Wednesday, April 5, 2017

2017 NFL Draft Prospectus: Offensive Linemen


1st Round
Cam Robinson, Alabama
Ryan Ramcyzk, Wisconsin

2nd Round
Garrett Bolles, Utah

3rd Round
Antonio Garcia, Troy

4th Round
Julie'n Davenport, Bucknell
David Sharpe, Florida
Roderick Johnson, Florida State

5th-7th Round
Javarius Leamon, South Carolina State
Will Holden, Vanderbilt
Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh
Zach Banner, USC
Justin Senior, Mississippi State
Dan Skipper, Arkansas
Conor McDermott, UCLA

Offensive Guard

1st Round
Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky

2nd Round
Dion Dawkins, Temple
Dan Feeney, Indiana

3rd Round
Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
Jordan Morgan, Kutztown

4th Round
Danny Isidora, Miami
Isaac Asiata, Utah

5th-7th Round
Erik Magnuson, Michigan
Greg Pyke, Georgia
Kyle Kalis, Michigan
Jessamen Dunker, Tennessee State
Nico Siragusa, San Diego State
Ethan Cooper, Indiana (PA)


1st Round

2nd Round
Ethan Pocic, LSU

3rd Round

4th Round
Pat Elfein, Ohio State
Jon Toth, Kentucky
Kyle Fuller, Baylor
Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia

5th-7th Round
Chad Wheeler, USC
Cameron Tom, Southern Mississippi 
Deyshawn Bond, Cincinnati


Cam Robinson, Alabama
6-6, 322
Robinson was a three year starter for the Tide, and was a five star high school All-American, and was a top five recruit coming out of high school during his recruitment period. Robinson was a freshman all-american in his first season with the Tide, and was then a consensus All-American as a junior, and was first team All-SEC twice. He played in two national title games in three years, winning one, and losing the other this past season.
The Good
Robinson has a perfect frame for the position, and has functional power and pop off of the snap and explodes into his blocks.
He meets aggression with aggression on every snap, and blows gap holes open between tackle and guard like a pro.
Can progress from block to block very well, and does not get zeroed in on one opponent in any given play. Can take on multiple defenders in layers.
Has very skilled footwork, and gets past the point of attack. A real hunter/killer on the second level and beyond.
Solid arm extension.
Works very well on edge rushers and can kick out to meet the charge.
Works all the way through a play until the whistle blows.
The Bad
Does not always play with good balance, and has some technique issues still where he will lean into a block, or lunge into one, which loses the advantage.
Seems anxious to lay down a hit in a bock and move onto another defender rather than finishing one off before moving on.
Because of lunges, he ends up on the ground too much.
Does not always do a great job on reading the edges/blitzes.
Commits early on certain plays, and misses nuances because of it.
Final Overview
Robinson is one of the most athletic players in this draft, but he still has some work to do when it comes to technique. Playing in Lane Kiffin's offense was probably not a helpful thing for Robinson, because he did not get a ton of training for a pro offense. He may best fit early in his career at left guard or right tackle before kicking over to finish his career as a franchise left tackle, as he learns some basic pro offense nuances. That being said, if he does the work, and gets good coaching, he should be a franchise offensive tackle for years to come in the big picture.

Ryan Ramcyzk, Wisconsin
6-6, 310
Ramcyzk turned down FBS and FCS offers out of high school to attend a technical college in his hometown. After a year of that, he returned to college to play at Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where he earned all-conference for two seasons at the D3 school. He then transferred to Wisconsin, and after a required redshirt season, he exploded onto the scene for the Badgers and earned All-Big 10 honors in his only season with the Badgers. He did have hip surgery after the bowl game.
The Good
Ramcyzk is a power blocker, who explodes off of the snap with excellent pad levels and athleticism to keep himself on a pivot at the hips to change course in the process of blocking.
Excellent fundamental blocker, and plays smart.
Very fluid  athlete with top shelf body control, glides nicely for a big man.
Foot work in run game is impressive. Uses his feet to gain leverage and drives forward.
Knows how to use his hands in punch mode, and can slide in zone blocking schemes, with hands always at the ready.
Does not commit too early, or lunge on blocks, and keeps his back and head level.
Reads blitzes well, knows how to react.
Has been coached very well along the way. He knows what he is doing.
The Bad
Does not have excellent arm length, and uses his hand work to make up for it.
He is a little thin for a power left tackle.
Can be a bit stiff or over-technique in his approach, and can be more cerebral than aggressive.
Narrow base limits his slide protect and kick outs.
Has not worked out since the bowl game, as he recovers from a torn labrum in his hip.
Final Overview
Ramcyzk may very well be the most pro ready in the tackle group, and may have slightly more value than Robinson based on the offense he has played in at Wisconsin, and because he received what was obviously top flight coaching. His football IQ seems higher at this point than Robinson, but both have some major qualities to bring to the table. I would draft Ramcyzk early in the first round without missing a beat. He shows amazing promise, and looks NFL ready right now.

