Projections often can be distorted

LOS ANGELES - - While high school talent evaluators were busy this past weekend examining, analyzing, and projecting the future of prospects during the Nike Football Training Camp in Oakland, ESPN’s NFL draft guru Mel Kiper released last week his early offensive college projections and observations for the 2014 draft.

Kiper’s analysis of his top 10 offensive tackles for next spring’s draft revealed a Trojan, but it wasn’t returning senior right tackle Kevin Graf, a player most Trojans fans would expect to see in such early prognostications.