SORTING THROUGH THE HOGS TO FIND THE NEXT Zack Martin TO PAVE SOME LANES
1 LAREMY TUNSIL, T
Ole Miss (6'5", 310 lbs.)
He's about as good as a tackle prospect gets. The footwork, hands, size—it's all there.
Lacks a through-the-whistle mean streak.
2 RONNIE STANLEY, T
Notre Dame (6'6", 312 lbs.)
He has the footwork of a TE; he uses that in protection and releasing to the second level.
Strength isn't on par with his athleticism.
3 TAYLOR DECKER, T
Ohio State (6'7", 310 lbs.)
NFL coaches will love his edge. He's nasty in the run game, burying defensive linemen.
Hiccups as a pass blocker could limit him to RT.
4 JACK CONKLIN, T
Michigan St. (6'6", 308 lbs.)
His time at tackle in a pro-style O is invaluable, but he has the power to move inside.
May not be seen as quick enough to play LT.
5 JOSHUA GARNETT, G
Stanford (6'4", 312 lbs.)
This mauler led the way for the Cardinal's ground game. He overpowers defenders.
Can be sloppy in pass protection.
6 JASON SPRIGGS, T
Indiana (6'6", 301 lbs.)
His athleticism is obvious. A zone-blocking team could use him on either side.
Raw technique compared to top four tackles.
7 CODY WHITEHAIR, G
Kansas State (6'4", 301 lbs.)
Strong, smart and reliable, he'll be an early-impact guard after thriving at several spots.
Defenders can get their hands into his chest.
8 RYAN KELLY, C
Alabama (6'4", 311 lbs.)
He's more athletic than credited, but he gets the job done with smarts, strength.
Pro NTs may overpower him one-on-one.
9 CHRISTIAN WESTERAN, G
Arizona State (6'3", 298 lbs.)
He's perfect for an O that gets its guards on the move.
Will he hold up against powerful DTs?
10 GERMAIN IFEDI, G
Texas A&M (6'6", 324 lbs.)
Ifedi's built like a pro lineman, slides well and is almost impossible to run through.
Gets in trouble lunging for first contact.
11 LE'RAVEN CLARK, T
Texas Tech (6'5", 316 lbs.)
His length (361/8-inch arms) will sell him as a future franchise left tackle.
Defenders with complex rushes can lose him.
12 CONNOR MCGOVERN, G
Missouri (6'4", 306 lbs.)
Experienced at G and both T spots, his most impressive moments came on the move.
Can be clunky when challenged by speed rushers.
13 JACK ALLEN, C
Mchigan State (6'1", 294 lbs.)
Allen gets an edge off the snap, then uses technique and tenacity to move defenders.
Undersized with short arms (32¼ inches).
14 KYLE MURPHY, T
Stanford (6'6", 305 lbs.)
His best fit may be in a man-heavy run scheme, where he can push defenders around.
Takes him an extra beat to get going off the snap.
15 JOE DAHL, G
Washington St. (6'4", 304 lbs.)
His nonstop motor helps him clean up teammates' mistakes in pass protection.
Comes from the pass-happy Air Raid offense.
Top 40 time at combine JASON SPRIGGS, T, Indiana 4.94
Top bench-press reps at combine CHRISTIAN WESTERMAN, G, Arizona State 34
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