Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
Height: 6-7. Weight: 309. Arm: 34. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2018): Top-20 Pick. 4/14/18: McGlinchey is the consensus top offensive tackle for the 2018 NFL Draft and a future top-20 pick. Team sources say that McGlinchey interviewed well at the NFL Scouting Combine. McGlinchey improved as a senior and is likely the top offensive tackle prospect for the 2018 NFL Draft. He has good athleticism on the edge with the feet to handle speed and good strength to sustain blocks. Unlike many finesse left tackles, McGlinchey is a quality run blocker who can get movement at the point of attack. He blocked well in 2017 and was a key cog in Notre Dame's potent rushing attack.
In his matchup against Boston College defensive end Harold Landry, McGlinchey won the few plays they had against each other. He also helped keep Wake Forest defensive end Duke Ejiofor to one tackle in their contest.
McGlinchey had a rough game against Miami as sophomore defensive end Joe Jackson gave him some issues. He gave up a few pressures against Georgia, too, and showed a lack of awareness on a couple of plays, but overall, McGlinchey played well against the Bulldogs until the end of the fourth quarter, when he was beaten by a speed rush for a sack-fumble with 90 seconds remaining to clinch a one-point win for Georgia. Prior to that play, McGlinchey did very well in one-on-one pass protection on the blind side. He still had one false start, but looked more disciplined in that regard over the course of year.
9/1/17: McGlinchey could have been the closest thing to a franchise left tackle in the 2017 NFL Draft, but he decided to return for his senior year. McGlinchey wouldn't have been one of the best tackle prospects to come out in years, but he was a very good prospect with upside to be an impactful left tackle.
McGlinchey was very impressive at left tackle for the Fighting Irish in 2016, and one wouldn't have thought that he wasn't playing the position in previous seasons. As a run blocker, McGlinchey can get movement at the point of attack. He flashes heavy hands to push defenders out of their gaps and open holes for his back. In pass protection, McGlinchey looks like a natural at left tackle, showing excellent feet to get depth in his kick slide and cut off speed rushers. He also displays a nice ability to bend at the knee, and that in combination with his feet, keeps him from having to reach after edge rushers. The one consistent problem for McGlinchey is a lot of false start penalties. His 2016 performance suggests that he is a future starting left tackle for the NFL and a first-round pick.
McGlinchey broke into starting lineup during his sophomore year, putting together an impressive season as a pass protector at right tackle. He showed nice athleticism and the strength to open holes in the ground game.
Isaiah Wynn, OT/C/G, Georgia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 308. Arm: 33.13. Hand: 8.5. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2018): 1-2. 4/14/18: In speaking with sources at six teams, they were split on if Wynn would end up being a first-round pick or go as an early second-round pick. Wynn impressed scouts in 2017 as an excellent run blocker for the Bulldogs. He blocks with aggression and has a temperament that is hard to find in college blockers. In pass protection, Wynn was very dependable as well. He performed well at the Senior Bowl practices, but did not work out at the combine.
Because he is shorter and doesn't have ideal length, most sources think that Wynn could move to guard or center in the NFL. Wynn started at left guard in 2016, but scouts think he is athletic enough to also play center. Wynn's size and skill set has drawn comparisons to Kelvin Beachum, who is undersized but has managed to carve out a career at left tackle in the NFL. Wynn is just a natural football player who finds a way to get the job done, thus he might end be able to get by at left tackle. However, his best position as a pro could come at guard or center.
Kolton Miller*, OT, UCLA
Height: 6-9. Weight: 309. Arm: 34. 40 Time: 4.95. Projected Round (2018): 1-2. 4/14/18: Miller has a shot at being a late first-round pick as he has lot of athletic upside and this is a weak year at the position with a lot of teams needing a tackle upgrade. If Miller does slip to Friday night, he probably will go in the top 20 of the second round.
