clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Mike Mayock: It's A Good Year For Interior Offensive Lineman

New, comments

One of the Eagles clear needs heading into the draft this year is on the offensive line. If Winston Justice is back healthy, then the biggest need is at right guard. According to Mike Mayock, this is a good year to be in the market for an interior offensive lineman and you don't necessarily have to take one in the first round. On a recent conference call, Mayock talked about some of the guys he liked

"Couple of guys I'm intrigued by are Danny Watkins from Baylor, and Clint Boling who played tackle at Georgia. Both of them were tackles in college. Both of them I believe will be interior linemen.

Watkins is a Canadian kid who has only played four or five years of football. He's got some upside. He's a tough, nasty kid. And Boling is a better football player than I gave him credit for. I liked what he did at The Senior Bowl. He's probably more of a second round guy. But there are some pretty good interior guys.

John Moffitt from Wisconsin, another second or third round interior guy. He can play center or guard, and Rodney Hudson from Florida State is another guy who has played guard. I think he might be a better center to be honest with you.

I could give you a bunch of different names because, for instance, Marcus Cannon from TCU is a kid who played tackle. I think he's better at guard. There is a small school kid named William Rackley from Lehigh who you could get from the third and fourth round, so I think he'll be a starter in the league.

It's a pretty good year for interior offensive linemen. You don't necessarily have to get them in the first round."