Ravens To Scout O-Line Today

The o-line and TEs will get the combine started. Here’s who we’re excited to hear from.

Posted by Ryan Mink on Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 at 11:31 am | Categories: 2012 Offseason, 2012 Scouting Combine, Combine, Ryan Mink

Each day at the NFL Scouting Combine features different position groups.

Today, offensive linemen and tight ends are scheduled to conduct media, team and medical interview. For referencing, check out the full daily schedule.

With the Ravens needing to fill holes on their offensive line, fans will be interested in hearing from the following:

G David DeCastro, Stanford
Junior, 6-foot-5, 312 pounds
Considered the top guard in the draft, DeCastro is seen by many pundits as a top-20 draft pick. He’s lighter than many of the top guards, but that helps him be especially nimble in getting out into space and could be a boon in Baltimore’s stretch zone run scheme. DeCastro is a smart, tough blocker who dominates in the run game and could be an immediate starter.
Top question: Could DeCastro slide to No. 29?

C Peter Konz, Wisconsin
Junior; 6-5, 315
The unquestioned top center has been projected to the Ravens by numerous draftniks. Konz was a three-year starter for the ground-and-pound Badgers. He’s big, aggressive and is also good on the move. Perhaps the biggest knock on him is durability. He missed the final three games of 2011 with an ankle injury and sat out two games a sophomore. Some believe he could also play guard if needed.
Top question: Is he dominant enough to justify a first-round pick?

G/T Cordy Glenn, Georgia
Senior; 6-6, 346
The massive guard/tackle can play a variety of positions, showing versatility that the Ravens generally covet. He started 28 games at left guard, 17 at left tackle and four at right guard. He’s seen mostly as a guard in the NFL. Considering his size, the first-team All-SEC can be dominant inside. Glenn has shown susceptibility to speed moves, but is pretty nimble for his size.
Top question: Which position does he play in the NFL?

G/T Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
Senior; 6-5, 333
The Houston native was lightly recruited but showed up in a big way in the Big-12. He has great natural size and strength, which earned him a starting job as a sophomore. He moved to tackle as a junior and senior, but like Glenn, is projected as a guard in the NFL. CBSSports.com compares Osemele to Ravens tackle Michael Oher.
Top question: Is he a first-round pick?

C David Molk, Michigan
Senior; 6-2, 288
Molk isn’t the hulking prospect of his peers, but he won the Rimington-Pace Offensive Linemen of the Year award from the Big-10 this past season largely because of his grit and desire. Projected to be a mid-to-late round pick, Molk is probably best suited for a zone blocking scheme like the Ravens currently have. According to ProFootballTalk.com, he’s aiming to break the combine bench press record (49).
Top question: Can he break the record and does that matter?

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