Sports Illustrated's Tony Pauline is in Mobile this week covering the Senior Bowl and in his Monday practice report, had some good things to say about Washington Husky Senio Kelemete. Pauline is as respected in the business as they come and has a wide range of sources, so his column at SI.com is a must read and I'd recommend following him on Twitter.
Here's what Pauline noted:
Senio Kelemete (G/Washington) has been incredibly athletic on the field and has stopped several top-rated pass rushers -- including Jack Crawford of Penn State -- dead in their tracks. In the full scrimmage Kelemete annihilated Vinny Curry on one play.
High praise for Kelemete, who is currently rated somewhere around the 3rd round. The 6'4, 300 pound senior played left tackle for the Huskies last year but will likely play guard at the next level.
According to Bob Condotta's Husky Blog at the Seattle times,
Rob Rang, a senior analyst at NFLDraftScout.com, said Kelemete will likely be moved back to guard at the next level. His organization currently has Kelemete, who was named to the All-Pac-12 second team this year, ranked as the No. 5 guard prospect and pegged as a third-round pick.
"Kelemete is a better fit inside, where his lack of height and reach won't limit his effectiveness," Rang said, adding that Kelemete is "surprisingly light on his feet" which helps make him "a very intriguing guard prospect, especially for teams operating out of a zone scheme."
The hometown Seahawks run a zone scheme that requires guards to be more athletic and spritely, and their current LG, Robert Gallery, is a former tackle as well. Obviously, the Hawks took two offensive linemen in last year's Draft, but Gallery isn't getting any younger and Kelemete, a former two-time captain for the Huskies, makes an interesting prospect.
Another Husky was noted in Pauline's report as well, with Alameda Ta'amu getting some love. Pauline:
Alameda Ta'amu (DT/Washington) has displayed a lot of power on the inside, consistently pushing offensive linemen off the ball and into the backfield.