The Kansas City Chiefs need a bully at right tackle
Dec 31, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Cedric Ogbuehi (70) prepares to block Duke Blue Devils defensive end Justin Foxx (92) in the first quarter of the 2013 Chick-fil-a Bowl at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
8. Cedric Ogbuehi – Texas A&M – 6’5″, 306 lbs – 35 7/8″ arms – 23 bench press reps
If Cedric Ogbuehi hadn’t torn his ACL in Texas A&M’s bowl game he would likely be higher in the offensive tackle prospect rankings list. Ogbuehi has an impressive 10 games available to watch at draftbreakdown, and I watched his 2014 games against South Carolina and Mississippi State. If I had to describe Ogbuehi in one word, it would be “smooth”.
Ogbuehi definitely looks like a future left tackle in terms of his upside in protecting the QB’s blind side against the rush. That said, Ogbuehi looks more the part of a pass protecting LT than the mauler of a RT that I’m looking for. If KC wanted to draft a guy as insurance in case Eric Fisher doesn’t pan out as the LT of the future, Ogbuehi could be an option, but frankly the same issues Fisher has had early in his career could also be an issue for Ogbuehi.
Don’t just take my word for it…..
From Lance Zierlein’s NFL.com scouting report:
"Functional power and anchor are legitimate concerns … Not a powerful tackle and won’t generate much push as in-line blocker."
I have no problem with a team drafting Cedric Ogbuehi as a pass blocking LT prospect, but he’s not the bully that I’m looking for in Kansas City. I’ll pass.