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OT Scouting Reports - 2024

Bird’s Eye View: Positional Analysis

Positional Grade: A-

The OT class is deep and talented. There are several potential starting tackles, including a bevy of top shelf blindside protectors. There are at least ten OTs who have first round grades led by Joe Alt (Notre Dame), Olu Fashanu (Penn State), Jordan Morgan (Arizona), Taliese Fuaga (Oregon State), and Amarius Mims (Georgia). There is very good depth with several mid to late round prospects who could be developed into starters including Frank Crum (Wyoming), Roger Rosengarten (Washington), Walter Rouse (Oklahima), and Garret Greenfield (South Dakota State).

Joe Alt / Notre Dame

6085 / 321 / 10” Hands / 34.2” Arms / 82.6” Wingspan

5.05 40 / 28” vertical / 9’4” broad jump / 27 reps (225 lbs)

Father is former NFL Pro Bowl OT John Alt. Very good size with long arms and a strong upper body. Mirror and slides well. Seals the outside run with size, positioning, and strength. Athletic to switch off blocks, engage, and open run lanes via his adjustments. Good arm extension – locks out and the defender is typically neutralized. Plays with great leverage. Very difficult to bull rush. Athletic enough to get to the second level. Pulls and can be very effective in that role. Smart and aware - handles games, stunts, and late blitzes well.

Joe Alt / Notre Dame

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Taylor Lewan / retired

Olumuyiwa Fashanu / Penn State

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Ronnie Stanley / Baltimore

Olu Fashanu / Penn State

6060 / 312 / 8.4” Hands / 34” Arms / 82.4” Wingspan

5.11 40 / 32” vertical / 9’1” broad jump

Ideal size, height, and length for a starting OLT. Moves and kick slides easily to neutralize speed. Very strong – difficult to bull rush. Plays with great natural knee bend. Smooth and athletic. Uses length well to extend and control the defender. Powerful punch but needs to be more consistent in placement. When he latches on, he controls and neutralizes the defensive player consistently. Technique lapses at times, most noticeable when tired, can be exploited by talented pass rushers.

JC Latham / Alabama

6052 / 342 / 11” Hands / 35.1” Arms / 84.3” Wingspan

Thick build and long arms – physically looks like the ideal OT. Quick into his run blocks – gets movement consistently in the run game. Shoots hands, latches on, and controls the defender. Very good hand use. Quick and effective out to the second level. Nice kick slide and adjusts to movement well although he does have trouble with speed off the edge. Has difficulty handling games, stunts, and late blitzes in the passing game. Has not played up to his potential but has tantalizing upside to be developed in the NFL OT.

JC Latham / Alabama

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Orlando Brown / Kansas City

Patrick Paul / Houston

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Dawand Jones / Cleveland

Patrick Paul / Houston

6074 / 331 / 9.3” Hands / 36.2” Arms / 86.2” Wingspan

5.14 40 / 29” vertical / 30 reps (225 lbs)

Fantastic size, frame, girth, and wingspan – has grapevines for arms. Excellent bend for his size and plays with good leverage and base although he gets too narrow based at times. Effective pulling and gets good fits at the second level. Mirror and slides and adjusts to speed and movement well. Very good grip strength. Extends and controls with power and leverage. Has a nasty edge. Brother plays IOL for the Commanders.

Tyler Guyton / Oklahoma

6076 / 322 / 10.2” Hands / 34.2” Arms / 82.2” Wingspan

5.19 40 / 34.5” vertical / 8’11” broad jump

Transfer from TCU where he had reps at TE. Extremely tall and long with a very large wingspan. Fantastic athlete. Moves exceptionally well – natural kick slide and handles speed on the edge well. Looks like he can play either OLT or ORT in the NFL. Large hands that he uses to control the defender. Naturally strong – when he gets his hands on you and drives his legs, it’s impressive. High cut with a high center of gravity – leads to some balance issues. Waist bender – susceptible to bull rushes. Inexperienced with only 15 career starts. Tremendous upside.

