Texas Camp Analysis: OL

Despite a weak 2014 offensive line class in general, the Longhorns put together a pretty strong offensive line crop for their June 2 camp.

Both 2014 commitment Terrell Cuney and 2015 commitment Maea Teuhema were on-hand, and to that, the Longhorns added a group that included 2014 targets Austin Schlottmann of Brenham and Columbus's Mason Denley (look at the tight end article for more on Denley), as well as massive 2015 Round Rock tackle Isaiah Edwards.

And Texas wound up offering 2014 offensive lineman Zach Ledwik of La Grange after Ledwik had a really nice performance, showing the versatility to play pretty much anywhere on the offensive line.

Cuney is so impressive because of his level of quickness. He's quick off the ball and fluid, something he showed when doing the lineman agility drills. He still has to fill out to play on the college level, and with that will come added strength. But all of the other traits you want from a center, from a movement and intelligence perspective, he has.

Teuhema was the best-looking lineman in attendance. It's unbelievable that he weighs 340 pounds because when he turns sideways, he looks like he's 40-60 pounds lighter. And he moves well for a guy of his size, both in a straight line and in terms of lateral movement. In 1-on-1s, he found himself matched up with some quick and athletic defensive ends, and Teuhema was a beast to try and beat. Considering that offensive linemen are usually at a huge disadvantage without pads, Teuhema's performance was all the more impressive.

Could Denley wind up being the offensive tackle in the 2014 Texas class? At 6-4.5 and 265 pounds, he has the frame to end up there, and he ran an astonishing 4.72 40-yard dash at that size. Denley was explosive in straight-line speed while working with the tight ends, and he would be a plus-plus athlete at the tackle position if he stuck there.

I was also impressed with Schlottmann, who moved better than I thought he would. Schlottmann has some length at 6-5 295, and he holds the Brenham bench press record at 450 pounds. He also showed up well in the agility drills, which aren't exactly geared toward a 6-5 lineman. Will he get a Texas offer? That's unclear. But I think he did enough to put himself more on the Texas radar.

Edwards is one of the more intriguing options for 2015 just because of the raw size he offers at 6-6 360. Some of it is definitely sloppy weight, though he packed a terrific punch in certain drills. Once his body matures and he firms up, he could be an ideal right tackle prospect.


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