Top 10 offensive linemen in the NFL draft
1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State, 6-foot-5, 307 pounds, tackle: Bench pressed 225 pounds 38 times at the NFL scouting combine. He has great body control and is a passionate and intense blocker.
2. Bryan Bulaga, Iowa, 6-6, 312, tackle: Did not allow a sack during his career while playing at left tackle. Is a nasty blocker who tries to dominate his opponents.
3. Bruce Campbell, Maryland, 6-7, 310, tackle: Considered the most athletic of the big tackles in the draft, but was not always aggressive. Dazzled scouts at the combine when he ran the 40-yard dash in 4.8 seconds.
4. Maurkice Pouncey, Florida, 6-5, 318, center: Won the Rimington Trophy, which goes to the nation’s top center. Also played some right guard during his career.
5. Anthony Davis, Rutgers, 6-6, 325, tackle: Some draftniks have compared him to nine-time Pro Bowler Walter Jones. Some question his maturity and are not sure about his work ethic.
6. Trent Williams, Oklahoma, 6-5, 318, tackle: Is considered to have the best feet of the big tackles. He has a 34 ½-inch vertical jump.
7. Mike Iupati, Idaho, 6-5, 325, guard: Should be the first true guard selected. He is expected to a road-grader for many years.
8. John Jerry, Mississippi, 6-6, 332, guard: The brother of Falcons defensive tackle Peria Jerry. Has the massive size and should be a force run-blocking while he works on reading defensive stunts and his pass blocking.
9. Charles Brown, USC, 6-5, 292, tackle: Was recruited as a tight end. Was the back-up to future Falcon Sam Baker in 2007 before taking over in 2008.
10. Ciron Black, LSU, 6-5, 331, tackle: Some are down on Black, who was a four-year starter for the Tigers. He has the size, but doesn’t consistently play with a mean streak.