2014 NFL Draft Profile: Fresno State OT Austin Wentworth

Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The man who protected Derek Carr's blindside hasn't received a lot of attention from NFL teams thus far, but history and versatility could make him valuable as offensive line depth.

Austin Wentworth, Offensive Tackle, Fresno State

6'4", 315 pounds

Mocking the Draft overall ranking: N/A

Mocking the Draft positional ranking: N/A

Strengths: Though Wentworth earned his all-Mountain West accolades as Fresno State's left tackle, he split time between right tackle and right guard in his first season as a starter back in 2011. Isn't often fooled by blitz packages, and can handle most pass rushing moves if he gets his hands inside of the defender. As a former Pat Hill recruit, he also has a mean streak that lends itself to the run game, even though it was de-emphasized in the Tim DeRuyter offense.

Weaknesses: None of his measurables leap off the page relative to other offensive line prospects, especially among tackles, so he may be better suited to the interior at the next level. Occasionally loses defenders who elect to speed rush outside.

The Bottom Line: There is no one tool that helps Wentworth to stand out among the offensive line prospects, but it hard to ignore that he has nonetheless performed at an all-conference level for the past two seasons. He may end up taking a path to the pros that is similar to another former Bulldog, Ryan Wendell, who was also undrafted but has settled into New England's starting lineup.

Projected round: UDFA

Projected likely destination: Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, Atlanta Falcons

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