As the 2016 NFL Draft at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago quickly approaches, CSNChicago.com is releasing a list of the Top 5 prospects at each position leading up to Day 1 of the draft on Thursday, April 28 . First up is the offensive line.
1. Laremy Tunsil, Mississippi
6’5” | 310 lbs.
"Most games Tunsil shows you everything you want. Balance, functional strength, posture, length, hands, nastiness, etc. The game against Auburn might have been his most challenging, but Carl Lawson plays like a future first round pick." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
2. Ronnie Stanley, Notre Dame
6’6” | 312 lbs.
"Many will question Stanley’s strength and/or power. By this I think they mean anchor versus power. I believe Stanley combination of length, frame, footwork and athleticism is enough of a combination to get by with possibly adequate strength. I’ve seen him display an aggressive temperament on multiple occasions." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
3. Jack Conklin, Michigan State
6’6” | 308 lbs.
"Where He Wins: Likes to use his length at the position to both stop momentum and carry pass rushers around the pocket. Not a real drive blocker, but has athletic feet and always look to sustain his blocks. Can overcome bad positions or some balance issues." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
4. Ryan Kelly, Alabama
6’4” | 311 lbs.
"Tenacious leader and threeyear starter for highly successful Alabama program that puts a heavy emphasis on physical and mental toughness. Kelly might not be a combine warrior, but when the pads are strapped, he plays with enough strength and athleticism to thrive in both gap and zone running schemes. While he could use more mass on his frame, Kelly has the necessary skill set and football intelligence to step in and challenge for a starting position right away." - Lance Zierlein, NFL.com
5. Taylor Decker, Ohio State
6’7” | 310 lbs.
"Loves to finish plays. His demeanor and blocking intensity can be difficult to find. I’m not an OL coach, but there are holes in his game: aiming points, sustaining blocks, etc. But I think his strength can compensate for those flaws." - Josh Norris, Rotoworld.com
Click here for profiles of more than 150 prospects, including a scouting report and video interviews with each player. Video analysis provided by NBC Sports and Rotoworld NFL Draft expert Josh Norris.