NFL Draft – OT Rankings

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6.) Morgan Moses, Virginia (6’6, 314): Ideal size and good feet in pass pro, but Moses hasn’t shown the aggressiveness or burst to be an impact run blocker. The potential is there though and Moses could be a stud in a couple of years. Draft Projection: 1st-2nd round

7.) Joel Bitonio, Nevada (6’4, 302): Bitonio had a great Senior Bowl and then showed surprising athleticism and speed at the combine with a sub-5 40-time and top five results in the 3-cone, broad jump, short shuttle, and vertical leap. Bitonio’s game tape is solid, specifically his performance against 1st round prospect Anthony Barr who he held without a sack in their match-up. Bitonio is shorter than ideal for a LT, but he has all-pro potential at guard if he can’t cut it on the edge. Draft Projection: 2nd round

8.) Antonio Richardson, Tennessee (6’6, 336): Massive tackle prospect with surprisingly light feet for his size. “Tiny” struggled in pass pro as a left tackle, but he could step in on the right side and could become a force quickly and with some technique improvement could eventually become a stud at left tackle as well. Draft Projection: 2nd round

9.) JaWuan James, Tennessee (6’5, 311):  James would have been a LT at most colleges, but with Antonio Richardson entrenched there, James got a lot of experience playing on the right side which is beneficial since that is probably his best fit in the NFL. James is a powerful run blocker with good feet and surprising quickness for his size. His technique needs some work, but it’s close enough to NFL ready that he should be able to start at RT from day 1. Draft Projection: 1st-2nd round

10.) Jake Mewhort, Ohio St (6’6, 309): A strong, versatile O-lineman who played everywhere but center during his stint at OSU. He showed well at the Senior Bowl, solidifying his 2nd round grade. Mewhort’s upside is limited, but he should be an above average NFL lineman for years. Draft Projection: 2nd round

11.)  Matt Patchan, Boston College (6’6, 302): Has the talent to be a 2nd round pick, but his medical history will probably drop him a few rounds lower than that. Patchan was hurt more often than he played in college, but it was mostly freak injuries like getting shot in a drive-by and getting hit by a car. It seems unlikely Patchan would get shot again, so some team could have a steal in the middle rounds because Patchan has NFL tackle skills. His combine numbers were excellent (4.97 40, 33.5 vertical) for a 300 pounder and the fact that he finally played a full season without injury in 2013 could sway teams to take Patchan a round or two earlier. Draft Projection: 3rd-4th round

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