Garrett Bolles, Utah
6-5, 297
Bolles was a troubled teen in high school, and managed to turn himself around to enroll at Snow College (JC) in Utah, where he became a two time all-conference selection. He then transferred to Utah as a junior, and earned All-PAC 12 honors.
The Good
Serious athlete with excellent footwork.
Hard worker, has come to appreciate his ability.
Flows through blocking progressions. Hits the point of attack and moves downfield.
Athletic enough for slide blocks and can kick out quickly to pull as well.
Excels going against edge rushers, and quick enough to meet them head on.
Has the ability to add bulk to his frame.
Aggressive and powerful, and has a serious nasty streak.
The Bad
Does not have explosive lower body power, and will absolutely need to add bulk.
Does not have the best physical technique right now, gets too high on blocks, and does not have pad level mastered as of yet.
Still needs work with his hands, does not have the best punch power just yet.
Older prospect, will be 25 on opening day.
Final Overview
Bolles is a first rate tackle coming out of college, but he still has some work to do, and may have to open his career on the right side until he masters more techniques and learns to become a better overall player. He could be a left tackle in about three years, reasonably speaking. With that in mind, his potential is only limited by his advanced age coming into the draft. There is no luxury of time in his development. Big picture, he could be a very solid starter for the right team.

Antonio Garcia, Troy
6-6, 302
Garcia was a four year player for Troy, and started 36/37 games at LT for the Trojans. He missed half of his RS freshman season to a knee injury, but never seemed to suffer because of it long term. He was an honorable mention All-Sun Belt pick as a junior, and made first team All-Sun Belt as a senior. He was under recruited coming out of high school.
The Good
Very good athlete. Quick and mobile for a big guy.
Played basketball in high school, and still uses those footwork skills now.
Quick enough to meet edge rushers head on, very fast to kick out to meet an outside blitz.
Stays in front of blockers, very difficult to move around or flank him.
Keeps his feet set, will not get pushed off a block.
Works well in the phone booth.
Uses his physicality to overwhelm opponents.
Fluid and can get from block to block with ease.
The Bad
Plays too high at times, and does not get his pads down.
Looks a little wiry sometimes.
Does not have explosive lower body strength.
Sometimes has to battle to stay on blocks and constantly readjust to them rather than dominating from the outset.
Still needs work with his hands.
Can get beat when he lunges at blocks.
Needs bulk, but frame is iffy as to whether he can carry more weight. Has always played on the lighter side.
Final Overview
On film, Garcia often looks like the real deal, but there are concerns. His frame may not be able to carry much more in terms of bulk without slowing him down. He lacks functional lower body strength and can get pushed around, but he is a scrapper who stays in the fight every down. He does tend to hold at times as he gets pushed around, but that is just him fighting through his deficiencies. With some work, I see Garcia as a rotational tackle, but his overall lack of bulk could scare some people off. One other thing is that he ran out of a college offense system, and he may need work in a more traditional offensive set.

