Ereck Flowers*, OT, Miami
Height: 6-6. Weight: 329. 40 Time: 5.29. Projected Round (2015): Top-25 Pick. 4/27/15: Scouts tell WalterFootball.com that they feel Flowers could be a stud who turns into a NFL difference-maker at left tackle. He already is a powerful presence in the ground game. Multiple teams told WalterFootball.com that they've given Flowers a first-round grade - most have him in the top 20. Many project Flowers to start out at right tackle, and they'll see if can move to left tackle after some development.
Flowers had a strong Combine. He led all the offensive linemen in the bench press with 37 reps. Flowers plays with a lot of power, and his bench press total is even more impressive considering he has long arms (34 1/2 inches). Flowers' 40 time was quick considering he is heavier than most of the top offensive linemen. In the field work, Flowers slid well while showing real power and shock in his hands in the pads drills. He did well in the mirror drill, but needs a little work to stay compact and not get his arms out wide. Flowers is only 20 years old and is full of potential.
Flowers finishes plays really well and has a mean streak. The only thing that might hurt him is bending and hand placement. Some times he does more waist bending rather than the knee bending that NFL teams prefer. However, that situation often comes with the territory of a big blocker. He also gets too wide with his hands at time.
Flowers put together an excellent 2014 season. The junior demonstrated excellent feet, quickness, length and agility to block on the blind side. In the ground game, Flowers opened a lot of holes for Duke Johnson. Flowers even played well while dealing with a recurring knee injury from a torn meniscus. That knocked him out against North Carolina, but he came back quickly to play well against Florida State. Flowers was absolutely dominant against South Carolina to conclude his 2014 season. He illustrated his tremendous skill set as he was rock solid in pass protection and moved defenders in the ground game.
8/27/14: Flowers saw his first action at right tackle in 2012. He started four games and rotated into others. In 2013, Miami trusted Flowers to start at left tackle and had a solid season. The Hurricanes' coaching staff played him over the highly touted Seantrel Henderson. Flowers has room for improvement, but he's young and has upside.
Andrus Peat*, OT, Stanford
Height: 6-7. Weight: 313. 40 Time: 5.18. Projected Round (2015): 1. 4/27/15: In speaking with sources, it sounds like Peat has a wide range on where he could go during the first night of the 2015 NFL Draft. Peat could be a potential top-16 pick, or he could slide into the 20s.
Generally, Peat is a reliable in pass protection and solid in run blocking. He needs to improve his knee bend as he can get caught reaching too much. Still, Peat has excellent size, length and athleticism. He also has a strong lower body built to get movement at the point of attack. Peat had a good performance at the Combine.
Peat was impressive against Maryland to close out 2014. The Terrapins have some fast edge rushers who gave Iowa left tackle Brandon Scherff a lot of problems, so it speaks well of Peat that he was able to impress against Maryland. Peat did well in his matchup with talented defensive end Owa Odighizuwa in closing out the regular season against UCLA. However, Peat had some issues with penalties. Against Oregon, Peat was challenged more in pass protection and allowed some defenders to get upfield, but he didn't give up a sack. Peat did also well in the ground game. In pass protection against Notre Dame, he didn't have issues with the Fighting Irish's defensive ends. Peat showed his athleticism and quickness on a few plays.
Peat's game against Washington was similar to his performance against USC. Overall it was good, but he had a few plays where Huskies outside linebacker Hau'Oli Kikaha gave him problems. Generally, Peat won his blocks. He had a good game against USC in Week 2 and did well in his plays against Leonard Williams and was generally rock solid. However, Peat had a mental mistake on Stanford's last play that led to a sack-fumble for the Trojans to clinch their win.
8/27/14: Peat lived up to the big expectations in 2014. The first-year starter had an excellent debut for the Cardinal. In the ground game, Peat did a good job of opening holes and getting movement of defenders while also being a good pass-protector. He was All-Pac-12 Second-Team selection.
