10 Sleeper Offensive Linemen Bears Could Target In The 2016 NFL Draft

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Jarell Broxton-Baylor-OT

Baylor Bears offensive lineman Jarell Broxton (61) Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Baylor Bears offensive lineman Jarell Broxton (61) Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /


Jarell Broxton was an All-Big 12 offensive lineman and two-year starter after transferring from junior college. The video I linked to him at junior college is a fun one if you like pancake blocks. Former JUCO All-American and Top 100 junior college recruit, transferred to BU in January 2014 from Lackawanna College in Scranton, Pa.


Most people say he lacks the athleticism to compete in the pros, but according to his SPARQ score he’d be 30.5% more athletic than the average graded offensive lineman in the league. Here are his pro day numbers.


Positives: This man is a brute on the football field. He loves to block people to the ground. Just watch his JUCO video I linked. If that isn’t evidence enough in his two seasons at Baylor he recorded 83 knockdowns and averaged 86.8 percent coaches grade while there. This m his college bio so you would assume that grade is accurate. Just a road grader of a man. Helped lead Baylor to the number 2 running attack in the nation in his senior season (326.7 ypg) and led Big 12 with 1.15 average sacks allowed. Make no mistake they ran over to his size a lot in go to downs. And he moves well when pulling too. Won’t get to the second level as much as you would like, but at the line of scrimmage would be just fine.I just imagine a line with Broxton and Bobbie Massie just bullying guys to the ground with Long protecting the backside on the pass. He will likely go late too giving the Bears a great value.

Negatives: Not very fleet of foot. Does well in a phone booth, but when asked to extend his play downfield in the rushing game falls a little short of the mark. Fortunately he won’t need to as much as Long, Grassu, and Slauson would handle that aspect of the game. Has no positional versatility. Pretty much a right guard and right guard only. Also has technique issues. He gets away with high pad level against college kids, but when he goes up against grown men who live in the weight room and study tape and can exploit a players weaknesses he would not be able to get away with it.

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