Biography: Three-year starter who lined up primarily at left tackle for Iowa State. All-America and all-conference selection as a senior.
Positives: Large-bodied college left tackle better off on the right side or moved to guard. Solid pass protector, makes good use of blocking angles and correctly places his hands into opponents. Stays square and uses effective body positioning to seal opponents from the play. Keeps his feet moving throughout the action, jolts defenders with good punch and controls them at the point of attack. Patient and good at picking up stunts and blitzes.
Negatives: Susceptible to inside moves by pass rushers and loses positioning in pass protection on occasion. Lacks quick, fluid footwork sliding out off the edge. Struggles with balance blocking on the move. Only effective a few yards from the line of scrimmage.
Analysis: Osemele was a terrific college blocker and offers the skill and body type to start in the NFL. We feel he's most natural at guard but will get consideration at the right tackle position. He should succeed as a starter in a system that reduces his area requirements.
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