Peat has a ton of upside and last year seemed to be just scratching the surface of what he is capable of becoming. Peat has the size and athleticism to potentially develop into a high first-round pick and franchise left tackle.
Stanford moved David Yankey inside to guard in 2013 becase of Peat. He has a rare combination of size, strength and athleticism. Peat impressed when he rotated into the game last year.
Personal: Son of Todd and Jana Peat. His father played six seasons in the NFL for the St. Louis/Phoenix Cardinals and Los Angeles Raiders. Andrus Peat's brother Todd, Jr. plays for Nebraska.
La'el Collins, OT/G, LSU
Height: 6-4. Weight: 305. 40 Time: 5.12. Projected Round (2015): 1-2. 4/27/15: Collins was decent for LSU in 2014 as both a reliable pass-protector and run-blocker. He has some vocal supporters who claim he's a top-10 pick, but some of his critics think he should play guard or right tackle in the NFL.
In speaking with multiple NFL teams, one says Collins has a second-round grade and views him as a guard. Another feels Collins can be a very good guard who plays right away and possibly develops into a tackle, while a third team feels Collins is a right tackle who could go late in the first round, but more likely in the second round. They all feel he needs to improve his technique. That being said, most projections have Collins in the top 20.
Collins helped his chances of going in the first round by playing well at the Senior Bowl and showing athletic ability at the Combine. When properly motivated, Collins has the ability to be a special blocker.
LSU destroyed Kentucky while Collins did his part to keep Wildcats defensive end Bud Dupree from recording a sack. Versus Florida and its dangerous edge rushers, including Dante Fowler Jr., Collins had a quality outing. He wasn't beaten for any sacks and opened some running lanes, though he did get away with a few plays on which he should have been called for holding. Collins also merited a face-mask penalty after ripping off Fowler's helmet.
8/27/14: Collins played left tackle for the Tigers in 2013 and was extremely impressive. Quarterback Zach Mettenberger was protected extremely well by Collins, and the big lineman did well in run defense. Collins played well against Florida, Georgia, Texas A&M and Iowa. In the ground game, he got a lot of movement and showed the ability to be a plus run blocker as a left tackle. Running back Jeremy Hill had a lot of success running behind him. The SEC coaches made Collins a Second-Team All-SEC selection in his first season at left tackle. He has upside to develop.
In 2012, Collins started 13 games at left guard and was an honorable mention All-SEC Selection. Collins was an impressive power run-blocker and helped the Tigers' stable of backs move the ball. The senior has some road-grading potential and really improved his pass protection as a junior.
Personal: Son of Loyetta Collins and David Philips.
D.J. Humphries*, OT, Florida
Height: 6-5. Weight: 307. 40 Time: 5.12. Projected Round (2015): 1-2. 4/27/15: Humphries could continue to add strength, but he is very quick and athletic. Humphries has the athletic skill set to be a starting left tackle in the NFL. He would have had a better shot at being a high first-round pick if he had returned for his senior year and stayed healthy. Sources say they like Humphries as a player, but some teams could have downgraded him because of the medical evaluation. Some team sources said they have Humphries rated as a high second-rounder on their draft boards.
Humphries was fast, fluid and athletic at the Combine while showing up at a good weight. He played well for Florida in 2014 and was impressive in pass protection. Humphries missed two games, but returned for the Gators against Tennessee. Humphries had a superb game against Georgia as Florida rolled the Bulldogs on the ground. He finished the season well, too.
8/27/14: Humphries didn't have the breakout season that Florida expected in 2013. He had a sprained MCL that caused him to miss some games and also some inconsistent play. Humphries has had a hard time maintaining his weight, but that could change as an upperclassman. Humphries has natural quickness and athleticism to block speed rushers but could use more power for the ground game.
Humphries was the top offensive lineman in the nation in his recruiting class and made his way onto the field as a true freshman in 2012. The Gators rotated Humphries into the game and it was clear that he is very athletic, but needs to add strength.
