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2013 Draft Prospects: Offensive Linemen

Posted Mar 18, 2013

The Raiders.com Draft Prospects series continues with a look at the offensive linemen who were invited to the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine...

The Raiders.com Draft Prospects series is back for 2013. We continue this year's edition of the series with a look at the offensive linemen who were invited to participate in the NFL's Annual Scouting Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. *Photos courtesy of the respective player's university or college.

Tackles

Oday Aboushi | 6’5” | 308 pounds | Virginia
Aboushi played in 43 games at Virginia. In 2012, Aboushi started in all 12 games at left tackle and averaged 10-plus knockdown blocks per game. He was named a captain, named the All-ACC first-team, coaches All-ACC first-team, Touchdown Club of Richmond’s Offensive Lineman Trophy Watch List, and Lombardi Watch List. He was selected to the 2013 Senior Bowl.

Terron Armstead | 6’5” | 306 pounds | Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Armstead played in 37 games at Arkansas-Pine Bluff and all 12 games in 2012. He helped his squad to a 10-2 record and win the SWAC championship. Armstead played for the South Squad in the Senior Bowl and ran a 4.71 40-yard dash at the 2013 NFL Combine.

David Bakhtiari | 6’4” | 299 pounds | Colorado
In three seasons at Colorado, Bakhtiari played in 36 games. They Bay Area-native started all 12 games in 2012 and in 2011 Bahktiari earned second-team All-Pac 12.

Nick Becton | 6’5” | 323 pounds | Virginia Tech
Becton played in 44 games at Virginia Tech. He started all 13 games in 2012 at left tackle. Becton graded out above 90 percent in almost every game his senior season and played 1,001 plays, which included 62 plays on special teams. Becton was named to the VaSID University Division All-State Football team.

Braden Brown | 6’5” | 310 pounds | BYU
Brown played in 51 games at BYU and started all 13 games in his senior season. Brown earned FBS All-Independent team honors and the Phil Steele All-Independent Second Team. He helped the offense rush for over 150 rushing yards per game.

Emmett Cleary | 6’7” | 316 pound | Boston College
Cleary played in 48 games at Boston College and started all 12 games in 2012. He earned All-ACC honors and Coaches All-ACC football team for his effort blocking for a QB that threw for more than 3,000 yards and a running back who had back-to-back 100-yard rushing performances.

Jordan Devey | 6’7” | 317 pounds | Memphis
Devey played two years and 24 games at Memphis and received the DeAngelo Williams Most Valuable Player Award. Devey was named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and was a second-team selection on Phil Steele’s Postseason All C-USA Team.

Chris Faulk | 6’5” | 331 pounds | Louisiana State
Faulk played in 25 games at LSU with 16 starts. Faulk sustained a knee injury that caused him to miss the entire 2012 junior season. In 2011, Faulk was named to the Second-Team All-Southeastern Conference and named SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week after LSU played Tennessee.

Eric Fisher | 6’7” | 306 pounds | Central Michigan
Fisher played in 43 games at Central Michigan and started all 13 games at left tackle in 2012. In 2012, Fisher was named Second Team All-America by SI.com, Third Team All-America by AP, and 2012 First Team All-MAC (conference and Phil Steele). He played in the Senior Bowl and named to the Senior Bowl All-Futures team.

D.J. Fluker | 6’5” | 339 pounds | Alabama
Fluker played in 37 games at Alabama and started all 13 games in his junior season (2012). Fluker was named Walter Camp and Associated Press second-team All-American and first-team All-SEC selection. He missed only 11 assignments in 728 snaps in 2012.

Manase Foketi | 6’5” | 318 pounds | West Texas A&M
Foketi played one season (15 games) at West Texas A&M after playing one year at Kansas State. In 2010, he helped Kansas State rush for 200 yards per game. In 2012, Foketi earned the Gene Upshaw Division II Offensive Lineman of the Year award.

Reid Fragel | 6’8” | 308 pounds | Ohio State
Fragel played in 51 games at Ohio State and caught 14 passes for 185 yards and a TD playing TE for three years. He switched to tackle for the 2012 season and started all 12 games. Fragel was a top performer at the Combine in bench press, vertical jump and broad jump for the offensive linemen.

Rogers Gaines | 6’6” | 334 pounds | Tennessee State
Gaines played in 30 games at Tennessee State and was named All-OVC first team as a senior. He played left tackle and did not allow a sack in 2012.

Garrett Gilkey | 6’6” | 318 pounds | Chadron State
Gilkey played in 37 games at Chadron State and started every game in 2012. He helped his team to a 9-3 record and a trip to the Division II playoffs. Gilkey earned First-Team All-RMAC as a senior.