At the NFL Scouting Combine, Miller had a good workout, showing quickness and athleticism. He had a rough start to 2017, but was a decent blocker for Josh Rosen as UCLA's left tackle. Miller has good length to him and the ability to stay on the edge in the NFL. However, he might be a better fit as a right tackle in the pros as he can have problems with speed rushes to the inside. Miller had some inconsistent tape in his final collegiate season. He played right tackle in 2015 and 2016 before injuries ended those seasons early. Miller only played in five games in 2016.
Orlando Brown*, OT, Oklahoma
Height: 6-8. Weight: 345. Arm: 35. 40 Time: 5.85. Projected Round (2018): 1-2. 4/14/18: At the NFL Scouting Combine, Brown had a rough workout with an alarmingly slow 40 time and only 14 reps on the bench press. He did interview well with teams, but he illustrated that he needs work in a strength and conditioning program for the NFL. His pro day was a marginal improvement.
Brown is a strong blocker at the point of attack, which was illustrated by him consistently tossing defenders to the ground for Oklahoma. In pass protection, Brown has some athletic issues, like playing too high for the NFL, so speed rushers give him problems. Some team sources feel Brown should move inside to guard as a pro, but others believe that he will be a starting right tackle. Multiple team contacts think that Brown will be a second-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft and project him as a starting right tackle. On the other hand, the 2018 NFL Draft is weak at the tackle position, which could push Brown to end up going on Thursday night of the draft.
Brown has drawn comparisons to D.J. Fluker coming out of Alabama, who was a high first-rounder but was a bust for the Chargers. Sources have said that Brown plays up or down to competition, and that could be seen with an excellent game against Ohio State but an ugly one versus Iowa State. Brown was not consistently dominant in the ground game even though he should have gotten the better of the collegiate linemen he was facing.
9/1/17: Brown has been a starting left tackle for Oklahoma, but for the NFL, he is more of a right tackle competitor. Brown was a tough run blocker for the Sooners in 2016, opening a lot of holes for their talented tandem of running backs. He spent 2015 and 2016 at left tackle, but he's too tall for that spot in the NFL. Brown could be a good right tackle candidate in his draft class.
Brian O'Neill*, OT, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-6. Weight: 298. Arm: 34.13. Hand: 9.38. 40 Time: 4.82. Projected Round (2018): 1-3. 4/14/18: Some teams sources say that O'Neill has a shot at being a late first-rounder, and others think he is likely to go in the second round. Those beliefs stem from O'Neill working out well and showing a lot of athletic upside. At the combine, O'Neill had a good workout that illustrated his speed and athleticism. He still needs to add power and weight for the NFL.
O'Neill is an interesting athlete. He played wide receiver in high school before going to Pittsburgh as a tight end. After redshirting as a tight end, O'Neill switched to offensive tackle and gained a lot of weight. In 2015 and 2016, he was the starting right tackle for the Panthers. With Adam Bisnowaty moving on to the NFL, O'Neill was Pittsburgh's left tackle for 2017 and had a decent season. O'Neill definitely needs to get stronger for the NFL.
The lack of strength was a glaring problem for O'Neill at the Senior Bowl as he got pushed around. However, some evaluators felt O'Neill helped himself in Mobile showing good feet and athletic ability. They think the strength issue can be addressed in a pro strength and conditioning program.
Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 308. Arm: 33.75. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2018): 2-3. 4/14/18: Rankin is a good athlete as a left tackle, possessing quick feet and an ability to mirror speed rushes. He shows a nice ability to sustain blocks at times, but he needs to add more power for the NFL.
In speaking with sources at a few teams, they like Rankin's athleticism and intangibles, but they felt he lacks strength and gets knocked to the ground too much when going against power. They say that Rankin is a good athlete, a good kid, smart and versatile, but his lack of strength is problematic for the NFL. Some feel that Rankin could develop into a quality starting left or right tackle once he gains strength. Others think he profiles well to guard. Some team sources think Rankin will be a second-round pick.
