OFFENSIVE TACKLES

THE BEST

Joe Thomas

School: Wisconsin

Size: 6-6 ½, 311

40 time: 4.92

Projected round: 1

Quote: "He's got great feet. His forte is pass-blocking, and that's what the NFL is all about. I'd like to see him get a little stronger and play with a lower base. But with his size, and with his ability to pass-block, he won't get past Arizona at No. 5. Tore his ACL in Wisconsin's bowl game his junior year when he jumped over to play defensive end. But he's completely recovered from that. He's got the ability to be a special player."

THE RISER

Joe Staley

School: Central Michigan

Size: 6-5 ¾, 306

40 time: 4.79

Projected round: 1-2

Quote: "A former tight end. I don't think he'll be ready to play Day 1. He's got to get stronger. He's got to get more reps. But he's a great athlete. Has really good feet. He could go late in the first round, certainly the early-second, especially in a tackle draft that isn't great. You can see he's got the frame to put on another 10-15 pounds. His best football is about 3 years from now."

THE SLEEPER

Jermon Bushrod

School: Towson

Size: 6-4 ½, 315

40 time: 4.92

Projected round: 7 or free agent.

Quote: "He's had some good workouts. He was dominant at the 1-AA level. Played extremely well in pass protection. He looks like he's been coached well. He wasn't invited to the combine, but he's a guy I think could be a pretty good player. Probably will be a late second-day pick or free agent."

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