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Player Comparisons: The Top 5 OL in the class compare to…WHO?

Offensive Line – Comparing the best OL in the draft with players from around the league by Austin Guptel

Quenton Nelson – Larry Allen: Nelson is as good as they come and has clear-cut all-pro potential. He finishes his blocks with power, nastiness, and elite technique.

Orlando Brown – Sebastian Vollmer: Brown has an elite frame that all teams crave. Though he may not be the best athlete out of this tackle group, Brown could likely improve his movement skills by shedding some weight and have a solid pro career.

Will Hernandez – Richie Incognito: A combination of power and fluid movement allow Hernandez to bring desired versatility to any organization. Similar to Incognito, Hernandez thrives as a run blocker and has excellent strength throughout his frame`.

James Daniels – Jason Kelce: Smart and smooth athlete, Daniels can do it all at the Center position. He is extremely fluid and demonstrates ability to be effective in both the run and pass.

Connor Williams – Joe Thomas: Excellent technique and lower-body strength, Williams has the makings of an excellent NFL tackle. Though consistency was an issue for him in 2017, Williams’ 2016 film shows us what we can hope to see from him going forward.

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