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ESPN’s McShay likes OT class

Posted by Chris Brown on December 22, 2009 – 6:26 pm

ESPN’s Todd McShay in a national conference call for media assessed the 2010 draft class at the offensive tackle position. Here was his take.

“It’s shaping up to be a good group when you look at a couple of these underclassmen that have already said they are coming out, or we’re hearing reports that they’re leaning that way,” said McShay. “Russell Okung from Oklahoma State is not at that exceptional level like Jake Long out of Michigan a couple years ago, but I do think he’s in the first half of the first round type prospect. … Trent Williams from Oklahoma is the same. Williams struggled this year, but he also made the shift from right tackle to left tackle. When you look at him just physically he had the tools and he was so dominant at right tackle a year ago… I think both of those seniors will be in the first half of the first round. 

“I think one of the most talented tackles in the country is Anthony Davis from Rutgers. He comes with a little bit of baggage, but from a skills standpoint he’s 6’5”, 325 pounds and he can move. If teams clear him and have no concerns about his maturity and the way he’s going to handle the NFL — if you just look at it from a pure talent standpoint — I think Davis has a chance to be the first offensive tackle taken, in the top five to 10 picks.”

McShay had the Bills taking Davis with the 10th overall pick in his first mock draft. With no clear cut top flight QBs in this year’s draft class, offensive tackle would be the next logical place for the Bills to look positionally.

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