowa State.
Positive: Large run blocker best in a small area. Quickly gets into blocks, stays square, and keeps his feet moving throughout the action. Anchors in pass protection or controls defenders once engaged at the point of attack. Keeps his head on a swivel, quickly recognizes blitzes, and works well with teammates. Strong run blocker and turns defenders from the action.
Negative: Lacks footwork and lateral range in pass protection. Not a natural knee bender. Ineffective blocking in motion.
Analysis: Burris was a consistent lineman at Iowa State, yet lacks the great athleticism to be anything other than a backup guard at the next level.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 302
40: 5.32
Year: 5Sr

Carter Bykowski

School: Iowa State
Position: T
Bio: Former tight end who transitioned to the offensive line as a sophomore then became a full-time starter last season.
Positive: Athletic offensive line prospect with nice upside to his game. Solid position blocker who makes good use of angles, keeps his feet moving, and seals opponents from the play. Works to bend his knees, quickly gets into blocks, and stays with the action. Large enough to turn defenders off the line and shows good footwork in pass protection. Improved as a pass blocker last season and shows better than average footwork off the edge.
Negative: Ducks his head and overextends in blocks. Possesses average strength and doesn E(TM)t finish off opponents.
Analysis: Bykowski is a late bloomer, yet a prospect who watched his game take off the past 18 months. He's a practice-squad prospect who must improve his playing strength and refine his technique, but he is worth the investment on a practice squad.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 319
40: 5.51
Year: 5Sr

Robert Dill

School: Rutgers
Position: T
Bio: University of Maryland transfer who started the past four years at right tackle.
Positive: Huge lineman best in a small area. Effective with his hands, correctly places them into defenders, and stays square. Keeps his feet moving, stays with the action, and rides pass rushers from their angle of attack. Works to bend his knees and play with leverage. Anchors in pass protection and controls opponents once engaged at the point of attack.
Negative: Stiff athlete. Lacks blocking balance and the ability to slide laterally. Struggles adjusting to oncoming defenders and is exploited by nimble opponents.
Analysis: Dill was productive and durable on the college level but lacks the mobility and agility to play in the NFL. However, his size will get him into a camp this summer.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 331
40: 5.21
Year: 4Jr

Chris Faulk

School: LSU
Position: T
Bio: Played in just one game last season after suffering a season-ending knee injury in early September. Started 13 times at left tackle as a sophomore in 2011 after starting two games at right tackle as a redshirt freshman.
Positive: Large, rumbling tackle best in confined quarters. Sets with a wide base, stays square, and keeps the defender in front of him. Strong, easily turns opponents from the ball, and finishes blocks. Patient in pass protection, quick, and explosive at the point. Knocks defenders back with violent hand punch and plays with leverage.
Negative: Lacks the footwork necessary to stay at left tackle. Struggles blocking in motion. Must improve his blocking balance.
Analysis: Faulk is a size prospect who showed flashes of ability in college but made the wrong decision by entering the draft off his knee injury. He's a right tackle prospect who needs a lot of work.

Height: 6-7.5
Weight: 306
40: 5.03
Year: 4Sr

Eric Fisher

School: Central Michigan
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter used extensively at left tackle, though also experienced at right tackle and right guard. Named to several all-America teams as a senior and was an all-Conference selection the past two years.
Positive: Tall, athletic blocker whose game has taken off the past two seasons. Plays with quickness, is effective with his hands, and is a skilled pass protector. Makes good use of angles, displays footwork off the edge and the ability to adjust to oncoming defenders. Agile, mobile, and effective blocking in motion. Works to bend his knees, keeps his feet moving throughout the action, and possesses outstanding vision and wherewithal. Stays square, keeps defenders in front of him, and works blocks until the whistle blows. Displays an explosive jolt at the point of attack.
Negative: Not a dominant drive-blocking lineman and struggles to finish blocks. Overextends on occasion or bends at the waist.
Analysis: Fisher has steadily improved the past three seasons and put together a terrific senior campaign. He's an outstanding left-tackle prospect who shows polish in pass protection and should only improve as a run blocker in time. His size, coupled with his movement skills, makes Fisher a good fit for any offensive system at the next level.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 339
40: 5.28
Year: 4Jr

