6-5/310 Penn State
Pros: Has nice size and strength. Gets good position and provides some push in the running game. Is a very good cut blocker. Does a nice job initiating contact. Solid on the second level and does a nice job pulling.
Cons: Has average feet and will have trouble with speed rushers at the next level. Waist-bender and gets caught lunging. Not a powerful run blocker. Not a great athlete and not consistently quick off the snap.
Overview: Cadogan is a solid technician that gets the job done. Replaced Levi Brown at left tackle the past two years. Also played some at left guard as a sophomore.
NFL Forecast: I'm not sure he has the ideal upside at tackle at the next level. But if he moves to right tackle, he stands a lot better chance than if he stays on the left side. He can be a capable starting left tackle perhaps for a zone blocking team, but he needs some work. I could see him being a good fit for a team like the Colts as a developmental backup behind Ugoh. I think he projects better on the right side, because he'll need less work in pass protection. But I think his greatest potential will rest if he moves inside to guard. He should bulk up some, but he could be a solid fit as a starter. He doesn't have great upside to be a dominant player regardless of where he plays. But he's a fairly consistent guy that should be an effective starter. But he offers nice versatility, and he could potentially play four of the five line positions.
ATL Forecast: Cadogan would be a nice pickup for the Falcons. He could step in fairly quickly as a swing tackle this year. He wouldn't be the ideal candidate to potentially replace Baker if he can't get over his injury issues down the road. But would be a decent stopgap option in a year or two. Instead, Cadogan would fit better on the right side for the Falcons, potentially challenging either of the starters within a year or two. I think he can be the caliber of player like a Jake Scott.
Value: Cadogan could get some looks in the middle rounds. But probably the best place to draft him is the fifth or sixth round.
Scouting Reports of centers, guards, and offensive tackles in the 2009 NFL Draft.
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