2007 NFL Draft – Colts: Round 2

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Tony Ugoh

Trading the 126th overall pick and their 2008 first-round pick, with the 42nd overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts take:

Tony Ugoh, OT, Arkansas
(HT: 6'5" / WT: 301 / 40: 5.06)

Analysis:

  • ESPN.com

    The only logical reason for the Colts taking tackle is to start grooming a possible replacement for Tarik Glenn. Ugoh played in a run-heavy scheme at the collegiate level and he doesn?t project as a starting left tackle.

  • NFL.com

    Compares To: Marcus Johnson, Minnesota Vikings … Ugoh is an impressive-looking athlete, but needs to add more bulk to his frame … Like Johnson, he can maintain the rush lane and has decent lateral agility for the ground attack, but lacks the knee bend and kick slide to neutralize the edge rush. He is not an overpowering blocker, but does have a strong hand punch and can create movement off the snap … He just looks too stationary trying to mirror the pass rushers and looks too slow and clumsy when moving forward, doing a better job in his lateral moves or when retreating … If a team bulks him up and puts him inside at guard, he will be more productive, much like former Razorback Shawn Andrews (Eagles), who lacked the footwork to play tackle, but has had good success as a trap blocker at guard … There has to be a "buyer beware" tag with Ugoh, though, as he did not show much desire to play the game until his senior year, preferring track-and-field.

  • SI.com

    A tremendous pass-blocker whose game is on an upswing, Ugoh displays the ability to handle the blindside tackling duties. Needs to improve the strength of his base and must overcome the perception that he's not committed to football.

  • Fox Sports
  • Yahoo Sports

    The All-American came into his own as a senior, playing 14 games and allowing just one sack. Ugoh, who also competed in track until this past season, has bulked up and toughened up over the past year. His footwork has improved, but he will get too shallow off the snap at times when facing quicker edge rushers...He has long arms and his initial punch improved once he learned to keep his hands up and use them quicker off the snap. That said, he needs to increase his lower body strength...Ugoh could be a bit of a risky pick, but a strong showing at the combine could make him a possible mid-to-late first-round selection.

  • NFL Draft Countdown

    Was also a top discus thrower for the Razorbacks track and field team...Helped to pave the way for Darren McFadden and one of the most potent rushing attacks in the nation as a senior...Could potentially move inside to guard...Prospect on the rise who has most of the measurables and is coming off a great senior campaign.

  • Scout.com

    A tremendous pass-blocker whose game is on an upswing, Ugoh displays the ability to handle the blindside tackling duties. Needs to improve the strength of his base and must overcome the perception that he's not committed to football. Offers starting potential if the pieces fall into place.

  • Football's Future

    Ugoh has all the talent to be a very good NFL tackle, and a strong senior year has pushed him up draft boards. If he fill out his frame some before the draft, he may draw more consideration near the end of the first round. He is battle tested in the SEC, and has a lot of untapped potential.