D.J. Fluker

School: Alabama
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter at right tackle awarded all-Conference honors last season as a junior.
Positive: Massive offensive lineman who can dominate the opposition. Possesses good short-area quickness, keeps his feet moving, and works to block with leverage. Effectively gets his hands into opponents and knocks defenders from the action with violent punch. Strong at the point of attack. Out-positions defenders from the play and easily controls them once engaged in a block. Relatively agile with the ability to adjust to oncoming blitzers. Gets movement in run blocking and turns defenders from the line.
Negative: Must improve his blocking balance and learn to finish blocks. Struggles getting out on the edge to protect the quarterback from speed rushers. Marginal skill blocking in motion.
Analysis: Fluker possesses the desired measurables and strength to start at right tackle in the NFL. He needs to polish his game but is a talented lineman with upside and starting potential.

Height: 6-7.5
Weight: 308
40: 5.09
Year: 4Sr

Reid Fragel

School: Ohio State
Position: T
Bio: Former tight end who moved to right tackle as a senior and started every game.
Positive: Strong blocking prospect whose game is on the rise. Stays square, anchors in pass protection, and turns defenders off the line blocking. Works to bend his knees, plays with good pad level, and keeps his feet moving throughout the action. Quickly gets his hands into opponents and controls lineman at the point of attack. Stays with assignments and works blocks.
Negative: Must be more aware of blitzes thrown by opponents. Bends at the waist on occasion. Lacks smooth and quick footwork in space.
Analysis: Fragel showed great promise during his first season at right tackle in 2012. Sized well, he offers growth potential and should only improve as he gets stronger and gets more experience.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 334
40: 5.2
Year: 5Sr

Roger Gaines

School: Tennessee State
Position: T
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season. Named as an all-American in 2011.
Positive: Tall, athletic tackle with a tremendous amount of upside potential. Sets with a wide base, bends his knees, and blocks with leverage. Keeps his feet moving, displays good lateral blocking range, and slides out in pass protection well. Adjusts to defenders, picks up the blitz, and jolts opponents at the point of attack. Gets after blocks and turns defenders from the line. Easily moves about the field and quickly gets to the second level.
Negative: Does not display a great feel for the use of body positioning or blocking angles. A bit mechanical in his overall game and haphazard in his movements. Must improve his overall playing strength.
Analysis: Gaines is a terrific small-school prospect with a fine combination of athleticism, movement skills, and growth potential. He must improve the details of his position yet is worth the time investment from an NFL team.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 318
40: 5.29
Year: 5Sr

Garrett Gilkey

School: Chadron State
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter at left tackle. Named to several All-America team the past two seasons and awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign. Also spent time on the Chadron State basketball team.
Positive: Fundamentally sound small school lineman with a large upside. Physical blocker with good strength at the point of attack. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage and attacks assignments. Terrific run blocker who turns defenders off the line and opens up the running lanes. Quick with his hands, correctly places them into defenders then jolts opponents with violent hand punch. Does not back down to a challenge yet plays within himself.
Negative: Lacks the footwork and lateral blocking range to play left tackle in the NFL. Average skills blocking in motion and minimally effective hitting a moving target.
Analysis: Gilkey was an accomplished small school blocker and possesses the size, strength and aptitude to play the next level. He's a developmental offensive lineman who could eventually grow into a starter at either guard or right tackle in the NFL.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 290
40: 5.38
Year: 4Sr

