This is the 2016 NFL Combine Stock Report for the offensive linemen. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Willie Beavers, OT, Western Michigan
Willie Beavers' Combine performance pretty much validated the belief that he has a lot of potential. Beavers' testing numbers weren't that great - though a 5.26 40 for a 321-pounder isn't bad - but he showed off some great footwork in the drills. Beavers could be a third-round pick who eventually evolves into a starting tackle.
Jake Brendel, C, UCLA
Jake Brendel posted a sub-five 40, notching a 4.99 with a 1.71 10-yard split. His 3-cone time was even better (7.31). However, his Combine performance was about more than just great numbers; he displayed some surprising footwork in the drills.
Joe Dahl, OT, Washington State
Joe Dahl definitely helped himself in Indianapolis. Dahl took advantage of the drills, looking very smooth and showing off some great footwork. Dahl also posted a solid 3-cone time, registering a 7.64.
Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State
Taylor Decker may have fallen behind Jack Conklin in the race to be the third tackle off the board in the 2016 NFL Draft. Decker posted some mediocre numbers - 5.23 40, 7.70 3-cone - but the real story was how he looked in the drills. Decker stumbled around a bit and didn't look very fluid. Teams may think that he's a right tackle only, which is bad news for his draft stock.
Jerald Hawkins, OT, LSU
Jerald Hawkins' downward spiral continues. It began when SEC play commenced, and then he made an awful decision to declare early. He was horrid at the Combine, running a 5.23 40 despite being just 305 pounds. His 10-yard split (1.88) and 3-cone time (8.19) were embarrassingly slow. Teams have told us that they had Hawkins slotted in the fourth or fifth round, but they might be even more pessimistic now.
Denver Kirkland, G/OT, Arkansas
Denver Kirkland's arm measurement was a positive (34 5/8), but he struggled after that. He weighed in pretty heavily (6-5, 335) and looked slow and sluggish in both the timing tests and field work. He looks like he'll definitely have to play on the interior.
Isaac Seumalo, C/G, Oregon State
Few linemen looked as smooth as Isaac Seumalo in Indianapolis this year. He was fantastic in the drills, which complemented the numbers he posted otherwise. Seumalo's 10-yard split was strong (1.72), and he also posted a 7.40 in the 3-cone drill.
Jason Spriggs, OT, Indiana
Jason Spriggs had a strong showing in Indianapolis and may have put himself in position to be selected at the end of the first round. Spriggs began well by running a 4.94 in the 40. He was even better in the drills, looking very fluid and showing off some great footwork.
Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss
Laremy Tunsil gets a stock-up and stock-down arrow. He didn't run the 40, but he looked great in the drills. Tunsil was smooth and explosive, and he showed why the Titans will, in all likelihood, spent the first-overall pick in the draft on him. However, as Pat Yasinskas pointed out in his Combine Rumors page, Robert Nkemdiche inexplicably threw Tunsil under the bus, which will force Tennessee to look into any sort of possible off-the-field issues.
Landon Turner, G, North Carolina
Landon Turner hurt himself in Indianapolis. He didn't look very special in the drills, and he almost needed to after his awful testing numbers. Turner ran a pathetic 5.58 40 with a 1.92 10-yard split, and he also timed an 8.26 3-cone.
Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
Cody Whitehair did not get off to a great start. He posted just 16 reps on the bench press, which really was a puzzling result, especially when considering his arms aren't very long (32 3/8 inches). However, he ran a 5.01 40 with a 1.73 10-yard split, and then thrived in the drills. His positioning and technique were exceptional, and he showed why some believe he's the top guard in the class.