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Draft breakdown: offensive linemen

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One more top 10 list to discuss: here are today's offensive line prospects.

1, Jake Long,  Tackle,  6-7,  315,  Michigan: Already a rich man having signed with the Dolphins on Tuesday.

2, Branden Albert,  Tackle,  6-6,  309,  Virginia: Athletic former basketball player who has a resume strikingly similar to another Cavalier tackle,  the Jets' D'Brickashaw Ferguson.   

3, Ryan Clady,  Tackle,  6-6,  316,  Boise State: Well-built with long arms and reach that allow him to engage defenders; is considered very quick off the ball.   

4, Jeff Otah,  Tackle,  6-6,  340,  Pittsburgh: Given his massive size,  should be quite effective in the running game,  however,  lacks ideal mobility.   

5, Gosder Cherilus,  Tackle,  6-7,  315,  Boston College: Has exceptional height and a long wingspan; will be tested against speedy NFL edge rushers.   

6, Chris Williams,  Tackle,  6-6,  315,  Vanderbilt: Is considered very good against speed rushers because of his finesse,  however,  lacks a power game.   

7, Chilo Rachal,  Guard,  6-5,  315,  USC: Consensus is he left school too early and lacks technique; needs seasoning as a run blocker.   

8, Sam Baker,  Tackle,  6-5,  312,  USC: Will be a candidate to move to an interior position given his build; future will depend on team's needs.   

9, Duane Brown,  Tackle,  6-4,  315,  Virginia Tech: The former tight end has rare athleticism but will likely miss out on the first round because of inconsistency.   

10, Mike Pollak,  Tackle,  6-4,  299,  Arizona State: Has extensive experience with 36 starts but figures to be downgraded because of a lack of quickness.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:01pm]

    

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