Multiple sources from a few teams compared Rankin to Troy's Antonio Garcia, who was a second-day pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. They see Rankin as a similar talent for the 2018 NFL Draft.
9/1/17: Rankin had a strong 2016 season as a run blocker and pass protector for Mississippi State. He received a second-round estimation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board for the 2017 NFL Draft, and he could definitely push that higher with a strong 2017 season.
Geron Christian*, OT, Louisville
Height: 6-5. Weight: 298. Arm: 35. 40 Time: 5.33. Projected Round (2018): 2-3. 4/14/18: Christian has athleticism, but is inconsistent and gets pushed around. He struggled at times in 2017, allowing far too much pressure on Lamar Jackson. Christian should have returned to Louisville for his senior year, but he entered the 2018 NFL Draft.
That being said, there are sources who feel that Christian has a good physical skill set with big upside. They say he has lots of tools to work with and impressive athletic ability for a 6-foot-5, 300-pound tackle. They say he has excellent quickness, agility and athleticism. Christian isn't a first-rounder because he gives up some bad pressures. He is slow to redirect back to the inside, or tocounter inside moves, and too often oversets to the outside.
One college scouting director said Christian has terrible technique, is really raw, and needs a lot of work. But he has the skill set to be a starting left tackle in the NFL. They compared Christian to Duane Brown coming out of Virginia Tech in 2008. Brown was a converted tight end who was still learning left tackle and had rough start to his pro career before developing into a Pro Bowler and franchise left tackle. Sources say that Christian is getting grades on the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft and they believe that after a year or two of development, he could turn into a good starting left tackle in the NFL.
9/1/17: Christian made his way onto the field as a freshman starter and had an impressive debut for Louisville. In 2016, he had some good games protecting Lamar Jackson while having some issues in other contests. Christian needs to become more consistent as a junior.
Connor Williams*, OT, Texas
Height: 6-5. Weight: 296. Arm: 33. Projected 40 Time: 5.05. Projected Round (2018): 2-3. 4/14/18: At the NFL Scouting Combine, Williams had a fine workout. His measurements, however, bolstered the view of some that Williams should move inside to guard. His arms are very short for a tackle. He also needs to gain weight and become stronger for the NFL.
Williams returned to play in the final couple of games of 2017 before shutting it down to prepare for the 2018 NFL Draft, skipping his bowl game. He missed seven games of the 2017 season. Midway through the first half against USC, he went down with a torn knee meniscus and strained ligaments.
As we reported in the Hot Press, Williams was receiving some mid-round grades from evaluators during the season. Some teams had Williams higher, while others really disliked his game. The main issue that sources said was hurting Williams is a lack of strength. One AFC team in need of tackle help said they gave him a late third-round, early fourth-round grade. Another said they gave him a fourth-rounder and could easily have graded him in the fifth round.
I spoke with a NFC general manager who scouted Williams in person this season, and they were disappointed in Williams overall. They felt Williams lacked strength and thought him overhyped. This NFC general manager said they thought Williams was a fourth-rounder. Williams had a disappointing season opener against Maryland, getting flagged for numerous holds, including some that canceled out big plays for his team. He allowed some pressures and hits, too. Williams has some athletic ability, and some evaluators feel he should move inside to guard.
9/1/17: Williams broke into the starting lineup at left tackle as a freshman for the Longhorns in 2015 and locked down the position. He improved as a sophomore as he was a steady pass protector and consistent run blocker. Williams has good length, quickness and athleticism. He needed to add more power, and he is supposedly up to 315 pounds entering the 2017 season. Scouting sources say that at this point, they see Williams as a first-round offensive tackle.
In pass protection, Williams is a good athlete with quickness on the edge. He has length with long arms and height to make it hard for edge rushers to get around him. Williams has quick feet, balance, and gets depth in his kick slide to neutralize edge rushers. Even though Williams wasn't overly powerful last year, he showed a nice ability to sustain his blocks in pass protection.
