Who We're Watching: Offensive linemen
January, 29, 2014
By Kevin Weidl | ESPN.com
Kirby Lee/USA TODAY SportsCenter Marcus Martin declared early for the '14 draft. Did he make the right call?As a group we spent the past two weeks on the road covering three all-star games including the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl in Los Angeles, the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla. and the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.
Many of the nights during these trips are used to watch hours of film together. Our group is similar to many NFL teams right now: underclassmen who have declared are the priority, especially with a record 98 declarations this year. (And, as usual, draft-eligible non-seniors are denoted with an asterisk.)
One position group that caught my eye over the 14-day span on the road was the interior offensive line. USC center Marcus Martin*, UNC center/guard Russell Bodine* and LSU guard Trai Turner* are three underclassmen who all flashed impressive traits and will add depth to this year’s offensive line class.