With the 123rd pick, the New England Patriots select OG Rich Ohrnberger, Penn State

With the 123rd pick, the New England Patriots select OG Rich Ohrnberger, Penn State

Stocking up on the big men is always a good thing.  The wear and tear on these guys is outrageous and it never hurts to have a collection of 300 pounders around.  A work in progress, he won't grab a starting role right off the bat, but can be developed and will provide rotation for starters.  From Reiss's Pieces:

Ohrnberger, a player who took a pre-draft visit to Gillette Stadium, adds youth to the interior of the offensive line and provides a fallback, longer-term option with starting guards Logan Mankins (left) and Stephen Neal (right) entering the final year of their contracts.

The Patriots’ top backups at center/guard – Russ Hochstein and Billy Yates – also have contracts expiring after the 2009 season.

draftcountdown.com says:

A three-year starter for the Nittany Lions...Has experience on both the right and left sides...Was named 2nd Team All-Big Ten as a junior and 1st Team as a senior...Could project to either guard or center at the pro level...Best fit will most likely come in a zone blocking scheme.
 

 Again, a work in progress, but it's good to have another young guy in the pig pile.

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