by Drew Boylhart
SR Staff Writer
December 2004
Nick Kaczur   OT   Toledo

Holy Toledo! I don’t know if I have ever seen an O-lineman more ready to play in the NFL than Nick. This kid dropped out of his mother and started to pass block for her. He has size, technique, attitude and instincts. He has athletic abilities that compare with any other O-lineman in this draft. He can pass block and run block and I think could play any position on the line. The one thing he can’t do is leap a tall building in a single bound – he’s going to have to work on that.

Needs to Improve

Nick does need to get stronger.  (All the players coming out need to get stronger, this is just me trying to fill up space.)

Talent Board Round  2

This kid was born to play football. He has 1st round talent and I would take him in the top twenty of this draft. Any excuses that are given for him being rated lower is just some smart scout trying to stash a Pro Bowl player in the later rounds for themselves. I predict that there will be a lot of rumors about this kid by the time we get to the draft. Rumors like “he has an eye infection that is contagious”, or “shoulder problems” or “ankle problems” or maybe even the old “level of play” excuse to drop this kid into the 2nd or 3rd rounds. Don’t believe it! He plays LT right now, but he can play any place on the line and can be a Pro Bowl player at any one of these positions. I do feel that LG might be his very best position at the next level, but the thought of this kid playing center is something I just cannot get out of my mind. I don’t know why he is not rated higher, but any excuse that scouts give you are just that, excuses. Remember this kid has 1st round talent and that is a fact no matter what round he is drafted in. Follow me and I will lead you to the light.