Tanner Hawkinson | 6’5” | 298 pounds | Kansas
Hawkinson played in 48 games at Kansas and started all 48 of those games during his career. He earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors from conference coaches, AP, Phil Steele Magazine and the San Antonio Express News.

Mark Jackson | 6’5” | 328 pounds | Glenville State
Jackson played in 30 games at Glenville State. In 2010, Jackson caught one pass for 14 yards and a TD. In 2012, Jackson was a team captain, voted team MVP, and was a First-Team All-WVIAC honoree for the third-straight year. He was also named First Team All-American by the AFCA Coaches and First Team of the 2012 D2Football.com All-American Team.

Luke Joeckel | 6’6” | 306 pounds | Texas A&M
Joeckel left Texas A&M a year early to enter the NFL draft after starting 39 consecutive games. He started at left tackle as a true freshman in 2010, and in 2011, he received All-Big 12 honors from league coaches. In 2012, Joeckel earned 1st team All-American and All-SEC honors.

Lane Johnson | 6’6” | 303 pounds | Oklahoma
Johnson played in 33 games at Oklahoma and started 11 games at left tackle in 2012. He was named All-America Third Team by CBSSports.com and All-Big 12 Second Team by coaches. John also earned Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

Oscar Johnson | 6’5” | 331 pounds | Louisiana Tech
Johnson played in 24 games at Louisiana Tech after spending two years at Copiah-Lincoln Community College. In 2011, Johnson played right guard and in 2012 he played left tackle and was named second-team All-WAC.

Jamaal Johnson-Webb | 6’5” | 313 pounds | Alabama A&M
Johnson-Webb played in 40 games at Alabama A&M and started all 11 games as a senior in 2012. His offensive line only allowed 18 sacks on the year and helped the offense rush for over 1,600 yards. Johnson-Webb was the first Alabama A&M player to ever be invited to the NFL Combine.

Kyle Long | 6’6” | 313 pounds | Oregon
Long, son of Raiders Legend Howie Long, played one season at Oregon, starting 10 out of 12 games. Long originally attended college to play baseball, but switched to football in 2010. Long was invited to the Senior Bowl and played on the North squad coached by the Raiders staff.

Luke Marquardt | 6’8” | 315 pounds | Azusa Pacific
Marquardt played in 30 games at Azusa Pacific, starting 25, and was named to the NAIA All-Independent first team as a junior. In the 2012 preseason, Marquardt earned recognition on the Senior Bowl Watch List before missing the season due to injury.

Stephane Milhim | 6’4” | 314 pounds | Massachusetts-Amherst
Milhim started 37 of his 40 career games, including all 12 games in 2012, at Massachusetts-Amherst. Milhim was honored with the Bob Foote Offensive Lineman Award after his senior season.

Jordan Mills | 6’5” | 316 pounds | Louisiana Tech
Mills played in 36 games at Louisiana Tech and started all 12 games as a senior in 2012. Mills was named to the All-WAC first-team.

Xavier Nixon | 6’6” | 321 pounds | Florida
Nixon played in 46 games at Florida and started 33 of those games. In 2012, started 11 games and earned a Phil Steele All-SEC Third-Team seletion. Nixon graded out at above 80 percent in all but one game in 2012.

Vinston Painter | 6’4” | 306 pounds | Virginia Tech
Painter played in 31 games at Virginia Tech, including 13 starts in 2012. Painter earned an honorable mention Coaches All-ACC Selection after playing 925 plays his senior season.

Justin Pugh | 6’3” | 307 pounds | Syracuse
Pugh played in 34 games at Syracuse and started nine games in 2012 after missing the first four after an off-season surgery. Pugh was named to the 2012 All-Big East First Team, was a 2012 ESPN.com All-Big East selection, and was named an ECAC Division I Football Sub-Division All-Star. Pugh helped the offense set school records including 6,188 yards of total offense.

David Quessenberry | 6’5” | 302 pounds | San Jose State
Quessenberry played in 49 games at San Jose State and started 37 of them. He was named team captain for 2012 and played in the 2013 Senior Bowl. In 2012, Quessenberry was a first-team All-WAC offensive lineman and was one of three finalists for the Burlsworth Trophy honoring the top Football Bowl Subdivision player that began his career as a non-scholarship player.

Dallas Thomas | 6’5” | 306 pounds | Tennessee
Thomas played in 50 games at Tennessee and started 37 games in a row, including all 12 in 2012. Thomas was named to the 2012 Associated Press All-SEC Second Team, was named a 2012 Third Team All-American by  CBSSports.com and was named to the 2012 Coaches All-SEC Team.

