OT is a position that alot of us vary on wether we should try to upgrade the position. Some people are arguing that the overall O-Line class is down talent wise at the top. I disagree and here are the prospects.
1. Russell Okung, 6'5'' 302, Okl St (5.25) - Outland Trophy Finalist who only gave up one sack all year. After looking through his states and what is said about him I have been convinced he is the best T in the draft. (early 1st rd)
2. Anthony Davis,6'6'' 325, Rutgers (JR) - First Team All BIg East, Has all the tools to be a very good NFL tackle and is a Dominant Run Blocker. (1st rd)
3. Trent Williams, 6'5'' 318, Okla (5.3) - First Team All American. I like what I have seen watchin this guy play ball. Will be a day 1 starter in the NFL. (1)
4. Bruce Campbell, 6'7'' 310, Maryland (JR) - Freakish Athlete, with amazing strength, and foot speed. Has battled injuries throughout his college carear but is known as the Vernon Davis of the O-Line, due to his amazing speed and size combo. (1st rd)
5. Bryan Baluga,6'5'' 315, Iowa (JR) - Big Ten O-Lineman of the year, even with missing 3 games due to injury. A solid O-Lineman. (1st - 2nd rd)
6. Charles Brown, 6'5'' 292, USC (5.1) - Pac Ten First Team (coaches) Good Athlete at the position with solid skill set. (1st - 2nd)
7. Ciron Black, 6'5'' 322, LSU (5.35) - First Team SEC (coaches and media) Consistant player who has never missed a game in his carear. (2nd - 3rd)
8. Zane Beadles, 6'4'' 305, Utah (5.28) - Second Team All American. Looks like a very solid all around OT. (expected 3rd - 4th rd) An honest 2nd rd Talent.
9. *** Jared Valdheer, 6'8'' 321, Hillsdale, (4.89) - 3 TIME Little America First Team All American, that is Div 2, 3, and NAIA. Amazing Speed and Size Combo could easily turn out to be the Best O-Lineman to come out this year. Comming from a smaller school he falls a bit. (4th - 5th rd) If we want an Offensive Tackle in the draft I target this one. He has 1st rd Talent.
10. Ed Wang, 6'5'' 309, V Tech (4.95) - ACC Second Team (media), Good Athlete at the position I see him at either the G or T spot. Good Player. (4th - 5th rd) I feel he is a 2nd rd Talent.
11. Chris Marinelli, 6'7'' 298, Stanford (5.23) - Second Team All American, This is another O-Lineman I really like and someone who could more than likely get picked up late I have seen him as a (6th - URFA) but I feel he should go in the 2-5 range.
12. Kyle Calloway, 6'7'' 315, Iowa (5.25) - Big Ten Second Team (media), I was impressed when watching Calloway play. (2nd - 3rd rd)
13. Roger Saffold, 6'5'' 318, Indiana (5.23) - Big Ten Second Team (4th - 5th rd)
14. Selvish Capers, 6'5'' 298, WV (4.9) - Big East Second Team, Great Athletic Ability. Multiple mental errors I saw while watching him play dropped him on my board. (2nd - 3rd rd) deserving of 4th - 5th rd pick.
15. Adam Ulatoski, 6'6'' 302, Tex (5.28) - Big 12 Second Team (coaches) (4th - 6th rd)
16. Derek Hardmon, 6'6'' 295, Eastern Kentucky (5.23) - First Team FCS All American. (6th - URFA)
17. Dennis Landolt, 6'4'' 303, Penn St (5.2) - Third Team All American. (6th - URFA)
18. Jason Fox, 6'6'' 314, Miami (5.1) - Expected 2nd rd pick who is having knee surgery, and has won 0 Awards. Had to move him down to more acceptible position. (2nd - 6th rd) This player could trully go anywhere in the draft.
19. Zipp Duncan, 6'5'' 292, Kentucky (5.09) - SEC Second Team. Did a great job this year protecting his QBs blind side, and a pretty good run blocker. (6th - URFA)
20. Jeff Linkenbach, 6'6'' 311, Cinci (5.18) - Big East Second Team. (6th - FA)
21. James Williams, 6'5'' 298, Harvard (5.17) - FCS Second Team All American (6th - FA)
22. Alonzo Durham, 6'4'' 285, Nevada (5.2) - Third Team All American. (6th - FA)
23. Mike Aguayo, 6'4'' 300, UTEP (5.14) - Conferance USA First Team. (7th - FA)
24. Tony Washington, 6'7'' 305, Abiline Christian (5.2) - AP Little America First Team All American 2 years in a row. (6th - FA)
25. Sam Young, 6'8'' 320, ND (5.3) - Ranked anywher from 6th best OT to 15th in the draft. I feel he is WAY overrated as I watched him get Dominated any time he went up against stellar competition. (expected 3rd - 4th rd selection who I feel is worth a 6th at best. I would rather have any of the 24 players listed above before him and you can make that 26 OT I would rather have including Albert and O'Call and give him an = to B.Richardson.
Those are the OT prospect if we choose to target one these are the players I would consider.
1. Anthony Davis. I've talked enough about him I feel he will be a dominant player.
2. Jared Valdheer. We could probably get him in the 4th rd and he WILL turn into a good NFL starter.
3. Chris Marinelli. Watching Stanford he really stood out as a good player.
4. Zipp Duncan. Is a late rd option that I feel will be a solid depth player and has starter potential.
5. Tony Washington, Abiline Christian has good upside late rd pick or might not get drafted would be a good URFA to bring in.
6. James Williams a Harvard guy who has the tools.
One thing all these players have is Decent speed at the position I feel this is the Chiefs only weakness on the O-Line as our players just flat out are not fast enough to be effective in the screen game. I see a need to add speed to the O-Line. I also feel bringing a Tackle in on the left side and moving Albert to Guard would greatly improve our O-Line speed. Also O'Calls biggest weakness is his speed and could see 2 OT brought in with better speed for the screen game.
My #1 choices would be Anthony Davis at LT and Valdheer at RT. Would give us alot more speed upfront and worth the investment. The more I look into this years draft class I would take the 6th rd trade for Waters plenty of GOOD talent will be left to make it a decent option and agood one for future years.