April 16, 2011

2011 Offensive Tackle Prospects

#70 Tyron Smith, OT, USC

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1. Tyron Smith*
Experience: Junior | School: USC
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 310 lbs. | Arm: 36 3/8 in. | Hand: 11 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 29 Reps | Projected: Top 15


Analysis:
Smith continues to show why he may be the best tackle in the class. He posted 29 bench reps of 225 pounds with the longest arms measured at the combine. Wow! (2/26/11)

The reports of Tyron Smith being over 300 pounds were true, he weighed in at 307 pounds. Considering that he played at 285 during the season that says a lot. (2/26/11)




2. Anthony Castonzo
Experience: Senior | School: Boston College
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 313 lbs. | Arm: 34 1/2 in. | Hand: 10 5/8 in.
40 Time: 5.21 sec. | Bench: 28 Reps | Projected: Top 20


Analysis:
Anthony benched 225 pounds 28 times. (2/26/11)

Castonzo is one of my favorite tackle prospects in this years class. He is the most experienced and most consistent of this class. Pure left tackle. (2/26/11)




3. Gabe Carimi
Experience: Senior | School: Wisconsin
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 314 lbs. | Arm: 35 in. | Hand: 10 3/8 in.
40 Time: 5.12 sec. | Bench: 29 Reps | Projected: Top 25


Analysis:
Carimi benched 225 pounds 29 times with 35 inch arms. Impressive. (2/26/11)

Carimi is a massive left tackle who excels at run blocking. I believe he would be better suited playing right tackle, but he is still a first round caliber lineman. (2/26/11)




4. Derek Sherrod
Experience: Senior | School: Mississippi State
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 311 lbs. | Arm: 35 3/8 in. | Hand: 11 in.
40 Time: 5.20 sec. | Bench: 23 Reps | Projected: Round 1


Analysis:
Sherrod's sudden weight gain concerns me, as well as his all around game. (2/26/11)




5. Nate Solder
Experience: Senior | School: Colorado
Height: 6-8 | Weight: 307 lbs. | Arm: 35 1/2 in. | Hand: 9 7/8 in.
40 Time: 4.97 sec. | Bench: 21 Reps | Projected: Round 1-2


Analysis:
Solder only did 21 bench reps of 225 lbs... with 35 1/2 inch arms. Not a good sign. (2/26/11)

Solder is a gifted tackle with a lot of upside. He has the athleticism as a converted tight end, and could be the number one tackle in this draft class. (2/26/11)




6. Ben Ijalana
Experience: Senior | School: Villanova
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 313 lbs. | Arm: 36 in. | Hand: 10 1/2 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 1-2




7. James Carpenter
Experience: Senior | School: Alabama
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 321 lbs. | Arm: 34 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: 5.25 sec. | Bench: 23 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3




8. Marcus Gilbert
Experience: Senior | School: Florida
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 330 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/2 in. | Hand: 9 3/4 in.
40 Time: 5.43 sec. | Bench: 30 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3




9. Orlando Franklin
Experience: Senior | School: Miami (FL)
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 316 lbs. | Arm: 35 in. | Hand: 11 1/8 in.
40 Time: N/A | Bench: 26 Reps | Projected: Round 2-3




10. Jason Pinkston
Experience: Senior | School: Pittsburgh
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 317 lbs. | Arm: 34 in. | Hand: 10 1/4 in.
40 Time: 5.43 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4




11. Chris Hairston
Experience: Senior | School: Clemson
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 326 lbs. | Arm: 35 1/4 in. | Hand: 9 1/4 in.
40 Time: 5.39 sec. | Bench: 33 Reps | Projected: Round 3-4




12. Jah Reid
Experience: Senior | School: Central Florida
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 327 lbs. | Arm: 34 3/8 in. | Hand: 10 1/4 in.
40 Time: 5.26 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 3-4




13. Joseph Barksdale
Experience: Senior | School: LSU
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 325 lbs. | Arm: 36 in. | Hand: 10 in.
40 Time: 5.33 sec. | Bench: 29 Reps | Projected: Round 4-5




14. James Brewer
Experience: Senior | School: Indiana
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 323 lbs. | Arm: 35 1/2 in. | Hand: 10 3/8 in.
40 Time: 5.28 sec. | Bench: 35 Reps | Projected: Round 4-5




15. Derek Newton
Experience: Senior | School: Arkansas State
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 311 lbs. | Arm: 33 1/8 in. | Hand: 9 3/8 in.
40 Time: 4.99 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 4-5




16. Willie Smith
Experience: Senior | School: East Carolina
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 310 lbs. | Arm: 34 1/2 in. | Hand: 11 1/4 in.
40 Time: 5.43 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6


Analysis:
Smith has some upside, but the main concern about him was he was in the 280 pound range. Not any more, as he is up to 310. (2/26/11)




17. Derek Hall
Experience: Senior | School: Stanford
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 306 lbs. | Arm: N/A | Hand: N/A
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 5-6




18. Michael Person
Experience: Senior | School: Montana State
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 299 lbs. | Arm: 32 3/4 in. | Hand: 9 5/8 in.
40 Time: 5.12 sec. | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7




19. Jarriel King
Experience: Senior | School: South Carolina
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 317 lbs. | Arm: N/A | Hand: N/A
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 6-7




20. Byron Stingily
Experience: Senior | School: Louisville
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 313 lbs. | Arm: N/A | Hand: N/A
40 Time: N/A | Bench: N/A | Projected: Round 7-FA