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2 jake Matthews OT 8 Texas A&M Sr 6054 308 1st

Combine Forty: 5.07...Prototypical height/enough bulk...some room to grow...durable (33 consecutive starts)...Good blood-lines...knee-bender...plays with attitude....arm length not ideal...Clean character-wise....above average in pass pro and run blocking...nice pop/uses hands well...nasty dispo...spends a lot of time learning his craft....

Pro Day - Stood by combine numbers; Brandt says he looked sensational in workouts...

Combine (OL30) - Arm: 33 3/8; Hand: 9 7/8"; BP: 24; VJ: 30.5; BJ: 105; 3C: 7.34; 20S: 4.47;....

5 Cyrus Kouandijo OT 37 Alabama Jr 6066 322 1st

Combine Forty: 5.75..Early McShay and Kiper mocks have him going to the Cards at #20.... Tall with long arms and big hands...need for baby fat to turn into muscle...had up and down year...aggressive run-blocker...once he locks on, he's got you...will waist-bend/sometimes run-block too high...below-average durability (knee and shoulder)...limited football knowledge (grew up in Camaroon)...strong and agile - outstanding run-blocker...better than average in pass pro (lunges too often)...has "flat-out nasty" side...still learning the position and "thinks too much" (loses a quarter-second on the get-off)..

2nd Pro Day - VJ: 31" (a 6-inch improvement over combine number)...Worked out extensively in position drills achieving his objective of showing the scouts he had good stamina, talent and skill...1st Pro Day - Not recovered from knee injury that hampered his performance at the combine, but does plan to hold his own workout in early April...says he's not frustrated over things not under his control and "all of these coaches know that there's nothing wrong with his knee"...Saban echo'd that sentiment observing that he couldn't "find anybody that failed the guy on his physical.".....

Combine (OL20) - Arm: 35 5/8; Hand: 10 1/4.; BP: 21; VJ: 27.5; BJ: 96; 3C: 7.71; 20S: 4.84;.Rumor that he didn't clear Combine physical, but most of the workout numbers are there.

1 Greg Robinson OT 3 Auburn rSo 6050 332 1st

Combine Forty: 4.92...Came out of nowhere this year...originally a guard who's still fairly new at the tackle position...a good run blocker but G Brandt wants to see him in Combine drills that test his feet, quickness and hand placement. Gil adds that he looks strong but wants to see if it's borne out in drills like the bench press...Some rate him top OT based on athletic potential (see Mayock during NFLPA Bowl practices)...powerful on down-blocks/can stone bull-rush...will waist-bend in pass pro...

Pro Day - stuck with combine numbers, but worked out for Ram DL coach, Paul Boudreau and looked good in the field drills. Brandt confirms he looks to be a top 5 pick......

Combine (OL38) - Arm: 35; Hand: 10"; BP: 32; VJ: 28.5; BJ: 113; 3C: 7.80; 20S: 4.86;.

3 Taylor Lewan OT 10 Michigan rSr 6070 309 1st

Combine Forty: 4.87...Elite speed...Excellent size and bulk ('long arms/wide body")...Some rate him in the high-teens/low 20's making him a prime possibity to be picked by the Cardinals...average durability (head injury)...above average intangibles)..."When he gets his mitts on you, it's over" - USA Today...ging as a leader)...According to Huguenin (nfl.com) - He's a good athlete for size and should have a strong Combine showing, but had an uneven Fall....can be beaten inside...could anchor stronger at times...Might have been picked earlier if he had come out last year...

Pro Day - Steelers said to express considerable interest...Stood on combine number (which were excellent)...Brandt says Lewan has very good movement and a lot of upside as an OT and figures to go in the top 10......

Combine (OL23) - Arm: 33 7/8; Hand: 9 1/4; BP: 29; VJ: 30.5; BJ: 117; 3C: 7.39; 20S: 4.49;

4 Antonio Richardson OT 15 Tennessee Jr 6060 336 2nd

Combine Forty: 5.30....Projects to RT...Very big man...seems to have long arms...above average durability but must keep weight in check (knee was scoped in 2012)...developing as team leader...Inconsistent knee-bend...Can be outquicked in pass pro and knocked back by power rush, but strength and size gives him something to work with...better than average run blocker but lacks ideal mobility blocking in space...below average awareness but puts in time looking at tape...nasty streak/works to whistle...

