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Old 04-21-2012, 11:50 PM   #23
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4. AMINI SILATOLU Midwestern State 6-3 313 5.33 1-2

A defensive lineman in Tracy, Calif., Silatolu spent two years making the transition to O-line at a junior college before surfacing at Division II Midwestern State in 2010. "He's a tremendous athlete," Miami GM Jeff Ireland said. "He dominates that level of play. He's got power. He's got agility. Stays on his feet very well. His play certainly transitions to the NFL." Often compared to all-time Cowboys G Larry Allen. "Larry Allen just mauled people," one scout said. "This guy can hit you and knock you down. He's probably a little more athletic than Allen. He's every bit as good as the guard (Mike Iupati) who went to the 49ers. He's not a rocket scientist but he learns. He's just a little scary in the first round." Played LT, where he seemed to look bored at times. "He's got a chance of being a Pro Bowl player and also a chance of never factoring," another scout said. "I've always been of the philosophy that you better not completely whiff. He has Pro Bowl ability. He doesn't have Pro Bowl stability, or at least he hasn't had it. The between the ears is the concern. And he's making a position switch and a level jump."

Offensive Line Draft Ratings. Some pretty interesting reads. I don't know how much weight these write ups hold are though.
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