5. Marquez Tucker, OG, Southern Utah
Harry Hietsand did not just compile all of his Notre Dame buddies. He went out and scouted some high upside talent.
The story behind Marquez Tucker is one that peaks your interest in what he can become as a UDFA in the NFL. Tucker was unable to play football until high school due to asthma, and only had three years of high school experience playing offensive line.
Tucker played two years of Community College ball before finding a home at Southern Utah.
Tucker started two years at tackle and guard, and was an all-conference player both seasons. He excelled against lower competition because he is so athletic for his size. He physically dominated his opponents.
However, his technical refinement got hm undrafted. Insert Hiestand. If there were ever a perfect fit it is Tucker with Hiestand. Tucker is expected to be a swing guard who can kick into center if needed with his strong ability to pull and get into the second level.
Do not be surprised if Tucker pushed Ted Larsen this summer as well.