Most mock drafts have the Alabama ROT going in the late first round to the early second round. Looking at his scouting report, he seems to be a better fit at ROG because of his speed.
I understand the O-line might not be as big of a need as the #2 WR position. But the only 2 WR that are worth of a first round pick are Tavon Austin and Keenan Allen. Austin will be long gone by the #24 pick. Cordarrelle Patterson has a huge upside considering his size. but he can't run routs. He is a big development project. But Keenan Allen maybe around. In case Allen is not around, I would consider drafting DJ Fluker.
The best pick that would help our O-line might be Barrett Jones. He has played RG, LT & C and has been a stud in all three positions. He is very versatile and can backup either of the two tackle positions in which we lack depth. But it is highly probable Jones might be gone before our 3rd round pick. If this is the signal we get at draft day and if Keenan Allen is already off the board I would highly consider drafting DJ Fluker.
- The only weak position in our O-line is RG. He would perfectly fit in Pep's system.
- He would also add depth to both tackle positions where we lack depth.
- If we need a WR in round 3, Ryan Swope will most likely be available.