September 29, 2015

Some college offensive linemen who are expected to make immediate impacts in the NFL next year:

-Laremy Tunsil, OT, Ole Miss, and Ronnie Stanley, OT, Notre Dame. Likely the top two offensive line prospects in next year's draft. Stanley, at 6-foot-6 and 315 pounds, has worked to increase his lower body strength while still keeping his athleticism. Tunsil has yet to play this season because of NCAA issues and he was injured late last season. But when he has played he has been dominant. Their NFL readiness has more to do with their physical skills (size, strength, agility) than their well-developed technique.

-Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State and Taylor Decker, OT, Ohio State. The next two on list of top tackles. Conklin has played in an offense that is more pro-style than the others. Decker, at 6-foot-7, needs to work on playing lower and with better balance.

-Max Turek, C, UCS and Evan Boehm, C, Missouri. Not a lot of centers get first-round consideration but these two might. Both have had the benefit of a lot of playing time. Both are seniors who have been starting since they were freshmen.

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