Tyler Guyton / Oklahoma

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Laremy Tunsil / Houston

Troy Fautanu / Washington

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Dylan Parham / Las Vegas

Troy Fautanu / Washington

6036 / 317 / 9.4” Hands / 34.4” Arms / 81.4” Wingspan

5.01 40 / 32.5” vertical / 9’5” broad jump

Good size and length. Natural knee bender. Very good balance. Athletic and has a smooth kick slide. Quick enough to lead on screens and sweeps on the second level. Excellent mobility that makes him a candidate to play either OLT or OG. Effectively throws punches then replaces them and fires again. Good arm extension. Efficient and smart. Smooth mover who may be best used at OG leading sweeps and screens.

Jordan Morgan / Arizona

6050 / 311 / 10.7” Hands / 32.7” Arms / 81.3” Wingspan

5.05 40 / 28” vertical / 9’2” broad jump

Excellent size, height, and length with prototypical measureables for OLT. Natural knee bender who plays with outstanding leverage. Balanced and plays with a wide base. Moves easily and is a very good athlete. Mirror and slide are ideal. Moves extremely well. Flashes a powerful punch although placement needs development.

Jordan Morgan / Arizona

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Jedrick Wills / Cleveland

Amarius Mims / Georgia

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Spencer Brown / Buffalo

Amarius Mims / Georgia

6076 / 340 / 11.2” Hands / 36.2” Arms / 86.6” Wingspan

5.07 40 / 25.5” vertical / 9’3” broad jump

Looks the part with an ideal combination of size, length, and athleticism. Bends well and plays with very good leverage. Naturally strong. Throws a strong punch that can rock the defender although consistency of placement needs development. Moves well and mirrors speed well. Tremendous length – when he latches on, it’s over. Relatively inexperienced and missed time last season. Natural gifts are evident. Has a chance to be special.

Taliese Fuaga / Oregon State

6056 / 324 / 10.1” Hands / 33.1” Arms / 80.5” Wingspan

5.13 40 / 32” vertical / 9’3” broad jump

Very good size and build. Strong and powerful – can drive defenders into the ground. Athletic and can lead sweeps out wide – great mobility. Stays balanced and square to the defender and slides very well. Handles speed well but can be beaten by stunts and games. Excellent run blocker due to athleticism, strength, and tenacity – one of the best run blockers in the 2024 NFL Draft. Did not allow any sacks in 2023. Improved steadily throughout his career. Playing style is similar to Penei Sewell (Lions).

Taliese Fuaga / Oregon State

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Penei Sewell / Detroit

Garret Greenfield / South Dakota State

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Taylor Decker / Detroit

Garret Greenfield / South Dakota State

6056 / 311 / 9.4” Hands / 34.4” Arms / 83.1” Wingspan

5.22 40 / 38.5” vertical / 9’5” broad jump

Looks the part with a muscular, well-built frame and a large wingspan. Outstanding athlete with the footwork needed to protect the QB’s blindside. Quick out of his stance and into his block. Plays with good bend. Equally effective in both the run and pass game. Moves well and can effectively mirror and slide in pass pro. Works to finish his blocks. Experienced and productive in a pro style system.

Christian Jones / Texas

6052 / 305 / 10.5” Hands / 34.4” Arms / 83.5” Wingspan

5.14 40 / 20 reps (225 lbs)

Very good mass, overall length, and a large wingspan. Plays with natural bend. Displays very good balance. Shoots his hands with purpose – strong hands that can control the defender, although consistency of placement needs development. Mirror and slides well and displays a nice kick slide. Very strong and plays with power.

