The Opening: OL Breakdown

The Offensive Line

Breaking down the offensive linemen in the NFTC portion of The Opening...

On Wednesday and Thursday, the offensive linemen will be in pads.

But Tuesday, it was t-shirts and shorts at The Opening 2014.

Yet that didn't stop the big boys from getting after it in the trenches during the NFTC portion of The Opening.

Martez Ivey, the nation's top prospect, looked good in the individual drills, but ran into a buzzsaw in Byron Cowart in the 1on1s, losing both of his reps. But it wasn't a matter of Ivey not looking good, it was just that Cowart won the day. Ivey said that he's ready to come back tomorrow in pads. Still, he's long, lean and athletic and definitely looks the part.

Probably the best linemen today consistently were all centers.

Fred Ulu-Perry, Tommy Hatton and Dallas Warmack all won almost every 1on1.

Ulu-Perry lost one rep, then won everyone after. He does a great job of locking in on his defender, playing low, and ending the rep.

Hatton twice was bull-rushed, held his ground, and ended up with pancakes on both the reps.

Warmack plays nice and low, keeps his feet chopping and used his strength to end his reps.

Tristen Hoge, the No. 2 guard, played center and had a pancake and two more dominant reps

Lester Cotton also had a good showing in his 1on1 reps, flashing good feet and strength.

From the tackles, Chuma Edoga lost his first rep, losing based on the defensive end's speed, and it woke him up. He didn't lose a rep the rest of the day. Edoga is athletic, with good quick hands and feet.

Dru Samia won both his two reps, continuing his ascent. Samia's a strong kid and has a lot of athleticism himself.

Matthew Burrell, Andre James and Mitch Hyatt had some good moments as did Keenan Walker.

Richie Petitbon had a good morning, beating Kahlil McKenzie in one rep, using his hands and strength to win the rep against the five-star. Offensive Line Breakdown: Recommended Stories

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