Trey Gilleo

School: Northern Arizona
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter at left tackle awarded all-Conference honors as a senior.
Positive: Tall, instinctive blocker with limited physical skills. Relatively strong at the point, anchors in pass protection, and turns defenders off the line on running downs. Keeps his head on a swivel, makes good use of blocking angles, and stays square to seal defenders from the action. Attacks assignments and keeps his feet moving throughout the play.
Negative: Not a natural knee bender and gets tall as the play proceeds. Stiff and struggles handling speed rushers or blitzes. Lacks footwork sliding off the edge.
Analysis: Gilleo is a hard-working prospect with NFL size, but a limited athlete who can only block in confined quarters. He could get consideration at guard yet must add bulk to his frame and improve his run blocking.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 298
40: 5.06
Year: 5Sr

Tanner Hawkinson

School: Kansas
Position: T
Bio: Four-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season. Played left tackle for three years at Kansas and also lined up at right tackle during his junior year.
Positive: Smart, fundamentally sound lineman who gets the most from his ability. Displays a good feel for what's happening on the field, keeps the action in front of him, and stands out in pass protection. Blocks with good leverage, stays square, and rides oncoming rushers from their angle of attack. Better than average skills blocking in motion and keeps his feet moving. Can adjust to the blitz or redirect and hit a moving target.
Negative: Must improve his strength. Marginally effective run blocker. Average athlete and may not have the skills to be used as a zone blocker at the next level.
Analysis: Hawkinson was durable and productive at Kansas and plays an intelligent brand of football. He's not the flashiest athlete, yet he understands the position, squeezes everything possible from his ability, and could be an invaluable backup at the next level.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 322
40: 5.24
Year: 5Sr

Alex Hurst

School: LSU
Position: T
Bio: Started six games as a senior before leaving the team with personal issues. Starting right tackle during his sophomore and junior seasons at LSU, winning all-Conference honors in 2011.
Positive: Large, small area blocker whose NFL career is in flux. Works to bend his knees, sets with a wide base, and plays hard until the whistle blows. Effective with his hands. Makes good use of blocking angles as well as body positioning. Quickly gets into defenders and turns them from the action. Plays smart football.
Negative: Marginal skill blocking in motion and can E(TM)t redirect to linebackers on the second level. Lumbers around the field and not light on his feet. Plays really stiff.
Analysis: Hurst graded as draftable prospect coming off his terrific junior year but got off to a slow start as a senior then abruptly left the team. At the top of his game, he's a potential backup in the NFL but his professional career is now in doubt.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 306
40: 5.25
Year: 3Jr

Luke Joeckel

School: Texas A&M
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season and named to numerous all-America teams last year.
Positive: Terrific pass protecting left tackle who plays with outstanding fundamentals. Agile, displays the ability to adjust to oncoming defenders, and makes terrific use of blocking angles. Keeps his feet and hands active throughout the play. Bends his knees and stays square. Out positions defenders then seals open running lanes. Patient in pass protection. Effectively places his hands into opponents and anchors at the point of attack. Quick and relatively effective blocking in motion.
Negative: Struggles with speedy edge rushers if he doesn E(TM)t immediately gets his hands on them. Possesses average run-blocking strength and really doesn E(TM)t drive opponents off the line.
Analysis: Joeckel was a terrific left tackle at Texas A&M and is a technician with the potential to be a longtime NFL starter. He needs to improve his playing strength, which will only enhance his run blocking. Joeckel offers immediate starting potential at the next level and comes with a large upside.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 303
40: 4.69
Year: 5Sr

