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Four senior OTs look to make good final impression in bowls

There have been 22 offensive tackles taken in the first round in the past five drafts, including five in each of the past two, and there is a handful of players at the position who could go in the first round in the 2015 draft.

Of note is that there are five seniors who likely will go in the first or second round: Pittsburgh's T.J. Clemmings, LSU's La'el Collins, Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi, Colorado State's Ty Sambrailo and Iowa's Brandon Scherff. Collins, Ogbuehi and Scherff considered turning pro after their junior seasons, but each stayed in school and it should pay off in the draft.

Sambrailo's final college game was a mixed bag. He had his moments against Utah pass rusher Nate Orchard, but Orchard got past him for a sack and Utah blasted Colorado State in Saturday's Las Vegas Bowl.

The other top senior tackles will get their moments in the bowl spotlight in the next 10 days. Here's a quick look:

Pitt's T.J. Clemmings

LSU's La'el Collins

Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi

Iowa's Brandon Scherff

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