OL Player Evals: OC

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We definitely need some help at OC in terms of depth. We likely won’t spend a high pick on this position specifically, but it could come in the form of a player who is primarily going to play Guard but can also play Center. Bradbury is multiple this way, but his primary position is going to be Center almost for sure. Gaillard is almost exactly the same in that respect, with experience and ability at Guard but in the NFL will play Center. Both are mid-round candidates and could show up on Dorsey’s radar.

GOOD: Overall Bradbury has good everything, but nothing that stands out as elite. Athleticism, size, strength and mobility are all good, but need improvement. Quick hands but short arms. Quick off the line and good second level blocker. Fiery competitor, has some dog in him.

BAD: He lacks proper lower body power and strength so his anchor is weak by NFL standards. Needs to improve his body in a pro weight program.

BOTTOM LINE: Came onto the team as a TE who had converted to DL. Has some edge to him that you like your O-linemen. Unlikely to start as a rookie unless he’s called to play both OG and OC as dress depth. Needs a ton of conditioning work before he can start in the NFL. Has enough athleticism to play Guard in a zone scheme and that might be his best path in the NFL. Probably mid to late Round 3, great value starting in Round 4.

GOOD: Strong and athletic. Multiple who can play Guard and Center. Long arms and plays with a fiesty demeanor. Came onto the team as a DL and switched to OL as a sophmore. Really heady and smart, ability to make pre-snap reads is near elite. Shows great upside for the position.

BAD: Lacks experience at Center. Converted from DL and didn’t play Center until Junior year of college. Needs work on technique and can always add strength to his power base to help anchor.

BOTTOM LINE: I really like Gaillard if you can actually get him on Day 3. He’s one of those guys that’s a little overlooked because he hasn’t been in the position long, but he turn out to be an excellent Center in two years with good coaching and reps. His near-elite processing skills and leadership is what gives him a huge kick-start in the process. Being able to get on the field as a Guard also will benefit his overall development. Great value starting in the 5th Round. Starter Year 2 if he develops well.