Sep 14, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA; USC Trojans running back Tre Madden (23) is lifted in the air by offensive tackle Kevin Graf (77) after scoring a first quarter touchdown against Boston College at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Graf NFL Draft Preview 2014: Projections, Draft Stock and More

Kevin Graf

Redshirt Senior | Offensive Tackle | 6’6, 295

Career Stats: 38 starts

College Production:

Kevin Graf had to wait two years to launch his career at USC as he redshirted and then played understudy. However, he made his mark as a redshirt sophomore, earning a Sophomore All-American honorable mention after a year starting at right tackle.

Graf held that position through 2012 and finally in his senior season which saw him earn an All-Pac-12 honorable mention despite an ankle injury which held him out of a game and a half.

Pro Prospects:

“I think this year, I had an amazing year.  If you look at my numbers and my game tape, it proves that I am a great player. Some of the best teams in the nation, I did very well against.” – Kevin Graf
(via Fansided)

As a three-year starter at a major college program, Graf proved that he can be a consistent player on the line and his experience cannot be devalued. However, he lacks the wow-factor which might have boosted him in the eyes of scouts.

He is considered athletic enough to handle both pass protection and run blocking in the pros, but there are concerns about his technical ability, particularly when he is left on his own.

A strong showing in the East-West Shrine Game and a better than expected 40-yard dash at the USC Pro Day did help his cause. So to does a decent level of versatility, as Graf says he has talked to teams about playing both tackle and guard, on the left or the right, wherever needed.

Stock Report:

Though word before the 2013 season had Graf projected much higher, the consensus seems to place him in the late rounds of the draft. CBS Sports ranks him as the No. 19 offensive tackle.

Graf reportedly met with the Baltimore Ravens and St. Louis Rams during the Shrine Game and worked out for the Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks. Still, it is hard to project where a potential late-round pick like Graf might end up.

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