Offensive Tackle College career: Williams is a true senior who saw limited action as a freshman and sophomore. He claimed the right tackle job as a junior and was a two-year starter at the position, but missed the last four games of 2012 with a torn labrum. Williams’ blocking was a key factor in running back Gio Bernard’s success in 2012. 8) Chris Faulk School: LSU, Jr. Height: 6’ 6” Weight: 325 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: n/a Bench Press: 25 In a nutshell: After missing the entire 2012 season due to a knee injury, Faulk decided to forego his final year of eligibility to enter the draft. He doesn’t fit the desired body type of a left tackle in today’s NFL. He’s a bit thicker (and flabbier) around the waist but still shows considerable athleticism. College career: In 2011, his first season as a starter, Faulk won the left tackle job and played very well against top-notch SEC talent. Faulk was considered a first round prospect before tearing his ACL in practice before the second game last season.
9) David Quessenberry School: San Jose State, Sr. Height: 6’ 5” Weight: 294 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: 5.08 Bench Press: 25 In a nutshell:A four-year player and three-year starter for the Spartans, the former walk-on possesses good technique, quick feet and deceptive strength. While not elite in any category, the package, when put all together, forms a very versatile performer that could surprise in the NFL. Needs to improve on keeping rushers at arm’s length.
this Draft. Possessing great bloodlines, elite athleticism but only one year of offensive line experience at the major college level, Long will likely be successful in time the question is, at what position and how long (no pun intended)? College career: Long initially pursued his baseball dream at Florida State, but a DUI and academic issues derailed that dream. Long transferred to Saddleback College. Major programs came calling, and Long chose Oregon where he played both tackle and guard for the Ducks.
Long petitioned the NCAA for anAll-Star game: Quessenberry other year of eligibility but was dewas the first San Jose State offen- nied. sive lineman invited to the Senior Bowl. During the practice week he 11) Justin Pugh was moved around from tackle to School: Syracuse, Jr. guard to center and handled it all Height: 6’ 5” without a hitch. He raised his stock Weight: 302 lbs. considerably in Mobile and would 40-Yard Dash: 5.14 be a perfect “versatility” pick for the Bench Press: n/a Packers. 10) Kyle Long School: Oregon, Sr. Height: 6’ 6” Weight: 304 lbs. 40-Yard Dash: 4.94 Bench Press: 30
He surprised many by opting not to In a nutshell: The son of NFL great return to LSU in 2013 and could be Howie Long and brother of Pro Bowler Chris Long is the true wilda bit overlooked in this draft. card among offensive linemen in
49 | Cheesehead TV 2013 Draft Preview
In a nutshell: A three-year starter for the Orange, Pugh was an aboveaverage performer in 2012. He uses technique effectively but lacks elite strength needed to handle power rushers and looks a bit clumsy at times. Pugh needs more time to develop and would have benefited from staying in school for his final year of eligibility. CheeseheadTV.com
A preview of the 2013 NFL Draft, including position profiles on more than 300 players, feature articles and columns.