Bret Bielema spoke about what he has seen from his offensive line on Monday. He believes that NFL scouts will be impressed by the length of his offensive line per Jeremy Werner of 247Sports.

There are some new faces on the Illinois OL after the departures of Vederian Lowe, Doug Kramer, and Jack Badovinac. Bielema made sure to mention how lengthy certain members of his offensive line are. He specifically talked about Julian Pearl, Alex Pihlstrom, and Isaiah Adams.

“If you go from left tackle to right tackle, Julian Pearl is probably our longest player,” said Bielema. “Then you throw in Isaiah Adams now at left guard, he’s extremely long. He’s 6-4 or 6-5, but he’s got really big length. Alex Pihlstrom is really long for a center. A lot of times, [centers] don’t have that much length. Pihl’s played tackle, right? So it shows how long we are.”

Bielema then went through the other positions on the O-line. Zy Crisler, Jordyn Slaughter, and Alex Palczewski were the other players that have met his standards when it comes to length.

“Then at right guard with Zy or Jordyn, whoever’s in there, Zy I think is actually the longest arm length that we have on the roster,” said Bielema. “Then at right tackle, Palcho is extremely long. I just think tackle-to-tackle, that’s going to jump out, for sure on the offensive line.”