NFTC Columbus: OL vs DL Breakdown

GBW breaks down the the top prospects on the offensive and defensive fronts.

COLUMBUS--GBW was in Columbus for the Nike Football Training Combine Sunday to check out some of the top prospects in the country, including players that have a particular interest in the University of Michigan. Here is a breakdown of the offensive and defensive line group from Sunday's event.

Offensive Line

Westerville South (Ohio) High 2015 OT, Rob Dowdy—A rising prospect from the Buckeye state, Dowdy is a firm 6-foot-5, 260-pounds. He won his fair share of 1-on-1's Sunday and showcased good feet in pass blocking drills. He's still raw and will need to add size, but projects as a tackle at the next level and should be one of the top prospects in Ohio in 2015.

Pittsburg Baldwin High 2015 OT, Sterling Jenkins—In many experts eyes, he would be the guy you would pick first of any of the offensive lineman in attendance. He is 6-foot-8, 275-pounds, and is extremely raw. He struggled with smaller rush ends and needs to work on his overall technique. But his size alone is what make him so intriguing, and already has eight reported offers on the table, including an offer from Michigan. He has big time potential and every coach in America is going to be recruiting this guy when it's all said and done.

Portage Northern (Mich.) High OT, 2014 Austin Labus—Labus is an under the radar offensive tackle prospect out of Michigan. He is every bit of 6-foot-6, 270-pounds, and showcased nice technique in Sunday's drills. While he doesn't have a BCS offer as of yet, Labus showed that he has potential to get some down the road.

Defensive Line

Woodbridge (Va.) High DE, Da'Shawn Hand—The No. 1 DE in the country didn't disappoint Sunday. A "freak" athlete, Hand can do it all on the football field. He is a chiseled 6-foot-5, 260-pounds, and seemed like he was in game shape already. He showed tremendous burst off the edge and offensive lineman had trouble dealing with his speed. His strength is at an elite level and could bully opponents if he wanted to, but was not allowed to bull rush due to competition rules. He was the most talented player in attendance at the NFTC in Columbus, he didn't win defensive line MVP, but still got his invite to The Opening in Beaverton, Ore.

Stonewall Jackson (Va.) High 2015 DT, Tim Settle—A future run stopper in college, Settle looks like a future nose guard at the next level, as he stands at 6-foot-2, 305-pounds. He an athletic tackle, and showcased good strength and speed in the camp drills. He won his only 1-on-1 battle Sunday and is going to be a top prospect in next year's class.

Warren G. Harding (Ohio) High 2015 DT, Hjalte Froholdt—The Denmark native is a load on the defensive front. He is big and strong and showcased those strengths during Sunday's competition. While he is listed as a DE on Scout, he projects and looks (6-foot-5, 265-pounds) more like a defensive tackle at the next level. If there was any doubt that Froholdt was a top prospect, he quieted all the doubters on Sunday. He won his fair share of the 1-on-1's and made to the final group. He will be a top prospect in Ohio heading into the 2015 season.

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