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Barrett Jones*, T/G, Alabama

Height: 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, Alabama

Height: 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 State

Height: 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 State

Height: 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, BYU

Height: 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, Wisconsin

Height: 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 State

Height: 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 Miss

Height: 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 Virginia

Height: 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 State

Height: 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, Connecticut

Height: 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, LSU

Height: 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, California

Height: 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.

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I don't think we are going to be in a position to get any of the LTs that will offer an upgrade over what we have. We might have to stick with McKinnie and Oher and settle for working on the interior of the line.


Exactly, if we're not in position to get a quality LT, then let's not bother here unless we're going to expect the lineman to play multiple positions. Oher is clearly a RT, we need to find a LT. Perhaps next year and McKinnie hangs em up?

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I would look to grab a developmental LT to take over in 2013. That can be had in say the 3rd.


We then need to get a coach that can coach them up if we are going with developmental prospects. Our O-Line has been average to poor for quite a while now. The only linemen to have developed in the last few years have been Yanda and Brown and Brown is now in St.Louis.

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We then need to get a coach that can coach them up if we are going with developmental prospects. Our O-Line has been average to poor for quite a while now. The only linemen to have developed in the last few years have been Yanda and Brown and Brown is now in St.Louis.


Yanda in the 3rd, Brown in the 4th... pretty much what we're expecting.

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Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State


6'8 - 320 lbs



Pass blocking: Tall, long, athletic pass protector. Generally gets out of three-point stance with good knee bend and a wide base. Improving his ability to use his hands to redirect rushers and late blitzers away from the pocket. Power rushers lose most battles, good anchor in close quarters, will reset hands and move feet to sustain. Stops his feet after initial contact at times, relying on length but allowing defender to get the corner or spin inside.

Run blocking: Solid positional run blocker who flashes some nastiness. Attacks his man when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate him and will lose his balance by overextending. Quick feet, can get inside of tackle to wall off inside and reach linebackers at the second level adeptly. Nice punch which he uses to knock down smaller defenders with one extension. Height a detriment in short-yardage plays, defender can get under his pads to hold the line. Flashes the ability to move his man with his hands, but is not yet consistent in this area.

Pulling/trapping: Best on the outside due to his height and athleticism, but is capable of blocking on the move if required. Effective in space as he usually drops his hips to get leverage and sustain against shorter defenders.

Initial Quickness: Obvious Quick-twitch movement off the snap in pass protection and as a run blocker. Finds defenders with his hands immediately and gets feet moving to engage and sustain. Can be beat off the edge, however, when coming out of his stance in panic to reach speedy wide rushers.

Downfield: Possesses the quickness out of his stance and footwork to be effective in front of screens. Willing to get out in front of ballcarriers to take out defensive backs and linebackers. Used at tight end on unbalanced lines, displays agility to reach the second level when uncovered in that role.

Intangibles: Took time to understand the mental aspects of the college game, but took a big step forward as a junior. Suspended the first two games of the 2009 season for violating team rules, cited in January 2009 for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia (charges were eventually dropped) after being stopped for running a stop sign. One of five players suspended for first five games of 2011 season for receiving benefits from a tattoo parlor owner, selling championship rings, jerseys and awards; Adams was required to pay back $1,000 for the ring he sold.

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Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State


6'6 - 307 lbs

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  • A natural athlete
  • Good size (6-foot-6, 320 pounds)
  • Big hands (10 7/8 inches) and large wingspan (35-inch arms)
  • Gets up the field in a hurry on screens
  • Quick footwork and innate hip sink
  • Durable
  • High character and intelligent
  • Versatile - played left and right tackle
  • Quickly recognizes stunts and blitzes from the second level





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  • Lacks strength to anchor the point of attack for any significant amount of time
  • Doesn't possess an explosive initial punch
  • Tends to struggle against elite quickness and extreme bull rushes
  • Plays too upright too often

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Matt McCants, OT, UAB


6'7 - 295 lbs

Pass blocking: Strong pass protector with length to play at the next level. Quick enough to pass off twist and pick up late blitzers. Size and length allow him to carry pass rushers around the pocket. Extends with a punch and locks on with strong hands, defenders won't chop off to disengage. Anchors well despite his height, absorbs punch into his chest and maintains his balance. Inconsistent posture, stands straight up out of his stance then will bend at the waist on occasion, gives up inside lane when technique falls short. Needs coaching on maintaining his knee bend and lateral slide, will cross his feet when facing speed.

Run blocking: Plays with some power in the run game, moves his legs after contact to push the pile. His positional blocking is most impressive, uses strength and footwork to get to either side of his man. Capable cut blocker despite his height, lays out to knock defenders off their route.

