2009 NFL Draft Prospects: <br> Michael Oher Profile
Strengths: Good size with the frame to put on more upper body strength ... Light on his toes and displays an extremely high level of athleticism in pass protection ... High level of flexibility and balance ... Very strong on tape despite bad bench press at Combine (18) ... Tough, physical run-blocker ... Flat out dominant at times ... Quick kick step; gets set quickly ... Very competitive leader ... Durable ... Good character ... Elite upside.
Weaknesses: Occasionally gets too high ... Needs to improve hand technique a little bit ... Could improve upper body strength ... Some question his work ethic ... Is somewhat inconsistent, but this is blown out of proportion ... Lacks some instincts.
Summary: Oher is an extremely talented prospect, and the negativity around him now I feel like is too much. Once the consensus draftnik opinion is formed, do not dare going against it. I will a little bit for Oher. He has so much ability as a left tackle and he is not as inconsistent as people make him out to be. I think he will be a solid pro, but maybe not a superstar which is OK if he is drafted in the middle of the first round.
Player Comparison: Willie Roaf I am by no means saying Michael Oher is a Hall of Famer or that he will be an All-Pro. Like every comparison, this is based on skill set alone. Oher possesses all of the prototypical physical tools like Roaf, but how good will he be as a pro?
@TER not sure if the Vikes would look past his face punch video after the AP suspension .... PR issues weigh big into teams draft choices...I also agree with Mr. Bitter that he has came off as arrogant and no remorse...even with them settling out of court recently.... He could have killed that girl no matter how anyone spins it...she wasn't a threat and he would do it again IMHO
I am doing a draft as a Vikings fan so no real horse in the first round. I will pick who I think fits the team and who they need. I avoided trades in this mock but there will defiantely be 2 or 3 at least as teams see guys falling. I drafted in a manner where I thought the Browns were not dumb and I also started about 2 and a half weeks before the draft and did not go back if rankings changed or new info came ie the whole 49ers having no idea who they are drafting. I can nto wait for the draft and hopefully the Browns do not screw it up once again for Hue Jackson's sake as look I have Trubisky slipping to 33 as one of the top QBs possibly could