Lane Johnson

School: Oklahoma
Position: T
Bio: Two-year starter used at both left and right tackle. All-Conference selection as a senior. Began his college career at tight end then switched to defensive end before moving to the offensive line as a junior.
Positive: Athletically gifted prospect who's shown tremendous improvement the past two seasons. Plays with quickness, displays terrific footwork, and outstanding lateral blocking range. Sets with a wide base, bends his knees, and agile. Easily adjusts to defenders picking up blitzes. Fluid getting to the second level and shows skill blocking in motion. Mechanically sound in all areas, playing with leverage and controlling opponents with his hands. Remains disciplined and shows good mental awareness on the field.
Negative: Must improve his blocking balance. Bends at the waist or overextends. Solid run blocker, yet needs to improve his playing strength.
Analysis: Johnson has shown dramatic improvement the past two seasons since finding a home on the offensive line. He's an outstanding athlete with terrific upside potential, and Johnson will only improve as he gets stronger and receives more experience at the tackle position.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 331
40: 5.48
Year: 4Sr

Oscar Johnson

School: Louisiana Tech
Position: T
Bio: Junior-college transfer awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after he moved into the starting lineup.
Positive: Large, lumbering right tackle prospect best as a run blocker. Has a thick build. Strong at the point and turns defenders off the line. Stays square, keeps the opponent in front of him, and seals them from the action. Keeps his feet moving throughout the play and works to bend his knees.
Negative: Does not block with a nasty attitude or attack assignments. Minimally effective getting out to the second level or blocking in motion. Lined up at left tackle as a senior who but lacks the footwork necessary to slide off the edge.
Analysis: Johnson looks the part and offers the skills to play in the NFL, but was inconsistent at Louisiana Tech and comes off a disappointing senior campaign. He must play to his level of ability and improve his fundamentals to have any chance of an NFL career.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 309
40: 5.35
Year: 5Sr

Eric Jones

School: Tulane
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter at right tackle.
Positive: Large, strong offensive line prospect best in a small area. Has nice length and long arms. Easily knocks pass rushers from their angle of attack. Stays square and seals opponents from the action or completely engulfs them.
Negative: Stiff. Not a natural knee bender and ineffective blocking in motion. Struggles sliding his feet in pass protection.
Analysis: Jones was a durable lineman for Tulane but lacks the athleticism and agility to play at the next level. He's a big body who will likely get consideration on a practice squad.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 357
40: 5.79
Year: 4Sr

Terren Jones

School: Alabama State
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter at left tackle awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season and named to several all-America teams last year.
Positive: Massive offensive line prospect who is best blocking in a small area. Blocks with knee bend and rides defenders from their angle of attack. Correctly places his hands into defenders and jolts them with good punch. Gets movement run blocking and works hard to finish blocks. Quickly sets up in pass protection, keeps his feet moving, and makes good use of blocking angles.
Negative: Lacks the footwork and movement skills necessary to stay on the left side. Does too much leaning on opponents. Not a dominant lineman for such a large blocker. Displays minimal explosion.
Analysis: Jones is a blocker who did well on the small-school level and passes the eyeball test on tape. He possesses the size to play at the next level, yet is a prospect who must start to do the little things well for any chance of a future in the NFL.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 302
40: 5.41
Year: 5Sr

Kyle Magnuson

School: Wyoming
Position: T
Bio: Two-year starter used at both left and right tackle as well as guard.
Positive: Massive blocker who easily controls opponents at the point of attack. Explosive and powerful. Keeps his head on a swivel and is always looking for someone to hit.
Negative: Stiff and gets tall. Is only effective in a small area.
Analysis: Magnusson improved the past two seasons but is merely a size prospect with limited upside and marginal athleticism.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 311
40: 5.43
Year: 5Sr

D.J. Main

School: Youngstown State
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter at right tackle.
Positive: Large lineman best in a small area. Bends his knees, starts with leverage, and quickly gets his hands into opponents. Strong and controls defenders at the point of attack. Fights hard, turns opponents off the line, and makes good use of angles.
Negative: Bends at the waist and lacks balance. Struggles to adjust to defenders or hit a moving target. Ineffective blocking in motion.
Analysis: Main was a solid college lineman yet possesses limited athleticism and upside for the next level. He could develop into a backup right tackle if he adds bulk to his frame and improves his blocking balance.