Pro Day - ....Pro Day - VJ: 31"; BJ: 9-4"; 20S: 5.06; 3C: 8.10;///Brandt says he's a really good pass protector and can play either on the left or right side (which will add to his value as a pro)...

Combine (OL35) - Arm: 35 Hand: 10 1/4; BP: 36; VJ: 24.5;

7 Jack Mewhort OT 71 Ohio State rSr 6060 309 2nd

Combine Forty: 5.37....nice height/weight/speed combo...outstanding durability...Versatile - -played all four (non-center) OL positions...Below-average pass rusher (can be outquicked off edge)...but strong enough to anchor once locked on...below average run blocker (comes in too high)...outstanding FB-awareness....Good finisher but not a true grinder...USA Today questions his arm-length, but 34" seems OK...fringe athleticism/a bit stiff in lower body...willl occasionally attempt to wall-off instead of moving his man out...

Pro Day - Stood on combine numbers Brandt says he had a "very good workout. Continues to show he's a good knee-bender. Worked out by a bunch of pro scouts. Concensus is that he'll be a very good NFL guard (!@#$?)..

Combine (OL31) - Arm: 34; Hand: 9 3/4.; BP: 28; VJ: 26.0; BJ: 101; 3C: 7.79; 20S: 4.64;.

14 James Hurst OT 170 North Carolina Sr 6050 296 2nd-3rd

Est. Forty: 5.30...Gave Clowney all he could handle in Game #1 of this past season...Better than average size...lacks elite speed...above average durability...good intangibles (comes from football family)...below-average in pass pro (mostly due to poor hand placement...below average run blocker (comes in too high)...below average awareness and more of a wall-off blocker than a mauler...needs to get stronger...broke leg in Belk Bowl...

Pro Day - Still hasn't fully recovered from injury but worked out anyway: Forty: 5.54 and 5.60; 20S: 4.57; VJ: 22"; BP: 23 reps; worked out in position drills - says he hopes to set up a later date to see him work out when he's fully recovered....

Combine (OL15) - Arm: 33 3/4; Hand: 10 1/8.

6 Joe Bitonio OT/OG 57 Nevada rSr 6040 302 2nd-3rd

Combine Forty: 4.97...Plays LT but projects to OG...Highly competitive...lacks prototypical length for a LT...Excellent speed and good size...

Pro Day - Worked out as a tackle, guard and center...Stood on all his combine nmbers and Brandt says Bitonio had a very good workout & figures to go somewhere between Pick #40 and #50......

.Combine (OL02) - Arm: 33 7/8; Hand: 9 5/8; BP: 22; VJ: 32.0; BJ: 114; 3C: 7.37; 20S: 4.44;...

15 JaWuan James OT 196+ Tennessee Sr 6060 311 3rd

Combine Forty: 5.34...Prototypical size for a RT...Adequate speed...Good effort player who sets up square but could benefit from getting stronger and improving wall-off blocking angles...Started every college game...Has the potential as a pass blocker but needs considerable technique-work...Could become an adequate run-blocker but lacks "push."...Not terribly instinctive but carries out presnap assignments...as a run-blocker will sometimes fail to carry out second-level assignments....Will take a nasty shot when the opening presents itself but too often watches the action and seldom instigates and doesn't always play through to the whistle...

Pro Day - Stood on his combine numbers...Brandt describes his workout as "lights-out." (very smooth/ probably has moved up to near the top of Round 2 (Gil points out that he set a Tennessee record for career starts by a Volunteer lineman (49)...

