"Amobi Okoye." That'll be a fun name for announcers to pronounce this year, as the defensive tackle from Louisville is bound to make an impact. Okoye is strong enough to play the position, often able to get a good push to...[More]
Chris Pokorny provides the most comprehensive, personable outlook regarding the 2007 draft.
OT | Central MichiganJoe Staley
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 306 | 40 Time: 4.82
Positives: Hailing from Central Michigan, Joe Staley is about as best as they come in terms of left tackles who can move. His timed speed, quickness, and agility have been praised numerous times by scouts. He can change direction quickly, aiding his ability to adjust to blitzes or defensive changes on the fly. He has improved consistently over the years and has shown the potential to grow.
Negatives: Staley is still relatively new to the position. Although quickness is important for a tackle, there is fear that he may struggle upon entrance to the NFL if he doesn't bulk up and improve his power.
Notes: Staley started his college career as a tight end only weighing 220 pounds. Although he can play left tackle well in the NFL, he could be a ways away from reaching his full potential, and may be placed in a backup role to start his career unless he is drafted by a team with a superior line.