As a run blocker, Williams is excellent at using his quickness to fire to the second level to hit blocks to spring his running back for some long runs. Williams uses his athleticism to hit blocks in space and is superb at hitting blocks on linebackers to create lanes for the ball-carrier.
Austin Corbett, OT/C, Nevada
Height: 6-4. Weight: 310. Arm: 33.38. Hand: 10.63. 40 Time: 5.15. Projected Round (2018): 2-4. 4/14/18: At the combine, Corbett had a nice workout to help himself. He was a versatile blocker for Nevada over four years. As a redshirt freshman and sophomore, Corbett was Nevada's starter at left tackle. For his junior year, he moved to right tackle, but was back at left tackle as a senior. Given his lack of height and length, Corbett looks like a better fit as a center in the NFL.
Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 299. Arm: 35.13. 40 Time: 5.50. Projected Round (2018): 3-4. 4/14/18: Jones had a solid 2017 season, minus a few plays on which he was beaten and allowed his quarterback to be sacked or hit. Jones is a balanced player as a run blocker and pass protector. He is not a twitchy athlete who is especially powerful or heavy-handed. I've heard from some team sources that like Jones and project him to the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft. Others really dislike him, putting him in the late rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft. In speaking to sources at a handful of teams, they thought that Jones could end up going on the second day of the draft in part because this is a weak offensive tackle class and some teams will be reaching for tackle help.
9/1/17: With Taylor Decker in the NFL, Jones took over at left tackle for the Buckeyes in 2016. Jones had a solid season and showed improvement throughout the year. He could be poised to rise as a senior as he has some athletic ability and has worked hard to get stronger with better weight distribution.
Brandon Parker, OT, North Carolina A&T
Height: 6-7. Weight: 303. Arm: 35.38. Hand: 9.63. 40 Time: 5.37. Projected Round (2018): 3-4. 4/14/18: Parker is a prospect who impressed area scouts during the fall. They thought he possessed developmental potential to be a starter in the NFL. They like his size and length to protect on the edge. Sources said that Parker had received some fourth-round grades, and that was before he had a good showing at the Senior Bowl. Sources in Mobile said that Parker put together a nice week and improved his chances of going on the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft. He practiced well, showing his good skill set along with an impressive NFL body of height, length and weight.
Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon
Height: 6-4. Weight: 319. Arm: 34. Hand: 10.88. 40 Time: 5.23. Projected Round (2018): 3-4. 4/14/18: In the early going of 2017, Crosby had to work off some rust after missing almost all of 2016, but he still opened a lot of holes for running back Royce Freeman, who racked up a lot of yards on the year. Crosby did not allow a sack or hit on the quarterback in the first five games of the season. Crosby had a quality week at the Senior Bowl, and sources said Crosby helped himself. They have concerns about his height and lack of length to go along with a bad body, but really like his feet and athleticism. If Crosby gets stronger, he could be a quality starting left tackle in the NFL.
9/1/17: There was some hype and excitement heading into the 2016 season about Crosby, but his season was dashed after he only played in two full games due to suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week 3. Crosby has a good skill set and could rise if he plays well while avoiding injury as a senior.
Desmond Harrison, OT, West Georgia
Height: 6-6. Weight: 292. Arm: 34.75. Hand: 10.5. 40 Time: 4.90. Projected Round (2018): 3-5. 4/14/18: At the combine, Harrison ran very fast in the 40-yard dash and showed his talented skill set. However, his off-the-field issues have some teams ruling him out.
Harrison was part of the Texas program before being dismissed by then-coach Charlie Strong. Failed drug tests were the reason for Harrison's dismissal. He landed at West Georgia, where he played well for the Wolves. Team sources say that Harrison has the skill set of an early-rounder. He has NFL size, quickness, athleticism and length but needs to gain weight. Some team sources say they don't think Harrison will get out of the second day of the 2018 NFL Draft. It hurt Harrison that he was unable to practice at the Senior Bowl.
Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 320. Arm: 34.5. 40 Time: 5.31. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/14/18: There were some reports in the media about Okorafor as an early-round tackle prospect. After speaking with some team sources, they weren't enthusiastic about Okorafor. Some sources felt that while Okorafor has some athletic ability, he is a very soft offensive lineman, and they think he is going to get pushed around in the NFL. Those team sources were grading Okorafor on the third day of the 2018 NFL Draft and were against their teams selecting him.
Toby Weathersby*, OT, LSU
Height: 6-7. Weight: 302. Arm: 33.75. 40 Time: 5.34. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/14/18: Weathersby played well for LSU. He helped the Tigers break in some new linemen during 2017. Weathersby is a better run blocker than pass protector. Moving to right tackle or inside to guard could be the best plan for him in the NFL.
9/1/17: Weathersby was a solid right tackle at times for for the Tigers in 2016. He is a good athlete with the potential to get stronger. After starting early in the year, he dealt with an ankle injury that cost him four games. Once he returned to the field, he rotated into the game. Staying healthy and on the field is critical for Weathersby to develop.
Greg Senat, OT, Wagner
Height: 6-6. Weight: 302. Arm: 34.88. 40 Time: 5.38. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/14/18: Some sources felt that Senat was the best of the offensive linemen at the East-West Shrine. Senat has strength and surprising movement skills. As one scout described him, "Senat is a fire hydrant that can move." After playing at Wagner, Senat has shown the skill to make the jump in competition from his time in St. Petersburg, and those tests will continue with an NFL team after the 2018 NFL Draft.
Brett Toth, OT, Army
Height: 6-5. Weight: 303. Arm: 33. Hand: 10.13. Projected 40 Time: 5.09. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/14/18: Toth has NFL size and impressed at the East-West Shrine. His strong play there earned him a lot of interviews from teams. Similar to Wagner's Greg Senat, Toth has size and athleticism to compete on either side of the line. Toth could compete to make a roster as a swing-tackle backup with developmental potential.
Alex Cappa, OT, Humboldt State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 299. Arm: 33.13. Hand: 9.13. 40 Time: 5.39. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/14/18: Coming from a Division II school, Cappa did well enough to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He had a respectable week in Mobile, where he showed some developmental potential for the NFL against the increased competition. Given the weak tackle class and the fact that he has the size to play tackle in the NFL, Cappa has a good opportunity to rise. He ran slow times at the combine.
Jamil Demby, OT, Maine
Height: 6-5. Weight: 335. Arm: 33.75. 40 Time: 5.58. Projected Round (2018): 4-6. 4/14/18: According to team sources, Demby had a good week at the NFLPA game to help his draft stock. Demby has versatile size in that he could compete as a guard or tackle. While he played at a lower level of competition, Demby was a 4-year starter at left tackle.
Nick Gates*, OT, Nebraska
Height: 6-5. Weight: 307. Arm: 32. 40 Time: 5.46. Projected Round (2018): 5-7. 4/14/18: Gates should have returned to Nebraska for his senior year, but he entered the 2018 NFL Draft. Gates played left tackle in 2017 and wasn't overly impressive. He had injuries in 2016 and didn't play well, including an ugly outing against Tennessee in the bowl game. In 2015, Gates played right tackle for Nebraska, and that should probably be his NFL position. He might also move inside to guard.
K.J. Malone, OT, LSU
Height: 6-4. Weight: 303. Arm: 33.5. 40 Time: 5.30. Projected Round (2018): 5-7. 4/14/18: Malone was the starter at left tackle for the Tigers over his junior and senior years. He was a solid run blocker for LSU, opening holes for Derrius Guice and Leonard Fournette during the past two seasons. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. Malone is said to have been cross-trained with practice reps at guard and center. Moving to the inside might be his best plan in the NFL as he lacks the length to play tackle.