Combine (OL18) - Arm: 35; Hand: 9 7/8; BP: 22; VJ: 29.0; BJ: 103; 3C: 7.42; 20S: 4.56;

13 Morgan Moses OT 161 Virginia Sr 6060 314 2nd-4th

Combine Forty: 5.35...A gut feel on my part - Moses seems overrated. He too often falls short of expectations (due to injuries, mental errors, bad luck etc. I hope he proves me wrong and leads me to wonder what I'm missing in his evaluation)...mainly played RT...above average size combo/decent top-end speed...must keep weight down...above average durability...no off-the field warning signs...mixed reviews as pass protector, run-blocker, field awareness and intensity (Based on limited film study, he struck me as inconsistent and prone to mental errors in execution)...Agile enough in pass pro but sets too high...powerful run blocker but plays with too narrow a base...assignment-sound but will get confused by unorthodox blitzes, twists and stunts...more of a situational blocker than road-grader...surprisingly light on his feet for a guy this big...needs a strong Combine showing to break into the Top 5 at the position - Huguenin...Plays high and without knee-bend/Can be driven back...

Pro Day - Forty: 5.14 (and pulling up with a hamstring pull); VJ: 26"; BJ: 8-11"; didn't lift (pectoral injury)...Brandt says Morgan is highly respected as a person and very athletic for his size, giving him a big upside. Should be drafted between Pick #30 and Pick #40.....

Combine (OL32) - Arm: 35 5/8; Hand: 9 7/8; VJ: 21.5; BJ: 106; 3C: 7.93; 20S: 4.95;..

Senior Bowl - Beaten badlly by Dee Ford on one play...Scored 6-2 in pass pro drills...Savage rated Moses as the #2 South O-lineman and projects him to be a starter in his second NFL season....

12 Seantrel Henderson OT 158 Miami (FL) Sr 6070 331 4th-5th

Combine Forty: 5.04...RT...Huge human being with humongous wingspan...has everything athletically that you'd want in an OT but off-the field transgressions could render all of it null & void...good top-end speed for someone that large...concussion (auto accident) in 2012...back surgery in 2011 makes durability a big concern...several off the field (automobile) incidents...other family issues have eaten into his practice time...Sets high and displays sloppy football in pass pro but is still considered a better than average pass blocker...has the raw ability to become a dominating run blocker but hasn't come close to potential technique-wise...good field awareness but will duck head when combo blocking..."more of a positional blocker than back-yard mauler" - ESPN... "a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside and enigma...hasn't come close to matching his high school hype..." - Huguenin (nfl.com)...

Pro Day - According to Gil Brandt, Henderson "failed"...Weighed 8 pounds more than he did at the combine...Forty: 5.15 & 5.14; VJ: 28" (4-inches better than at combine); BJ: 8-6"; BP: 23"...But cut his position workout short (apparently fell down in a pulling drill and then left the field)...

Combine (OL14) - Arm: 34 5/8; Hand: 10 1/2; VJ: 24.0; BJ: 95.0; 3C: 8.15; 20S: 4.77;

Senior Bowl - Apparently did really well, but disintegrated later on - abused by Michael Sam and even Trent Murphy..."Size is there, but is the desire?" According to Brooks "he had a game to forget"...struggled with several rushers, most notably Dee Ford...According to Mike Smith - "this film is going to be scrutinized more than any tape they put out there."...There's an apparent disconnect between his "freakish" ability and lack of production at Miami that scouts need to figure out....

10 Wesley Johnson OT/OG 152 Vanderbilt rSr 6050 297 4th-5th

Combine Forty: 5.11.."Classic overachiever"- ESPN....Good length/narrow frame...big hands but short arms for position...38 consecutive starts as underclassman...excellent intangibles (athletic family)....Below average in pass pro (excellent awareness but lacks sand in the rear and a jarring punch) and might be better at this as a center...Excellent run blocking technique but is a bitt stiff and lacks upper-body pop or lower body strength...outstanding field-awareness and toughness...

Pro Day - Stood on combine numbers and had a good positional workout. Gil says he figures to go somewhere on Day 3 or as an UDFA....

Combine (OL19) - Hand: 33 1/8; Arm: 10 1/4; BP: 26; VJ: 29.0; BJ: 111; 3C: 7.40; 20S: 4.64;...

9 Justion Britt OT 132 Missouri rSr 6060 325 5th

Combine Forty: 5.19..Knee injury late n 2012 cost him nearly a full year of development...good at switching off and trading blocking assignments defending twists, stunts and blitzes...needs to improve core strength and become a better finisher...

