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Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi gets fourth-round grade from scout


Should Texas A&M offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi have left the Aggies last year after an outstanding junior season as a right tackle?

Perhaps so.

According to Lance Zierlein of Sports Talk 790 in Houston, Ogbuehi's play this season hasn't helped him. Zierlein tweeted Tuesday that he spoke to a regional scout who has graded Ogbuehi as a fourth-round prospect, perhaps generously so. This just 10 months after Ogbuehi confirmed that he received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board after last season.

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks suggested last week that Ogbuehi's move from left tackle back to right tackle could be a sign that his transition to the left side this season wasn't a smooth one. The move was precipitated by an injury to right tackle Germain Ifedi, but the decision to uproot Ogbuehi from the left tackle spot to fill in was a curious one.

"There is some intrigue about why they moved a tackle (Cedric Ogbuehi) from left to right. That's an uncommon move to go from the blind side, the premier position, to right tackle," Brooks said in Friday's edition of Scouting the Scouts. "Does that foreshadow a bigger issue?"

Ogbuehi, a senior, was persuaded to stay in school largely because Texas A&M found a way to pay his loss-of-value insurance policy within NCAA rules.

*Follow Chase Goodbread on Twitter **@ChaseGoodbread*.

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