April 26, 2017

2017 Interior Offensive Lineman Prospects

#76 Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky


QB / RB / WR / TE / OT / IOL / EDGE / DL / LB / CB / S



Combining the top guard and center prospects, I really, really, like this group of interior offensive lineman. At least a handful of day one starters should come from this class. Forrest Lamp could get a shot at tackle, but he leads the way in these rankings.

Prospect rankings are based on film breakdown provided by Draft Breakdown with a minimum of 3 games watched per prospect in most cases. Measurables, athletic testing, future roles and projections are also taken into effect.
Injuries, off the field issues, etc. will mot be taken into consideration. These rankings are based on talent and projections on the field. Players are grouped into "tiers" to separate them. Players that I project as early round picks will be placed in the "All-Pro"/"Pro Bowl" tiers for example. Prospects that I saw limited film of or was unable to watch at all will not be ranked, but listed under "Other Notable Prospects". Specifically, prospects well known in the scouting community and draft sites like CBS Sports and Pro Football Focus will be listed here.



Tier One: Pro Bowl Prospects


1. Forrest Lamp
Experience: Senior | School: Western Kentucky
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 305 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 5/8" | Arm Length: 32 1/4" | Grade: Round 1


40 Time: 5.00 | Bench: 34 | Vertical: 27.5" | Broad: 111"
3 Cone: 7.55 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.62 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Like Zack Martin, Lamp may have the ability to play all 5 positions on the offensive line. That versatility will help his stock. He doesn't have ideal length to play outside, but he projects very well as a guard. He has the feet, quickness, and hands necessary to excel in pass protection. Does a good job sustaining blocks overall, and is a very strong run blocker as well. Very good athlete. Could play in a zone blocking scheme. Got better as the game went on against top ranked Alabama.




2. Taylor Moton
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Western Michigan
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 319 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 5/8" | Arm Length: 34 1/8" | Grade: Round 1


40 Time: 5.18 | Bench: 23 | Vertical: 30.5" | Broad: 109"
3 Cone: 7.73 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.58 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Very good football player. Has the ability to be a dominant run blocker. Explosive out of his stance and can drive defenders off the ball. Sustains blocks for a long period of time. Great short area quickness. Plays until the whistle. Inconsistent finding targets once he gets to the second level, but once he locks on to someone, they're done. Has the length, foot quickness, and ability to defend against counter moves that you look for in a left tackle. Played right tackle last season and has experience at guard. Could be drafted higher if viewed as a guard. May not be a fit in zone-blocking schemes. Smart player.




3. Dion Dawkins
Experience: Senior | School: Temple
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 310 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 7/8" | Arm Length: 35" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 5.11 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 28" | Broad: 106"
3 Cone: 7.30 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.78 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Athletic lineman who has the potential to play both guard and tackle at the next level. Excellent get off. Can deliver an effective initial punch. Drives and controls defenders in the running game. Great motor, and is not afraid to put defenders in the dirt. Has the athleticism to play in space, but may be best suited to kick inside and be a mauler in the running game. Does well mirroring pass rushers. Balanced o-lineman who can hold up in pass protection thanks to good technique and footwork. Hands can get too wide and had some issues with false starts. Occasionally lowers his head on contact. Can he handle stunts? Should be able to play in multiple schemes.




4. Pat Elflein
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Ohio State
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 299 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/4" | Arm Length: 33 1/4" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 5.32 | Bench: 22 | Vertical: 23.5" | Broad: 99"
3 Cone: 7.94 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.71 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: One of the best interior lineman in the draft when it comes to pass protection. He displays good balance, technique, and excellent hand usage as a pass blocker. Potential road grader in the running game; has shown the ability to control defensive linemen in the running game, while finishing plays and putting his opponents in the dirt. The only big knock on Elflein is that he isn't the best athlete. Often was not quick enough to get to the edge when pulling as a center. Much better in a phone booth than playing in space. Lunges occasionally, causing him to whiff on a block. Rarely got over powered, and showed the ability to redirect interior rushers. Can slide over to guard and be an impact starter.




Tier Two: Future Starter Prospects


5. Dan Feeney
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Indiana
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 299 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 33 3/8" | Grade: Round 2


40 Time: 5.24 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 28" | Broad: 101"
3 Cone: 7.52 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.68 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Very athletic guard. Moves well down the line of scrimmage when pulling, and can get to the second level with ease. Smooth technician in pass protection. Great footwork and quickness. Not a drive blocker. Can hold at the point of attack and shows flashes of being able to control his opponent in the running game. Decent functional strength, but could be a concern going forward? Inconsistent hand placement when run blocking. Hands get too far outside of the shoulder pads. Could lead to some frustrating holding penalties. Can be slow with his initial punch. Got beat almost constantly when playing (right) tackle. Worst case scenario--zone blocking only guard.




6. Danny Isidora
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Miami
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 315 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 7/8" | Arm Length: 33" | Grade: Round 3


40 Time: 5.03 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 29" | Broad: 100"
3 Cone: 8.13 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.90 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Underrated guard prospect. Good size, length, and athleticism. Moves well for a 300+ pounder. Very effective blocking on the second level. Can play in space. Solid pass protector, but had some struggles handling bull rushes. Susceptible to inside moves? Can generate plenty of push in the running game. Doesn't always land his initial punch, but is effective when he does. Can sustain blocks.




