2010 draft offensive line rankings

1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State.
The Cowboys led the Big 12 in rushing in each of Okung’s four seasons as a starter, and he possesses ideal athleticism, arm length, and strength to be a mainstay on the blind side.
Draft Prediction: Redskins, No. 4 overall.
2. Bryan Bulaga, Iowa.
The Big Ten Offensive Lineman of the Year has quick feet, resembles Joe Thomas in terms of build (6’6/315) and athleticism, and is NFL-ready coming from Kirk Ferentz’s pro-style offense.
Draft Prediction: Chiefs, No. 5 overall.
3. Anthony Davis, Rutgers.
Davis has battled weight problems throughout his career and hasn’t had a stellar offseason, but the 20-year-old offers as much upside as any offensive tackle in the draft.
Draft Prediction: Seahawks, No. 6 overall.
4. Trent Williams, Oklahoma.
Williams started 40 games as a Sooner and projects as a Pro Bowl-caliber right tackle if he doesn’t pan out as a long-term solution on the left side. 
Draft Prediction: Raiders, No. 8 overall.
5. Mike Iupati, Idaho.
Iupati struggled when asked to play tackle at the Senior Bowl, but plays with the necessary mean streak and size (6’5/325) to be a difference-making left guard.
Draft Prediction: Giants, No. 15 overall.
6. Charles Brown, USC.
A converted tight end, Brown started only two years for Pete Carroll but would be the perfect fit at left tackle in a zone-blocking scheme thanks to elite athleticism.
Draft Prediction: Packers, No. 23 overall.
7. Vladimir Ducasse, UMass.
The Haiti native didn’t learn football until he moved to the U.S. in 2002, but Ducasse has drawn comparisons to Jeff Otah at 6-foot-5, 326 pounds with long arms and a powerful base.
Draft Prediction: Rams, No. 33 overall.
8. Maurkice Pouncey, Florida.
The 2009 Rimington Award winner made starts at both guard and center during his UF career, and projects as a long-term starter at either position regardless of scheme.
Draft Prediction: Eagles, No. 55 overall.
9. Bruce Campbell, Maryland.
Campbell started only 17 games in college and never made All-ACC, but may be the most physically impressive offensive lineman in this year’s draft. 
Draft Prediction: 49ers, No. 49 overall. 
10. Rodger Saffold, Indiana.
Opinions differ on whether Saffold will land at guard or tackle, but he manned the blind side for 41 career starts as a Hoosier and has enjoyed a big offseason.
Draft Prediction: Cardinals, No. 58 overall.
11. Tony Washington, Abilene Christian.
Washington is the prototype left tackle at 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds with 35.5-inch arms, but being a registered sex offender will hurt him on draft weekend.
Draft Prediction: Steelers, No. 116 overall.
12. Jon Asamoah, Illinois.
A nasty interior run blocker, Asamoah made 37 straight starts to close out his Fighting Illini career before unfortunately fracturing his shoulder blade in pre-draft workouts.
Draft Prediction: Broncos, No. 80 overall.
13. Jason Fox, Miami.
A 48-game starter for the Hurricanes, mostly at left tackle, Fox allowed just one sack as a senior and has impressive measurables, but has been injury prone of late.
Draft Prediction: Bills, No. 72 overall.
14. Zane Beadles, Utah.
Beadles’ short arms will likely force a position switch, but the longtime Utes left tackle is heady (3.54 GPA), athletic, and made 50 career starts.
Draft Prediction: Colts, No. 94 overall.
15. J.D. Walton, Baylor.
In a draft class that’s fairly thin on true interior offensive linemen, Walton stands out as a powerful technician who started every game of his college career.
Draft Prediction: Vikings, No. 93 overall.

9 responses to “2010 draft offensive line rankings

  1. Iupati to the G men????? I don’t think so! Their TOP need is Linebacker!
    And by the way….I watched him play verrrry carefully because of all the hype. He didn’t play Tackle except for a couple of plays. Other than that, I was surprised at how easily he was beaten!!!
    Geno Atkins from Georgia and Dan Williams from Texas ate him UP….He got away with holding on 6 plays that I counted.
    At the same time, I think Mike Mayock pointed out that he was dissapointed too, saying that he looked at a lot of film on past games, and saw the same thing – that he held a LOT and wasn’t as good as he hoped either.
    Watch Iupati drop to the second or third round, where guards typically are drafted.

  2. I saw Iupati’s practices during the Senior Bowl week. I also watched him during the game itself. During the game, he was playing opposite Dan Williams of Tennessee one on one. He was one on one because Mount Cody was playing next to Williams demanding the double team. Williams ate Iupati’s lunch EVERY play. Iupati held Williams more than a dozen times and still got toasted. Iupati is the most over-rated offensive player I’ve ever witnessed coming out of college. Think Richie Cognito! I like Mike Johnson and John Jerry at guard better than Iupati.

  3. Some might think that all of these linemen should not go in the 1st round. In the past this might be true. Many thought the owners would spend a ton of money this off season. Not happening, they are digging in for the long haul. Not bad business. Linemen are cheaper and some would say have a longer career (looks like rookie cap).

  4. Wow!
    I’ll go on the record with a “no comment.” I just wouldn’t know where to start.

  5. 11. Tony Washington, Abilene Christian.
    Washington is the prototype left tackle at 6-foot-6 and 311 pounds with 35.5-inch arms, but being a registered sex offender will hurt him on draft weekend.
    Draft Prediction: Steelers, No. 116 overall.
    Ahhhh, the comedy. One registerd sex offender will be trying to protect another.

  6. One of Dallas’ top draft needs is OL. In fact, they might draft 2 or 3.
    So, naturally, you project them to pass on all 15 of your top O-lineman.

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