Will this NFL Draft be the Offensive Tackle Draft?

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By Paul M. Banks

There are plenty of places to get 2010 NFL Draft prospect lists. But why stop at just providing a mere list? I’m giving you a prediction of where I think all of these great offensive tackles (one of this draft’s most loaded positions) will end up in the draft this April.

5. Kansas City Chiefs Russell Okung OT Oklahoma State

Well now that they have Charlie Weiss as coordinator, the offense will just fix itself right? Ok, I couldn’t keep a straight face either as I typed that. The Chiefs number one need is OT, and they’ll get the best one available this draft in Okung, who combines all his physical gifts with a high football IQ; making him the perfect pick at this spot.

6. Seattle Seahawks Trent Williams OT Oklahoma

The Okung or Williams debate over who is the better choice at offensive tackle is one where there really isn’t a loser. By the way, if you’re planning on seeing the new film about a Left Tackle “The Blind Side,” I’m warning you know it’s “Jerry Maguire” all over again- a thinly disguised chick flick mass-marketed as a football movie. Trent Williams, like Okung, has good feet, strong hands and the talent to become elite in the NFL.

9. Buffalo Bills Bruce Campbell OT Maryland

Campbell could go higher, because he easily has as much talent and ability as Okung and Williams, but he doesn’t have their track record of durability. Therefore, he slips down the board a little.

23. Green Bay Packers Bryan Bulaga OT Iowa

As you might have heard, the Pack’s OL was terrible, and has slightly improved. Now they’re only pretty bad. GB will get a huge boost in their ability to run and pass protect on the left side when they take Bulaga, one of the best OL in college football.

SECOND ROUND PROSPECTS

31. Indianapolis Colts Anthony Davis OT Rutgers

The OT position should be the Colts’ biggest position of need. It’s also the deepest position in this draft. In any other year, Davis goes top 20 or top 15.

37. Washington Charles Brown OT USC

Brown, who often draws comparisons to Maurice Williams, was listed at No. 8 on Rivals.com?s preseason offensive tackle power ranking.Brown was named first team All American by Sporting News, won the Morris Trophy, and was All Pac-10 as a senior.

42. Tampa Bay (from Chicago) Selvish Capers OT West Virginia

I would advise Tampa’s offensive backfield to get some protection. And Capers is prospect with a stock on the rise. He’s not just big, but also agile and quick, even seeing time at Tight End during his stay in beautiful Morgantown.

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