Orlando NFTC: Offensive Linemen

There was a lot of scuttlebutt surround the offensive line prospects at the Orlando Nike Football Training Camp. So who stood out?

There was a lot of scuttlebutt surround the offensive line prospects at the Orlando Nike Football Training Camp. So who stood out?

Martez Ivey (Apopka, Fla.)
Ivey didn't win every rep but he didn't disappoint either. This is an athletic, prototype left tackle with great length, terrific feet and a frame to easily add 40-50 pounds. You would never know that he's 270-pounds. I also love the fact that Ivey got beat in one on ones by defensive end Byron Cowart and demanded to get back on the line of scrimmage to go at it again.

Abdul Bello (Monteverde, Fla./Academy)
Bello is new to the game and it showed against some pretty good defensive end prospects in the one on one sessions. He played both tackle spots on the day. The good is that Bello is a blank slate. He just started playing the game for the first time this past fall. He has terrific size (6-6/300), good feet and length. He has a nice build and is naturally strong. Bello also has a sound punch. The bad is that he's so raw and plays with no technique. That will come in time. His upside is enormous.

Romello Burke (Sarasota, Fla./Booker)
How good of a day did this offensive guard have? He took home the offensive line MVP honors after rolling in the afternoon, especially in the one on ones, where he was virtually unbeatable. He lacks great size (height only 6-foot-1) but does have some length and very good feet. Burke plays with a lot of dog in him and is very competitive. This is a kid to keep an eye on in the coming weeks and months.

Christian Pellage (Brooksville, Fla./Nature Coast)
Pellage looked better in the morning than he did after lunch, as he got beat in the one on one session and didn't even make the final five group. Still, he has terrific size, length and athleticism. Pellage has added weight, bulked up and turned himself into one of the top tackle prospects from the state of Florida.

T.J. McCoy (Groveland, Fla./Southlake)
McCoy had a solid day and made the final five offensive line group as an offensive guard. He has pretty good size at 6-foot-2, 285-pounds (or so). I like this kids get off and power. He has good feet, can bend and move. At this point I think he's better in run blocking than in pass pro. I just like how he can get off the ball and move.

Chad Simmons contributed to this feature. For all the latest news and notes from the Nike Football Training Camp, check out Scout's complete 2014 NFTC Coverage.


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