Sunday, March 11, 2012

2012 OT

Matt Kalil: 6'7, 300 lbs. USC (CBS current overall rank: #3) -Fundamentally sound.  You can tell he's done extensive refinement on his footwork.  His feet move fluidly and consistently maintain a solid base.  He's strong.  He's fast.  He's tall.  He's got great balance.  He's the #3 pick overall.  But I'd take him over RG3.  (So he's #2 in my heart)

Riley Reiff: 6'6, 315 lbs.  Iowa (#8) - He stays solid on the block.  He's mean on the run.  Has good push.  He has a weird way of popping guys back on pass protection.  Not sure if that will hold up in the NFL.  He seems weaker on the pass protection, and strong on the run.  A solid pick for a RO team.  I say the Cards pass on him then.

Jonathan Martin: 6'5, 310 lbs.  Stanford (#18) - A much more balanced OT than Reiff.  He is solid on the run and solid on the pass.  Seems to have light feet and great balance, which makes him a natural pass protector.  A great pick for a PO team.  So the Cardinals should feel blessed if he's still around at #13.

Mike Adams: 6'7, 320 lbs.  Ohio State (#36) -  Good base.  I love him on the run.  He's got that nasty edge to him.  The Raiders will love him.  He'll be good against power rushers, but I don't see him having a ton of success against the speedy guys on the left side.  I see him as a good RT or a decent LT in a RO offense. Levi Brown II. (One more note; he's been injured and in trouble numerous times.)

Zebrie Sanders: 6'6, 310 lbs. Florida State(#52) - He's got some potential in the run scheming, but I'm very concerned with how he moves in the pass.  His legs seem to have and awkward glide to them.  He has good balance once he engages, but the speedy ends will have him falling all over himself if he doesn't smooth that out.  A good pick for a RO team.

Bobby Massie: 6'6, 325 lbs.  Mississippi (#74) - This guy is way too far under the radar.  He's better than Sanders or Adams for a PO team.  And he's not that far behind them on the run either.  He has younger legs and lighter feet than either of those two and the potential seems greater.  I like how well adjusts on the pass.  He's always looking to hit someone and stays long into the play.  Numerous times he takes on 2 or 3 guys.  I've heard questions about his work ethic though.  That doesn't scare me away from drafting him early in the 3rd.  A great pick for the Cards.

Mitchell Schwartz:  6'5, 320 lbs.  Cal. (#77) - He's kind of the opposite of Massie.  He looks old.  He's good on the run, but looks to be too slow for the pass.  A decent backup at RT.

Matt McCants:  6'7, 295 lbs. UAB (#84) - He looks like he's in great shape.  He says he's ready to learn.  I like that.  But it also looked like he fell down a lot on plays.  And that's against lesser D1 opponents. I'm very concerned with his balance.

*(RO = run oriented, PO = pass oriented)

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