In recent days, news has surfaced that the Cincinnati Bengals could be targeting an offensive lineman at No.21 overall on Thursday night. One of the rumored names is Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi, so let's have a look at his overall profile.
Height/Weight: 6'5", 305 pounds
Other Attributes: 37.5-inch arm length, 10-inch hands
Combine Results: 23 bench-press reps
Draft Projection: Late first to second round
Strengths: Good, athletic build and was a productive player in a high-powered, fast-paced offense. He can work at multiple levels of blocking, which is an attractive attribute for an NFL offense, as is his versatility with experience playing both tackle and guard. No worries will be had by teams on his playing weight or conditioning.
Weaknesses: Limited Combine work and 23 bench reps shows enough strength, but not one to overpower opponents. The unorthodox nature of the Aggies' offense had Ogbuehi both showing very brief pass protection responsibilities and lengthy ones with quarterback scrambles. Likely to be a good NFL player, but not a great one, by some scouts' standards. He had a major injury in the last game of the season, likely making his rookie season a redshirt one and/or having him start on the PUP List.
Overview: From SB Nation's "Good Bull Hunting" website on Ogbuehi: "Cedric Ogbuehi started 6 games as a Redshirt Freshman in 2011 on the interior of the offensive line. He moved out to right tackle in 2013 as Jake Matthews moved to left tackle. He followed in Jake Matthews' footsteps and decided to stay on for his senior year and moved to the left tackle spot. An ACL injury this season hampered his playing time and his draft stock. Cedric Ogbuehi has been a solid contributor on the offensive line for Texas A&M and has experience at tackle and guard."