Friday, April 10, 2015
Detroit Lions Draft Preview Offensive Line 2015
Lions are looking for a Left Tackle to move Reiff inside or a left guard to replace Sims. This draft has good right tackle/guard prospects but limited left tackles.
AJ Cann South Carolina OG This guy is a starting guard in the NFL. He is a better on the run block than pass pro. I think late 2nd round is about for him.
TJ Clemmings Pitt OT I think this guy is a right tackle only. He got thrown around in the senior bowl. I would not draft him.
Lael Collins OG LSU This guy is as solid as you get. I think he would be a really good guard. Right tackle he would be fine. I do not think he has the feet to play left. I could see him going in the top 25.
Jamil Douglas OG Arizona Good player not a plug in starter. Could use a year on the bench but could develop into a solid starter. 4th round.
Cameron Erving Florida State OG Multiple position player. Started at LT and Center. I think he would be a starting guard for Lions next season. He does not offer value at #23 but you would get a solid player.
Jake Fisher Oregon OT Fast riser who has the ability to play Left tackle. He is not a slam dunk but has the athletic ability to pass block at the NFL level. He could land in the the top 25 and could be on the Lions.
Erick Flowers Miami OT Strong guy who is a plug in starter at right tackle. A masher in the run game but lacks the lateral ability to be a top flight left tackle. Top 40 pick.
DJ Humphries Florida OT Top Left tackle prospect. Long arms, great feet. Not a masher and not a sure thing. I think the Lions would draft him at # 23.
Tre Jackson Florida State OG Sinking prospect. Does not move his feet like you want. Is tough and will run block. I see him as a third round pick.
Ali Marpet Hobart OG D 3 guy. Moves well. I think He is a 2nd round pick and a starter at guard.
John Miller Louisville OG Louisville Solid player. Will start in the NFL for awhile. I think he is a third round pick.
Mitch Morse Missouri OG A solid guard prospect. I think he will be a player in his 2nd year. I do not think he can play tackle.
Cedric Ogbuehi Texas A&M OT In injured ACL decreased his value. I do not think he is a left tackle. His future is at right tackle. Top 50 pick.
Andrus Peat Stanford OT Left tackle. Does not look the part but can moe his feet. Masher in the run game. Top 15 pick.
Ty Sambarilo Colorado State Right Tackle only but could be pretty good. A top 100 player who could start next season.
Donovan Smith Penn State OT Intriguing prospect. Film is not great but played great at senior bowl. Has the feet for the left tackle. A gamble.
Laken Tomlinson Duke OG Good guard prospect who start in the NFL next season. Big and nasty has value in the mid 2nd round.
Daryl Williams OT Oklahoma Right Tackle masher. Can he pass block? 4th round.