In "The Breakdown," veteran talent scout Randy Rodgers is analyzing film of a select group of the nation's top prospects for Rivals.com. Rodgers has more than 35 years of experience in the college recruiting arena. He was the recruiting coordinator at the University of Illinois (1988-91) and the University of Texas (1992-97) and is one of the leading authorities on high school football talent analysis in the country. In this edition, Rodgers takes a look at offensive linemen.
Randy Rodgers' Offensive Line Comparison:
None of these guys are in Schilling's class. You have him rated as the top guard, and I'm not sure what the top grade possible is, but give it to him. He is already a very accomplished player already and think he is going to be a Sunday player.
I think that Young and Smith might have inflated 40 times, neither impresses me as a sub 5.0 guy. Rose is probably better than listed. I would rate Young as the second best guy, then Rose. Smith is a guard. Webb needs to really improve his strength and power, but that can come in college. He may have the most potential of any of the Texas high school offensive tackles coming out.
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