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After a strong senior season boosted Oday Aboushi's draft stock into first-round territory, his inconsistencies during the Senior Bowl will likely knock him back into the second round.
Aboushi was initially projected as a first-round draft pick following his senior season at Virginia. He has since fallen into the second round of most mock drafts following his performance at the 2013 Senior Bowl, which drew mixed criticism.
CBS Sports draft expert Rob Rang praised Aboushi for his effort and said he "certainly captured the attention of NFL talent evaluators in the stands."
Offensive linemen rarely get the attention they deserve, and that is likely to be the case this week, as well. While the South's quarterbacks and "skill position" players were showered with interview requests following practice, most of the offensive linemen were quickly ushered off the field toward the buses. This, despite the fact that many of them have proven to be some of the more impressive prospects on the field...The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Aboushi is surprisingly athletic, demonstrating enough lateral agility and flexibility to handle the South's top pass rushers.
But on the flip side of that coin, fellow CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler saw only inconsistencies in Aboushi's game. Overall, he is ranked as the fifth-best tackle in the draft and the 49th-best prospect overall. He is listed at 6'5 and 310 pounds.
Aboushi is the top NFL Draft prospect from the University of Virginia.