The 2010 NFL Draft is only a few days away, which means Iowa's Bryan Bulaga will soon be on his way to New York.
Bulaga, one of the best offensive linemen in the country, was one of only a few players to receive an invitation to attend the draft in person—and he graciously accepted.
He could be the first Hawkeye to go in the first round since Chad Greenway in 2006.
While at Iowa, Bulaga helped the Hawkeyes win 26 games and earn victories in the Outback and Orange Bowls. His prospects of following in Greenway's first-round footsteps look to be a lock.
The junior left tackle has been mentioned as a possibility for every selection between the No. 4 overall pick to the No. 23 overall pick. Buffalo, Seattle and San Fransisco seem to be the most probable of destinations for the Iowa offensive lineman.
Since everyone is a draft expert this time of year (myself included), let's see what some of the actual experts are saying about Bulaga.
“Some think a right tackle. He had some struggles against O’Brien Schofield from Wisconsin and Brandon Graham from Michigan. He came off medical issues and finished strong. Had a great bowl game.”
- Charlie Casserly, former Houston Texans GM
- Tom Modrak, Buffalo Bills scout
"Bulaga makes some scouts nervous because he has short arms and was also beaten like a rented mule last season by some of the best pass-rushers in this year's draft (see Graham, Brandon). He could still go as high as No. 5 to Kansas City, but there are clearly pockets of doubters when it comes to the ex-Hawkeye."
"Besides Okung, Bulaga looks like the draft’s safest offensive tackle prospect and should instantly fill a major void in Seattle."
- Wes Bunting, National Football Post