It is never too early to talk about the NFL Draft. From now until the NFL Draft in April, I will give several updates on both Kelechi Osemele and Leonard Johnson’s draft status. Many people believe that Kelechi Osemele will play guard instead of tackle in the NFL.
WalterFootball.com, one of the leading NFL Draft sites, updated their mock draft yesterday. They have Kelechi Osemele landing just outside of the first round, 35th to the Minnesota Vikings. Here is what they said:
"As mentioned earlier, the Vikings need to upgrade their woeful offensive line. Help is needed at both guard positions; Steve Hutchinson turns 34 in November, while Anthony Herrera should not be starting in this league."
Another clip from WalterFootball.com:
"Osemele is putting together an excellent season. Iowa State has him at left tackle and he has played well there. Osemele is a very good athlete for his size with the ability to slide and mirror pass rushers. He has long arms, quick feet and carries his weight well. Matching up against Oklahoma’s Frank Alexander, Osmele held him without a sack. He has the power to run defenders over in the ground game."
Sidelinescouting.com last updated their mock draft on Novemember 23rd. They have KO being selected by the Chargers in the second round, 46th overall.
Our pals over at Nflmocks.com have Kelechi Osemele has the 3rd-best guard prospect in this year’s draft.