Round 5 – Last time we did this exercise, the offensive line was the theme of the fifth round. Nothing really changes this time around. Depth and development are the keys here.
Cam Jurgens – C – Nebraska – Jurgens projects to strictly play center at this point. A three year starter at Nebraska who handled the offensive line calls for that unit. Jurgens is another athletic 300 pounder (303) whose strength lies in run blocking. Jurgens could quickly develop into a back-up center early in his career with the potential to be more than that as he learns from NFL coaching.
Zach Tom – OT – Wake Forest – Tom is an interesting prospect. He started 34 games during his career at Wake Forest at both left tackle and center. Not the positional flexibility one usually sees in a lineman. His versatility will make him an intriguing developmental player as his past experience could make him someone who could fill in at any of the five positions on the offensive line.
Kellen Diesch – OT – Arizona State – Who knew Arizona State is the place to find later round linemen (see Dohnovan West above). Diesch would seem to need to add some size at the next level. At 6’7” 299 lbs he certainly has the frame for it. Diesch is best suited for a zone blocking scheme due to where his athleticism is at. Diesch has the potential, once he adds some bulk, to play either tackle position in a backup role.