Hugh Thornton | 6’3” | 320 pounds | Illinois
Thornton played in 42 games at Illinois and started 35 times at both guard and tackle. In 2012, Thornton was selected by the coaches to second-team All-Big Ten and honorable mention by the media. He earned the Illinois Point Award as the top offensive lineman at the team’s postseason banquet.

JC Tretter | 6’4” | 307 pounds | Cornell
Tretter played in 38 games and caught five passes for 80 yards and a TD and returned one kickoff for 14 yards.  A left tackle who was converted from tight end, Tretter was an All-Ivy League First Team selection and was selected an All-America third team by Beyond Sports College Networrk and The Sports Network.

Ricky Wagner | 6’6” | 308 pounds | Wisconsin
Wagner played in 51 games at Wisconsin. He was named a preseason candidate for the Outland Trophy in 2012 and was a consensus honorable mention All-Big Ten in 2010 and 2011. Wagner was invited to the 2013 Senior Bowl and played on the Raiders North Squad.

Menelik Watson | 6’5” | 310 pounds | Florida State
Watson played one season at Florida State after transferring from a junior college. He played in all 13 games, starting 12, and allowed only one sack all season. Watson was named All-ACC honorable mention and Coaches All-ACC honorable mention. He was selected as the Top Newcomer on offense at the team’s annual banquet.

Jason Weaver | 6’4” | 313 pounds | Southern Mississippi
Weaver started his college football career in community college and after joining the Southern Miss squad in 2010, suffered a season-ending injury. Upon returning in 2011, Weaver played in all 14 games and earned second-team All-Conference USA honors. In 2012, Weaver started all 12 games and was named honorable mention All-Conference USA.

John Wetzel | 6’7” | 315 pounds | Boston College
Wetzel played in 32 games at Boston College and started in all 11 games in 2012. As a junior in 2011, Wetzel started 12 games and played 715 snaps. Boston College had six games with more than 100 yards rushing that year.

Brennan Williams | 6’6” | 318 pounds | North Carolina
Williams played in 35 games at North Carolina. He played in eight games in 2012 before missing the final four due to injury. Williams earned honorable mention All-ACC and had one game in which he recorded 23 knockdowns and helped the offense rush for 339 yards.

Brian Winters | 6’4” | 320 pounds | Kent State
Winters played in 49 games and started in all of them. As a senior, Winters was selected to play in the Senior Bowl and was named to the All-MAC First Team. Winters was voted offensive team captain by his teammates and coaches and was named to Phil Steele’s postseason and midseason First Team All-MAC squads.

GUARDS

Zach Allen | 6’2” | 332 pounds | North Carolina State
Allen played in 42 games at North Carolina State before missing his final eight games due to injury. Allen became a starter at right guard in 2010 and only allowed three sacks all year. In 2011, Allen only allowed two sacks.

Jeff Baca | 6’3” | 302 pounds | UCLA
Baca played in 48 games at UCLA and started 45 games, 25 at guard and 20 at tackle. In 2012, Baca started all 12 games and was named second-team all-conference by league coaches and by Phil Steele. He also earned the Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior of the Year on Offense by the team.

Alvin Bailey | 6’3” | 312 pounds | Arkansas
Bailey played in 38 games at Arkansas and entered the draft after his red-shirt junior season. Bailey started all the games in which he played. The guard ran the 40-yard dash in 4.95 at the 2013 NFL Combine.

Chris Barker | 6’3” | 305 pounds | Nevada
Barker played in, and started all, 53 games at Nevada. He was named second-team All-Mountain West his senior year and first-team all-conference in 2011.

Travis Bond | 6’6” | 329 pounds | North Carolina
Bond played in 48 games at North Carolina and earned honorable mention All-ACC honors in 2012. Bond helped pave the way for a 1,253-yard rusher his junior year.

Jonathan Cooper | 6’2” | 311 pounds | North Carolina
Cooper played in 48 games at North Carolina. In 2012, Cooper was a Consensus All-America selection (Walter Camp, FWAA, AFCA, AP, ESPN.com, SI) and was an Outland Trophy Finalist. Cooper was named first-team All-ACC and ACC Jacobs Blocking Trophy Winner and was a Lombardi Award candidate. He was also named 2010 and 2011 second-team All-ACC.

