Scouting Report written by: Chad Davis
Osemele is a big, powerful lineman with loads of potential who projects to guard or right tackle in the NFL but should be able to play left tackle in a pinch. He possesses ideal size, arm length, and a nasty streak that is sure to intrigue teams, but is very raw technically, particularly in pass blocking. Osemele was a Sports Illustrated First Team All-American in 2011 and was also named to the academic Honor Roll three times. While his draft stock has fluctuated a bit, Osemele is likely to be drafted in the late first round or early second, but don’t be surprised if his name is called earlier than that based on potential high upside.
Massive frame and ideal arm length (34 5/8″). Decent athleticism for a player his size. Overwhelming run blocker at times with great strength at the point of attack. Ability to completely wipe defenders out of plays. Powerful hands that can control defenders at the line of scrimmage. Powerful short-area burst. Versatility to play multiple positions. Intelligent.
Very raw technically. Heavy footed. Tends to stop feet when engaged with a blocker in pass protection. Relies on strength rather than fundamentals. Potential conditioning issues. Doesn’t consistently use arm length to his advantage. Allows defenders into his body. Lackadaisical effort at times. Not overly effective at the second level.