Login  |   Register
On Now
Coming Up
  • Tue., Feb. 28, 2017 12:00 AM MST Combine Timing and Testing The Combine begins in Indianapolis and runs through March 6.
  • Wed., Mar. 01, 2017 2:00 PM MST Deadline to designate Francise or Transition Players Prior to 4:00 p.m., New York time, deadline for clubs to designate Franchise or Transition Players.
  • Tue., Mar. 07, 2017 12:00 AM MST Teams may negotiate with their own Unrestricted Free Agents

    During the period beginning at 12 noon, New York time, on March 7th and ending at 3:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9th, clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with the certified agents of players who will become Unrestricted Free Agents upon the expiration of their 2016 player contracts at 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9. However, a contract cannot be executed with a new club until 4:00 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    During the above two-day negotiating period, no direct contact is permitted between a prospective unrestricted free agent and any employee or representative of a club, other than the player’s current club.

  • Thu., Mar. 09, 2017 12:00 AM MST 2017 League Year and Free Agency begin

    The 2017 League Year and Free Agency period begin at 4:00 p.m., New York time.

    The first day of the 2017 League Year will end at 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9. Clubs will receive a personnel notice that will include all transactions submitted to the League office during the period between 4:00 p.m., New York time, and 11:59:59 p.m., New York time, on March 9.

    Trading period for 2017 begins at 4:00 p.m., New York time, after expiration of all 2016 contracts.

  • Sun., Mar. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Annual League Meeting Annual League Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
  • Mon., Apr. 03, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Clubs with new head coaches may begin offseason workouts Clubs that hired a new head coach after the end of the 2016 regular season may begin offseason workout programs.
  • Fri., Apr. 21, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets Deadline for Restricted Free Agents to sign Offer Sheets.
  • Wed., Apr. 26, 2017 12:00 AM MDT Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents. Deadline for prior club to exercise Right of First Refusal to Restricted Free Agents.
  • Thu., Apr. 27, 2017 12:00 AM MDT 2017 NFL Draft The 2017 NFL Draft begins in Philadelphia and runs through April 29.
Print
RSS

2011 NFL Draft Preview: Offensive Line

Posted Apr 4, 2011

Take a closer look at some of the top prospects on the offensive line as the 2011 NFL Draft approaches.

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- In the weeks leading up to the 2011 NFL Draft, DenverBroncos.com is taking a look at the draft prospects position-by-position.

We will devote a week to each group, looking back at some of the Broncos' previous picks at the position and showcasing some of the top prospects through top stories, blogs and Broncos TV videos.

Next up in the nine-part series: offensive linemen.

Below you will find six of the top prospects at the position. Later in the week, we will profile another player to keep an eye on -- Baylor tackle Danny Watkins.

TOP PROSPECTS AT THE POSITION:

CLINT BOLING
• POSITION: Tackle
• COLLEGE: Georgia
• HEIGHT: 6'5"
• WEIGHT: 308
On what positions he played in college:
"I started at right guard, right tackle and left tackle. I think it helped a lot because NFL teams, they’re dressing 7 or 8 guys (on the offensive line), so you have to be able to play multiple positions."
Player
GABE CARIMI
Player • POSITION: Tackle
• COLLEGE: Wisconsin
• HEIGHT: 6'7"
• WEIGHT: 314
On his credentials:
"(There are) four potential first-round players I've gone against this year. I have a better resume of going against better talent than anyone else, so that makes me more (pro) ready. I'm physically stronger and have more career starts and better knowledge of the game than any other tackle out there. That's why I'm the No. 1 tackle out there."
ANTHONY CASTONZO
• POSITION: Tackle
• COLLEGE: Boston College
• HEIGHT: 6'7"
• WEIGHT: 311
On the importance of intelligence on the offensive line:
"You've got to be able to understand not just what you're doing on a play but kind of how the play works out as a scheme, because defenses aren't stationary. They're constantly moving around, so you've got to know how you're going to react and how they're going to react. It's almost like a chess game. Just trying to stay one step ahead."
Player
MIKE POUNCEY
Player • POSITION: Center
• COLLEGE: Florida
• HEIGHT: 6'5"
• WEIGHT: 303
On putting a bad first game his senior season behind him:
"It was determination, not letting my family down. My family is the biggest thing in my life. After that game I felt like I let everybody in that stadium down. I couldn’t sleep. I woke up the next morning, I was the first one in that building and from then on I got it fixed."
TYRON SMITH
• POSITION: Tackle
• COLLEGE: USC
• HEIGHT: 6'5"
• WEIGHT: 307
On getting his weight up:
"Basically, I started eating right. I stopped eating junk food. I ate right three meals a day -- breakfast, lunch and dinner and little snacks in between. I surprised myself when I weighed 307."
Player
NATE SOLDER
Player • POSITION: Tackle
• COLLEGE: Colorado
• HEIGHT: 6'8"
• WEIGHT: 319
On his gameday personality:
"I'm just such a competitive guy in everything that I do, there's not one guy I don't want to do everything better than him, at every single level. That plays out in a lot of ways, you know, if I've got to smash him into the ground to shut up his mouth, then that's the way I'll do it."