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Draft Preview Scouting Report: Offensive Tackles

Day One

PlayerSchoolHt.Wt.

Brandon ScherffIowa6-5319

Andrus Peat*Stanford6-7313

La’el CollinsLSU6-4305

Day Two

Ereck Flowers*Miami6-6329

Jake FisherOregon6-6306

D.J. Humphries*Florida6-5307

Cedric OgbuehiTexas A&M6-5306

T.J. ClemmingsPittsburgh6-5309

Donovan Smith*Penn St.6-6338

Daryl WilliamsOklahoma6-5327

Day Three

Ty SambrailoColorado St.6-6311

Rob HavensteinWisconsin6-7321

Tyrus ThompsonOklahoma6-5324

Corey RobinsonSouth Carolina6-7324

Austin ShepherdAlabama6-4315

Chaz GreenFlorida6-5314

Laurence GibsonVirginia Tech6-6305

Sean HickeySyracuse6-5309

Sleeper: Kendall Lamm, Appalachian St., 6-5, 302

Scherff may be moved to guard, where analysts believe he has Pro Bowl potential. Using a top-10 pick on him, however, might be high for some teams that don’t value the interior of the offensive line that way. … Peat has been labeled “soft” by some analysts, but he’s got the measureables teams look for in a left tackle. … Collins is a right tackle. He was voted the Southeastern Conference’s top blocker in 2014.

Flowers is a mauler who bench-pressed 225 pounds 37 times at the NFL Scouting Combine. He’ll need to work on his pass protection. … Fisher is a converted tight end who displays excellent footwork. … Humphries played in only 29 career games. He’s got a physical style scouts love. … Ogbuehi tore an ACL in the Aggies’ bowl game and may not be ready to contribute as a rookie. … Clemmings converted to offensive tackle from the defensive line for his final two seasons at Pitt.

Havenstein started college at nearly 390 pounds and has worked his weight down to 321 at the combine. He was the leader of the Badgers’ offense. … Thompson has the physical skills, but his love of the game has been questioned by scouts. … Green dealt with injuries, but has the versatility to play anywhere on the line. … Hickey’s athleticism may force a move inside, as well.

– Jay Skurski

Class grade

B

Plenty of players with first- and second-round grades, but not all of them project to play tackle at the next level. Good players will be available in the middle rounds.

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