This article is one of a 32-part series in which the goal is to identify one relatively unheralded player selected in the 2014 NFL Draft who appears to be an especially good schematic fit with his new NFL team.
The Pac-12 characterizes itself as the conference of champions and the 2015 NFL draft could certainly add to the league's reputation if four of its players wind up among the top seven picks as this very early first round mock draft projects.
The Hurricanes' talented right tackle may rank among the more physically gifted blockers in the 2014 draft but with yet another demonstration of unreliability, NFL teams may find it difficult to trust him.
The goal of every NFL franchise is to build through the draft. Savvy teams, however, use veteran free agency to fill obvious needs. What have the millions spent in free agency thus far told us of teams' plans for May? Plenty.
It is perhaps appropriate that the Dolphins selected Dallas Thomas with the No. 77 overall pick, considering this is the jersey number Jake Long wore for Miami. Expect the versatile and battle-tested lineman to emerge as a quality starter in Miami ... and soon.