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Fans get far too immersed in the star ratings for offensive linemen. Of all the positions on a football team, this is by far the one where stars mean the least. There are physical measurables one can use to tag a player as "potentially good" but it's much more of a crap-shoot than, say, a defensive lineman.
It's far more difficult to evaluate an OL -- IMO --because of their competition (a decent HS lineman can look great against the quality of most defensive linemen in HS) and how committed they will be. (See Trey Pettis).
They tend to be more cerebral which makes it more difficult to size up their heart and want to. Because HS offensives are usually so simple, it's hard to know if the kid is going to be able to comprehend and execute what will be asked of him in college. Many HS teams are mostly run oriented, which doesn't allow a thorough evaluation of pass blocking skill.
Included is an article that deals with evaluating OL ... and one that tracks the success of big-name HS OL and how they did in college.
There have been 40 five-star offensive linemen over the last decade in college football. Of the 40, 17 turned out to live up the hype.
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