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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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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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