Offensive prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft to watch at the East-West Shrine Bowl

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West OT- Kadeem Telfort, UAB (6-8, 330)

When betting on traits-based prospects on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft, size and athleticism are king. Built like the “King of the Monsters” (Godzilla), UAB’s Kadeem Telfort will likely be the most physically imposing player at the Shrine Bowl.

After transferring from Florida to Highland Community College, Telfort landed with the Dragons in Birmingham, Alabama and started for three years. He helped set the tone up front for one of the best rushing attacks in the Group of Five.

Though he can struggle to sustain blocks at times, Telfort uses his size to consistently overwhelm defenders and wash them out plays as a run blocker. His power at the point of attack is serious and when he plays with strong hand placement he can easily control defensive linemen in the run game.

That size also translates to success in pass protection where he stymies speed rushers by leaning on his length and power rushers by utilizing his strong base and anchor. Like Warren, one-on-ones at the Shrine will be key for Telfort to prove he has the feet and bend to stick at offensive tackle.