Army Combine Evals: 10 OL of Note

GoBlueWolverine's Eugene Hankerson takes a look of 10 impressive line performers at the 2010 U.S. Army Jr. combine including Watts Dantzler, Gregory Robinson, Landon Turner, and more.

Offensive Linemen

Matt Kiefer 6'4"    260     Chattahoochee HS                        Alpharetta, GA
One of the surprises of the day, Kiefer was the most consistent offensive lineman on hand.  Technically sound player who moves his feet extremely well, and is strong at the point of attack.  Kiefer handled would be bull rush moves with ease.  Participated in as many reps as possible in the 1 on 1's.

Alex Mitchell  6'3"            309    Thomas Jefferson HS       Portland, OR
A total unknown, but that is sure to change.  Mitchell is tough, unmovable at times.  He has great strength in the upper and lower body.  Mitchell also packs a great first punch, which often knocks defenders off balance, allowing him to reset, and wait for the next move. Lost only 1 on 1 battle, which was close.  Has a future at right guard.

Gregory Robinson 6'6"    290     Thibodaux HS         Thibodaux, LA
Nicknamed by some media members as "The Beast", Robinson oozes potential.  Robinson is the most athletic offensive tackle in San Antonio this week, and that includes the prospects playing in the Army Game on Saturday.  This big youngster smoked the 40 in 4.8 seconds! He's a natural knee bender, with freakishly long arms.  The problem for Robinson, is that he has to bring his "A" game on every play.  Once he does that, sheds some baby fat, Robinson will be tough to handle.

David Andrews      6'3"    270     Wesleyan HS          Alpharetta, GA
Another little known prospect that turned in one of the day's best performances.  Andrews plays with a solid base, and uses his upper body strength to overpower opponents.  More impressive was his confidence in the 1 on 1's, where he often went against the best defensive line competition on hand.

Bobby Hart  6'4"    283     St. Thomas Aquinas HS   Ft Lauderdale, FL
Hart had success early on, but suddenly became a target because of it.  He deserves a lot of credit for stepping up to every challenge, thus taking more reps than other linemen.  For the most part, Hart won his fair share of battles.  When he lost, it was because he over extended his arms, and struggled to regain his balance.

Landon Turner        6'4"    294     Harrisonburg HS                Harrisonburg, VA
Great size and athleticism.  Turner worked at the left and right tackle positions, he has good feet, which allowed him to be a pancake specialist throughout the combine. 

Brandon Jackson   6'4"    330     St. Edward HS                     Lakewood, OH
This space eater enjoyed a rather impressive day.  Jackson needs to get in better shape, but he moved well for a kid his size.  He started out slow during the 1 on 1's, but he listened to the sideline coaching that was available, and got improved with every rep.

Watts Dantzler      6'7" 280       Dalton HS                             Dalton, GA
Dantzler came in with a lot hype, but struggled to love up to it.  He has prototypical size for a left tackle prospect, but needs to improve his upper body strength.  Dantzler was at his best when he was able to get his hands on defenders early, and quickly ride them out of the pocket.

Donovan Smith      6'6"    260     Owings Mills HS                Owings Mills, MD
Smith has a great from to build on, he looks like a tight end, with long arms to boot.  Was outstanding in the 1 on 1's, at the end of the day, there were few who wanted to challenge Smith.  Great potential.


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