7. Damien Mama*
Experience: Junior | School: Southern California
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 342 lbs.
Hand Size: 11" | Arm Length: 35" | Grade: Round 3


40 Time: 5.75 | Bench: N/A | Vertical: 24.5" | Broad: 97"
3 Cone: 8.16 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.96 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Massive guard prospect who is much more athletic that his size and athletic testing would indicate. Shows flashes of being a mauler in the running game, and he can quickly find his target on the second level and take them out of the play. Displays the ability to pull and get to the edge, but doesn't have ideal quickness to play in space. Pass blocking is really good, but he could struggle with quick defensive tackles. His technique could use some work, particularly being faster with his initial punch and overall hand placement when run blocking. He also needs to be more consistent when it comes to sustaining blocks. I question his conditioning. There were several series where he was not on the field during a game, and he can be the last one off the ball at times. Let him play in a phone booth and he'll be a quality starter.




8. Isaac Asiata
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Utah
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 323 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 3/8" | Arm Length: 33 3/4" | Grade: Round 3


40 Time: 5.34 | Bench: 35 | Vertical: 26.5" | Broad: 103"
3 Cone: 7.83 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.93 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Has the look of a prototype guard. Love how he fires off the ball. He flashes power and strength. Needs a lot of work. Has some bad habits such as lunging and ducking head on contact occasionally. Can generate movement in the running game, but struggles to sustain blocks. Looks confused once he gets to the second level. Gets pulled down and ends up on the ground a lot. More athletic than I thought. Can be an effective pull blocker. Can blow guys off the ball. Flashes the dominance to be a high end starter at guard. Needs to be more consistent.




Tier Three: Developmental Starter Prospects


9. Ethan Pocic
Experience: Senior | School: Louisiana State
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 317 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/8" | Arm Length: 33 1/8" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 5.15 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 27" | Broad: 107"
3 Cone: 7.89 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.81 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Looked really good against Alabama. Balanced offensive lineman who is solid in pass protection and as a run blocker. His height makes it hard for him to have a consistent pad level and he is susceptible to losing the leverage battle inside. What he lacks in the power game, he makes up for with his athleticism. Even with only average arm length, his best position could be tackle, where he can play in space. Consistency does need to improve. Needs some coaching in regards to some of his technical flaws, but the athleticism and versatility should push him up draft boards.




10. Tyler Orlosky
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: West Virginia
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 296 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/4" | Arm Length: 32 1/4" | Grade: Round 4


40 Time: 5.37 | Bench: 24 | Vertical: 26.5" | Broad: 102"
3 Cone: 7.97 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.93 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A


Analysis: Good build for a center prospect. Doesn't generate a ton of push in the running game, but is smart, and does a solid job of sustaining blocks. Struggles to sustain them on the second level. Doesn't have great foot quickness. Stiff hips. Struggles to operate in space. Very good pass protector thanks to having very good technique. Great initial punch. Does he have the strength and power to handle bull rushes on a consistent basis? May not be a fit for every team.




Other Notable Prospects


J.J. Dielman
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Utah
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 306 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 32 1/4" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: N/A | Bench: 27 | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Nico Siragusa
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: San Diego State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 312 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 5/8" | Arm Length: 33 1/2" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 5.32 | Bench: 28 | Vertical: 32" | Broad: 110"
3 Cone: 7.71 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.56 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Kyle Fuller
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Baylor
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 307 lbs.
Hand Size: 10 1/4" | Arm Length: 34 1/8" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 5.24 | Bench: 23 | Vertical: 26" | Broad: 96"
3 Cone: 7.71 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.84 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A



Jessamen Dunker
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Tennessee State
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 318 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 33 1/2" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 4.98 | Bench: 23 | Vertical: 28.5" | Broad: 108"
3 Cone: 7.55 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.62 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Sean Harlow
Experience: Senior | School: Oregon State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 300 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 32" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 5.15 | Bench: 26 | Vertical: 30.5" | Broad: 105"
3 Cone: 8.16 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.81 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Jordan Morgan
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Kutztown
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 309 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 34 5/8" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 5.36 | Bench: 21 | Vertical: 27" | Broad: 102"
3 Cone: 8.13 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.73 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Jermaine Eluemunor
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Texas A&M
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 334 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 33 1/4" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 5.22 | Bench: 34 | Vertical: 28.5" | Broad: 103"
3 Cone: 7.63 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.85 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Aviante Collins
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Texas Christian
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 292 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 3/8" | Arm Length: 33 3/8" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 4.81 | Bench: 34 | Vertical: 24" | Broad: 102"
3 Cone: 7.85 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.69 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Jon Toth
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Kentucky
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 302 lbs.
Hand Size: 10" | Arm Length: 33 5/8" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 5.51 | Bench: 21 | Vertical: 25.5" | Broad: 100"
3 Cone: 7.98 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.84 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Chase Roullier
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Wyoming
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 312 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 32 1/4" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 5.54 | Bench: 19 | Vertical: 26.5" | Broad: 97"
3 Cone: 7.60 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.47 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Jay Guillermo
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Clemson
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 318 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 33 5/8" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Vertical: N/A | Broad: N/A
3 Cone: N/A | 20-Yard Shuttle: N/A | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A




Avery Gennesey
Experience: Senior (RS) | School: Texas A&M
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 314 lbs.
Hand Size: 9 1/2" | Arm Length: 33 1/4" | Grade: N/A


40 Time: 5.35 | Bench: 24 | Vertical: 25" | Broad: 95"
3 Cone: 7.76 | 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.88 | 60-Yard Shuttle: N/A