Ike Boettger, OT, Iowa
Height: 6-6. Weight: 307. Projected 40 Time: 5.09. Projected Round (2018): 5-7. 4/14/18: Boettger went out for the season with an Achilles injury. He could have attempted to get a medical redshirt and return to Iowa for 2018, but he is moving on to the NFL. He did not participate in the combine.
9/1/17: Boettger was a potential tight end when he went to Iowa, but 85 pounds later, he has settled in at tackle. Boettger has played well on the right side, opening holes Akrum Wadley. That duo should put together another impressive season in 2017.
Bentley Spain, OT, North Carolina
Height: 6-6. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.09. Projected Round (2018): 5-7. 4/14/18: Spain was solid for the Tar Heels in 2017. He had a nice performance against Louisville in Week 2 to help contain the Cardinals' edge rushers, including NFL prospect James Hearns. Spain lacks strength and needs to get stronger for the NFL.
9/1/17: Spain has been a solid left tackle for North Carolina for the past two seasons. He was improved as a junior and did a good job of protecting quarterback Mitch Trubisky. On the edge, Spain has length and athleticism, but he could stand to continue to get stronger to take on NFL defensive linemen.
Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook
Height: 6-5. Weight: 318. Arm: 33.88. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2018): 5-7. 4/14/18: Parris was scouted by NFL teams in the fall, but sources say they were disappointed in Parris and see him more as a late-round developmental player. They say that Parris is a stiff waist-bender who is not particularly aware. Even though his play was underwhelming, sources think that some team will give Parris a shot at a roster spot because of his frame and the need at the position.
9/1/17: In August of 2016, WalterFootball.com was the first to write about Bucknell offensive tackle Julie'n Davenport being a pro prospect. This summer, sources told me that this year's version of Davenport could be Parris.
Parris started at right tackle for the Seawolves as a freshman in 2014. He moved to left tackle the next year and has started there ever since. Parris was an All-CAA selection for both 2015 and 2016. While Parris has a lot to prove in terms of his work ethic and dedication to football, NFL evaluators see the skill set to make him worth scouting.
Will Richardson*, OT, N.C. State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 306. Arm: 35.25. 40 Time: 5.22. Projected Round (2018): 5-7. 4/14/18: Richardson had some off-the-field issues during his collegiate career and should have returned for his senior year, but he decided to go pro. Richardson has some size and talent to develop if he can make a roster. The pre-draft interviews will be very important for him.
Rod Taylor, OT/G, Ole Miss
Height: 6-3. Weight: 321. Arm: 34.25. 40 Time: 5.24. Projected Round (2018): 5-7. 4/14/18: Taylor started at right tackle for Ole Miss as a senior and was a steady performer for the Rebels. He had seven starts at left tackle in 2016 and started a few games at guard as a sophomore. For the NFL, Taylor's body type projects to him competing at guard rather than tackle.
Joel Noteboom, OT, TCU
Height: 6-5. Weight: 306. Arm: 34.38. 40 Time: 4.96. Projected Round (2018): 6-FA. 4/14/18: Noteboom was a quality college player, but he may not have the talent to make the jump to the NFL. Sources who went through TCU weren't impressed, but Noteboom played well enough to get an invitation to the Senior Bowl. He didn't impress in Mobile, however. Noteboom started 40 straight games for TCU and was steady as the Horned Frogs left tackle during the past few years.
Jerron Searles, OT, Indiana-PA
Height: 6-4. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.16. Projected Round (2018): 6-FA. 4/14/18: Sources have told me that Searles is a late round or undrafted free agent who has a nice buzz about him. They say he is a powerful offensive lineman who really moved defenders at the point of attack. He can play guard or tackle and has some versatile athleticism to be developed as a valuable backup.
Cole Madison, OT, Washington State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 307. Arm: 33.75. Hand: 10.38. 40 Time: 5.34. Projected Round (2018): 6-FA. 4/14/18: Madison was part a high-scoring Washington State team and was at right tackle in 2017. Sources who went through Washington State said they had Madison down as a late-rounder. He didn't impress at the Senior Bowl.