Pulling/trapping: Gets out of his stance adeptly, moves well out in front of outside runs and usually finds a target to wall off. Fails to see inside defenders at times, allowing penetration.

Initial Quickness: Typically gets out in front of pass rushers and comes strong in the run game, though his height and length allow him to get out-quicked at the line on occasion.

Downfield: Gives good effort to reach smaller linebackers and take them out of the play. Stays with the block throughout the play. A bit slow finding targets at times, and lacks quick-twitch ability to adjust to quick defenders in space.


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Brandon Mosley


Ht: 6'5" Wt: 305

Pass blocking: Eases out of his stance to "catch" the pass rusher as he attacks the line of scrimmage. Plays with good knee bend and above average lateral agility to remain square to the pass rusher. Gets a good initial punch on the defender to dictate the action and has the long, strong arms to control his opponent. Typically plays with good hand placement, though he did get himself in trouble, at times, when his hands got too low, leading to some trouble with swim moves. Cognizant blocker who reacted well (despite his limited experience) to stunts and unexpected blitzes. Seems to enjoy the physical nature of the position and looks to help his teammates when teams dropped their defensive ends in an attempt to confuse the quarterback.

Run blocking: Gains a good push off the snap due to leverage and surprising leg drive. Quick enough to turn and seal off defenders to create an edge. A bit inconsistent with his hand placement when run blocking, as well, leading to some slipped blocks.

Pulling/trapping: Above average quickness and mobility when blocking on the move. Effectively sells the trap block, allowing defenders past him, before turning and sealing them off from the ball-carrier. Not asked to pull, but occasionally released to block at the second level, showing the ability to hit the moving target.

Initial Quickness: Good initial quickness off the snap when easing into pass protection, as well as when run blocking. Quickly gained the advantage over his assignment, dictating the action.

Downfield: Surprisingly fluid getting to and adjusting once at the second level. Was consistently able to get to quality linebackers (LSU, Alabama, South Carolina) and seal them off from the ball-carrier. Flashes some nastiness, as he'll pancake his opponent if he felt them off-balance, but more often he remained in front of the defender, effectively finishing the block.

Intangibles: Earned all-conference honors at Coffeyville as a tight end in 2009 despite only playing half the season at the position. Caught 12 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns after making the position switch from defensive end where he recorded 35 tackles, including four tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. Earned significantly more attention from top teams as a JUCO prospect and turned down interest from Florida State and Ole Miss to sign with Auburn … Teammates and coaches at Auburn raved about his preparation and work ethic as he won the starting right tackle job in his first year in the program …


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James Brown, OT, Troy


6'3 - 306 lbs


Strengths: A lengthy athlete with naturally long arms (33 1/2 inches). Quick-footed with smooth movement skills to cover a large area. Rangy with above average lateral ability. Bursts off the snap and sets up quickly with little wasted motion. Has a strong upper body with physical, powerful hands and works hard to gain body positioning in the run game. Finishes and doesn't quit until the whistle blows, giving full effort and leaving it all on the field. A hard working competitor with a positive attitude and leadership traits that coaches admire. Has good playing experience, starting every game the past three seasons at left tackle for the Trojans (37 career starts). A versatile player with the skill-set to play either tackle or guard at the next level.

Weaknesses: Has only average height with a narrow base out of his stance. Needs to get stronger in his base to anchor at the point of attack and his weight needs to be monitored -- lost nearly 50 pounds since he enrolled at Troy. Very raw with his upper and lower body technique, playing with inconsistent hand placement -- fails to sustain blocks as long as he should. Not a natural knee bender and gets too upright. Needs to play with better leverage and stay balanced through contact. Needs to keep his emotions under control and play disciplined to avoid penalties. Doesn't have a natural mean streak and comes off as a quiet, reserved individual. Doesn't currently have the weight or girth to hold up at guard and could be regarded as a tackle/guard tweener without a natural position.


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Markus Zusevics, OT, Iowa


6'5 - 300 lbs.


Strengths: Has adequate size and frame with good length. Has done a nice job adding bulk to his frame and flashes functional strength to get a good push in the run game ? very physical at the POA. Has smooth lateral movement skills with good foot quickness ? quick off the snap and sets up in a hurry. Aggressive and extends his arms into contact, delivering a sharp punch. Fundamentally sound and understands blocking angles, using body positioning to his advantage. Plays with good disciplined awareness and intelligence. Feisty and tough and plays with a competitive attitude and looks to finish ? gets the most out of his ability. Has worked very hard off the field to get bigger and presents an attractive and versatile skill-set to pro teams.

