First Look at the 2004 OT Class

Who said the draft is over? That just means the next one has yet to begin! will be covering prospects of interest throughout the year, not just before draft day. With the Browns, once again, not drafting an offensive tackle, fans may want to start becoming familiar with the top tackles who may be available in 2004. Here is the initial list from Tony Pauline...

Top 2004 Offensive Tackle Prospects

Full Name School Yr Comments
Vernon Carey Miami-Fl 5Sr Solid athlete quickly growing into the tackle position and improving almost weekly.
Shawn Andrews Arkansas 4Jr Terrific athlete and a dominant protector with a good amount of upside for the next level.
Robert Gallery Iowa 5Sr Needs to refine his game and learn to do the little things correctly but a good prospect for the future.
Max Starks Florida 4Sr Powerful run blocking right tackle slowly making the transition as a blind side protector.
Tony Pape Michigan 5Sr The next great lineman coming out of Ann Arbor; combines the power of Jon Jansen and the pass blocking skills of Jeff Backus.
Nat Dorsey Georgia Tech 4Jr A dominant force since he was a freshman.
Brian Rimpf East Carolina 5Sr The best tackle you never heard of. Very efficient.
Antonio Hall Kentucky 5Sr Took a step back in '02 but a solid prospect.
CJ Brooks Maryland 4Jr Needs to mentally grow into the position and have his smarts catch up with the physical skills he possesses.
Michael Munoz Tennessee 4Jr
Derrick Thompson Mississippi St 4Jr-InEl Athletically gifted prospect that must start to focus on the task at hand and get his priorities in order.
Ray Willis Florida St 4Jr
Carlos Joseph Miami-Fl 3Jr Sensational young prospect turning heads his first year in the starting slot.

Best of the Rest

Full Name School Yr
Jami Hightower Texas A&M 4Jr
Kyle Watkins Central Florida 5Sr
Travelle Wharton South Carolina 5Sr
Rob Droege Missouri 5Sr
Alex Barron Florida St 4Jr
Jacob Rogers USC 5Sr
Shane Olivea Ohio St 4Sr
Rob Petitti Pittsburgh 4Jr
Kirk Chambers Stanford 4Sr
Chris Colmer North Carolina St 5Sr
Chris Rhodes Weber St 5Sr
Nate McPeek Marshall 5Sr
Steve Stewart Michigan St 5Sr
Reggie Torbor Auburn 5Sr
Mark Wilson California 5Sr
Brandon Phillips Arizona 5Sr
Logan Mankins Fresno St 4Jr
Calvin Armstrong Washington St 4Jr
Marko Cavka Sacramento St 5Sr
Khalif Barnes Washington 4Jr
Sean Bubin Illinois 5Sr
Casey Shelton Iowa St 5Sr
Ben Rettele Kansas St 5Sr
Danny Lewis Kansas 5Sr
Wilbert Hamilton UAB 5Sr
Michael Gilmore Louisiana Tech 5Sr
Bryan Shaw Akron 5Sr
Artavious Williams UAB 5Sr
Eric Dumas Maryland 5Sr
Zach Hopkins Howard 5Sr
Alan Parker Nevada 5Sr
Dan Waldrop Nebraska 5Sr
Jamal Brown Oklahoma 4Jr
Jason Lenzmeier New Mexico 4Sr?
Mark Pera Auburn 5Sr
Jimmy Williams Bowling Green 5Sr
Drew Strojny Duke 5Sr
Trevor Kine New Mexico St 5Sr
Joel Hoffman Ball St 5Sr
Ivan Douglas Ohio St 5Sr
Carl Matejka Northwestern 5Sr
Jacob Bell Miami-Oh 5Sr
Rawle King Colorado 5Sr?
Chris Murphy California 5Sr
Sean Young Tennessee 5Sr
Travis Barclay Ball St 5Sr
Kimani Jones Arkansas St 5Sr
Mark Moroz Wake Forest 5Sr
Jud Cummins Akron 5Sr
Brandon Westbrook MTSU 5Sr
Jeff Mills Buffalo 5Sr
Ben Herrell Miami-Oh 5Sr
Robert Aquirre La-Monroe? 5Sr

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