Draft Scout Snapshot:DS Rating on 8/24/08: #15 OG, #241/750 Overall, Projected Rnd: 7 2007: Big 12 All-Conference Selection ... One of the most dominant linemen in school history ... helped lead the program to its fifth NCAA Passing Title ... did not allow a sack all season ... offensive line only allowed 18 sacks in 763 pass attempts ... started all 13 games ... one of the top linemen in the league, named to several preseason all-conference teams ... provided great protection for the nation's leading passer, Graham Harrell ... offense averaged 40.9 points per game, the second-highest total in school history ... the unit also averaged 529.6 yards of total offense per game, the second-highest in school history...2006: All-Big 12 Conference Honorable Mention … started in all 11 games played … integral component on offensive line that allowed only 18 sacks … number was 18 better than the 36 allowed in 2005 … line yielded a sack once in every 35.4 pass attempts, which was the nation's best … first-year starting QB Graham Harrell flourished in his sophomore campaign being the line's protection … offense was among the top 10 in passing, scoring and total offense … turned in dominating performances night-in and night-out … out-muscled defensive linemen and linebackers as sophomore RB Shannon Woods ran to All-Big 12 First Team honors. Missed two games with a left knee injury...2005: Played in five games as a true freshman.
Post-Draft Outlook:BEST PICK: Keep an eye on Louis Vasquez, a third-round offensive lineman choice out of Texas Tech. His reputation is one of being ornery, and the spot at right guard is wide open. The Chargers are hoping Kynan Forney can start there, but they will give Vasquez a long look. Among the questions is his ability to run-block after playing in the spread in college. A closer look at the Chargers' picks: Round 3/78 - Louis Vasquez, G, 6-5, 333, Texas Tech...With Mike Goff leaving in free agency, the Chargers need to spice up the competition at his old right guard spot. - by The Sports Xchange
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