Weaknesses: Not an explosive athlete and has limited range ? wasn?t asked to pull a lot in college or block in motion. Will pop upright off the snap and needs to stay balanced ? bad habit of lunging. Needs to work on his technique in pass protection, using more consistent leverage and continuing to move his feet ? too often leans forward with his upper body and neglects his lower body, which limits his ability to mirror. Needs to continue and get stronger to develop a more stout anchor and better body power to hold up against bull rushers at the next level. Still rough around the edges and needs to cut out some of the dumb penalties. Might have to transition inside to guard for the next level, but has no starting experience in college at an interior line position.


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Tom Compton, South Dakota

6’6 310

2011 AP FCS ALL-AMERICAN FIRST TEAM: Offensive Line - Tom Compton, senior, 6-6, 314, South Dakota, has been selected First Team All-American for the 2011 college football season by The Associated Press. Compton, a native of Rosemount, Minn., was named to the All-Time Great West Conference Team Wednesday after he completed a stellar career for the Coyotes as he was a PhilSteele.com fourth team All-America selection in 2010 and was a three-time all-conference selection, including the last two years as a firs team honoree. He also earned Offensive Lineman of the Year honors according to the media in 2011. He anchored an offensive line that helped lead the Coyotes to 6-5 record this season, including a thrilling 30-17 win over then-No. 1 and defending national champion Eastern Washington in the DakotaDome Sept. 10. The offensive line paved the way for the league's second rushing offense (158.2) and the league's third passing offense (177.6). - South Dakota football


I don't see him listed anywhere for draft projections so maybe UDFA.




Lamar Holmes

Southern Miss

6'5 - 320 lbs.


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Jeff Adams


6'6 - 306 lbs


"A tall, leaner offensive line prospect who is thin through the lower half and base. Doesn't possess much growth potential and will have a tough time really getting much stronger and growing into his frame.


Isn't a real flexible kid. Tries to coil up into his stance and keep his base down. However, has a tough time bending at the knees into contact. Gets upright off the football in pass protection despite having some natural range and length.


Struggles with balance and overall anchor ability because of his inability to sit down into his base on contact. Routinely allows defenders to get under his pad level and bully him on contact.


Showcases some niftiness with his footwork and lateral quickness, but routinely can be pushed back on contact and has a tough time staying engaged through the play. Possesses above-average range, but buckets over at the waist into contact and can be side stepped laterally when caught lunging.


Displays some initial quickness off the snap in the run game when trying to get around on reach blocks and seal. Looks like a coordinated athlete to stick on slide down blocks as well, but again gets upright and doesn't generate any real power from the lower half into contact.


Too often rolls his hips off the ball and can gain leverage initially, but through contact can't keep his base down.


Doesn't have the natural snap/power to get a push off the football in-line and doesn't do a great job sticking to blocks through the play. Can stick to defenders, but isn't real heavy handed and has a tough time keeping his balance.


Impression: Possesses natural range and quickness for his size, but he can't bend, plays too high and lacks the frame to get much stronger. Might get drafted because of athletic qualities, but is going to have a tough time holding up vs. NFL caliber defenders."



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Trevor Olson, OT/G, Northern Illinois

Height: 6-6. Weight: 306


"A tall, thinly put together tackle with a narrow lower half and base. Doesn't have the frame to add a ton of girth through his lower half and is always going to have a tough time with power. Isn't a real natural bender either.


Looks tight hipped and plays straight-legged. Really struggles to sit into his stance, gets doubled over at the waist and pops upright off the football. To his credit does exhibit some natural balance and coordination with his lower half off the edge. Showcases solid range toward the edge, with the foot quickness to re-direct laterally.


However, isn't a real compact/powerful puncher, can be jarred easily on contact and can't bend when asked to anchor. Plays very upright and doesn't have the ability to keep his base down and anchor with any consistency.


Fires off the ball upright in the run game. Displays a solid first step getting out to the second level, but doubles over at the waist and has a tough time breaking down into contact.


His weight/head is routinely over his feet and he is too linear to quickly breakdown in space. Plays too high and lacks the power to be an effective in-line guy at the next level.


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James Carmon, Mississippi State

6’6 335


Strengths: A king-sized lineman with a tall, long frame and the physical size that cannot be taught. Possesses a lot of raw power with the natural strength to overwhelm defenders in a phone booth ? strong upper body, arms and hands. Has coordinated footwork with the needed flexibility for the position. A hard working player who looks to get the most out of his ability ? has experience on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball.