Height: 6-8.5
Weight: 315
40: 5.33
Year: 4Sr

Luke Marquardt

School: Azusa Pacific
Position: T
Bio: Moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore in 2010 and remained there the following season before missing the entire 2012 campaign with a foot injury.
Positive: Big, strong right tackle prospect with surprising athleticism. Possesses size, growth potential, and moves well. Displays solid footwork in pass protection, easily slides out off the edge, and keeps his feet moving on contact. Blocks with a wide base and quickly sets up off the snap. Immediately gets out to the second level blocking in motion. Shows the ability to adjust to oncoming blitzers or redirect to defenders on the move. Blocks with a nasty attitude, gets after assignments, and strong at the point of attack. Stays square and a solid position blocker who seals defenders from the action.
Negative: Not a great knee bender and will struggle getting leverage on opponents. Does not consistently keep his feet moving in pass protection. Bends at the waist and overextends in the blocks.
Analysis: Marquardt is a terrific prospect with a lot of upside. He's a developmental lineman comparable to Sebastian Vollmer and offers starting potential in the near future as he completes his game.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 316
40: 5.32
Year: 4Sr

Jordan Mills

School: Louisiana Tech
Position: T
Bio: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior.
Positive: Big, strong offensive tackle with a versatile game. Bends his knees, plays with leverage, and stays square. Displays better than average footwork sliding off the edge. Plays with good lean and anchors in pass protection. Blocks with a nasty attitude, gets movement as a run blocker, and works hard to finish off defenders.
Negative: Lumbers around the field and is minimally effective blocking in motion. Must do a better job correctly placing his hands into defenders.
Analysis: Mills is an offensive tackle prospect on the rise and possesses both the strength and footwork to hold down a starting job in the NFL. He needs to polish his game but comes with upside and should see action early in his professional career.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 305
40: 5.32
Year: 5Sr

Jeffrey Nady

School: Nevada
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his junior season.
Positive: Large tackle prospect best in a small area. Quickly gets into blocks and easily turns defenders from the action. Stays square, anchors in pass protection, and fights with his hands throughout the play. Gets movement in run blocking and keeps the defender in front of him.
Negative: Lacks footwork sliding out off the edge. A stiff athlete who struggles to adjust.
Analysis: Nady was a productive college lineman who offers the size and talent to back up at right tackle in the NFL.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 321
40: 5.21
Year: 4Sr

Xavier Nixon

School: Florida
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter who lined up at both left and right tackle for Florida.
Positive: Athletic, pass-protecting tackle with upside. Quickly gets into blocks, bends his knees, and sets with a wide base. Possesses better than average footwork in pass protection, stays square and keeps the defender in front of him. Makes good use of blocking angles, fights with his hands, and consistently blocks with leverage. Solid skills getting out front and blocking in motion. Moves well on his feet and shows the ability to adjust to pick up blitzers or hit a moving target.
Negative: Lacks the dominant strength in his base and struggles finishing blocks. Does not seem to play with great balance or awareness. Plays back on his heels at times. Shows stiffness in his game.
Analysis: Nixon has been a consistent lineman at Florida the past three seasons and offers the skill and growth potential to be used at either tackle or guard in the NFL.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 300
40: 5.21
Year: 5Sr

Dann O'Neill

School: Western Michigan
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter who began his college career at Michigan.
Positive: Large, immobile college tackle best in a small area. Quickly gets off the snap into blocks, keeps his head on a swivel, and recognizes assignments. Works his hands throughout the action, stays square, and keeps the defender in front of him. Violently strikes opponents with a punch of his hands, turns defenders from the play, and works assignments until the whistle blows.
Negative: Struggles blocking in motion. Athletically limited. Overextends or lunges into blocks, which causes him to be off-balance.
Analysis: O'Neill was consistent and durable at Western Michigan but has athletic limitations and marginal upside for the next level. He could find a home as a backup tackle or guard in a power-running offense.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 330
40: 5.49
Year: 5Sr

