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#76
Corey O'Daniel
Team: Gardner-Webb Runnin' BulldogsHeight: 6-7 Born:
Position: OLWeight: 330 Hometown: Louisville, KY
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
A lot of small-school NFL prospects emerge because they play on extremely successful teams, but that's certainly not the case with O'Daniel. Gardner-Webb didn't win more than six games in any of his four seasons in Boiling Springs, N.C., and it only won four in 2010 while scoring less than 20 points per game. Despite the Runnin' Bulldogs' struggles, O'Daniel was rock solid. He was named to the All-Big South first team for the second consecutive season, and had the attention of NFL scouts even before his senior season. He has prototypical size to play tackle at the next level and he has rare speed and athleticism for the position. Despite a frame suited to play on the outside, O'Daniel is at his best in the running game, a trait that has some wondering if he's capable of moving inside and playing guard. Despite his speed, his strength might be his biggest asset. O'Daniel has the ability to get out and move, and is good trapping and pulling. The level of competition - and the fact that he played for a middling FCS program - is a concern, but O'Daniel could make a good developmental late pick or free agent for a team that has time to wait.