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Big 12 NFL Draft Player Profiles: Offensive Line & Tight Ends

Looking at where some of the Big 12’s top talent might end up in the 2017 NFL Draft.

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With the NFL Draft on Thursday, we are looking at some of the Big 12's best prospects and where they might end up in the draft. First up, offensive linemen and tight ends.

Tyler Orlosky

C – West Virginia

PROS: Orlosky became the starter at center at WVU in his sophomore season and started every game thereafter, and gained First Team All-Big 12 honors in 2016 Plays with physicality, strength and tenacity. He is a cerebral player who can make plays based on blocking schemes and on his ability to adapt to the oncoming rush.

CONS: He is not necessarily an explosive player and lacks great blocking skills in space. He does not always anchor himself to provide leverage at the initial point of attack. While Orlosky is a strong player, he will not always overwhelm you with pure brute force though he has the capability to do so.

OUTLOOK: Orlosky has the potential to be a viable long-term starter. He’s seen as a solid prospect who is a safer bet to provide quality line play. His decision making and intelligence are valuable assets for an already impressive athlete. Projections have him going in the 3rd to 4th round.

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