T.J. Clemmings*, OT, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-4. Weight: 307. 40 Time: 5.14. Projected Round (2015): 1-3. 4/27/15: Clemmings really struggled with speed rushers at the Senior Bowl. They beat him all week in the one-on-ones. He has some natural strength and athleticism, but needs a lot of work. Clemmings' Combine performance wasn't special, and he didn't stand out in the bench press (22 reps).
General managers with two teams told WalterFootball.com they graded Clemmings as a third-round pick, but believe a team that likes him enough to draft him would do it in Round 2. Another GM said they have a second-day grade on Clemmings, while yet another GM said they have a fourth-round grade on Clemmings. Still, many draft pundits on TV are pushing Clemmings as a first-rounder. Perhaps those pundits have heard that from some other teams.
Clemmings played well in 2014 for Pittsburgh. He is a good athlete who can be a force as a run-blocker. He needs to improve his technique in pass protection as he can be slow to react to speed rushers. Clemmings needed some extra help while going against the speed rusher from Virginia Tech's defense.
The need for Clemmings' development is understandable as 2014 was only his second season playing on the offensive line. Clemmings was a defensive end to start out his collegiate career and moved to right tackle as a junior. Clemmings started 13 games at right tackle in 2013.
Personal: Son of Trevor and Fay Clemmings. Justice major.
Cedric Ogbuehi, OT, Texas A&M
Height: 6-5. Weight: 306. Projected 40 Time: 5.00. Projected Round (2015): 2-3. 4/27/15: A torn ACL in his bowl game against West Virginia was a huge blow to Ogbuehi's draft stock. He was a mid first-rounder before the injury. Sources say they feel that Ogbuehi's range will now be the middle of the second round to the top portion of the third round. They still view him as a 10-year starter at left tackle in the NFL. All Ogbuehi could do at the Combine was the bench press and produced 23 reps. That's not a great number, but not bad considering he's focused on rehabbing his knee.
Ogbuehi has shown that he has the athletic potential for the next level, but he needs to improve his strength. Ogbuehi is an extremely fast and agile blocker with great feet who needs to improve his strength to sustain blocks. The senior hit a mid-season slump where he allowed six sacks in three games, and all were from a lack of strength.
Ogbuehi had an easy final game in his bowl matchup against West Virginia. The outing against Alabama was the third-straight game in which Ogbuehi played poorly. He gave up two sacks and multiple other pressures and hits on his quarterback to the Crimson Tide. Versus Ole Miss, Ogbuehi was beaten for one sack and gave up a critical hit on Kenny Hill that helped result in a 75-yard pick six. Against Mississippi State, Ogbuehi had a disappointing game as he allowed three sacks. Two of them were coverage sacks, but on the first of the three, Ogbuehi was beaten by some speed and strength from linebacker Bernardrick McKinney. He allowed a sack against Missouri and LSU, but was very good aside from those plays.
Ogbuehi had an excellent start to the 2014 season against South Carolina. He was rock solid in pass protection and got movement in the ground game. While going against easy opponents, Ogbuehi looked natural with his switch to left tackle.
8/27/14: Ogbuehi will continue to move along the Texas A&M offensive line. He had a superb 2013 season as a pass-protector. The junior opened holes in the ground game and was a very reliable blocker to negate the speed rushers of the SEC. With Jake Matthews moving on to the NFL, Ogbuehi is expected to move to left tackle as a senior. If Ogbuehi had entered the 2013 NFL Draft, many thought he would be a late first-round pick. If he dominates as a senior, he could go high in the first round.
Ogbuehi had an excellent 2012 season blocking for Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. With Luke Joeckel and Jake Matthews at the tackle positions, Ogbuehi started inside at guard. He excelled in pass and run blocking on the inside. Given his body type some teams may think of him as a candidate to move inside.
Personal: Recreation, parks and tourism sciences major. Son of Kelly and Chris Ogbuehi.
