papasmurfbell Posted February 3, 2012 Share Posted February 3, 2012 http://walterfootbal...draft2012OT.phpBarrett Jones*, T/G, AlabamaHeight: 6-5. Weight: 311.Projected 40 Time: 5.19.Projected Round (2012): 1. 12/14/11: Jones has had tremendous season that has really elevated his draft stock. In his biggest test of the year, the junior was playing very well against LSU before he sustained an ankle injury in the second half. Early in the evening, Jones was doing a phenomenal job of run blocking for Trent Richardson, and Alabama had a lot of success running behind Jones. He also wasn't getting help with LSU's speed rushers on the edge, and Jones was rock solid not allowing a sack or pressure. If the tackle can duplicate that performance against Tigers' speed rushers in the National Championship Game, he could move his stock up even more further. Jones moved to left tackle this season after playing guard the previous two years. His transisition has been flawless. He did a fabulous job of run blocking for Trent Richardson, and has been equally good in pass protection. Jones is an intelligent player who has the physical tools to be effective. Over the past four months, he has proved himself as a legitimate first-round left tackle prospect for the NFL. After the season, Jones will have to decide if he wants to turn pro. D.J. Fluker**, OT, AlabamaHeight: 6-6. Weight: 335.Projected 40 Time: 5.10.Projected Round (2012): 1-2. 12/14/11: Fluker was real force at right tackle for Alabama this season. He has been a strong run blocker paving the way for Trent Richardson. If Barrett Jones leaves for the NFL, it will be interesting to see if Fluker stays and moves to left tackle for next season. Fluker looks like he could be a quick starter at right tackle after getting drafted and is a natural at the position. Mike Adams, OT, Ohio StateHeight: 6-7. Weight: 323.Projected 40 Time: 5.12.Arm: 33 1/4. Hand: 11.Projected Round (2012): 2. 12/14/11: Adams has played reasonably well after returning from his suspension. Ohio State's offense became much better when they 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 his moving to right tackle in the NFL. He is a strong run blocker who should be an asset in the ground game. Nate Potter, OT, Boise StateHeight: 6-6. Weight: 300.Projected 40 Time: 5.14.Projected Round (2012): 2. 12/14/11: Potter has had a quality season. He does not have elite physical talent, and that pushes him into the second day. Potter is one of the few left tackle options who should be available after the first round. He had a strong debut against Georgia, the best team Boise State faced this season. Potter constantly gave quarterback Kellen Moore ample time to throw the ball. Even though Potter is not a heavy tackle, he showed the strength to anchor against bull rushers. Potter needs to increase his strength and power to be an adequate run blocker in the NFL. Matt Reynolds, OT, BYUHeight: 6-6. Weight: 325.Projected 40 Time: 5.20.Projected Round (2011): 2-3. 12/14/11: Reynolds had a dominant performance against Ole Miss to start the season. Reynolds was blocking his man through the whistle and shut down every defensive end he faced. Against Texas and TCU, Reynolds was not as dominant but still had a quality performances. Right now, he is a better pass blocker than run blocker. While bull rushes were completely ineffective against Reynolds, he also showed the quick feet to drop back and mirror defenders on speed rushes. Reynolds needs to improve his run blocking and tenacity in the ground game. Ricky Wagner*, OT, WisconsinHeight: 6-6. Weight: 320.Projected 40 Time: 5.20.Projected Round (2012): 2-3. 12/14/11: Wagner was dominant throughout the season. He has opened up a lot of holes for running backs Montee Ball and James White, while preventing pressure on quarterback Russell Wilson. Wagner played well against Wisconsin's better opponents like Nebraska and Michigan State (first meeting). The only games where he had some issues was with Illinois and defensive end Whitney Mercilus and the second battle against Michigan State. Wagner is big road-grader that may not have the quickness and athleticism to be a left tackle in the NFL. He could be a better fit as a right tackle. If Wagner stays in school, he could be one of the better senior tackles in the nation. It would be surprising if Wagner entered the draft early. Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida StateHeight: 6-6. Weight: 308.Projected 40 Time: 5.16.Arm: 34 5/8. Hand: 11.Projected Round (2012): 2-3. 12/14/11: After Andrew Datko went down with a season-ending injury, Sanders moved to left tackle and performed reasonably well. He had some strong games (Boston College) and some weak games (Florida) on the left side. At the very least, Sanders showed the ability to be a swing tackle on game days and that will have a big appeal to NFL coaches. Like Datko, Sanders didn't play very well against Oklahoma, though he did perform better against Clemson. Sanders is a good athlete who is a well-rounded pass and run blocker. He looks like a solid second-day pick who could be a starting right tackle with the ability to fill in at left tackle if needed. Bobby Massie*, OT, Ole MissHeight: 6-6. Weight: 312.Projected 40 Time: 5.09.Projected Round (2012): 2-3. 12/14/11: Massie has had some quality games this season, but did not have his best performance against Alabama. He has done well in run blocking. Massie is too strong to be bull rushed and has the athletic ability to mirror well in pass blocking. He is still a little raw and could use more experience and development. There are stretches where Massie overwhelms defenders. Don Barclay, OT, West VirginiaHeight: 6-4. Weight: 305.Projected 40 Time: 5.16.Projected Round (2012): 3-4. 12/14/11: Barclay has had a strong senior season which has improved his draft stock. He has been a solid blindside protector for Geno Smith, and is a suitable run blocker. Barclay had a quality performance against Marshall's standout pass rusher Vinny Curry. Barclay allowed some pressure, but did not give up a sack. Smith helped out his tackle by escaping the pocket and getting the ball out reasonably quickly. Curry was one of the best pass rushers Barclay faced all season. The tackle had a harder game against LSU, allowing some heat on the quarterback, but he battled and had his share of wins. Barclay is a quality sleeper prospect. Andrew Datko, OT, Florida StateHeight: 6-6. Weight: 312.Projected 40 Time: 5.09.Projected Round (2012): 3-4. 12/14/11: Early in the season, it was a mixed bag for Datko. He struggled against Oklahoma and defensive end Frank Alexander. Datko was beat by Alexander for a sack and multiple pressures. Datko rebounded with a good game versus Clemson by shutting down defensive end Andre Branch. After playing four games, Datko had his season ended with a shoulder injury. He had surgery that 'didn't take' according to head coach Jimbo Fisher. The frequent shoulder injuries have sent his stock from the first round to the mid-rounds. Datko is a buyer beware, boom-or-bust pick. Reportedly, Florida State is looking into getting a medical redshirt to try and get him another collegiate season in 2012. His status for the 2012 draft is still unclear. Mike Ryan, OT, ConnecticutHeight: 6-5. Weight: 330.Projected 40 Time: 5.27.Projected Round (2012): 3-5. 12/14/11: Ryan had some good games this season, including his matchup against Pittsburgh defensive end Brandon Lindsey. Ryan could be a sleeper prospect. Alex Hurst, OT, LSUHeight: 6-6. Weight: 340.Projected 40 Time: 5.19.Projected Round (2012): 4-5. 12/14/11: Hurst has had a a lot of good games blocking for LSU this season. He has been a tough run blocker and has done a quality job in pass protection. Hurst may need to move inside to guard on the next level, but he has good power and technique. Hurst is a sleeper prospect who has improved his stock this season. Mitchell Schwartz, OT, CaliforniaHeight: 6-5. Weight: 317.Projected 40 Time: 5.17.Arm: 32. Hand: 10.Projected Round (2012): 4-5. 12/14/11: Schwartz has had a quality season and has done a quality job of pass blocking for the Golden Bears. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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