Julie'n Davenport, Bucknell
6-7, 318
Davenport was a seriously under recruited prospect out of high school who did not receive a single FBS offer. He started all 44 games for the Bison at LT, and earned All-Patriot League honors all four years, and was named to several All-American teams on the FCS level.
The Good
Excellent arm length, and knows how to use them.
Has mastered hand work, and uses hands and arms effectively.
Athletic and will kick out to meet edge rushers head on.
Can kick out on pulls and screen protect with ease.
High character guy, was team captain for two seasons.
The Bad
Lower level of competition will concern some teams,
Footwork needs some help, plods rather than glides at times.
Will lean or lunge when blocking, causing him to lose some blocks.
Can plant his feet rather than churn them to keep block active.
Does not always move to the next level with ease.
Plays with his pads too high at times.
Final Overview
Davenport is a special kind of project. He has all of the physical traits necessary on this level, but he needs some work on technique, and will need an adjustment period to get used to the level of play, as it is a long jump from the Patriot League to the NFL. He needs work on his feet, and his overall blocking technique, but he is a smart kid, is coachable, and has high character, so he can be molded fairly quickly. I see him as an immediate backup with long term starting potential. He is the requisite diamond in the rough.

David Sharpe, Florida
6-6, 343
Sharpe was a three year player at Florida, and started the last 26/27 games at LT for the Gators. He played in nine games as a freshman as a backup at tackle. Sharpe was a high school basketball star, but chose football after graduating from high school in the Jacksonville area.
The Good
Built like a brick wall of a mountain.
Long arms that do not get lost in his bulk.
Thick, powerful legs that can drive.
Solid length that belies his actual size.
Solid hand work, hands are powerful.
Knows how to stay within the frame of a defender to drive them back.
A real mauler, can destroy oncoming rushers.
Solid pull blocker for a guy his size.
The Bad
Not very flexible. More of a straight line mauler than an athletic, fluid blocker.
Does not get his pads down, can get cut under by defenders.
Bends at the waist, not at the knees.
Does not get up the field very well. Stops at the point of attack.
Footwork is not the greatest.
Final Overview
Sharpe is a pure maul blocker who is one hit and done. He will not get up the field, and isnot much on the perimeter on kick out or bubble screen blocking. I see him more suited to playing inside at guard, but he has no experience there. I would say that best case scenario is as a rotational blocker who can maul at the point of attack, but doesn't have much more in the basket. He's your guy on short yardage.

Roderick Johnson, Florida State
6-7, 298
Johnson was a three year star at LT for the Seminoles, and was ACC Lineman of the Year all three seasons. He has been the starter every game since midway through his freshman season.
The Good
Exceptional, tall build, with long arms that he uses to great skill.
Very good at kicking out to meet edge rushers.
Also very good at run blocking, and has decent explosive power at the point of attack.
Works well in space, makes all adjustments necessary.
Has high awareness, knows how to read a defense.
Good hand work.
The Bad
Technique needs work, plays with his upper body out in front of him, and is a leaner and lunger.
Lacks first rate body control, and gets all over the place.
Footwork is sometimes sloppy, and he can trip over his own feet it seems.
Seems to be sloppy with his blocking angles.
Does not always play with the athleticism that he has.
Final Overview
Johnson is a bit of an enigma. He has exceptional athletic ability, but yet he does not display that at all times on the field. When he is good, he is great, but it sometimes seems as if his athleticism has a switch, and when it goes to the off position, he becomes a total mess. It would seem that there is sometimes a mental block that does not allow him to be the best that he can be, but yet the effort is there. He seems like a mid range prospect with some decent pedigree right now, but he definitely will need some work.

5th-7th Round
Javarius Leamon, South Carolina State: Has some ability, but technique, hand and footowrk need work. Developmental prospect who needs a year or two before being ready to go.

Will Holden, Vanderbilt: Three year starter with short arms and lacking lateral quickness. Will likely be a right side guy, but has some upside and value.

Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh: Injury history and lack of overall athleticism will plague him. Play really dropped after a back injury, and he was a shell in 2016. Pure mauler, but that's it.

Zach Banner, USC: Will likely have to kick into playing RG in the NFL. Body is huge, and he has lost control of it at times. Lacks pure athleticism.

Justin Senior, Mississippi State: Strong hands and upper body, but lacking lower body power and footwork is a mess. Got destroyed in post season workouts.

Dan Skipper, Arkansas: Has played both tackle spots. The tallest tackle in the draft (6-10), but that could cost him physical leverage on the next level. Has a future as a backup swing tackle, but that is where it may end.