Donovan Smith*, OT, Penn State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 338. 40 Time: 5.27. Projected Round (2015): 2-3. 4/27/15: Penn State had some disappointing games in 2014, and Christian Hackenberg didn't receive enough support up front. The offensive line really struggled, but Smith was the exception. The senior has some athleticism to go with size, and his run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. In the ground game, he is strong and gets movement at the point of attack.
Smith really helped himself with a Senior Bowl that saw him push around defensive linemen all week. He was a bull in the ground game, blasting linemen off the line of scrimmage. Smith also showed potential in pass blocking, but he needs refinement. Smith went on to have a solid Combine performance. He could be a long-term starter at right tackle and a good value pick.
8/27/14: Smith broke into the starting lineup in 2012 with nine games at left tackle. He was a Big Ten All-Freshman selection. In 2013, Smith stayed at left tackle with 11 starts.
Smith has some talent and is improving. He might be better off moving to guard for the NFL. Smith should get lots of notice over the next few years protecting the blind side of Christian Hackenberg.
Personal: Son of Sharon Thomas.
Jake Fisher, OT, Oregon
Height: 6-6. Weight: 306. 40 Time: 5.01. Projected Round (2015): 2-3. 4/27/15: Fisher is a good specimen who has been overshadowed in the draft process. He could go higher than expected on draft day. At the Combine, Fisher illustrated that he is an excellent athlete with speed and mobility. Sources say they think Fisher could go on Day 2 and feel he is similar to Justin Britt, who went to the Seahawks late in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Fisher was an unsung hero for Oregon in 2014 as he did a solid job after an injury forced him to move to left tackle. Fisher was impressive against Michigan State. He did a good job of protecting Marcus Mariota while taking on an effective pass-rusher in Shilique Calhoun.
Fisher injured his leg against Wyoming and missed time. The Ducks really missed him while he was out, and their pass protection improved significantly after he returned to the lineup. Fisher had a quality outing against Stanford and was superb against Florida State. He fought hard against Ohio State in the Championship.
8/27/14: With Tyler Johnstone tearing an ACL in the preseason, Fisher will move from right tackle to left tackle. Oregon needs Fisher to step up and protect Marcus Mariota to fulfill the program's National Title hopes. He played well for the Ducks in 2013 by he opening up a lot of holes on the ground. Against Stanford, UCLA and Texas, Fisher had some rough moments in pass protection. He missed a few games with injuries.
Fisher was a backup at guard as a freshman in 2011. In 2012, he earned the starting right tackle job and had a strong debut for Oregon. Fisher opened up a lot of holes in the run game and was solid in pass protection. He could stand to add more bulk on his frame for the NFL.
Personal: Son of Ray and Mary Fisher.
Daryl Williams, OT, Oklahoma
Height: 6-5. Weight: 327. Projected 40 Time: 5.36. Projected Round (2015): 2-4. 4/27/15: Williams played well for the Sooners in 2014 and was a big part of their potent rushing attack. He played right tackle and looks suited to remain there in the NFL. However at most colleges, Williams would have been the starting left tackle. He is strong and gets movement at the point of attack. Williams had a decent week at the Senior Bowl, and teams are said to like his attitude and competitiveness. He didn't help or hurt himself at the Combine. Some teams are said to be targeting him as a value pick in the middle portion of the second day.
8/27/14: Williams had a strong junior season as the Sooners' right tackle. He was a Second-Team All-Big XII selection and was a good run-blocker for Oklahoma. His pass protection steadily improved. In the Sugar Bowl, Williams played well filling in at left tackle against Alabama. He picked a good time to have maybe his best game of the season. Williams also did well against Oklahoma State.
For the NFL, Williams may be best at right tackle. In 2012, Williams was an honorable mention all-conference performer and started 10 games. He was a backup in 2011 and redshirted in 2010.
Personal: Son of Mamesa and Jason Hindman. Majoring in human relations.
