Top Five Offensive Tackles
The 2007 NFL Draft is less than two weeks away, so THN is taking a look at each position's top five prospects. Up first are the offensive tackles:
Name: Joe Thomas
Weight: 311 pounds
Thomas is a bona fide stud. Great technique, great leverage, great quickness, great everything. He'll protect the blind side of some lucky franchise's quarterback for the next decade. A guaranteed top five pick, a justifiable top three pick.
Name: Levi Brown
School: Penn State
Weight: 323 pounds
Great technique, good hands, good leverage, good power. Needs to work on a mean streak to excel at the next level, but has all the tools. Should hear his name in the first half of the first round.
Name: Joe Staley
School: Central Michigan
Weight: 306 pounds
Tremendous athlete with great up-side. He moved over from tight end as a sophomore and still needs a little bit of grooming, but he will surely continue to learn, grow, and get better. Mid-to-late first rounder.
Name: Tony Ugoh
Weight: 301 pounds
Great technique, great movement, and good leverage. Ugoh is a champion shot putter, so he has great strength but he needs to learn to use it more effectively in the NFL. Late first rounder.
Name: Ryan Harris
School: Notre Dame
Weight: 305 pounds
Good technique, good punch, and great quickness. He lacks a little size, but was a four year starter at a major program. He could actually move inside to guard at the next level. Should be drafted some time on the first day, but not in the first round.
This article was released on 2007-04-16.
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