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Villanova's Szczur has a choice to make; Ijalana OT

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    In July, NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said Szczur could be selected as high as the fourth round of the 2011 NFL draft.

    "Obviously, if I get drafted for football, I will pursue that," Szczur said at the time. "If you get drafted in the top five rounds, you are going to secure a spot if you outperform your expectations in camp."

    With that in mind, the 21-year-old from Erma, Cape May County, returned to Villanova for a final season to impress NFL scouts.

    The 5-foot-10, 205-pounder's production has been limited, though.



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    Ijalana, a 6-4, 320-pound tackle, is a four-year starter at Villanova.

    He's projected by CBSSports.com as the fourth-best prospect at guard for the 2011 NFL draft, behind Florida State's Rodney Hudson, Florida's Mike Pouncey, and Miami's Orlando Franklin.

    Mayock said most NFL teams gave the Wildcat a third-round grade.

    "He's barely 6-foot-4, but he's got long arms," said Mayock, who thinks Ijalana is suited to play left tackle in the NFL. "He's got real good feet. And in a pass-first league, he's the kind of tackle teams are looking for."



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