Tyrus Thompson, OT, Oklahoma
Height: 6-5. Weight: 324. Projected 40 Time: 5.21. Projected Round (2015): 2-4. 4/27/15: Thompson had a good year for Oklahoma. He blocked well in the ground game and was reliable as a pass-protector. Thompson could stand to improve his pass protection against speed rushers and his ability to play in space. Sources say that for the 2014 NFL Draft, Thompson received a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
Thompson could develop into a left tackle in the NFL, but could end up being more effective at guard or right tackle. He has teams questioning his work ethic and desire. Thompson didn't work out at the Combine.
8/27/14: Thompson had a strong junior season as the Sooners left tackle. He missed the final two games against Alabama and Oklahoma State. Thompson is a good athlete with quickness to be a pass blocker. He also did well as a run blocker during his junior campaign. In 2012 he started five games with two starts on the left side and two on the right side. Thompson has athletic upside and could rise as a senior.
Personal: Son of Raymond and Yolanda Thompson. Majoring in criminology.
Ali Marpet, OT/C, Hobart
Height: 6-4. Weight: 307. 40 Time: 4.98. Projected Round (2015): 3-4. 4/27/15: The Division III star Marpet had a breakout Senior Bowl. He got better each practice and held his own against the tougher competition. Marpet was a gritty blocker who showed the strength and athleticism to win his blocks.
At the Combine, the Hobart product had the fastest 40 times, with an official time of 4.98 seconds. He also moved smoothly in the field drills and showed some natural athleticism. Some project moving Marpet to center. Early on, he could be valuable versatile backup while developing into a bigger role.
Jamil Douglas, OT, Arizona State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 304. 40 Time: 5.25. Projected Round (2015): 3-4. 4/27/15: Douglas was a solid blocker for the Sun Devils as he was reliable in pass protection. As a junior and sophomore, Douglas played guard for Arizona State, and his body type would lend him to that in the NFL. He earned an invitation to the Senior Bowl and took advantage of the opportunity. Douglas showed some athleticism and strength. He had respectable performances in the one-on-ones and team scrimmage.
Douglas also put together a solid Combine. He could be better moving inside to guard and would fit well in a zone-blocking scheme.
Tyler Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 311. 40 Time: 5.36. Projected Round (2015): 3-5. 4/27/15: Sambrailo had a rough week at the Senior Bowl. He struggled with speed rushers and was reaching too much. Sambrailo also was generally overpowered. Clearly, he needs more strength for the NFL. His Combine performance was also underwhelming in the 40 and the bench press (23 reps). Some teams are thinking of moving him inside to guard. Sambrailo looks like he'll need a redshirt year before being ready to compete in the NFL.
Sambrailo was very good at protecting quarterback Garrett Grayson over the past three seasons. The senior missed some time with injuries in 2014, but played well after returning to the field. Sambrailo is strong in terms of his athleticism and looks like he could be versatile enough to move to guard or right tackle if needed.
8/27/14: Sambrailo was a Second-Team All-Mountain West selection in 2013. He started at left tackle for the Rams and opened a lot of holes for Kapri Bibbs. Sambrailo saw starts in 2012 at left tackle and broke into the starting lineup as a freshman.
Personal: Son of Mark and Karen Sambrailo.
Corey Robinson, OT, South Carolina
Height: 6-7. Weight: 324. Projected 40 Time: 5.45. Projected Round (2015): 4-6. 4/27/15: Robinson was a solid run-blocker for South Carolina, but he struggled to play in space and had issues with speed rushers. That was evident when, for the second-straight season, Vic Beasley smoked Robinson with speed around the corner. Robinson would be better off at right tackle in the NFL and is too big to move inside to guard.
Sources say that Robinson has decent athleticism for such a big blocker. They feel he is similar to Chargers tackle King Dunlap, but Robinson isn't quite as athletic as Dunlap. Hence, the projected move to right tackle. That view was given proof as he showed some athleticism at the Combine and moved pretty well in the field drills for such a huge lineman, but not at the level of a left tackle.
