1. Mike Iupati Idaho – So athletic that there has been talk not ony of moving him to OT, but also to DT. I see him staying put on the O-line. He has played against lesser foes than other prospects, but he’s been dominant since the 2009 season came to a close.
2. John Jerry Ole Miss – His brother was a first rounder last year. Jerry’s size could also lead to a move to OT. His versatility and offseason performances have improved his stock and he is now considered by many to be a 2nd round prospect.
3. Mitch Petrus Ark – He’s athletic, as he has moved from FB to the line. He’s got super-human strength as well. But he has to overcome a torn pectoral. I think he has time to make that a non-factor before the 2010 season begins.
4. John Asamoah Ill – Yet another guy with injury issues. But he appears healthy now. He should be a prospect on the rise. I don’t think guard is a strong suit of this draft, so that will help a guy like Asamoah.
5. Mike Johnson Ala – Good enough to start for the national champs. That and his experience at tackle should make him a Friday pick.
Guy who has a lot of tattoos and a Mohawk: Brandon Cater Texas Tech – I’ve heard that some folks don’t like his attitude. Plus, he played in the wacky TTU spread. He could have a rude awakening in the pros.
Guys who will be moved from tackle: Chris Scott Tenn and Zane Beadles Utah – They struggled in the offseason against tough outside pass rushers.
1. Maurkice Pouncey Fla – Really, this list is just “the OC” as Pouncey is the only guy I have watched closely at all. For you offensive line nuts, I apologize. Yes, I realize that O-line is as important as any positions on the field, but it is hard to grade centers without access to real game film. Pouncey is clearly talented though and he stands out more than other interior linemen. He can play guard too if you need him to. He will go higher than most people think on Thursday night.
Guy who went to my Alma Mater: Jim Cordle OSU – I don’t see him getting drafted. I just wanted to give him a shout out.<!--EndFragment-->