Saturday, February 07, 2009

Getting Draft Ready: Mike Mayock
Rates the prospects

We really enjoy the work of the NFL Network's Mike Mayock ~ and not just because he was a 10th round draft pick of the Pittsbugh Steelers in 1987 (in all honesty, a pretty forgettable draft for the Steelers ~ their #1 pick that year was Keith Gary). He brings an insider's knowledge and expertise to player evaluation, and does not talk down to the audience. He really is someone from whom we learn a great deal. So when we found his college prospects rankings we took note.

Like most Steelers fans we are hoping that some quality offensive linemen will be available in the latter parts of each round. According to Mr. Mayock here are the best of the bunch:

Centers
  1. Max Unger (Oregon)
  2. Eric Wood (Louisville)
  3. Alex Mack (California)
  4. A.Q. Shipley (Penn State)
  5. Antoine Caldwell (Alabama)

Offensive Guards
  1. Andy Levitre (Oregon State)
  2. Duke Robinson (Oklahoma)
  3. Kraig Urbik (Wisconsin)
  4. Tyronne Green (Auburn)
  5. Herman Johnson (LSU)

Offensive Tackles
  1. Jason Smith (Baylor)
  2. Eugene Monroe (Virginia)
  3. Andre Smith (Alabama)
  4. Michael Oher (Mississippi)
  5. Eben Britton (Arizona)

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