8/27/14: Robinson is a massive blocker who has surprising feet and athleticism. The big edge protector had a strong junior season at left tackle for South Carolina. After playing well against some good opponents, Robinson struggled against Tennessee. He was also abused by Clemson's Vic Beasley for two sacks, a forced fumble and a holding penalty. Robinson also gave up a sack against Wisconsin.
The senior is South Carolina's left tackle, but he looks like a better fit at right tackle in the NFL. Robinson started out his career as a defensive linemen, but broke into the starting lineup at left tackle during the 2012 season. He needs refinement, but has upside to develop.
Personal: Majoring in hospitality management.
Chaz Green, OT, Florida
Height: 6-5. Weight: 314. 40 Time: 5.16. Projected Round (2015): 4-6. 4/27/15: Green had a solid 2014 season for Florida. He even played some left tackle while D.J. Humphries was out with an injury. Green is a strong run-blocker and dependable in pass protection. He didn't have his best game against Missouri, but he bounced back with a superb outing against Georgia as he was part of an offensive line that dominated the Bulldogs' defense with the Gators running for over 400 yards on the ground. Green also did well against LSU and Florida State. While not many know about him, Green is a sleeper pick who could be a third-day steal.
8/27/14: Green was injured in 2013's fall camp and went out for the season with a torn labrum. Florida missed him all year as their offensive line was dreadful. He made the wise decision to return to Florida rather than enter the 2014 NFL Draft.
Green had a solid sophomore season at right tackle for the Gators. Florida had a lot of success running the ball with Mike Gillislee in 2012 and Green was an integral part of the team's tough ground game. There were times where he had some problems in pass protection. Florida State's Bjoern Werner destroyed him in their matchup.
Rob Havenstein, OT, Wisconsin
Height: 6-7. Weight: 321. 40 Time: 5.46. Projected Round (2015): 4-6. 4/27/15: Havenstein was the leading blocker for Melvin Gordon in 2014. The powerful Havenstein opened a lot of holes and was the Badgers' most effective run-blocker. He is definitely a right tackle for the NFL and needs to improve his ability to pass protect against speed rushers, but he has some developmental potential.
At the Senior Bowl, Havenstein struggled in the pass-blocking one-on-ones. He was beaten by speed rushers consistently. Havenstein was decent at the Combine, but he looks like a limited athlete for the NFL.
Havenstein started at right tackle as a junior and sophomore. He was a reliable run-blocker for Montee Ball and James White.
Personal: Son of Gary and Cheryl Havenstein. Majoring in life sciences communication.
Jamon Brown, OT, Louisville
Height: 6-6. Weight: 323. Projected 40 Time: 5.35. Projected Round (2015): 4-6. 4/27/15: Brown had a strong performance at the East-West Shrine, but unfortunately, an injury kept him from working out at the Combine. He is a big blocker with some power to him. Brown needs to improve his pass protection, but he could be a sleeper who proves to be a steal.
Trent Brown, OT, Florida
Height: 6-8. Weight: 355. 40 Time: 5.29. Projected Round (2015): 5-7. 4/27/15: The junior college product Brown is a massive blocker who is still somewhat raw. He showed size and strength for Florida, but he needs to improve his pass blocking. That was seen again at the Senior Bowl where Brown had some issues in the one-on-ones.
That being said, Brown is giant who could be bull at the point of attack. He is a developmental project at right tackle, but could turn into a nice value on Day 3.
Sean Hickey, OT, Syracuse
Height: 6-5. Weight: 309. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2015): 5-7. 4/27/15: Hickey played well for Syracuse, but he needs to add more strength for the NFL. Hickey did well at the the East-West Shrine. He could be a backup and possibly develop into a contributor.
