In one corner, you’ve got Walter Football, a long-time, reputable source of information.
In the other corner, you’ve got Pro Football Focus, one of the most-respected analytical sites in all of sports.
One site says Oregon guard Shane Lemieux is a potential first-rounder. The other site says the senior’s stock has fallen.
So, where do you place Lemieux when you’re customizing your own On the Clock big board?
Lemieux, at 6-foot-4, 316 pounds, graded out as the No. 3 guard in the nation last season, according to PFF, and was the No. 1 guard in the Pac-12. He has started 47 consecutive games.
So it was easy to see why Lemieux entered the season as one of the top-rated guards by draft analysts.
Since then, however, you can find Lemieux’s name all over the place in various mock drafts.
The main Fanspeak On the Clock big board, for example, rates Lemieux as the No. 104 prospect and the fifth-ranked guard. The Fanspeak-Jake big board, though, rates Lemieux as the No. 310 prospect and 18th-best guard.
That sort of gap between rankings is fairly common with Lemieux across various mock drafts and prospect rankings.
To underscore that point, Walter Football and PFF published vastly different reports this week on Lemieux.
PFF points to the number of pressures he’s given up this season, 12, which is the most he’s allowed since his freshman season. Lemieux made PFF’s “Stock Down” report.
“Against USC this past week, he allowed two ultra-quick pressures and had another loss in pass protection that didn’t result in pressure,” PFF writes. “Against a USC interior that hasn’t been anything special this year, that’s concerning.”
Before you drop Lemieux down your draft boards, though, consider what scouts told Walter Football about him:
“(Lemieux) has good size to go with strength and athleticism,” Walter Football reports in its latest NFL Hot Press report. “He is a good technician and a well-balanced blocker who is effective in both phases. Sources from three different teams said they thought Lemieux could go late in the first round or early in the second round in the 2020 NFL Draft. While a couple of other team sources thought that was a bit too high, they had Lemieux graded lower on Day 2.