Gokhan Ozkan

School: Buffalo
Position: T
Bio: Two-year starter at right tackle for Buffalo.
Positive: Massive right tackle prospect with an undeveloped game. Sets with a wide base, fights with his hands, and easily steers opponents from the action. Out positions opponents at the point of attack then seals them from the action. Works to stay square and flashes dominance.
Negative: Lacks blocking balance and ends up on the ground too much. Does not block with a nasty attitude. Plays back on his heels and occasionally walked back into the pocket by lesser opponents.
Analysis: Ozkan passes the eyeball test yet has shown little consistency and never elevated his play. He's a developmental player who has great size but must improve every aspect of his game.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 300
40: 5.32
Year: 5Sr

Mark Popek

School: South Florida
Position: T
Bio: Full-time starter the past two seasons, between left tackle and left guard. All-Conference recipient as a senior despite missing three games with an ankle injury.
Positive: Big offensive tackle best in a small area. Bends his knees, blocks with leverage, and quickly gets off the snap. Effective with his hands: correctly places them into defenders, and stays square to keep opponents from the action. Strong and turns opponents from the gaps. Good footwork.
Negative: Does too much clutching and grasping of the opponent rather than blocking. Falls off blocks. Constantly off-balance and all too often ends up on the ground. Minimally effective blocking in motion.
Analysis: Popek has shown flashes of ability and possesses the physical skills to play at the next level, but must polish his game and learn to do the little things well on a consistent basis to have a career in the NFL.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 300
40: 5.33
Year: 5Sr

William Post

School: Eastern Washington
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-America and all-Conference honors last season.
Positive: Explosive college tackle best in a small area. Quick off the snap, patient in pass protection, and makes good use of blocking angles. Works to bend his knees, quickly gets his hands into defenders, and stays square. Solid run blocker who turns defenders from the action. Attacks assignments, works his run blocks, and anchors in pass protection. Jolts defenders with good hand punch, displaying the ability to knock opponents from their angle of attack.
Negative: Stiff, lacks balance, and struggles blocking in motion. Possesses short-area strength and really does not drive defenders from the line of scrimmage.
Analysis: Post made the most of his opportunity on the college level but possesses minimal upside for the NFL. He'll be given a chance this summer and could catch on as an inexpensive utility lineman.

Height: 6-4.5
Weight: 306
40: 5.13
Year: 4Sr

Justin Pugh

School: Syracuse
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore season. Missed the first four games of his senior campaign with a shoulder injury. Lined up at left tackle for Syracuse.
Positive: Quick and athletic prospect who projects to either guard or tackle. Moves well on his feet and can hit a moving target or pick up the blitz. Solid pass protector who stays square. Keeps his feet moving, gets his hands into defenders, and rides them from their angle of attack. Makes good use of blocking angles and seals defenders from the action.
Negative: Gets minimal movement run blocking and struggles to finish blocks. Lacks great footwork on the blindside.
Analysis: Pugh has drawn mixed reviews from NFL scouts. At the top of his game, he can be a very good zone-blocking guard or tackle, but Pugh must improve his playing strength to earn a starting job in the NFL.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 305
40: 5.32
Year: 4Sr

Alex Savoie

School: McNeese State
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior.
Positive: Well-sized blocker best in a small area. Quickly sets up off the snap, keeps his feet moving, and stays square. Solid pass protector who makes good use of angles and works hard to keep his pad level consistent. Blocks with good lean and plays until the whistle blows.
Negative: Not a natural knee bender, overextends into blocks, and does not play with good balance. Gets minimal movement when run blocking. Struggles to adjust and stop the oncoming blitz.
Analysis: Savoie was a solid college lineman, but is a limited athlete with marginal upside for the next level.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 298
40: 5.32
Year: 4Sr

