Austin Corbett Draft Profile

Austin Corbett draft profile

Strengths:

  • High football IQ
  • Powerful initial punch
  • Fires hands with force and purpose in both run game and in pass protection
  • Understands his job and plays with good instincts and awareness against twists
  • Executes quality cut blocks
  • Went from walk-on to four-year starter
  • Considered a team leader and determined worker
  • Adequate hand placement in pass pro
  • Rarely panics with his feet when forced into recovery mode
  • Solid combo blocker

Analysis: Austin Corbett is the type of football player you root for. Starting his career as a walk-on, he not only made the football team but was a starter year one. He displays tremendous leadership abilities and will make a positive impact in an NFL locker room as a rookie. Voted team captain as a sophomore, Austin Corbett worked his way into an NFL draft pick, and a darn good one at that. Corbett’s football intelligence help make up for his lack of athleticism. He understands what is happening in front of him and diagnoses twists and stunts as they happen, keeping himself in position. Excellent combo blocker working his way to the second level. His initial punch in pass protection is impactful and he does a decent job with his hand placement. He played tackle at Nevada, but due to his lack of length and speed, he will likely be kicked inside to guard in the NFL.

Weaknesses:

  • Has only played tackle at Nevada and will have to prove he can make adjustment inside to guard
  • Core strength needs work
  • Lacks quality leverage and leg drive and may struggle to displace strong, interior lineman as base blocker
  • Hand strength and upper body power could fall below the mark needed for quality recovery against NFL power
  • Struggles to maintain body control against quality stack and shed edge defenders

Analysis: As mentioned above, Austin Corbett will need to move inside in the NFL, only playing tackle at Nevada. There is always a slight risk taking a prospect and switching him to a position he hasn’t played before (although this transition should be no issue). Corbett isn’t the strongest lineman in the draft and will need to continue to work on his core strength to handle the power that is consistent along defensive fronts in the pros. Leverage may become an issue if that strength does not improve. He will likely need to sit for a year or two, not due to understanding the game or his duties, but more to handle the quality of lineman in the NFL. He struggles to maintain balance when matched up with a quality defender with solid pass rush moves.

Size: 6’4 305lbs

Draft Grade: 3rd round

NFL Comparison: Joel Bitonio

Draft Projection: Round 3

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