8/27/14: Hickey did well in his first season on the blind side in 2013. Syracuse moved Hickey over to left tackle with Justin Pugh moving on to the NFL. As a player, Hickey is similar to Pugh in that he is a good pass-protector who relies on technique over strength to be effective in the ground game.
Hickey played the first four games of the 2012 season at left tackle while Pugh was out with an injury and did an admirable job protecting Ryan Nassib. Following Pugh's return, Hickey moved to right tackle for the remainder of that season.
Personal: Majoring in general studies. Son of Michael and Sandy Hickey.
Tayo Fabuluje, OT, TCU
Height: 6-6. Weight: 353. 40 Time: 5.55. Projected Round (2015): 6-FA. 4/27/15: Fabuluje is a massive blocker who can get movement at the point of attack. He struggled at the Senior Bowl in pass protection though. Fabuluje should move inside to guard in a power-man scheme in the NFL. He also should lose some weight to help him take on speed rushers.
Darrian Miller, OT, Kentucky
Height: 6-5. Weight: 307. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2015): 6-FA. 4/27/15: Miller put together a strong performance at the East-West Shrine. He showed some quickness, strength and power. Miller went under the radar at Kentucky, but was the team's starting left tackle from his sophomore season on.
Miller enters the NFL with a lot of experience from the SEC. He could be a good swing-tackle backup on game days and possible develop into a late-round steal.
Personal: Son of Robert and Armida Miller.
Austin Shepherd, OT, Alabama
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315. 40 Time: 5.39. Projected Round (2015): 7-FA. 4/27/15: Shepherd was a solid run-blocker in 2014. His pass protection needs to get better for the NFL, and he should maybe move inside to guard. Shepherd really struggled in the pass-blocking one-on-ones at the Senior Bowl. He didn't wow at the Combine either.
8/27/14: Shepherd took over at right tackle for Alabama in 2013 after D.J. Fluker left for the NFL. The Crimson Tide had success running behind him and Anthony Steen on the right side of the line. Shepherd had some inconsistent play in pass protection and that is the area he needs to improve in 2014. If he doesn't show progress as a senior that could cause teams to project him to guard in the NFL.
Eric Lefeld, OT, Cincinnati
Height: 6-6. Weight: 309. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2015): FA. 4/27/15: Lefeld did a nice job of blocking for Gunner Kiel in 2014, but is a developmental project for the NFL. Lefeld did not participate in the Combine.
8/27/14: Lefeld held his own in 2013. He could be a late-round project to develop on the practice squad. Lefeld struggled late in the season against Louisville and North Carolina.
Lefeld is an undersized tackle, but he had a strong 2012 season. The sophomore was a First-Team All-Big East selection and led the way for Cincinnati to allow only 13 sacks. Lefeld needs to fill out his frame for the NFL.
Personal: Son of Linda and Allen Lefeld.
Tyler Moore*, OT/G, Florida
Height: 6-5. Weight: 320. Projected 40 Time: 5.31. Projected Round (2015): FA. 4/27/15: Moore rotated in at guard in 2014 and looked better than in 2013, but he still has lot of room to improve. Other players were more consistent and impressive on Florida's offensive line. Moore should have returned for his senior year, but he entered the 2015 NFL Draft. Moore did not participate in the Combine.
8/27/14: Moore replaced the injured Chaz Green as the starting right tackle in 2013. Moore was banged up and inconsistent for the year himself. He was terrible against Missouri, but bounced back against Georgia when starting at left tackle. Moore ended the season injured. He should play guard and remain there if the Gators' tackles can stay healthy.
Moore was one of the top offensive linemen in the nation coming out of high school and started out his collegiate career at Nebraska. He started four games as a freshman and played in nine contests. Moore was just the 10th true-freshman offensive lineman to play for Nebraska since 1973. Plus, he was a Freshman All-Big XII selection.
Moore soured on Nebraska and left after his freshman season. He spent one semester at St. Petersburg Community College before transferring to Florida in January 2012.