Michael Oher Scouting Report
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 315 lbs.|
2009 NFL Combine Results
2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Michael Oher, OL, Mississippi
Oher would have been a first-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft, but he liked Mississippi's hiring of Houston Nutt and decided to return for his senior season. The massive offensive tackle paved the way for running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis to amass 1,000 yards on the ground in both 2006 and 2007, and he helped a 2009 rushing attack amass over 2400 yards. He was a first-team All-American last season and a consensus First-Team All-SEC selection. NFL scouts love how Oher is able to control the line of scrimmage with his hulking physical frame and excellent footwork. Such a lethal combination makes it almost impossible for defensive linemen to get around his pass protection. Oher's quick feet also make him a strong run blocker (even though he is an even better pass blocker), as he is able to get to linebackers and neutralize their pursuit of the ball. He ran a 5.34 in the 40-yard-dash at the combine but knocked it down to 5.08 at Mississippi's pro day. Scouts also have to like Oher's durability; the big man has had no injury problems whatsoever at Ole Miss. He has been passed on the offensive linemen charts by Jason Smith, but Oher could be the second or third OT off the board and possibly a Top 10 selection in the 2009 draft.
Last Updated Apr-02-2009 by Ricky Dimon
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