NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock doesn’t believe the offensive tackle class is as deep as some NFL GMs have indicated. That’s why when asked to provide some options for pass protectors in rounds two and three he only had a handful.
“It’s not as deep a tackle draft as some might have you believe,” said Mayock. “I think there are going to be a couple of separate runs. The first is in the first round. I think you’re going to see five tackles go. Then I have four guys before the ground kind of falls away and there’s a big drop. So Joel Bitonio, who a lot of people like inside. Morgan Moses, Jack Mewhort from Ohio State, who a lot of people see inside and Ja’Wuan James from Tennessee, who I think is a starting right tackle. Those are the guys on the second day, second and third round guys.
“Then there’s a significant drop off. So I do think there’s going to be a run on those four guys. Then it becomes Tiny Richardson from Tennessee, Michael Schofield from Michigan and Cameron Fleming from Stanford. They’re all right tackles. I think Hurst is a swing
tackle from North Carolina. They’re all a drop-off ability-wise with the exception of Seantrel Henderson from Miami who has first-round talent, but has so many issues off the field. I think there are going to be a couple tackle runs.”
Tags: 2014 NFL draft, Mike Mayock
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