Sunday, January 19, 2014

Tackle Prospects

First of all, I should clarify that I’m separating the Ts into their best fit.  Some of these guys just don’t look like good pass protecting LTs.  And the fundamental difference between LT and RT is LT guards the blind side against the elite pass rushers.  So if they don’t have the lateral skills to guard the blind side, they shouldn’t be considered to play there.  But, since there is such an advantage at RT because the QB can see the rush, RTs ideally have more power to benefit the run game.  So here’s my list of the top Ts in this draft.


Taylor Lewan (Behemoth with elite skill set.  Starts at LT day 1)
Billy Turner (Has the greatest potential of the group due to freak athleticism and heart)
Jake Matthews (Looks to have capped his potential, but that’s a high cap.  Starts day 1)
Zack Martin (Undersized, but a technician)
Juwuan James (Athletic, but a 1 year project)
Antonio Richardson (Stiff, but gets the job done)
Morgan Moses (A work in progress.  Needs 2 years, but has great potential. )
Seantrel Henderson (Bigger Behemoth.  Bigger bonehead.  If he matures then he’s elite)


Greg Robinson (Pure power on the run)
Cyrus Kouandjio (A bit slower, but strong)
Jack Mewhort (A solid all around T)
Joel Bitonio (Probably more G than T, but still good)
James Hurst (Needs lots of refinement.  Project and injured)
Cameron Fleming (Stanford)

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