2015 NFL Draft: Big Board 2.0 Top 25 Prospects

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Jan 1, 2014; Tampa, Fl, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes offensive linesman Brandon Scherff (68) blocks against the LSU Tigers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

19. Brandon Scherff, OT/OG (Iowa)

Scherff is a guy that many draft experts are ga-ga in love with as an offensive tackle prospect. He is the best run blocker in this draft class, so the attention he gets is not unwarranted. The problem is that I see him as a guard. Unlike Collins who is a tackle that could play guard, I see Scherff as a guard posing as a tackle.

Scherff is often compared to Zach Martin. In fact they look like the same kind of prospect in many respects. Martin was a guard, and the Dallas Cowboys had him play at guard, with Pro Bowl results. The problem is you can find a starting guard outside the first round so if that’s the position you have Scherff pegged for it is not a high value, despite his high level of talent.

Scherrf struggles with quickness off the edge, he is not a dominant pass protector. I think as a tackle, he compares to a more experienced Michael Oher. He may have more success than Oher but he will struggle against the top pass rushers of the NFL.

He is the best guard in the draft, and there is nothing wrong with drafting a top flight guard in the first round. The problem is that there are other guards in the draft that you can plug-in right away in their rookie year; Laken Tomlinson, Tre Jackson and Ali Marpet for example. Scherff is a first round talent because he will be a great player if used correctly however.

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