Eric Herman | 6’4” | 320 pounds | Ohio
Herman played in 54 games at Ohio and saw action in all 13 games his senior season. In 2012, Herman was on the Lombardi Award Watch List and recorded a team high in pancakes and knockdowns. In 2011, he earned All-MAC Second Team, Phil Steele All-MAC Second Team and Collegesportsmadness.com All-MAC First Team.

Edmund Kugbila | 6’4” | 317 pounds | Valdosta State
Kugbila played in 40 games at Valdosta State and helped his team claim the Division II National Championship in 2012. In 2011, Kugbila was named all-conference and third team All-American.

Lamar Mady | 6’2” | 317 pounds | Youngstown State
Mady played for Youngstown State for two seasons, 22 games, after transferring from Butler County Community College. In his first year at Youngstown State, Mady started all the games and did not allow a sack. In 2012, Mady started in all 11 games.

Brian Schwenke | 6’3” | 314 pounds | California
Schwenke played in 48 games at Cal and started 36 of 37 possible games over his final three seasons. In 2012, Schwenke was a first-team All-Pac-12 choice by the league’s coaches and second-team by Phil Steele. He was also honored with the Brick Muller Award for Cal’s Most Valuable Lineman and a Cort Majors Team Captain Award.

Larry Warford | 6’3” | 332 pounds | Kentucky
Warford played in 47 games, 37 starts, at Kentucky. In 2012, he earned third-team All-American by Phil Steele’s College Football and Associated Press. Warford was also named second-team All-SEC by SEC coaches, AP, Phil Steele’s College Football and CollegeSportsMadness.com, while ESPN.com and CBSSports.com named him first-team All-SEC.

Chance Warmack | 6’2” | 317 pounds | Alabama
Warmack played in 45 games at Alabama with 39 career starts. Warmack was a unanimous first team All-American and first team All-SEC selection. He was named first-team All-America by the AFCA, FWAA, Walter Camp, AP, Sporting News and Sports Illustrated. Warmack was on the watch list for the Outland Trophy and a quarterfinalist for the Lombardi Award.

Earl Watford | 6’3” | 300 pounds | James Madison
Watford played in 45 games at James Madison and in 2012, he started 11 games and only allowed one sack, leading to a first-team all-conference selection. In 2011, Watford was voted by the coaches to be first-team all-conference.

CENTERS

Braxston Cave | 6’3” | 303 pounds | Notre Dame
Cave played in 48 games at Notre Dame and started in all 13 games in 2012. He was named third-team AP All-American as a senior. The center was originally the long snapper before converting as a sophomore.

Travis Frederick | 6’4” | 312 pounds | Wisconsin
Frederick played in 32 games at Wisconsin and started all 14 games in 2012. He earned first-team All-Big Ten by the media, honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches, and was an Academic All-Big Ten. In 2011, Frederick was a consensus second-team All-Big Ten.

Khaled Holmes | 6’3” | 302 pounds | Southern California
Holmes played in 40 games at Southern California and in 2012 made the All-Pac-12 first team, was a finalist for the Rimington Trophy and was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America second team. In 2011, Holmes made the All-Pac-12 second team and the Phil Steele All-Pac-12 second team.

T.J. Johnson | 6’4” | 310 pounds | South Carolina
Johnson played in 53 games at South Carolina and started all the games in 2012. He was named to the Coaches All-SEC second-team. Johnson set a South Carolina record for starts over a career.

Barrett Jones | 6’4” | 306 pounds | Alabama
Jones played in 53 games at Alabama with 49 starts and in 2012 received the Rimington Trophy given to the nation’s top center. He was a consensus first team All-American and was one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy and Lombardi Award. In 2011, Jones earned the Outland Trophy and was a unanimous first-team All-American and first-team All-SEC.

P.J. Lonergan | 6’3” | 304 pounds | Louisiana State
Lonergan played in 41 games at LSU and started all 12 games in 2012. In 2011, Lonergan played in 12 games and started in 11. Holds the LSU school record in the clean with 374-pound lift and squats over 500 pounds.

Joe Madsen | 6’3” | 310 pounds | West Virginia
Madsen played in 50 games at West Virginia and started 12 games as a senior in 2012 and was named to the All-Big 12 second-team. In 2011, Madsen was named to the All-Big East First Team by ESPN.com and All-Big East Second Team by Coaches and Phill Steele.

Matt Stankiewitch | 6’3” | 302 pounds | Penn State
Stankiewitch played in 38 games at Penn State and started all 25 games over his final two seasons. Stankiewitch was a first-team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches, BTN.com and ESPN.com. He helped Penn State lead the Big Ten in total offense in conference games and second in scoring offense against the Big Ten.