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2005 NFL Draft Draft Tracker Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Players Positions Schools Conferences NFL Teams

 Evan Mathis Grade: 3.85
 Position: OG
 Class: Sr
 School: Alabama
 Conference: SEC
 Ht., Wt.: 6-5.5, 304
 40 Time: 5
  Selected by: Carolina Panthers
  Round 3, pick 15 (79 overall)

BIO: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors in the past. Used at right tackle and guard in college. Former All-Academic award winner.

POSITIVES: Tough, durable lineman with the versatility to be used at several spots up front. Quick off the snap, stays square and strong at the point. Keeps his feet moving throughout the play, anchors in pass protection, displaying power at the point of attack. Solid position blocker who seals lanes for ballcarriers. Nasty and always working to hit someone. Effectively fights with his hands throughout the play. Makes good use of blocking angles and rides rushers out of the action.

NEGATIVES: Not effective in motion and lacks adjustment on the second level. Could improve the strength of his base and not a drive blocker.

ANALYSIS: Best in a small area or straight ahead, Mathis has been rising up draft boards based on last season's play. Would be effective at guard in a zone blocking scheme, yet could also help out at tackle in a pinch. Offers growth potential that will only improve his overall game.

PROJECTION: Mid Second Round

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