Combine Winners and Losers – Offensive Line

We kick off our combine coverage with a closer look at who won and who lost during the workouts in Indianapolis.

Winners

1. Garett Bolles | T | Utah | 6’5” | 295
Boles Put on an athletic display during both the testing and drill period. His long, muscular body looked the part of a starting left tackle in the NFL. Boles had my favorite workout out of the all the offensive lineman at this years draft. During the drill section he displayed his lateral movement and fluid athleticism. His feet were light and during the mirror drills, he excelled. He will have to add some weight, but solidified himself as a first round talent in this years draft.

2. Dion Dawkins | G | Temple | 6’4” | 313
Dawkins started at left tackle and may have helped his draft status the most out of any given prospect during his work out. People knew about his solid technique and toughness, but Dawkins showed better than anticipated athleticism. Dawkins ran a 5.11 40-yard dash and looked very fluid during the pulling section. Dawkins is a plug-and-play guard day one in the NFL and is a very polished prospect. I personally think Dawkins put himself in the conversation as a first-round pick.

3. Cam Robinson | T | Alabama | 6’6” | 322
Going into the combine there were a lot of questions as to whether Robinson was athletic enough to hold up on the outside as a tackle. Robinson proved with his workout that he has the athleticism to play right tackle in the NFL. He showed much more fluidity than he did on tape. Robinson has an excellent frame.

4. Forrest Lamp | G | Western Kentucky | 6’4” | 309
Lamp solidified himself as the number 1 offensive lineman on my board. Lamp’s workout was flawless and he has everything you look for in an NFL Lineman. Like Zach Martin, Lamp was a dominant tackle at Western Kentucky, but is probably best suited to play guard. Lamp showed athleticism and strength with a 4.99 40-yard dash and 34 reps at 225. It is extremely difficult to find a hole in Lamp’s game, and if he is available at 14, I’d have to think about him if I was the Eagles.


Losers

All the other lineman
It’s pretty well publicized that this offensive line class is weak. No one else in the class really stood out to me as immensely helping themselves. Sure there were some solid performances from guys like Pat Elflien and Ethan Pocic, but I am really struggling to find mid-round line prospects I like. The line prospects by-and-large looked slow and unathletic. Like Denny Green said, “We are who we thought they were,” which is uninspiring and below average.

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