Ferguson would solidify OT class
This year's senior class lacks the blue-chip offensive tackle prospect of past drafts. Florida State's Alex Barron is the closest thing to a Jonathan Ogden (Ravens, '96), Orlando Pace (Rams, '97), Walter Jones (Seahawks, '97), Chris Samuels (Redskins, '00) or Robert Gallery (Raiders, '04) that this year's group has to offer. But due to his inconsistent technique and lack of a mean streak, Barron doesn't grade out nearly as high.
The good news is that help could be on the way in the form of Virginia junior D'Brickashaw Ferguson, who reportedly is keeping his NFL options open. Ferguson (6-foot-5, 295) has started every game of his Cavaliers' career 14 as a true freshman, 13 last season and 11 so far this season. He has the potential to one day be considered in the same breathe as the aforementioned elite NFL offensive tackles.
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