Saturday, 21 February 2009

Offensive linemen

Here are the measurements for this year's class of offensive linemen. Thanks to Walter Cherepinsky for pulling it all together.

Offensive tackles
Notable performance: Jason Smith (OT, Baylor)
In a deep group of offensive tackles Smith really staked his claim to be the best of the bunch. Thirty-three reps on the bench press was only beaten by Alex Boone and he ran a solid 5.14 forty yard dash.

Notable performance: Eric Wood (C, Louisville)
Benched 33 reps and ran a 5.17 forty. Beat the highly rated Max Unger (Oregon) in both categories and potentially put himself in the same bracket as Unger and California's non-participant Alex Mack.

Notable performance: Louis Vasquez (G, Texas Tech)
Benched an incredible 39 reps - no other offensive linemen got close to that. Didn't run the 40 yard dash but showed he's worth a mid-late round flier and could be useful under the guidance of an experienced line coach.

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