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jim1
02-25-2012, 08:05 PM
The offensive linemen were the first two groups to hit the turf for on-field testing at the 2012 Scouting Combine. The star of the show was USC OT Matt Kalil (http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/OT/Matt-Kalil.php), who looked every bit the part of a franchise left tackle and Top 3 overall pick. Kalil checked in at 6-6⅝ and 306 pounds with 34-inch arms and big 10⅜-inch hands. In the weight room Kalil put up 30 reps of 225 lbs., which was important because some scouts had concerns about his strength. Kalil was also one of only two offensive linemen to crack the 5.00 mark in the forty (4.99) and the Trojan blocker also looked smooth in the positional drills. When elite prospects opt to compete at the Scouting Combine they usually excel and Kalil is just the latest example. Iowa OT Riley Reiff (http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/OT/Riley-Reiff.php) wasn't quite as flashy but performed very well in all aspects too and likely solidified his spot in the Top 15 overall.

Stanford OG David DeCastro (http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/OG/David-DeCastro.php) is widely considered to be one of the best prospects to come along at the position in recent years and he showed why in Indy. DeCastro didn’t test particularly well athletically, only running in the 5.3 range, but looked extremely polished in the positional drills while also throwing up a very respectable 34 reps in the weight room.

Georgia OL Cordy Glenn (http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/OG/Cordy-Glenn.php) was also impressive, building on the positive momentum generated at the Senior Bowl. Glenn weighed in at 6-5 and 345 pounds with 35-inch arms but despite that freakish size the former Bulldog still managed to clock one of the fastest forties for an offensive lineman (5.15). Throughout the process the assumption was that Glenn would be forced to move back inside to guard at the next level, where he played his first three seasons in college. However, considering his rare blend of size and athleticism it’s becoming more and more likely that teams will start looking at Glenn as an offensive tackle prospect. If teams ultimately decide that Glenn can play outside in the NFL the first round goes from a possibility to a probability.

Ole Miss OT Bobby Massie (http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/OT/Bobby-Massie.php) also had a coming out party in Indy. Massie was flying under the radar after declaring for the draft as a junior but is a very intriguing prospect with an outstanding frame (6-6⅛, 316) and long arms. After an eye-opening performance in Indy those who have been touting Massie as a Top 100 talent should feel vindicated.

Oklahoma OT Donald Stephenson (http://www.draftcountdown.com/ScoutingReports/OT/Donald-Stephenson.php) earned the title of “Workout Warrior" after clocking the fastest forty time for an offensive lineman with a 4.94. Everyone already knew that Stephenson had impressive size, checking in at 6-5 and 312 pounds with 34⅞-inch arms, but they certainly didn’t expect to see that type of athleticism. In fact, in the spring scouts estimated Stephenson’s speed to be in the 5.35 range! Needless to say folks from all around the league will be going back to watch some additional tape on Stephenson in the coming weeks.

http://www.draftcountdown.com/features/ScoutingCombine/Buzz.php

Roman529
02-25-2012, 08:36 PM
I would take an OT like Nate Potter of Boise State if he dropped to the 4th round. I think we should use our first three picks on an explosive WR, a TE, and a pass rushing DE/LB. Potter might slip through the cracks...I think he would be an upgrade over Columbo on the right side.

jim1
02-25-2012, 08:41 PM
I would take an OT like Nate Potter of Boise State if he dropped to the 4th round. I think we should use our first three picks on an explosive WR, a TE, and a pass rushing DE/LB. Potter might slip through the cracks...I think he would be an upgrade over Columbo on the right side.

I'd prefer Brandon Mosely in the 4th rd, if he lasts that long.

finfan54
02-25-2012, 09:39 PM
we trade down and take tannehill and get another 2nd rounder, I wouldnt be suprised if Massie was a pick. motivate jerry with some mississippi brotherhood.

TedSlimmJr
02-25-2012, 09:49 PM
When I studied the tape, Brandon Mosley and Bobby Massie are two players that always stood out to me as being just as good as Riley Reiff, and why I subscribe to the theory of grabbing a right tackle just as good as Reiff but without having to use a top 10 pick to do it. Kelechi Osemele, Jeff Allen, and Jeff Adams are almost in the same tier on my board, only slightly below.

Players like Zebrie Sanders and Matt McCants are a notch below that, but they're also candidates you can get even later to come in and play some right tackle for you.


I think it's good class of right tackle prospects that you can get good value on outside of the 1st round all together.

jim1
02-25-2012, 10:24 PM
When I studied the tape, Brandon Mosley and Bobby Massie are two players that always stood out to me as being just as good as Riley Reiff, and why I subscribe to the theory of grabbing a right tackle just as good as Reiff but without having to use a top 10 pick to do it. Kelechi Osemele, Jeff Allen, and Jeff Adams are almost in the same tier on my board, only slightly below.

Players like Zebrie Sanders and Matt McCants are a notch below that, but they're also candidates you can get even later to come in and play some right tackle for you.


I think it's good class of right tackle prospects that you can get good value on outside of the 1st round all together.

Good points, and reasons why if we go OL in the 1st rd the elite Guard, David DeCastro, is the only way to go.