By Andrew RomanoThe NFL draft is officially over, and the NFL has a lot of players who will have to go through some tough workouts before the draft, including a few players who might not make the first round.
The most obvious is the draft’s first overall pick, Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson.
Robinson is a top-15 overall prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite.
He’s one of the more interesting players to watch this year.
Robinson has been a bit of a question mark for the first two weeks of the draft.
In that time, the first three picks — LSU’s Jarrad Davis, Washington’s Mike Williams and LSU’s Tre’ Jackson — have been rated as high as five-stars and three-stars.
The first two, both of which are currently projected to go in the first or second round, have struggled to show much improvement over the past few years.
For the most part, Robinson has taken the wrong path at Alabama.
The Crimson Tide’s offensive line struggled to protect him and the Tide’s running game wasn’t nearly as effective.
That’s not to say he’s a bad prospect, though.
Robinson may have the best chance to become a big time offensive lineman at this year’s draft.
Robinson is the type of player who can step in and take over the right tackle spot, and he’s certainly the type who can contribute in a big way on the offensive line.
His production against the run could be enough to land him a spot on a team that can use his size and power.
He can play multiple positions on the line.
There are two players who are likely to be the first players off the board at No. 25, according the 247Composite: Clemson’s Solomon Thomas and Alabama’s Jahlil Okafor.
Thomas is one of college football’s most physical linemen.
He was the ACC’s Defensive Player of the Year last season and he might be able to make the jump to the NFL this year after spending the last three years playing for Alabama.
OkaFOR is a versatile offensive lineman who has the potential to become one of College Football’s best offensive tackles.
He could be a solid addition to any team.
In terms of the second pick, USC defensive tackle Solomon Thomas could be the best defensive tackle on the board, according ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. Thomas could become the No. 1 pick if the USC offensive line struggles to pass block and if the Trojans can get to a position where they can make him a starter.
Thomas was an All-Pac-12 player in 2014 and his production this year was the best of his career.
Thomas had 16 tackles for loss, a sack and three forced fumbles.
He also had a pair of sacks in the Rose Bowl.
Thomas is a player who could be taken in the third round.
He’s the type a team can go into a workout and have him beat, but it’s unclear if that will happen.
If the USC line can’t pass block, Thomas could still be a useful player.
Thomas would likely be an upgrade over Clemson’s J.J. Watt, who has struggled with pass protection in the past.
Watt has already shown he can pass block.
The Trojains will have a tough time stopping Watt, but if the defensive line struggles with pass blocking, Thomas might be the answer.
If there is one thing that the USC defensive line needs right now, it’s a starter in the middle.
If a team is going to go into the draft with the second overall pick and there’s an option at the position, the USC middle linebacker might be an interesting option to take in the second round.
USC has been relying on junior college transfers for most of this year, but this year the team has taken defensive ends to fill the void.
That could be an option to give Thomas an opportunity.
The 6-foot-3, 235-pound Thomas would be a nice fit in the Pac-12.