Scouting the 2011 NFL draft | Offensive linemen and kickers The Seattle Times continues its look at the top-shelf options available in this year's draft, looking today at offensive linemen and kickers.
Scouting the 2011 NFL draft | Offensive linemen and kickers
The Seattle Times continues its look at the top-shelf options available in this year’s draft, looking today at offensive linemen and kickers.
T Tyron Smith, 6-5, 307, USC
Likely to be the first lineman chosen, Smith has the build that NFL teams have come to covet in their left tackles.
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T Anthony Castonzo, 6-7, 311, Boston College
A four-year starter, including the last three years at left tackle. He gained 50 pounds during his college career, growing from a tight end to the No. 2 tackle in this draft.
T Gabe Carimi, 6-7, 314, Wisconsin
After winning the 2010 Outland Trophy as the top offensive lineman in college football, he might wind up as a mauler-type right tackle in the NFL.
G Mike Pouncey, 6-5, 303, Florida
Twin brother of Maurkice, the center chosen by Pittsburgh in the first round last year. Mike Pouncey is considered top interior lineman available.
G Danny Watkins, 6-3, 310, Baylor
A tackle in college, he will play guard in the NFL. The only caveat is that he’s 26, a Canadian who first played football four years ago.
T Nate Solder, 6-8, 319, Colorado
An athletic prospect, he began his college career as a tight end. He’s an incredibly chiseled, powerful blocker likely to be chosen in the first round.
K Kai Forbath, 5-11, 197, UCLA
Won the 2010 Lou Groza award as the nation’s top kicker, and made 84.1 percent of his field-goal attempts the past four years.