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2015 NFL DRAFT

Brandon Linder, OG

School: Miami (Fla.)  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Southwest Ranches, FL
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 311 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
274167-FA
2013 Season
Started all 13 games along offensive line ... Made 10 starts at right guard and three starts at right tackle ... Second-team All-ACC selection by ACSMA, league's head coaches and Athlon Sports ... One of three Hurricanes invited to Senior Bowl ... Helped anchor offensive line that paved way for Hurricanes offense that averaged 425.8 yards of total offense and 33.8 points per game ... Named Offensive MVP at end-of-season team awards show ... Earned letter.
2012 Season
Started all 12 games at right guard ... Third-team All-ACC selection by Phil Steele ... Earned All-ACC honorable mention from ACSMA and league coaches ... Anchored O-line that paved way for third-best passing offense (295.4) and fifth-best total offense (440.2) in ACC ... Earned letter.
2011 Season
Played and started in all 12 games ... Finished with overall grade of 90 percent, tied for team-high ... Allowed only 1.5 sacks over course of season ... Made only seven mental errors ... Earned letter.
2010 Season
Played in 12 games, starting five, all as extra lineman in jumbo pack ... Graded out at 97 percent against Georgia Tech, and was named ACC Offensive Lineman of the Week ... Against GT, took snaps at center, guard, tackle, and tight end ... Helped offense run for season-high 277 yards, and season-high 507 total yards ... Graded out at 93 percent in season opener ... Graded out at above 90 percent for last seven games of regular season ... Earned letter.
High School
U.S. Army All-American ... Ranked No. 145 in ESPN Top 150 ... Named first-team All-Broward by Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald ... Helped St. Thomas Aquinas to 28-1 record last two seasons and Class 5A state title in 2008 and No. 1 national ranking in 2009 while offense averaged 321 yards per game ... Rated No. 47 prospect in Mobile Press-Register Southeast 120 and No.167 player in Sports Illustrated/Takkle Top 200 ... No. 3 prospect on Bill Buchalter's Florida Top 100 state list.
 
Player News
05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Jaguars' pick: Round 3/93 - Brandon Linder, RG, 6-6, 311, Miami...Physical, dependable, consistent, it's what the Jaguars like in the Miami lineman whom the Jaguars coached in the Senior Bowl. Linder started 42 games, including the last 37 of his career. The Jaguars wanted him so bad that they were willing to trade away a draft pick before Linder was taken by someone else. - The Sports Xchange
 

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