Ryan Schraeder

School: Valdosta State
Position: T
Bio: Junior-college transfer who started the past two seasons at Valdosta State, winning All-America and all-Conference honors after each campaign.
Positive: Hard-working college left tackle best in a small area. Sets with a wide base, works to bend his knees, and blocks with a nasty attitude. Gets after assignments, stays square, and turns defenders from the action. Keeps his feet moving on contact, works well with linemates, and keeps his head on a swivel. Rides opponents from their angle of attack and works to finish the play.
Negative: Lacks playing balance, marginally effective sliding off the line in pass protection, and gets tall as the play progresses. Really doesn E(TM)t get much movement when run blocking.
Analysis: Schraeder is a smart, tough lineman but a limited athlete with marginal upside for the next level. He'll offer possibilities as a backup on the strong side.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 318
40: 5.35
Year: 4Sr

LaAdrian Waddle

School: Texas Tech
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors since his sophomore campaign.
Positive: Large, rumbling offensive tackle best in a small area. Explosive at the point and easily turns defenders off the line. Stays square and seals opponents from the action. Keeps his feet moving throughout the play and works until the whistle blows.
Negative: Bends at the waist and overextends into blocks. Does not make good use of angles. Lacks footwork and blocking range as a pass protector.
Analysis: Waddle was a consistent lineman at Texas Tech and offers the size to play at the next level but lacks upside. He offers possibilities as a backup right tackle.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 308
40: 5.15
Year: 5Sr

Ricky Wagner

School: Wisconsin
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior. Lined up at both left and right tackle for Wisconsin.
Positive: Nice-sized college tackle with limited athleticism. Stay square, strong at the point of attack, and turns defenders off the line. Sets with a wide base, immediately gets his hands into opponents, and shows terrific awareness on the field. Keeps his feet moving, makes good use of blocking angles, and anchors in pass protection. Blocks with consistent leverage and good pad level.
Negative: Not light on his feet or effective far from the line of scrimmage. Lacks footwork in space and struggles controlling speed rushers off the edge.
Analysis: Wagner is a strong, durable blocker with potential as a starting right tackle.

Height: 6-6
Weight: 296
40: 5.34
Year: 4Sr

Martin Wallace

School: Temple
Position: T
Bio: Four-year starter at left and right tackle who began his career at Northeastern. All- Conference selection as a senior.
Positive: Strong offensive lineman best in a small area. Stays square and turns defenders from the action to open up running lanes. Plays with good lean, quickly sets up off the snap, then keeps his feet moving. Works his hands throughout the action, jolts opponents with good punch, and anchors at the point.
Negative: Struggles in pass protection and lacks top footwork off the edge. Stiff and not a natural knee bender.
Analysis: Wallace is a hard-working lineman who gets the most from his ability. He has the strength and tenacity to make a roster as an inexpensive utility backup at several offensive line positions.

Height: 6-6.5
Weight: 308
40: 5.38
Year: 4Sr

Patrick Ward

School: Northwestern
Position: T
Bio: Three-year starter used at both left and right tackle.
Positive: Large, small area lineman best as a position blocker. Fires off the snap, effectively places his hands into defenders, and uses all his assets to knock opponents from the play. Keeps his head on a swivel, shows good awareness, and works to bend his knees. Keeps his feet moving and turns defenders from the action.
Negative: Lacks footwork sliding out off the edge and struggles in pass protection. Stiff and cannot adjust to oncoming blitzers.
Analysis: Ward possesses the size and strength for the next level, yet is a limited athlete who shows a lot of stiffness.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 310
40: 5.26
Year: 3Jr

