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Draft Depth OT

Postby DarthMonk » Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:45 pm

By Charlie Campbell

Matt Kalil, 6-7, 306
Entering the NFL, Kalil is a dynamite pass blocker who projects to being a franchise left tackle for a decade. It is a passing driven league, and he is in high demand. Kalil has done nothing but solidify his stock at the top of the first round.

Riley Reiff, 6-6, 313
Reiff was strong as a run blocker and pass blocker in 2011. He is a very balanced offensive lineman who can execute in both phases of the game. While Reiff is a solid run blocker, he probably should add some power for the next level in order to be able to move defenders off the line of scrimmage, especially if he is moved to right tackle.

Jonathon Martin, 6-5, 312
Martin sets the edge well and is a good athlete to hit blocks on the second level. He had some penalty problems earlier in the season, but cleared that up. Martin is a better run-blocking franchise left tackle prospect than many former high first-rounders, but he will need to continue to improve his pass blocking for the NFL.

Mike Adams, 6-7, 323
In 2011 Adams played reasonably well after returning from his suspension. Ohio State's offense became much better once it got him back. He continued to have some issues with speed rushers. Illinois' speed rushing end Whitney Mercilus torched Adams for 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. That weakness could prompt some teams to move him to right tackle in the NFL. He is a strong run blocker who should be an asset in the ground game.

Zebrie Sanders, 6-6, 320
In the NFL, Sanders needs to work on getting back quicker in his pass drops and developing the strength to hold onto blocks so defenders can't shed him away. He is a good athlete who was a well-rounded pass and run blocker in his college games. Sanders looks like a solid second-day pick who could be a starting right tackle with the ability to fill in at left tackle if there is an injury.

Bobbie Massie, 6-6, 316
Massie is still a little raw and could use more experience and development. There are stretches where he simply overwhelms defenders. Massie looks like he is a future starter at right tackle in the NFL.

Jeff Allen, 6-4, 307
Allen has some strength and athletic ability. He is a sleeper prospect who could be had on the second day of the draft with the potential to stay at left tackle in the NFL. Allen was solid at the Combine and performed well at his pro day.

Mitchell Schwartz, 6-5, 318
Schwartz had a quality season and did a good job of pass blocking for the Golden Bears. At the Senior Bowl, he had a really strong week and that helped his draft stock. Schwartz held his own in the pass-rushing one-on-ones and was a formidable run blocker. For the NFL, he looks like a potential starting right tackle.

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Re: Draft Depth OT

Postby DarthMonk » Sat Mar 17, 2012 8:26 am

All these guys are projected to start in the NFL eventually. I've yellow highlighted those projected to go after the 2nd round.

DarthMonk wrote:By Charlie Campbell

Matt Kalil, 6-7, 306
Entering the NFL, Kalil is a dynamite pass blocker who projects to being a franchise left tackle for a decade. It is a passing driven league, and he is in high demand. Kalil has done nothing but solidify his stock at the top of the first round.

Riley Reiff, 6-6, 313
Reiff was strong as a run blocker and pass blocker in 2011. He is a very balanced offensive lineman who can execute in both phases of the game. While Reiff is a solid run blocker, he probably should add some power for the next level in order to be able to move defenders off the line of scrimmage, especially if he is moved to right tackle.

Jonathon Martin, 6-5, 312
Martin sets the edge well and is a good athlete to hit blocks on the second level. He had some penalty problems earlier in the season, but cleared that up. Martin is a better run-blocking franchise left tackle prospect than many former high first-rounders, but he will need to continue to improve his pass blocking for the NFL.

Mike Adams, 6-7, 323
In 2011 Adams played reasonably well after returning from his suspension. Ohio State's offense became much better once it got him back. He continued to have some issues with speed rushers. Illinois' speed rushing end Whitney Mercilus torched Adams for 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble. That weakness could prompt some teams to move him to right tackle in the NFL. He is a strong run blocker who should be an asset in the ground game.

Zebrie Sanders, 6-6, 320
In the NFL, Sanders needs to work on getting back quicker in his pass drops and developing the strength to hold onto blocks so defenders can't shed him away. He is a good athlete who was a well-rounded pass and run blocker in his college games. Sanders looks like a solid second-day pick who could be a starting right tackle with the ability to fill in at left tackle if there is an injury.

Bobbie Massie, 6-6, 316
Massie is still a little raw and could use more experience and development. There are stretches where he simply overwhelms defenders. Massie looks like he is a future starter at right tackle in the NFL.

Jeff Allen, 6-4, 307
Allen has some strength and athletic ability. He is a sleeper prospect who could be had on the second day of the draft with the potential to stay at left tackle in the NFL. Allen was solid at the Combine and performed well at his pro day.

Mitchell Schwartz, 6-5, 318
Schwartz had a quality season and did a good job of pass blocking for the Golden Bears. At the Senior Bowl, he had a really strong week and that helped his draft stock. Schwartz held his own in the pass-rushing one-on-ones and was a formidable run blocker. For the NFL, he looks like a potential starting right tackle.


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Postby PickSixerTWSS » Sat Mar 17, 2012 4:54 pm

Were taking RG3 in the 1st and we don't have a 2nd.
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Postby TimSkin » Sat Mar 17, 2012 9:06 pm

Massie can be an absolute beast at times and can look lost at others. I really like the possibility of Allen he's a guy that will start and be a good RT wont be pro bowl type but wont be a bum either cuz he works his butt off and is quite familiar with the ZBS also.
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Postby DarthMonk » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:48 pm

TimSkin wrote:Massie can be an absolute beast at times and can look lost at others. I really like the possibility of Allen he's a guy that will start and be a good RT wont be pro bowl type but wont be a bum either cuz he works his butt off and is quite familiar with the ZBS also.


I'm really liking Massie. He's a gamer. He can be dominant. He'll probably be sitting there when we pick in the 3rd round. (I'd be pissed if the Browns snatched him 2 picks earlier!) I really feel like he will have a 7-10 year career as a starting RT.

Quite the physical specimen and surprisingly light on his feet for a man his size, Massie has reportedly dropped weight and added muscle in preparation for the Combine. The Rebel did not miss a game during his time at Oxford, starting 17 games at right tackle and helped Ole Miss lead the SEC in fewest sacks allowed and ranked 3rd in rushing offense.

Massie, while not the "smooth technician" that some of the higher ranked tackles are in pass protection, utilizes his excellent size, long arms and quick feet well . . . and if he gets his massive mitts on a defender, it's game over. He gets out of his stance and into position with decent knee bend and good balance, but needs to concentrate on keeping his pad level lower. Massie demonstrates an ability to change direction and can cut off the edge.

In run blocking, Massie is quick off the snap and utilizes his strength as a solid drive blocker who always finishes off his block (an attribute that is all about attitude). His hand placement is inconsistent, good at times and not so good at others, but the effort is always evident. His lateral mobility allows him to wall off defenders on the edge and gets to the 2nd level very well.

Some scouts have Massie as a right tackle only or moving inside to guard, but with his athleticism (and a couple years of NFL coaching), he might have the potential to move over to the blind side. At the very least, as a 2nd or 3rd round choice, Massie could move into a starting position in a year.

Compares to (Current NFL Player): Jammal Brown

Strengths
- Extremely athletic, strong and fast
- Natural bender and able to drive block
- Finishes blocks with a nasty demeanor
- Very quick off snap and positions body well


Weaknesses
- Needs to improve pass blocking techniques
- Defenders can get into his body
- Lateral kick could be improved for NFL speed rushers


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