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Georgia Tech Football: 2016 NFL Draft Prospect - OL Bryan Chamberlain

A versatile, athletic lineman with a good frame and solid blocking abilities? Sounds an awful lot like a guy NFL teams should want to know more about.

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As a Recruit

Chamberlain came to Georgia Tech as a mid-level three-star recruit (5.6 per Rivals, .8444 per 247Sports' Composite). The Albany, GA native committed to the Yellow Jackets early on, and did not have any other reported offers, although he had reported interest from uga, Clemson, and Louisville. Rivals rated him the #87 prospect in the state of Georgia, and 247Sports rated him the #64 prospect in the state. At the time, he measured in at 6'4", 280 pounds.

On the Flats

As I've mentioned on a few occasions, through the 2013 season, I wasn't a fan of Chamberlain at all. He's always had the physical tools to be a very good player, but made a number of mental mistakes that even cost him a starting position late in the 2013 campaign. All of that changed in 2014 though, as Chamberlain almost eliminated his mistakes entirely and fully harnessed his athleticism to become one of Georgia Tech's best offensive linemen. That should remain the case in 2015, which will be his senior season on the Flats.

Chamberlain has been a staple on the Yellow Jackets' offensive line over the last three seasons, playing in 39 of 41 games (and starting 21 times). His reliability has been an asset for an offensive line that was thin at times looking back. He has primarily played offensive tackle, but can play offensive guard if needed.

Looking Forward

As far as the 2016 NFL Draft goes, Chamberlain definitely has a shot at being drafted. He's got a solid frame at 6'4", and carries 295 pounds very well (meaning he could have some room to grow a little more). Chamberlain moves well and is adept at both pass and run blocking, and offers ability to play any offensive line spot at his size at skill. It's unclear whether he'll be slotted at tackle or guard this year, but just the fact that his name is in consideration says that he's a versatile prospect for NFL teams to keep an eye on.

Chamberlain is yet to get much attention with regards to his Draft stock, but it's still early for that. If he has another good year and Georgia Tech's offense is generally successful once more, you may see a lot more talk about him.

Does Bryan Chamberlain have legitimate NFL potential? Is there anything you want to see from him this year to confirm that potential?