"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 | Penn St.Levi Brown
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 323 | 40 Time: 5.39
Positives: Although he's rated slightly behind Joe Thomas, many feel that he may actually be of more value because he will not be selected as high, but will have near-equivalent potential. Levi Brown has good quickness for a tackle and is able to maul a defender every time once he establishes position. He gained valuable experience after starting for four years against quality teams in college. He excels as a run blocker and can handle the quick defenders rushing off the edge attempting to get to the quarterback.
Negatives: Brown has the skills to be a top-rated lineman, but he needs to develop more consistency. He needs to improve upon his aggressiveness and form a mean streak that will prevent teams from testing him too much.
Notes: Brown played at Penn State, but started as a defensive tackle before moving to the offensive line in 2003. He could play either the left or right tackle position in the NFL, depending on team need. Unfortunately for teams, Brown's value isn't as "underrated" as Marcus McNeil's was last year, so chances are that he'll be taken in the first half of round one.