Conor McDermott, UCLA: A soft player with a general lack of aggression. Nothing stands out on film, and played on a team that finished next to last in the FBS in run production in 2016. Not strong enough for next level play, but size gets him drafted more than likely.

Offensive Guards

Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
6-4, 309
Lamp has played both LG and LT for WKU, and is equally as impressive at both spots. He earned All-CUSA honorable mention as a freshman and as a sophomore, and finished as an All-Conference election for both his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, he was named as a third team AP All-American.
The Good
Solid build, and very athletic. Scored a TD in his final game at WKU.
Uses solid footwork techniques, and can block outside while shifting back inside to handle up the middle rushers.
Stays low, and his technique seems solid. Keeps his pads low, hips bent, and head in right spot.
Hand work in pass protection is solid, using decent punch power.
Solid reader of defenses.
The Bad
His frame is maxed out, so adding bulk is unlikely.
Arms tend to be on the shorter side.
Has not blocked in a pro style offense.
Is not as adept as a power blocker in the run game. Really limited to pass blocking duties mostly.
While hand work is mostly productive, defenders can get to his frame first, and he has to readjust to get reset.
Final Overview
Lamp is a very smart, very efficient blocker who has experience at tackle and guard. I can see him playing either side of the line, inside or out, as his career continues. He has a ton of value in the first round, and his ability to play almost anywhere on the line defines him as having some of the best value of any offensive lineman in the draft. His deficiencies are mostly coachable items, so I see very little risk here.

Dion Dawkins, Temple
6-4, 314
Dawkins got some limited starting experience as a freshman, and then played solidly as a starter in his sophomore year, but that season was cut short by a foot injury. He was charged with assault in a nightclub incident, served in a diversionary program, and then had all charges dropped, and never served a suspension in the process. He finished All-AAC as a junior and a senior.
The Good
Powerful upper body and lower legs.
Is not easily bull rushed.
Quick from his set into his stance. Uses solid footwork to get into his base, and does not get too wide or narrow.
Shows skill in both pass protection and run blocking.
Started for three seasons at LT, giving him some versatility.
The Bad
Does not have solid hand technique, and can get caught holding and grabbing.
Does not always have perfect leverage off the snap, and can depend too much on core strength alone.
Head level is often too low.
Has some lack of athleticism issues, such as being stiff in the hips.
Blocking angles can be sloppy.
Final Overview
Dawkins has a career on the left side in college, but because of some of his lacking technique, I see him on the right side heading into the NFL: He has some qualities that show he can be coached, but he has got some work to do before he ever sees the left side. He has versatility at guard or tackle, but guard is something that will be fairly new, being he played mostly tackle in college. Playing him inside will help bury some of his deficiencies until he works those out.

Dan Feeney, Indiana
6-4, 305
Feeney has seen work at both RG and RT at Indiana, including a chunk of time at RT as a senior due to injuries on the IU line.
Feeney redshirted his second season in Bloomington due to injury, but the injury has not become a long term issue.
He was All-Big 10 honorable mention as a freshman, all conference as a sophomore and junior, and made first team All-America as a senior.
The Good
Solid interior pass protector, who gets good leverage and has solid arm length for a guard.
Has a very solid nasty streak.
Footwork is very good working inside or out.
Very aware of what defenses are doing, cannot easily be fooled.
Solid and powerful punch move.
Will fit in perfectly with zone blocking schemes.
First rate pulling guard.
Patient, and does not over commit to contact.
Solid blocker on screen plays.
Very smart.
The Bad
Plays a bit too upright, and has a slim lower body.
Can get knocked off balance by frame being too narrow at his base, and plays with a poor pad level.
Does not get a solid push off of the snap.
Has had some concussion issues that may need to be reviewed.
Final Overview
Feeney is a rock solid character prospect who has been a four year starter on a team that has generated a solid running game reputation. The question with him is as to whether or not he can evolve beyond a zone only guard, because if he cannot, he certainly falls in the draft. He has some very good versatility, but I see him as a right side guy for his career, without much left side up sell. Still, he is skilled enough to become an eventual starter on the right side at either guard or tackle.