Weaknesses: Has heavy feet with limited lateral quickness ? stiff and looks like he?s moving in wet cement at times in space. Struggles with moving targets and needs to sink his hips, stay balanced and play with leverage ? a player with his size shouldn?t be driven backwards as much as he is. Has extremely raw technique and often overextends, finding himself bent over at the waist. Heavy handed and leans too much on rushers, which leads to holding penalties. Needs to develop better awareness ? struggled to cover assignments and pick up extra blitzers in his one-year at tackle. Has limited experience on the offensive line and is a work in progress ? makes too many mental errors and attracts penalties. Battled a knee injury in 2011.


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Might be another good project.




Marcel Jones



6'7" - 320 lbs



Nebraska Cornhuskers offensive tackle Marcel Jones is a tall prospect who could possibly develop into a left tackle after some development. In the immediate future, Jones would fit nicely on the right side. He lacks ideal strength and will need time to blossom into the position. That said, all the potential is there for him to become a starter-level player in the NFL.

Jones is a good run blocker. Given his great size and length, he can dominate at the point of attack even without great strength. When opening his stance off the snap, he struggles most against speed rushers. His girth helps him eat up bull rushes with a decent body lean. The problem comes in having to change direction and consistently get off the line with velocity.

Once coaches really start to work with him, they're going to want to tweak his footwork so he keeps his frame along his center of gravity. Jones has a tendency to lean rather than keep his feet under him. Since he's only ready to play right tackle, it's unlikely he is drafted in the first couple rounds.



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Jeff Allen Illinois

6-4, 315


A thick, girthy offensive lineman who has experience at both right and left tackle. Doesn't possess a real athletic looking frame, most of his weight is right through the midsection and looks a bit sloppy. However, he can bend, plays low in pass protection and does a nice job keeping his base down on his kick slide and through contact. Possesses natural coordination and heavy hands through contact when asked to shuffle and slide.

However, is inconsistent with his hand placement and doesn't do a great job gaining inside leverage. Will allow defenders to fight their way through contact toward the edge and would like to see him display more of a punch/jolt into contact. His natural girth gives him decent anchor strength, but is more of a catcher, doesn't do a great job extending his arm and jolting defenders on contact. Does a better job keeping his base down in the run game. Looks more comfortable from a two-point stance getting downhill and coming off the football.

Works hard to stick through contact, extends his arms well, generates a slight pop and can turn defenders away from the play. However, allows himself to get upright into contact and doesn't create the leverage needed to consistently overwhelm. More of a sticky player than explosive power/in-line guy. Can be overwhelmed at times on contact when a smaller defender can get under him and will set the edge. Is quick off the snap, can get around on reach blocks and does a nice job sealing on the perimeter. Plays more like a finesse guy than his frame would lead you to believe.

Impression: He's not an overpowering run blocker, but is smooth and coordinated in pass protection, can keep his base down and warrants a higher grade because of it.


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Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford


6'6 - 304 lbs

Pass blocking: Athletic left tackle with natural bend, lateral agility and good foot quickness. Plays with a wide base to stand up against a strong punch and anchor against bull rushes, though stronger rushers do get under his pads when he is not aggressive with his punch and hand placement. Works to get his man to the ground whenever they are trying to get low around the corner. Gives good effort to help his guard and pick up late inside blitzers when uncovered. Can reset his hands and move laterally to mirror defenders, but occasionally stops his feet and reaches, allowing defenders to get around him with hands and quickness.

Run blocking: Positional blocker with good feet and lateral agility to wall off defensive ends. Keeps on his block until the whistle, sometimes after. Pushes the pile on zone plays to give ballcarriers cutback lanes. Moves to strong-side tight end on occasion to seal the edge on run plays. Has only average strength to move defenders in the trenches, stronger players win leverage battles to stymie him or get some push back. Does not latch onto targets as he could with stronger hands, allowing them to shed and make a play on the ball.

Pulling/trapping: Does not trap inside often, but pulls around the tight end as a lead blocker on some run plays. Lacks foot speed and consistency in sustaining to be special as a move blocker, though his effort to reach and cut defenders in space is good.

Initial Quickness: Very good quickness off the line as a run blocker and in pass protection. Anticipates the snap as well as any college tackle, gets into his pass set quickly and move out of his stance very well when pulling out in front of run plays.

Downfield: Owns only adequate straight-line speed for the position, but initial quickness and agility make him able of making initial open field blocks on outside runs and screens. Does not dominate or sustain open-field blocks regularly due to a lack of foot quickness (leading to overextending to reach targets) and average upper-body strength.

Intangibles: Above-average football and general intelligence, but plays with a nasty streak that makes defenders know he can handle himself. Solid character and work ethic.


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