Tyrell Crosby – Oregon
Once we get past the top two tackles, there will be debate as to which guys come next. Going into the combine, Oklahoma’s Orlando Brown would have been in consideration, but his workout was so poor that he may not get selected before the third round.
After watching the tape, my pick is Oregon’s Tyrell Crosby. He is another player who has experience at both right and left tackle. He only played in two games in 2016 because of a foot injury, so he still has some inexperience as far as playing time.
Crosby measured in at 6-foot-4 ½ and 309 pounds at the combine, 10 pounds lighter than his Senior Bowl playing weight of 319. In Mobile, his arms measured at 34 3/8”, and in Indianapolis that number improved to 35¼".
Crosby played very well for the Ducks, showing strength and power as a run blocker by consistently getting movement, and mirroring, cutting off wide speed and anchoring in pass protection. The tape shows he plays with good bend, but Crosby was a little straight legged at the Senior Bowl.
Crosby will get drafted high — probably not the first round — but he will most likely get selected in Round Two. Once in the NFL, he should be able to play tackle or guard. It wouldn’t surprise me if he starts out at guard and then gets moved out to tackle after gaining experience.
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