Round 5 – The fifth round seems to be the sweet spot to add developmental offensive line talent.
Tyrese Robinson – IOL – Oklahoma – Robinson comes to the NFL after starting for the Sooners for the past three seasons. Robinson spent his first two seasons as a starter playing guard but was moved last year to right tackle due to his versatility. He’s been described as having a “bully mentality”, something you love in an offensive lineman. Robinson definitely has NFL size as he will enter the league at 6’3” and 334 lbs. Add some good coaching and you could have yourself a guard for the future.
Max Mitchell – OT – Louisiana – Mitchell comes from the small school of Louisiana out of the Sun Belt Conference but that doesn’t mean he can’t play in the NFL. Mitchell has the frame at 6’6” and 300 lbs. You would think an NFL program would add another 10 to 15 lbs to him. Mitchell has good feet and moves well laterally against pass rushers. Mitchell has the tools that could be developed into a depth tackle and eventually a future starter.
Braxton Jones – OT – Southern Utah – Another big body guy who more than likely will add weight once in the NFL. Jones comes in at 6’7” and 310 lbs. He’s a good athlete who’s agile on his feet but lacks in the power department. A year or two in an NFL weight room may be just what is needed with this prospect. Jones projects as a left tackle at the NFL level.