NFL Combine: 5 guards for New Orleans Saints to watch

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Dec 30, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; LSU Tigers guard Vadal Alexander (74) takes the field prior to the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Music City Bowl at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 30, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; LSU Tigers guard Vadal Alexander (74) takes the field prior to the game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the Music City Bowl at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Isaac Seumalo
Nov 14, 2015; Berkeley, CA, USA; Oregon State Beavers running back Storm Barrs-Woods (24) celebrates with offensive lineman Isaac Seumalo (56) after completing a two point conversion during the third quarter at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports /

Name: Isaac Seumalo
School: Oregon State
Size: 6-foot-4, 303 LBS
Arm length: 33 inches
Hands: 9 7/8 inches
Projected round: 4-6

Seumalo missed all of the 2014 season after suffering a broken foot in the Hawaii Bowl to cap off the previous year, which may cause him to slide down in the draft.

He made a full recovery and returned in 2015 to start all 12 games, splitting time between left tackle and right guard, and gave Oregon defensive lineman DeForest Buckner (a projected top-10 pick) a run for his money on several occasions.

With an ideal frame to go along with superb strength, power, and versatility, Seumalo could wind up one of the bigger steals in this year’s selection process, assuming he goes drafted where he’s projected in the later rounds.

However, a strong combine (as I expect) may help him climb into the fourth or even third round.  This is a very underestimated prospect who could become an immediate starter for the New Orleans Saints, or any team for that matter.

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