OG J.C. Oram (Weber State) - Undrafted Free Agent
You probably know the drill by now for the undrafted free agent offensive linemen the Detroit Lions signed this offseason. There are four total undrafted OL on the team (from this year), three of whom are offensive guards. J.C. Oram is among the guards on the team, and he hails from Weber State, a school in the FCS.
Positives: Tough position blocker who is best in a small area. Plays with a nasty attitude and is always looking for someone to hit. Stays square and turns defenders from the line. Stays with assignments, possesses solid body strength and controls opponents once engaged at the point. Keeps his head on a swivel and works well with teammates.
Negatives: Heavy footed, lacks lateral blocking range and minimally effective blocking in motion. Gets tall in his blocking, loses leverage and struggles to hold the point.
Outlook for 2012
The story for Oram is the same as Rodney Austin and Pat Boyle. Oram has a shot to make the team given the Lions' current lack of depth at offensive guard. The only guards returning from last season are Rob Sims, Stephen Peterman and Jacques McClendon, so the opportunity is certainly there for Oram and the other undrafted guards to play their way onto the team come August.
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