Offensive Line Combine Notes:
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Here are some notes on some of the Offensive Linemen from the first day of the NFL Combine:
Kalil came in as the top offensive lineman and he did nothing to question that assessment. Kalil was great in all the drills and should be an elite left tackle.
Reiff came into the drills with shorter arms, and just a meager bench press showing, but he had a strong day. Reiff had a great 10 yard spilt, and showed good footwork in all the drills. He’s not going to catch Kalil, but he’s an elite LT prospect as well.
Glenn came into the combine with some questions about his weight, quickness and conditioning. He wowed everyone with a strong 10 yard and 40 yard time. Glenn also showed quicker feet than expected, which really has opened some eyes. I think the consensus now is that Glenn can be at least a right tackle. Some will knock Glenn for his weak high and broad jump, but those shouldn’t be held against him.
DeCastro started off the day with a nice 40 yard time, and looked better and better with each drill. He’ll never be the strongest or fastest guy, but he’s the best technician in this draft class and looked fantastic in the drills.
Jones had a really bad 40 time, and while he did better in the drills, his lack of speed could ding him from some zone teams.
Sanders was expected to be one of the top offensive linemen in this draft class, but he had a rough combine. He was slow in the 40 and position drills and looked sloppy throughout the day.
Johnson had great workout numbers, but looked awful in all the positional drills. Combine that with some personal red flags and Johnson looks almost undraftable at this point.
Some mid-late round guys that stood out:
Allen is a bit shorter than you’d like, but he really looked good throughout the day. He looks capable to play both inside and outside and could be a steal.
Blake had a strong day and could even work his way up to the 3rd round. He primarily looks like a center at the next level, but he has some versatility. He tested well and in most drills looked just as good if not better than Ben Jones a higher ranked center.
The Iowa offensive guard had the strongest day in terms of combine tests. His unofficial 40 time was the best among all offensive linemen, and he followed it up with incredible broad and high jump numbers. He was a bit sloppy in drills, but he flashed nice potential.