Top Ten Largest NFL Prospects in 2014
Find Out About the Biggest Linemen in College Football
2014 NFL Off-Season
We’ve already talked about some big names to watch when college football season rolls around this year, but what about the biggest guys to keep an eye on? Today, we’re breaking down the top ten largest (that’s by weight and height) NFL prospects who will take to the collegiate gridiron this fall.
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1. Baylor's 6’7, 385 junior offensive lineman, LaQuan McGowan, tops this list. McGowan will takeover Cyril Richardson's starting spot at guard. Though McGowan didn’t start in any games in 2013, his size alone should help find some measure of success in his new role.
2. Mo Latu, a 6’3, 384 lb junior, plays on the defensive line for Arizona State. Latu had only two tackles during the 2013 season, but is currently listed as the Sun Devils’s starting nose guard. Latu’ll have a chance to prove his NFL worthiness from the season’s first down.
3. James Atoe, Washington State's 6’7, 375 lb senior offensive lineman, has only started in 7 games, but he had a breakout appearance in the squad’s 2013 bowl win over Brigham Young University. If Atoe can keep this momentum going, he could have an illustrious 2014 season.
4. Trenton Brown, the 6,8, 361 lb senior offensive lineman, will be starting at right guard for Florida this fall. Brown transferred in from Georgia Military College to play for Will Muschamp, so let’s hope the Gators can string together a few more Ws than they did in 2013.
5. Aaron Morris, Ole Miss's 6’5, 355 lb junior offensive lineman, saw his 2013 season cut short (like real short…he tore his ACL in game number one), but looks to redeem himself in 2014. Morris started all of the 2012 season’s games and even started in 6 games as a freshman. The boy can play when he’s healthy, so hopefully Morris’ll have a banner year.
6. Tyson Chandler (no, not the Knicks center…the other one you should know about), a 6’7, 354 lb senior, plays for N.C. State. Chandler will be a third-year starter (at right tackle) for the Wolfpack and should surpass 2,000 career snaps during the upcoming season.
7. Jamon Brown, a 6’6, 350 lb senior offensive lineman for the Louisville Cardinals, looks to become a third-year starter in 2014. Brown has played both right tackle and left tackle with success.
8. Corey Robinson, the senior 6’8, 348 lb offensive lineman out of the University of South Carolina, should be starting at left tackle for the third season in a row. Barring grievous injury, there’s absolutely no reason we shouldn’t see Robinson in the NFL in 2015.
9. Zach Banner, a sophomore offensive lineman at the other USC (that would be the University of Southern California), is 6’9, 345 lbs. Banner spent the 2013 season on the bench after having hip surgery, but looks to be in the starting line-up come August (which is getting really, really close y’all!)
10. Ian Gray, a senior offensive lineman at Rice University, clocks-in at 6’8, 345 lbs. Gray has spent time at both guard and tackle, primarily as a back-up, but we’ll see what his final season has in store for him.