Menelik Watson

School: Florida State
Position: T
Bio: Junior-college transfer who broke into the starting lineup at right tackle last season, his only year at Florida State. Came to America from Great Britain to play basketball at Marist College before transferring to Saddleback College where he played football for the first time.
Positive: Large, athletic offensive line prospect with enormous upside potential. Moves well on his feet, displays good lateral blocking range in pass protection, and relatively effective blocking in motion. Strong at the point, keeps his feet moving on contact, and easily knocks defenders from the action. Bends his knees, works to block with leverage and anchors at the point of attack. Plays with quickness, agile, and can adjust to oncoming opponents.
Negative: Not consistent with his fundamentals. Overextends into blocks and lacks playing balance. Must learn to use angles and body positioning better.
Analysis: Watson easily transitioned to the starting right tackle position at Florida State once joining the program and improved almost weekly last season. He's a terrific athlete with the size, body type and strength to play at the next level and just needs a little more time to develop his skills.

Height: 6-7
Weight: 315
40: 5.35
Year: 4Sr

John Wetzel

School: Boston College
Position: T
Bio: Two-year starter used at both left and right tackle.
Positive: Large and relatively athletic college tackle coming off a disappointing senior season. Explosive, strong at the point, and easily pushes opponents from their angle of attack. Keeps his feet moving, quick to the second level, and stays with the action. Displays good awareness and works well with line mates. Effectively bends his knees for a tall lineman, blocks with leverage, and plays with solid fundamentals.
Negative: Average run blocker and struggles to finish the play. Lacks footwork off the edge in pass protection. Stiff and cannot adjust to oncoming blitzes.
Analysis: Wetzel was highly rated entering the 2012 season but failed to meet expectations. He went from mid-round choice to free-agent prospect but comes with upside and should be stashed on a practice squad for possible future development.

Height: 6-5.5
Weight: 318
40: 5.21
Year: 4Sr

Brennan Williams

School: North Carolina
Position: T
Bio: Two-year starter who missed the final four games of his senior campaign following shoulder surgery.
Positive: Large, athletic tackle with a well-developed game. Blocks with good pad level, displays solid movement skills, and plays with a large degree of quickness. Keeps his feet moving, slides out in pass protection, and consistently gets leverage on opponents. Fires his hands into defenders, stays square, and easily turns opponents from the action. Can adjust to the oncoming blitz. Displays skill blocking in motion and makes good use of angles.
Negative: Not a dominant drive-blocking lineman. Coming off shoulder surgery.
Analysis: Williams is an underrated lineman and offers possibilities at both left and right tackle. He must return to form after his shoulder injury and improve his run blocking strength, yet Williams comes with a large upside and could be a longtime

Updated 5/7
RankRndNamePosYear
11stJadeveon Clowney
South Carolina
DE3Jr
21stKhalil Mack
Buffalo
OLB5Sr
31stJake Matthews
Texas A&M
T4Sr
41stGreg Robinson
Auburn
T3So
51stSammy Watkins
Clemson
WR3Jr
61stMike Evans
Texas A&M
WR3So
71stAnthony Barr
UCLA
OLB4Sr
81stTaylor Lewan
Michigan
T5Sr
91stAaron Donald
Pittsburgh
DT4Sr
101stEric Ebron
North Carolina
TE4Jr
111stBlake Bortles
Central Florida
QB4Jr
121stZack Martin
Notre Dame
T5Sr
131stJustin Gilbert
Oklahoma State
CB4Sr
141stC.J. Mosley
Alabama
ILB4Sr
151stDarqueze Dennard
Michigan State
CB4Sr
161stKony Ealy
Missouri
DE4Jr
171stMarqise Lee
USC
WR3Jr
181stCalvin Pryor
Louisville
S3Jr
191stOdell Beckham Jr.
LSU
WR3Jr
201stRyan Shazier
Ohio State
OLB3Jr
211stHasean Clinton-Dix
Alabama
S3Jr
221stBrandin Cooks
Oregon State
WR3Jr
231stJason Verrett
TCU
CB4Sr
241stTeddy Bridgewater
Louisville
QB3Jr
251stLouis Nix
Notre Dame
DT4Jr