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#77
Josh LeRibeus
Team: Southern Methodist MustangsHeight: 6-2 Born:
Position: OLWeight: 311 Hometown: Richardson, TX
Class-Eligibility: Sr-Sr


Scouting Report
LeRibeus was a stalwart up front in starting all 14 contests this past season at guard for SMU while blocking for Conference USA's top rusher in Zach Line, who averaged 122.4 yards per game to rank seventh in the FBS. LeRibeus put forth a solid performance at the East-West Shrine Game and earned an invitation to the NFL scouting combine. He turned in 29 reps on the bench press at the combine to tie for 13th-best among offensive linemen. LeRibeus' 40-yard dash time of 5.37 seconds was better than expected and his 7.64-second effort in the three-cone drill placed him 10th within his position group. His rise has been surprising for a player who missed the entire 2010 season due to academics after he was an honorable mention All-C-USA selection as a sophomore in 2009. Those problems may have been a reason why he was omitted from any all-conference honors this past season. LeRibeus has played guard his entire career dating to high school. It's clear that his strong suit is run blocking and he could struggle against elite NFL tackles inside. He projects as a likely backup in the NFL, but could provide good value in the seventh round.