Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #8 OT, #86/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 3-4 2008: Earned All-Big Twelve Conference first-team accolades from the league's coaches and the Associated Press...Added All-American honorable mention from The NFL Draft Report...Started the team's final thirteen games at left offensive tackle, missing the season opener after he was suspended for a team rules violation back in June...Participated in 822 snaps, producing 94 knockdowns, eight down field blocks and a league-high 16 touchdown-resulting blocks...Was penalized four times, as he allowed just one quarterback pressure and two sacks on 438 pass plays...Recorded an 85.62% grade for blocking consistency that included a pair of 90% performances (vs. Kansas State and Texas Tech)...Started all 48 games he played in during his collegiate career at left offensive tackle, including 27 contests at Oklahoma and 21 more at Garden City College...Made 213 knockdowns with 20 touchdown-resulting blocks during his junior college career...Posted 212 knockdowns, 29 touchdown-resulting blocks, thirteen down field blocks and was penalized 17 times in 1,562 offensive plays for the Sooners...Allowed only 6.5 QB sacks and two pressures on 639 pass plays...Graded over 90% for blocking consistency in three games for the Sooners (95 vs. Baylor in 2007, 90 vs. Kansas State and 99 vs. Texas Tech in 2008), finishing with an overall grade of 82.96% at Oklahoma...2007: Honorable mention All-American by Sports Illustrated ... Dallas Morning News' All-Big 12 first team ... named second team All-Big 12 by the coaches and Associated Press ... started all 14 games at left tackle ... overall season grade of 79% ... had the highest run grade on the team at 75% ... logged 740 plays with 104 knockdowns ... best knockdown game was 15 versus Texas A&M ... enrolled at OU in January 2007. JC: No. 20 overall player in Junior College Top 100 (Rivals.com), No. 17 overall JUCO player in SUPERPREP JUCO 100. Played at Garden City CC in Kansas where he was a two-time letterman ... two-time junior college All-American ... Jayhawk Conference Lineman of the Year in 2006 ... had 93 pancake blocks and 113 tackles last season ... freshman team played in the Dixie Bowl ... junior college coach was J.J. Eckert ... won the Student Support Service Award and was named to the 3.0 Student Excellence List...was a teammate of current Sooner defensive back D.J. Wolfe in the seventh, eighth and 10th grades when both resided in Colorado.
Post-Draft Outlook: A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 2/54 -- Phil Loadholt, OT, 6-8, 343, Oklahoma...The Vikings had targeted Loadholt but weren't sure he would be around when they selected in the second round. When he was they grabbed him. A left tackle in college, Loadholt will move to the right side and compete for the starting job. There is an excellent chance he will beat out Ryan Cook and Artis Hicks and start as a rookie. Loadholt gave up only two sacks and one quarterback pressure on 438 pass plays in 2008. - by The Sports Xchange
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12/21/12 - RT Phil Loadholt (knee) was limited again in Thursday's practice, but will play on Sunday.
12/19/12 - RT Phil Loadholt (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice, but will play on Sunday.
12/13/12 - RT Phil Loadholt (knee) was limited in Thursday's practice, but is expected to play on Sunday.
12/12/12 - RT Phil Loadholt (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice, but will play on Sunday.
12/06/12 - RT Phil Loadholt (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday, but is expected to play on Sunday.