Oct 15, 2011; Pullman, WA, USA; Stanford Cardinal offensive guard David DeCastro (52) looks to make a block against the Washington State Cougars during the first half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIRE

NFL Draft Preview: Offensive Line


I really like this group of offensive tackles. You can find a starting right tackle as low as #7 on this list. That’s likely early in the third round. There are also plenty of players lower who have the athleticism to develop into a starter if they improve their technique. This is one of the deepest position in the entire draft.

Guard isn’t usually a position that gets drafted very high, but Stanford’s DeCastro likely goes in the top 10. Glen could also go in round 1, with 2 others going in round 2. This is an especially good group of guards, at least at the top of the draft. It drops off a bit after the top 4, so don’t expect to see many go in rounds 2 or 3, but there’s good depth in the mid to late rounds.

Teams looking for a starting center in this years draft better be willing to trade up to Wisconsin C Peter Konz. He appears to be the only one of this class that is destined to be more than a backup in the NFL, though Jones and Brewster have enough talent that they might develop into a starting caliber player down the road.

The Seahawks need help on the offensive line again, in spite of taking 2 players in the top 3 rounds last season, and 4 players in the top half of the draft over the past 3 seasons. Until Carpenter shows he can fully return from his injury (likely not until 2013) the Seahawks need to continue to look to the future and draft offensive linemen.

DeCastro will be an interesting dilemma if he drops to #12, but I don’t think he will. Otherwise, don’t see the Seahawks taking an offensive linemen until somewhere in rounds 3-5. I also wouldn’t be surprised to see the Seahawks take a OT and a OG in this draft if they end up getting a couple extra picks by trading down.

#

Player

Pos

Pos #

School

2

Matt Kalil

OT

1

USC

6

Riley Reiff

OT

2

Iowa

9

Johnathan Martin

OT

3

Stanford

36

Mike Adams

OT

4

Ohio St.

53

Zebrie Sanders

OT

5

Florida St.

73

Mitchell Schwartz

OT

6

California

75

Bobby Massie

OT

7

Mississippi

86

Brandon Mosley

OT

8

Auburn

100

Matt McCants

OT

9

UAB

115

Tony Bergstrom

OT

10

Utah

118

Jeff Allen

OT

11

Illinois

134

Nate Potter

OT

12

Boise State

143

Matt Reynolds

OT

13

Brigham Young

167

Tom Compton

OT

14

South Dakota

180

Andrew Datko

OT

15

Florida St

182

Lamar Holmes

OT

16

Southern Miss.

204

 Donald Stephenson

OT

17

 Oklahoma

223

 Marcel Jones

OT

18

 Nebraska

232

 Levy Adcock

OT

19

 Oklahoma St

248

 Dustin Waldron

OT

20

 Portland St

264

 Landon Walker

OT

21

 Clemson

278

 Jeff Adams

OT

22

 Columbia

 

 

#

Player

Pos

Pos #

School

3

David DeCastro

OG

1

Stanford

17

Cordy Glen

OG

2

Georgia

41

Kelechi Osemele

OG

3

Iowa St.

43

Kevin Zeitler

OG

4

Wisconsin

68

Amini Silatolu

OG

5

Midwestern St.

79

Brandon Washington

OG

6

Miami

80

James Brown

OG

7

Troy

90

Senio Kelemete

OG

8

Washington

116

Brandon Brooks

OG

9

Miami (Ohio)

131

Lucas Nix

OG

10

Pittsburgh

165

Josh LeRibeus

OG

11

Southern Methodist

191

Rishaw Johnson

OG

12

California (PA)

198

Ryan Miller

OG

13

Colorado

208

 Desmond Wynn

OG

14

 Rutgers

226

 Jaymes Brooks

OG

15

 Virginia Tech

244

 Derek Dennis

OG

16

 Temple

260

 Antoine McClain

OG

17

 Clemson

265

 Joe Looney

OG

18

 Wake Forest

283

 Jeremiah Warren

OG

19

 South Florida

290

 Kelvin Beachum

OG

20

Southern Methodist

 

 

 

#

Player

Pos

Pos #

School

31

Peter Konz

C

1

Wisconsin

55

Ben Jones

C

2

Georgia

104

Michael Brewster

C

3

Ohio State

121

Philip Blake

C

4

Baylor

146

Quentin Saulsberry

C

5

Mississippi St

171

David Molk

C

6

Michigan

235

 Garth Gerhart

C

7

 Arizona St

259

 Grant Garner

C

8

 Oklahoma St

279

 Mason Cloy

C

9

 Clemson

287

 Scott Wedige

C

10

 Northern Illinois

 

 

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  • Hawkman

    The red back ground sucks , it makes extemely hard to read.  ESPN the Mag has an article on Stanfords possible 4 first round picks. Read that and you will see why if Seattle has a chance to draft DeCastro they would be fools not to !

  • Hawkman

    Something was wrong when I first pulled up the site to read. Now the red is gone, my bad.

  • Keith_12thMR

     @Hawkman Not sure where the red came from. The site’s colors never chance so I’m sure what’s going on there. 
     
    DeCastro is such a touch call for me. He’s probably the best guard to come out of college that I’ve ever seen. (Hutch was a tackle in college, so they’re tough to compare) At the same time, the Seahawks have use so many early picks on the O-line over the past 3 years that I wonder if doing so again will be like the Lions and WRs. At some point the rest of the team needs high round picks as well.