Scouting Combine: Offensive Line

Feb 25, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Southern California Trojans offensive lineman Matt Kalil does the 40 yard dash during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-US PRESSWIRE

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The NFL Scouting Combine is in full swing, so let’s take a look at the first group that participated: the offensive lineman.

The guys who impressed me: Matt Kalil, David DeCastro, Philip Blake, Cordy Glenn, Kelechi Osemele, Adam Gettis.

First of all, let me say that I thought the o-line group as a whole was highly impressive. I couldn’t name everyone I liked, but these are the guys who really stood out. Kalil was as good as advertised. He was polished in technique, and his measurables were all outstanding. DeCastro didn’t blow anyone away with athleticism, but he really stood out in the technique drills and solidified himself as a first rounder. Blake was probably the biggest surprise for me, as he posted great numbers all across the board. As a center, he should be on the Rams radar. Glenn was an absolute beast all day, and I couldn’t believe how fast he was at 6-foot-5 and well over 300 lbs. Osemele helped his cause with athleticism, and so did Gettis, although I wasn’t highly impressed with the technique Gettis showed. He is an athletic freak, but he needs to get more polished.

Guys I didn’t love: Rishaw Johnson, John Cullen, Mike Adams

Johnson showed some outstanding athleticism, but he looked awful in the drills. I think he could develop into an NFL player, but he’s got a long way to go. Cullen really struggled for most of the day, and he isn’t nearly the athlete Johnson is. Adams wasn’t necessarily terrible, but I really thought he would put on a much better show. His 19 reps in the bench press were highly disappointing, and overall he just didn’t do anything well enough to set him apart.

Topics: 2012 NFL Combine, 2012 NFL Draft, Adam Gettis, Cordy Glenn, David DeCastro, John Cullen, Kelechi Osemele, Matt Kalil, Mike Adams, Offensive Lineman, Philip Blake, Rishaw Johnson, St. Louis Rams

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