The Road Thru Indy: Offensive Line
The ‘big uglies’ take center stage in Part 2
If you missed Part 1 of The Road Thru Indy series, fear not, we got you fam.
Part 1 – Specialists
P art 3 – Interior Defensive Lineman (coming Thursday)
The Known Commodity: Cam Robinson, OT – Alabama
Widely considered the top offensive line talent in the entire draft, it should come as no surprise that Cam Robinson is my selection for the known commodity. He certainly looks the part at 6’6 and 325 lbs and he uses his speed along with his size extremely well. I personally think he is without a doubt the best run blocking talent I have seen in 2 or 3 drafts. He’s not as good in pass protection but that will come with maturity and coaching. Solid top 10 pick and starter for a long time with pro bowl ceiling.
The Name You’ll Learn: Ethan Pocic, C – LSU
You may already know Ethan Pocic, I’m not sure as many people know him as they should. Granted I’m not sure his long term NFL future will be as a center, I’m not ruling it out, but his slimmer frame suggests maybe a move to right tackle. He’s a very aggressive blocker who like Robinson is currently a much better rush blocker than pass, but his football smarts should allow for plenty of growth with some NFL level coaching. Pocic is another kid with a super high ceiling who will undoubtedly go in the first round and will create a lot of buzz at the combine.
The Virtual Unknown: Corey Levin, OG – Chattanooga
Levin is a kid who I think will make as much noise on the field at the combine as he will in the interviews. He’s a smart kid, 3 time All American, and has the ideal size to play inside at the NFL level. He played all over the line in college and unknown to me before my research he even started one game at center. The thing that strikes me the most about Levin is his durability, he started his last 45 games consecutively with Chattanooga. I think some team will steal him around the 5th round and will have a nice guard for a very long time.