Tyrell Crosby Draft Profile

Tyrell Crosby draft profile

Strengths:

  • Wide body with very good combination of mass and length for the tackle spot
  • Drive blocker with exceptional strength
  • Has experience at both tackle positions
  • Hands are strong
  • Able to handle short pull duties
  • Runs feet through contact and will often generate quality movement in running game
  • Possesses powerful upper body and can engulf and maul opponents when he gets into them

Analysis: Tyrell Crosby is a big-bodied tackle/guard prospect with a strong anchor and a mean streak as a run blocker. He was poised for a great junior year before injuries caused him to miss all but three games. He missed the opener due to injury, started the next two games at left tackle but suffered a broken left foot. Crosby started 12 of 13 games played in 2015 at right tackle, one year after stepping into the starting lineup because of injuries in 2014. Crosby (a top-40 tackle recruit from Henderson, Nevada) started nine games that year, including each of the final six at left and right tackle, while playing in all of the Ducks’ 15 contests. Crosby is a bulldozer who can generate good movement in the run game, but he lacks the body control for desired consistency at tackle or guard. He has NFL starting talent but he may have a limited ceiling. His power is undeniable and his hands have death grips if he gets a hold of defenders. He can handle short pulling duties, but will not be able to do that with consistency. Versatile.

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks initial quickness
  • Below average body composition with soft upper body
  • Lower hit rate on second level blocks
  • Technique and finesse need work
  • Struggles to keep his blocks centered
  • Body control and balance and are just average
  • Gets lazy with hand placement in pass pro and will default to swallowing opponents with wide hands
  • Rarely asked to make pure pass sets in Oregon offense
  • Durability concerns

Analysis: Evaluators may stick with Tyrell Crosby at right tackle in the pros, but his issues with hip tightness and gaining enough ground to the edge in pass protection may force a move inside to guard sooner rather than later. Crosby has technical issues to smooth out, but he will appeal to teams who covet size, length and strength as he puts big checkmarks in those boxes. He lacks the quickness off the snap you look for in a high draft pick and struggles to keep his body centered on blocks. He gets lazy on tape with his pass protection, going through the motions too often. The Oregon offense did not ask their lineman to make pure pass sets, which is the default in the pro-style offense. He struggles getting to the second level in time.

Size: 6’5 325lbs

Draft Grade: 3rd Round

NFL Comparison: La’el Collins

Draft Projection: Round 2-3

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