Top Five Offensive Guards

NFL Draft

The 2007 NFL Draft is less than a week away, so THN is taking a look at each position’s top five prospects. Up next are the offensive guards:

Name: Ben Grubbs
Class: Senior
School: Auburn
Height: 6030
Weight: 311 pounds

Possesses a unique blend of power and athleticism. Played 32 games at guard for Auburn after being converted from a defensive lineman to a tight end, and then to a guard. He’s not only the top guard in the draft, but one of the elite linemen. He won’t have to wait long to hear his name called on Saturday, he should go in the top half of the first round.

Name: Arron Sears
Class: Senior
School: Tennessee
Height: 6030
Weight: 319 pounds

It’s tough to rank Sears because though he played twenty-six games at left tackle and six at right tackle for Tennessee, he will probably move inside in the NFL because of his size. Great against both the pass and the run, he’ll excel somewhere. He should be drafted late in the first round or early in the second.

Name: Justin Blalock
Class: Senior
School: Texas
Height: 6030
Weight: 320 pounds

Blalock will probably move inside at the NFL level because of his foot speed. Somebody will make good use of a guy that went 27 straight games without allowing a sack. Being prospected as a guard will likely drop Blalock out of the first round and into the second.

Name: Joshua Beekman
Class: Senior
School: Boston College
Height: 6020
Weight: 313 pounds

Smallish guard that may end up playing center in the NFL because of his size and limited agility. Again, tough to find fault in a guy that didn’t allow a sack in 36 games. He’s a great run blocker with tremendous strength, but he struggles once he starts moving. He also had a tough combine, and Senior Bowl. He should still hear his name called on the first day.

Name: Andy Alleman
Class: Senior
School: Akron
Height: 6040
Weight: 305 pounds

Alleman may present teams with a bit of a project, but he has tremendous up-side. The workout warrior lit up the NFL Combine and firmly established himself as a legitimate top offensive line prospect by showing both strength and agility. He’s a third or fourth round player that someone with a need at guard, may like enough to take before that.

Check out more at THN’s exclusive 2007 NFL Draft section.

Edit: This blog was archived in May of 2016 from our original articles database.It was originally posted by Mark Solway

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