3. Andre Dillard, Washington State
6-5, 315: One of the high risers in the process, he has a great frame and great size with sub-5.0 speed and good enough quickness to be a killer pass protector.
He’s got the frame, but is he maxed out? He had to beef up to get to 315 pounds, but he’s long, he did a great job as a longtime starter for Mike Leach, and he can move. What he can’t necessarily do is blast away for the running game, but that’s not why you’re getting him.
He’s hardly the perfect left tackle prospect – yeah, he’s sort of a finesse blocker, his arm length is just okay, and the raw strength needs to get better – but in this draft without a true No. 1 guy for that spot, he’s going to be able to fill in, start from Day One, and bring the effort and work to get better.
He’ll keep your quarterback in one piece.
Projected Round: First
Real Value: Early Second