Rick Leonard, OT, Florida State
Height: 6-7. Weight: 306. Arm: 32.25. Projected 40 Time: 5.27. Projected Round (2018): 7-FA. 4/14/18: Leonard started out his collegiate career on the defensive line before the Florida State coaching staff flipped him to the offensive line before his junior year. He started at right tackle for the Seminoles, but he is raw and needs work. Leonard should remain a competitor at right tackle in the NFL.
K.C. McDermott, OT/G, Miami
Height: 6-6. Weight: 310. Arm: 32.5. 40 Time: 5.35. Projected Round (2018): 7-FA. 4/14/18: McDermott was solid for Miami in 2017, but had some issues in pass protection against quality opponents.
9/1/17: McDermott started at left guard for the Hurricanes last season and was a significant part of Miami showing a big improvement in its rushing offense over 2015. However, Miami's line still allowed too much pressure on quarterback Brad Kaaya. McDermott turned in some underwhelming play in a few games. Improving his pass protection as a senior is critical for his NFL hopes.
McDermott started at guard and right tackle for Miami during the 2015 season. The offensive line had issues that season as the Hurricanes had one of the worst rushing offenses in the nation. While they didn't allow a lot of sacks, there was still too much pressure on Kaaya. McDermott could be better off at guard in the NFL.
Casey Tucker, OT, Stanford
Height: 6-6. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.32. Projected Round (2018): 7-FA. 4/14/18: Tucker was solid for Stanford in 2017, which had a lot of success running with Bryce Love. Tucker should maybe move inside to guard in the NFL. Sources who went through Stanford said they weren't impressed with either Tucker or David Bright.
9/1/17: Tucker turned in some good and bad performances in 2016 and was wise to return for his senior year. He was banged up last season and missed time with an injury. After serving as a backup as a freshman, Tucker took over at right tackle for the Cardinal in 2015. He improved throughout the season and was part of a line that went on a tear late that year, helping Christian McCaffrey rip defenses apart. Tucker has upside to develop.
David Bright, OT/G, Stanford
Height: 6-5. Weight: 299. ArmL 33.25. Projected 40 Time: 5.32. Projected Round (2018): 7-FA. 4/14/18: Bright needs to gain more weight and strength for the NFL. Sources who went through Stanford said they weren't impressed with either Casey Tucker or Bright.
9/1/17: Bright started at right tackle in six games for Stanford with four starts at left guard during his 2016 season. Bright was a solid run blocker, but he needs to improve his pass protection. Gaining weight for the NFL is also a necessity.
Jaryd Jones-Smith, OT, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-6. Weight: 321. Arm: 36.25. 40 Time: 5.27. Projected Round (2018): 7-FA. 4/14/18: Jones-Smith was the starter at right tackle for Pittsburgh in 2017. He didn't impress at the East-West Shrine. Jones-Smith was a backup in 2016 and missed all of the 2015 season with a knee injury. He started three games at left tackle in 2014.
Brendan Mahon, OT/G, Penn State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315. Projected 40 Time: 5.28. Projected Round (2018): 7-FA. 4/14/18: At tackle, Mahon blocked well and opened holes for Saquon Barkley in 2017. Mahon looks like more of a guard for the NFL.
9/1/17: Mahon started at left tackle for Penn State in 2016, but he struggled in pass protection, including an ugly game against Pittsburgh. However, Mahon and the Nittany Lions' offensive line performed much better as run blockers for Saquon Barkley. Mahon improved as the season progressed.
In 2015, Mahon started at guard and tackle for Penn State. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. At times he played well, but he needs to improve his pass protection and consistency. As a freshman, Mahon started at left guard. The Penn State offensive line allowed Christian Hackenberg to be sacked more than 80 times over those two seasons.