Nov 28, 2014; Tucson, AZ, USA; Arizona Wildcats linebackerScooby Wright
III (33) defends Arizona State Sun Devils offensive linemanJamil Douglas
(74) during the second half of the territorial cup at Arizona Stadium. Arizona won 42-35. Mandatory Credit: Casey Sapio-USA TODAY Sports
2015 NFL Draft Sleepers
6) Jamil Douglas, ASU OG
This guy is someone I could see in Seattle come fall. With James Carpenter gone, left guard becomes one of the biggest needs on the team, if not the biggest. Bringing in some competition for Alvin Bailey will be important, and Douglas fits the bill.
Jan 24, 2015; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad offensive tackle Jamil Douglas of Arizona State (74) enters the field during player introductions before the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. The North won, 34-13. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports
He is an athletic guard who is at his best in pull situations and going against finesse defensive linemen. He has the quickness and balance to stay with just about any move. He is also good in the running game, as he gets a good jump off the snap to win the leverage battle.
The problem comes when he is presented with a bull-rush. When he can’t use his agility and quickness to throw the first punch, he tends to sit and wait for the defender to come to him, getting pushed backwards. He gives up ground into the backfield on just about every bull-rush.
He is being rated by most as a fifth or sixth round pick. However, if he adds some strength and a mean-streak, he is an above-average left guard in the NFL, and a fantastic fit in Tom Cable’s zone-blocking scheme.
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