Christian Jones / Texas

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Abraham Lucas / Seattle

Tyrion Davis-Price

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Sam Ehlinger, Indianapolis

RB, Jr., LSU

600.0 / 223 lbs / 4.48 40

(**UPDATED 3/22**)

Big RB with a powerful frame and excellent size. Gains his yards between the tackles, running with great pad level and churning his legs on contact – displays great contact balance. Surprisingly light feet and loose hips allows him to make cuts most RBs his size cannot make. Never a full-time starter being used mostly in a committee system. Limited wear and tear. Not used much in pass protection but plays with good form and anchors effectively. Inexperienced as a receiving option. Lacks long speed. Had his most productive season as a senior in 2021 going for over 1,000 yards. Combine invitee

Blake Fisher / Notre Dame

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Tristan Wirfs / Tampa Bay

Blake Fisher / Notre Dame

6056 / 310 / 10” Hands / 34.6” Arms / 83” Wingspan

5.20 40 / 28” vertical

Looks the part of an NFL OT - very good size, length, and a large wingspan. Plays with a wide base and good knee bend. Moves well with ability to mirror and slide against speed on the edge – naturally athletic. Possesses strong hands and latches on and controls the defender. Still very young but has multiple years of starting experience in South Bend.

Walter Rouse / Oklahoma

6056 / 313 / 10.1” Hands / 35.1” Arms / 83.6” Wingspan

Transfer from Stanford where he started for multiple seasons. Ideal size and length for a blindside OT. Naturally athletic and moves with fluidity. Easy kick slide and mirrors extremely well. Displays quick twitch at the snap and often wins because of it. Long arms used well in punching, resetting, and striking again. Could improve shock in his hands. Doesn’t get much movement in the run game and needs to improve his power and strength.

Walter Rouse

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Terence Steele / Dallas

Roger Rosengarten / Washington

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Braden Smith / Indianapolis

Roger Rosengarten / Washington

6053 / 308 / 9.4” Hands / 33.4” Arms / 80.3” Wingspan

4.92 40 / 30” vertical / 9’5” broad jump

Excellent size and length. Large wingspan. Sets a strong edge. Anchors well and is difficult to bull rush. A bit of a waist bender but is strong and powerful. Sometimes loses balance when he reaches for a moving pass rusher. When he extends and locks out, he neutralizes the defender. Mirror and slides adequately but struggles sometimes with speed on the edge. Very good athlete. ORT who was the blind side blocker for a left-handed QB at UW (Michael Penix).

Javon Foster / Missouri

6054 / 313 / 9.5” Hands / 34.5” Arms / 83.3” Wingspan

5.30 40 / 32.5” vertical / 8’10” broad jump

Possesses prototypical frame and length with a huge wingspan. Strong and anchors against the bull rush exceedingly well. Plays with leverage and a wide base. Very strong hands and has excellent placement. A little stiff in his kick slide and may project better to ORT than OLT in the NFL. Battles and plays with tenacity.

Javon Foster / Missouri

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Ikem Ekwonu / Carolina

Frank Crum / Wyoming

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Bernhard Raimann / Indianapolis

Frank Crum / Wyoming

6082 / 313 / 10.4” Hands / 33.7” Arms / 82” Wingspan

4.94 40 / 31.5” vertical / 9’6” broad jump / 22 reps (225 lbs)

Excellent size with mass, length, and a huge wingspan. Strong and when he latches on, he works to finish. Waist bender. Lumbers when he slides and he may be better served playing IOL. Needs to improve hand use and shooting his hands with force and purpose. Very strong with a nasty disposition.

Caedan Wallace / Penn State

6047 / 314 / 10.6” Hands / 34” Arms / 82.5” Wingspan

5.16 40 / 31” vertical / 9’9” broad jump

Very good size and length with a large wingspan. Athletic and moves well. Mirrors and slides well. Plays with good base and bend. Has some difficulty adjusting to movement and late blitzes but generally is in proper position. 40 career starts.

Caedan Wallace / Penn State

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Dan Moore / Pittsburgh

Satao Laumea / Utah

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Jordan Mailata / Philadelphia

Satao Laumea / Utah

6042 / 319 / 9.7” Hands / 32.7” Arms / 80.6” Wingspan

26” vertical / 8’8” broad jump / 26 reps (225 lbs)

Good size with a wide base. Mirror and slides effectively. Not overpowering but efficient, smart, and technically sound. Sound positioning. Plays with good bend and has an easy kick slide. Shoots hands with purpose but needs to add some shock to rock the defender back better. Susceptible to a powerful bull rush. Future may be at OG in the NFL.