Taylor Moton, Western Michigan
6-5, 319
Moton was a first team All-Michigan player coming out of high school. He redshirted in 2012, and started every game at RT for the next two seasons. He played RG as a junior, and then moved back to RT as a senior, earning 3rd team All-MAC.
The Good
Moton has a huge, solid frame, and plays like it. Has long arms and big hands.
Plays with solid pad level and hip bend off of the snap.
Drives his blocks to the next level.
Works hard and plays his best against the best competition.
Cannot be bull rushed.
The Bad
Played three years at RT, but is a stronger prospect at RG, where he played just one year.
Hand work is solid, but he is more of a mauler than a puncher.
Footwork is not great. Does not keep feet chopping under him during blocks.
Base width is all over the place. Reacts slowly to blocks at an angle. Needs target right in front of him to get it right from the snap.
Can get fooled by what a defense is throwing at him.
Not overly athletic.
Final Overview
When you look at his deficiencies, you get concerned about how much work he needs. That said, if you look at him playing guard in 2015 as compared to playing tackle, most of those deficiencies appear aimed at him playing tackle. He is much more suited to playing right guard in a power scheme, and could be a backup tackle. His future, however, is aimed inside, as compared to how he stood up to Ohio State in 2015, where he controlled the line in his area. This guy can play, and he does need some work, but I see him as a developmental prospect for about a year before rolling into a starting job in year two or three.

Jordan Morgan, Kutztown
6-3, 309
As a LT, Morgan was named PSAC offensive athlete of the year in 2016, which is incredibly rare for an non skill position player.
Morgan was named All-PSAC as a sophomore, and then was named to the small school All-American teams as a junior and a senior, and was a finalist for the Gen Upshaw D2 OL of the Year award as a senior.
The Good
Body type is perfect for the NFL. Long arms are a plus.
Technique seems solid out of the snap, and his footwork is top shelf.
Under recruited out of high school in Philadelphia, and should not be penalized for playing D2 football.
Works well in space, and can drive to the next level.
Nasty streak is at a desired level.
Solid punch power with arm extension, keeps defenders out of his frame.
The Bad
Does not always play with good balance, and ducks his head at times.
Can be seen in film lunge blocking.
He normally did not play against players with great size, and may need an adjustment to that in the NFL.
Needs to play with consistency between pass block and run block. Technique shifts between the two, and not always in a good way.
Final Overview
Morgan's main concerns are his lunge blocking and his overall technique between the run and pass. He will need some time to get used to playing bigger defenders off the snap, and that will take some time. He will likely shift into guard as he gets used to the size across from him, but do not be shocked to see him back at tackle in a few seasons. He is an intriguing prospect as of now.

Danny Isidora, Miami
6-3, 306
After burning a redshirt season, Isidora missed 10 games as a freshman with a foot injury. He returned as a RS sophomore, and started for three solid years at RG. He was named second team All-ACC as a senior in 2016.
The Good
Exact frame NFL teams look for when it comes to the interior line.
Long arms are a plus.
Very agile, and can be a leader on pull blocks.
Can block into the second level, and seems to always be thinking a step ahead.
Solid pass protector.
Footwork is adequate.
The Bad
Plays with a wide base, which takes away from his power, and makes him vulnerable to a solid bull rush.
Gets walled up, and sometimes has a problem getting a good push off of the snap. A bit of a mauler.
Body control needs some work, especially in space.
Not a first rate run blocker, as he can get walled off and fights too much to push through.
Final Overview
If Isidora can get his base narrowed up, he may play right into a need as a pass blocking guard with plus agility. If he fails to narrow up his base and maximize his strength, he will struggle on the next level. It all comes down to that. He shows some skills to be a plus OG in the league, but he has some technical issues to iron out first.

Isaac Asiata, Utah
6-3, 323
He is the cousin of Matt Asiata, formerly of the Utes and currently of the Minnesota Vikings. He served a two year Morman Church mission, returning to football in 2013, and was a part time starter that season.
Asiata started every game from 2014-2016, mostly at LG, but played seven games at RG as well.
He was named second team ALL-PAC12 as a senior.
The Good
Massive frame that swallows defenders whole.
Versatile, as he can play both sides at guard, and can also play center.
Will out work everyone on the field.
Has a solid nasty streak.
Solid pad effort, and is very powerful.
Solid quickness, and makes good reads on defenses.
The Bad
Aggression gets to be to much at times.
Did not receive as many accolades as his peers in this class.
Hand work is all over the place.
Can be shown to lunge at times, and loses balance. Needs better body control.
Needs to be more disciplined and honed in.
Final Overview
Simply put, he needs to calm down some on the field. His nastiness is a good thing, but he needs to control it better. He played his best games against strong opponents in college, and has some very interesting skills, but overall, he just needs to get better focus and body control. If he can do these things, he has a bright future. He just needs some zen to go with his nasty.

