Offensive tackle prospects continue to be overdrafted because of their importance in the NFL. Thanks to this trend, prospects like Auburn's Brandon Mosley tend to come off the board a full round before his value warrants.
Mosley's ability to quickly go from stance to set helps him protect the quarterback, and speed rushers will have a hard time beating him to the edge. However, his thinness at the hips limits his ability to anchor against bull rushers.
Todd McShay and Scouts Inc. feel Mosley has some potential at the next level.
Above average athlete who flashes the ability to redirect quickly when footwork is sound but footwork is inconsistent. Can give too much ground to power rushers. High-cut and doesn't sink hips well. Top heavy and vulnerable to pull moves.
At best, Mosley projects as a swing tackle best suited for a backup role. His deficiencies against the bull rush will give defenders something to exploit. The more time he spends on the field, the more visible the holes in his game will become.
However, the almost inevitable O-line injuries make having depth crucial in the NFL. Mosley's ability to fill in at both left and right tackle will help him earn a roster spot. The fact that he has some athleticism also means he has potential to improve. Extended time in the weight room could improve his overall performance.
The Giants protected Eli Manning decently well last year, giving up 28 sacks. Mosley's ability to block players like Courtney Upshaw and many other beastly DL's in the SEC will undoubtedly bode well for New York.
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