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Breaking down the 2009 offensive tackles

Originally Published: August 11, 2008
By Bill Conley | Scouts Inc.

A lot of coaches will tell you the most important player on the field, with the exception of the quarterback, is the guy who protects the quarterback. The offensive tackle who plays on the quarterback's blind side -- the tackle who keeps the million-dollar arm from being blown up -- plays a vital role in a team's success.

Offensive tackles in today's game must have a combination of traits in order to carry the load up front. Some of these talents are physical, while others are not measurable ...

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