5th-7th Round Guard Prospects

Erik Magnuson, Michigan: Zone blocker who lacks top end power. Could fit for a zone scheme team inside.

Greg Pyke, Georgia: Massive mauler who played some tackle. Needs better technique and discipline on next level.

Kyle Kalis, Michigan: Smart, with size and some ability, but lacks athleticism needed. Could be falling as we speak.

Jessamen Dunker, Tennessee State: Small school guy who started out at Florida, but was arrested and transferred out. Character concerns, but is an intriguing athlete who needs to get it all together.

Nico Siragusa, San Diego State: Phone booth blocker who lacks the ability to kick outside. Not much on pass blocking.

Ethan Cooper, Indiana (PA): Under recruited out of high school because of lacking academics. Changed his work ethic at IUP and things picked up. Massive prospect, but is a developmental guy right now. May drop out of draft as a UDFA, but someone will give him a shot.


Ethan Pocic, LSU
6-6, 310
Pocic played in six games as a freshman for LSU after enrolling the previous spring, and started nine of those games.
He started nine games as a sophomore, splitting time between guard and center, and was named second team All-SEC as a junior. He was named as an All-American and 1st team All-SEC pick as a senior.
The Good
He can play anywhere on the line with equal ability.
Hard worker with excellent aggression.
Excellent hand work, and adjusts very well.
Has excellent ability as a solid blocker, and reds defenses very well. Knows when to help his teammates out.
Can get to the second level after finishing at point of contact.
Excellent leverage as a pass blocker.
Does not over commit. Very patient.
Excellent control in space, and works well on pull blocks.
Calls the plays from center.
The Bad
Does not have top flight strength, and is a bot tall for center, and may have to move to guard.
Plays with poor pad level, and stays too upright at times.
Can get bull rushed.
Lacks in upper body strength.
Defenders tend to get by him off his edges.
Final Overview
Pocic is the requisite smart player who can start at Center and call plays from the line. He also adds value as a utility lineman, as he has experience across the line. He has some issues with his overall core strength right now, but that can get worked out at the next level with a strong strength coach. Overall, if you need a center, he is by far the best available in this draft class, and with a little work, he could be a starter for years to come.

Pat Elflein, Ohio State
6-3, 303
Elflein was a five year player for the Buckeyes, with a redshirt year being spent in 2012. He did not play much in 2013, with only one appearance.
He played both right and left guard in 2014, and earned All-Big Ten honors, and repeated as All-Big Ten as a junior and a senior. He also earned second team All-American honors in 2015 as a guard, and moved to Center in 2016, and earned first team All-American honors there.
The Good
High character guy with an outstanding work ethic. Was named team captain.
Calls out blocking assignments, and is an excellent reader of defenses.
Very patient blocker, and is excellent on pull plays.
Has experience across the interior line, and has excelled in every spot.
Has a wrestling background, and uses that experience to provide excellent hand work.
Always drives his feet while blocking.
Anchors against bull rush very well.
Has been a winner for his entire career.
The Bad
His footwork is good, but still needs some work, as he can get a little sloppy at times.
Can be a good run blocker, but he is more a point of attack blocker that does not get to the next level very well.
Does not always play with a good pad level. Gets too upright on occasion.
Does not fend off hand attacks as he should.
Defenders can get around him on the edge.
Final Overview
Elflein is a solid character guy who has worked in a winning environment for his entire college career. He is whip smart, and his understanding of his job is as top flight as they could come. His drawbacks are in pass protection and footwork. If he can solve his footwork issue, he could likely solve his pass block issues. I see them as being hand in hand. He gets good coaching, and he is the steal of this draft.