Andrew Coker / TCU

6067 / 315 / 9.4” Hands / 34” Arms / 81” Wingspan

5.36 40 / 25.5” vertical / 7’10” broad jump

Prototypical size and length for an OLT. Mirror and slides well – plays on the balls of his feet. Effective in the run game when he can use his size to manipulate opposing linemen. Strong and physical. Shoots hands with purpose, latches on, and fights to control the defender. Powerful. Speed on the edge can give him fits.

Andrew Coker / TCU

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Christian Darrisaw / Minnesota

Julian Pearl / Illinois

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Christian Darrisaw / Minnesota

Julian Pearl / Illinois

6060 / 312 / 10.2” Hands / 35.1” Arms / 85.5” Wingspan

Excellent size with tremendous length. Strong and powerful, especially in the run game. Has trouble with speed off the edge. Punches lack power and his mitts are too easily discarded. Has balance issues and too easily falls off blocks in pass pro. Quality run blocker due to power. Likely will need to slide to OG in the NFL.

Donovan Jennings / USF

6040 / 328

Ideal length, frame, and wingspan for OT. OLT for the Bulls. Plays with good bend and balance. Handles speed on the edge well when he shoots his hands with shock and locks and controls, he typically wins. Decent kick slide but his footwork needs continued development. Lacks some desired strength and has difficulty with bull rushes. May slide into OG in the NFL.

Donovan Jennings / USF

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Anton Harrison / Jacksonville

Ethan Driskell / Marshall

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Dan Skipper / Detroit

Ethan Driskell / Marshall

6083 / 313 / 10.4” Hands / 35.3” Arms / 83.4” Wingspan

Very large with tremendous size, mass, length. Rare length with grapevines for arms. Not smooth in his movement but his outstanding reach makes up for it. Strong and can rag doll defenders. Waist bender. Flashes balance issues and has trouble with late blitzes, stunts, and twists. Looks like an ideal ORT with continued development.

Cameron Wire / Tulane

Transfer from LSU where he started at OLT. Very experienced having started at LSU and Tulane. Prototypical measurements on an NFL frame. Plays with a good base and bend. Anchors effectively in short yardage situations. Athletic and moves easily – can mirror speed on the edge. Has difficulty with movement and quickness, at times.

Cameron Wire / Tulane

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Tytus Howard / Houston

William Barnes / North Carolina

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Trey Pipkins / LA Chargers

William Barnes / North Carolina

Good size with good mass and arm length. Plays with a wide base and handles edge speed well but has trouble with twists, stunts, and late blitzes. Has some balance issues and is susceptible to an effective hand fighter. On the ground too much. Has some stamina issues and play deteriorates when he’s tired. Competes and drives on run blocks well – could project to OG in the NFL.

Travis Glover / Georgia State

6060 / 338/ / 34.4” Arms / 84.5” Wingspan

Excellent size and length with a large wingspan. Moves smoothly and possesses a good kick slide. Athletic and can pull to the second level. Has very good feet and could project to OLT with the size to handle ORT. Extremely experienced with multiple years as a starter at GSU. Has improved significantly over the course of his career.

Travis Glover / Georgia State

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Alaric Jackson / LA Rams

Spencer Rolland / North Carolina

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Andrew Wylie / Washington

Spencer Rolland / North Carolina

Transfer from Harvard. ORT for the Tar Heels. Ideal height with a solid build, although arm length looks to be less than ideal. Moves well and can mirror and slide well. Waist-bender who lacks some strength and falls off too many blocks. Can have difficulty with quickness on the edge – can be exposed by double moves. Smart, aware, and technically sound. May not have the athleticism to stay at OT

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