Pro Day - Forty: 5.07 & 5.09; VJ: 29.5"; BJ: 9-3"; 20S: 4.79; 3C: 7.59; Gil says Britt looked good in his workouts and also put some work in at guard and as a deep snapper...Looks like a 6th or 7th rounder....

Combine (OL05) - Arm: 33 1/3; Hand: 10 1/4; BP: 23; VJ: 27.5; BJ: 100; 3C: 8.14; 20S: 4.69;

15+ Charles Leno OT/OG 196+ Boise State rSr 6040 304 5th-6th

Est. Forty: 5.35...Athletic with long arms and big hands...but probably projects to play inside (shorter than the prototype for LT)...could play with a greater sense of urgency according to USA Today...

Pro Day - Forty: 5.25 & 5.30; VJ: 21"; BJ: 9-4"; Brandt says Leno is described as a high cut guy with long legs and a short torso whose best NFL position is probably at guard rather than OT......

Combine (OL22) - Arm: 34 3/8; Hand: 10 1/8; BP: 21; VJ: 29.0; BJ: 108; 3C: 7.57; 20S: 4.40;....

11 Austion Wentworth OT 156 Fresno State rSr 6050 306 6th

Experienced at both tackle positions but would probably make a better guard in the pros...an aggressive player asked to do a lot of roll and cut blocking...could sustain his blocks longer...

Pro Day - Forty: 5.06; VJ: 28.5"; 20S: 4.54 (considered "good marks by T Pauline)...;....

8 Michael Schofield OT 74 Michigan rSr 6060 301 6th-7th

Combine Forty: 5.01...Moving relentlessly up most draft boards - plays with good bend, base and arm extension...could be more explosive off ball.....

.Pro Day - VJ: 25.5"; BJ: 9-0"; Brandt says he had a good workout despite having a left-hand bruise......

Combine (OL39) - Arm: 34; Hand: 9 5/8; VJ: 24.0; BJ: 93; 3C: 7.62; 20S: 4.57;

15+ Billy Turner OT 196+ No. Dakota St Sr 6050 315 7th

Combine Forty: 5.16...Physical and athletic...good run-blocker...but has slender lower body and needs to improve core strength (note - 25 BP reps counters the latter criticism)...will play high, not knee-bend and narrow his power base at times...

Pro Day - Stood on combine numbers and did position drills only (no comments by G Brandt). Plans to visit Cowboys soon and projects as a late 3rd rounder.....

Combine (OL47) - Arm: 34; Hand: 10; BP: 25; VJ: 28.0; BJ: 108; 3C: 7.92; 20S: 4.71;

15+ Luke Lucas OT 196+ Kansas State rSr 6083 316 7th-FA

Fringe athlete...Has the length and long arms to cover a lot of ground in pass pro...Better zone blocker...lacks natural knee ben...

Pro Day - had a boot on injured left foot. He and Zimmerman plan to work out April 28 at Kansas State...

Combine (OL27) - Arm: 36 3/4; Hand: 10"

15+ Bryce Quigley OT 196+ San Diego St. Sr 6050 300 7th-FA

Former TE who played LT for 3 years but projects inside...Stout and physical but struggles defending outside speed...

Pro Day - Didn't work out due to injury (he opted to play in a bowl game rather than have surgery earlier)....

15+ Kevin Graf OT 196+ USC rSr 6060 295 7th-FA
Pro Day - Forty: 5.03 & 5.11; VJ: 29"; BJ: 9-11"; 20S: 4.77; 3C: 7.53; BP: 27 reps. (no comments about workout)..
15+ Kenarious Gates OT 196+ Georgia Sr 6050 327 7th-FA
May draw some comparisons to Cordy Glenn (according to Buffalo Bills web writer); but he isn't on the same level as Glen. While he has surprisingly quick feet, he's a waist bender who lacks acceleration and balance off the line...lacks a mean streak...either belongs on the right side or inside....
15+ Donald Hawkins OT 196+ Texas Sr 6050 310 7th-FA

Combine - Not Listed.

Pro Day - Only number made available was his BP: 20 reps...Feels his value is as a swing tackle/guard but isn't sure where he'll be drafted...

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