Jon Toth, Kentucky
6-5, 307
Toth was a five year player at Kentucky, who redshirted his first season in Lexington. He started for parts of his freshman campaign, and was named to the All-SEC freshman team. He then started 48 straight games for the Wildcats at Center, and earned first team All-SEC honors as a senior.
The Good
Attacks his blocks with good leverage, and plays with solid body control in space.
Rock solid at opening up running lanes.
Good power in his legs, can drive a block home.
Seems to play his best against the best competition.
Very good hand work.
Solid anchor, cannot be bull rushed.
Hard worker, will get the job done.
The Bad
Not a great athlete overall, and lacks any kind of functional quickness.
Footwork needs some help.
Is a better run blocker than a pass blocker.
Quicker defenders can get by him with good burst off the snap.
Does not redirect well, and is a bit too straight line.
Point of attack blocker, does not get to the next level very well at all.
Can be caught lunge blocking.
Final Overview
If you need a guy for a solid run push on short yardage, this is your guy, but his lack of athleticism does not scream every down lineman. He does not seem to have a lot of the traits that Elflein or Poncic possess, and giving him a 4th round grade feels a little high. I can see him slipping down the order.

Kyle Fuller, Baylor
6-5, 307
Fuller was a four year player in the Baylor system, including a redshirt season in 2013. He earned honorable mention as a RS freshman in 2014, second team All-Big 12 as a sophomore, and first team All-Big 12 as a senior. He played in 39 straight games at Center, and was considered to be the leader on the line for the Bears offense.
The Good
He has the bulk and length that you look for in a Center. He also has the requisite arms length to play inside.
Solid getting into pass protection off of the snap, and can take on blocks from point of snap with ease.
Has a solid anchor, and displays top shelf hand work.
The Bad
Not an exceptional athlete. Plays stiff and shows limited flexibility.
Not quick, and is a point of impact only blocker.
Scheme/system guy who will need work understanding an NFL offense.
Is not very flexible in space, and lacks solid body control.
His technique is all over the place, and nothing about him seems put together when isolated on film.
Final Overview
Fuller is a total scheme guy who had his deficiencies hidden in the Baylor offense. He will get no such cover ups in the NFL. He is a guy who was a rock in the middle of the line for Baylor, and while he does have some point of contact skills, he seems to be very rough around the edges for a guy with so much starting experience, leading me to believe that he has never had solid coaching. He has some technique issues that can be fixed with coaching, but he just is not very athletic, and you cannot be coached out of that.

Tyler Orlosky, West Virginia
6-3, 298
Orlosky was a five year player for West Virginia, and spent a redshirt year in 2013. He worked in as a guard, but was quickly moved to Center. He was named second team All-Big 12 as a junior, and was named first team All-Big 12 as a senior.
The Good
Solid character guy who was named as a team captain three straight years.
Very well conditioned, a workout warrior.
Rock solid nasty streak you like to see in the interior line.
Solid body control, rather fluid for a big guy.
Hands are top shelf.
Has solid lower body power to drive his blocks.
The Bad
Not very athletic if not moving straight line. Labors to work in lateral movement.
Footwork is not a thing of beauty.
Target needs to be right in front of him to attack.
Will not get to the next level on blocks all that easily.
Not a great pass protector. Lacks instinct in recognizing defenses.
Final Overview
Orlosky seems to be sticking to the theme among the centers in this draft class as a scrappy straight line blocker with limited agility and athleticism. He is more of a run block specialist, rather than an every down center, and that will severely limit him on the next level to likely special teams guy. What bothers me the most about this prospect is that he is a center who understands run zone blocking better than pass protection, and that just should not be.

5th-7th Round
Chad Wheeler, USC: May have to move out of Center position to have a shot in the NFL. Lacks core strength and quickness, and injuries have been a big problem the last three seasons.

Cameron Tom, Southern Mississippi: Will end up fighting for a roster spot, because he lacks first rate run blocking technique. Exceptionally smart, and a solid leader, but could be falling because nobody knows where to play him on their line.

Deyshawn Bond, Cincinnati: Smallish Center who plays bigger than he is. Has some skills, but his frame may be maxed out, and that could hurt him. Still has a fighting chance because of effort and energy.

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