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Benji Olson
OG, Washington

Name
Jsy
College
HT
WT
Benji Olson
76
Washington
6041
324

40
BP
SS
LS
VJ
BJ
Grade
Rd.
5.28
21
4.78
N/A
27.5
07’11”
6.41
2


Background

1997- Rated No.1 guard in the nation by The Sporting News preseason rankings and No.3 by Lindy’s...missed spring drills due to surgery to relieve disk problems in back...repeated All-American...All-Pac 10 honor for the 2nd yr. in a row...named a 1st team All-American by Walter Camp...semi-finalist for Lombardi Award...led the Huskies in sacks allowed for the 2nd yr...single season passing record...1996- First-team All-American pick by AP, The Sporting News and Football News as a soph...4th UW offensive lineman to earn AP 1st team All-American honors...1st team All-Pac 10 selection...earned his 2nd letter this season...started the last 23 games at guard...presented the John Angel Offensive Lineman of the Year Award...rated the no. 8 guard in the country by The Sporting News and is the only non-senior on their top 10 list...1995- Named a 2nd team All-Pac 10 performer...only one of two freshman to be named 1st or 2nd team all-Pac 10...started every game except for the opener...1994- Redshirted...

High School

Rated as no. 2 prep player by Super Prep...2nd team all-America pick by USA Today...ranks 11th among offensive linemen in West region by Blue Chip...placed 4th as a senior on state shot put...discuss competitor....Academic: Majoring in Sociology at Washington.

Summary

Called the “road grader” by his teammates....He is a prototype OG that is perfectly prepared for the NFL.. He is a big, "mauler" type tough guy that has been a 3 year starter in a great program. He has been somewhat hindered by recurring back problems (that required surgery), but he never misses a game and plays through the pain, and appears to be getting back to his earlier form. He is a little bit of a short area type player, and is great as a lock on, “smash mouth” type guy. He is only adequate in space, but will fit well over big, physical DTs. Looks like a guy that could easily go in round 2, and should be able to step in and help an NFL team immediately.

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