Scouting Report: Calvin Ashley – 2017 Offensive Tackle

Sometimes it’s just not fair. It’s not fair that some kids are built like offensive tackle Calvin Ashley while others have to scrape for every extra inch to measure up to compete at the highest levels of football.

If there is a scouting dictionary locked away somewhere in a football library, the Auburn commitment’s picture is what would be next to the definition of an offensive tackle. This kid could walk into the NFL combine next week and not look out of place with the the guys who are about to start making a living playing the game. He has some way to go to get to be one of those guys to be ready for a jump to the league, but his genetic gifts should help him get there in a few years.

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Scouting Report: Jean Delance – 2016 Offensive Tackle

To a lot of college football fans, Jean Delance is the recruit who de-committed from Oklahoma after the horrible racist incident involving a fraternity. In a couple of years they very well could all know him as one of the top offensive tackles in the nation.

He is a terrific athlete and is someone who is likely going to become an elite player at a school like Ohio State, Michigan, Alabama, Texas, or Texas A&M.

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Scouting Report: Landon Dickerson – 2016 Offensive Tackle

Versatility is something that is often said about offensive linemen, but any offensive lineman that can be described that way brings a ton of value to a college football program.

That’s exactly how I would describe Landon Dickerson. He is a swing candidate on the offensive line that could actually project to play all five position on the offensive line at the next level.

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Scouting Report: Clark Yarbrough – 2016 Offensive Tackle

No matter what kind of player they bring in at quarterback, even a guy who can sling it as well as K.J. Costello, Stanford’s identity on offense is always going to be defined by what their offensive line play. Playing nasty as an offensive lineman seems to be just as important of a pre-requisite for playing for the Cardinal as having a high ACT score.

Woodberry Forrest (Virginia) offensive tackle Clark Yarbrough should fit right in with rest of the offensive linemen at Stanford. He has the same kind of edge to his game that David Shaw loves and Yarbrough’s commitment is just another nice piece to what is looking like a potentially great class.

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Scouting Report: Cohl Cabral – 2016 Guard

It’s always assumed that any kid from southern California that gets a USC offer is destined to choose the Trojans, but that was not the case with Cohl Cabral. The athletic offensive lineman from Los Osos High in Rancho Cucamonga recently announced his commitment Arizona State instead despite having a USC offer.

Cabral has outstanding athletic tools and even though he may not be the highest rated offensive lineman out west right now, his ceiling is right up there with just about any other prospect that is currently committed to any team in the Pac-12.

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Scouting Report: Nathan Smith – 2016 Offensive Tackle

There is mean, then there is “knock you down on your butt three times and never give you a chance to get up” kind of mean. That’s the kind of mean Nathan Smith displays as a run blocker.

That’s why Smith is considered one of the top offensive lineman in California. He could end up being a dominating run blocker in the Pac-12 for USC and plays with the kind of effort and intensity that should be contagious to the rest of his teammates on the offensive line.

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Scouting Report: Luke Wattenberg – 2016 Offensive Tackle

There is a familiar look to a lot of top high school offensive linemen highlight films. So many of them can pretty much dominate with size and strength alone and it’s them down blocking smaller players into oblivion on repeat far too often.

It’s the truly athletic offensive linemen that get me excited about their potential at the next level though. That’s why I’m really excited about Washington offensive tackle commit Luke Wattenberg and what his future entails with the Huskies. He has the athletic tools to develop into an elite left tackle in the Pac-12.

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Scouting Report: Frank Martin – 2016 Offensive Tackle

Mater Dei sends a bunch of players to play football at the college level every year and not all of them go to USC. For some reason though, Mater Dei offensive lineman Frank Martin committing to USC just seemed like it was going to be a fit all along. Martin has long been considered one of the top offensive line prospects on the west coast for this cycle and USC tends to win a lot of those battles for the best players in their backyard.

He’s got great raw tools to work and is a great addition to USC’s offensive line class in 2016.

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Scouting Report: Dillan Gibbons – 2017 Offensive Tackle

There probably is someone else that I’m forgetting about, but I can’t recall anyone committing earlier in the process to Notre Dame than offensive tackle Dillan Gibbons.

The 2017 prospect should be a highly ranked player when rankings for 2017 kids are more available and has the tools to become a very good one down the road for the Irish.

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Scouting Report: Jonah Williams – 2016 Offensive Tackle

Not shocking, but Alabama had an awesome offensive line class last year. The only problem with it was that there was a surplus of elite interior linemen and it lacked a big time offensive tackle prospect.

That’s not going to be an issue with their 2016 class after landing Jonah Williams, one of the top offensive tackle recruits in the nation. The Folsom, California native is going to be a really good one for the Tide in the SEC.

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