Tyron Smith Scouting Report
Tyron Smith
Tyron Smith - USC (HT: 6-5 - WT: 307)
Combine 40: DNP - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 2 of 25

Positives: Very athletic... Good length with extremely long arms... Good initial quickness... Fluid movement... Good base and nimble feet... Gets good depth on his kick step... Good natural looking knee bender... Good lateral movement and slide... Good lateral range... Good balance... Re-directs quickly, stays in front of defender... Explodes into his blocks... Good arm extension... Very solid run blocker... Adequate strength... Solid but somewhat inconsistent hand punch... Can get to the second level... Breaks down well and does a good job blocking in space... Can seal linebackers from the action... Good finisher... Tenacious, flashes a mean streak... Good fit in ZBS... Post-season weight gain places him in the middle of the first round... A good pro day showing could propel him past current #1 Offensive Tackle prospect Anthony Castonzo and into the top ten of the draft.

Negatives: Has kind of a short wind-up to his punch... Punch lacks real pop... Inconsistent hand placement, allows his hands to get wide... Defenders can get inside his body and gain leverage advantage... Rises up when run blocking... Doesn't generate a lot of power at POA... Will lunge into some blocks... Re-aggravated a prior knee injury after completing the bench press at the combine and was unable to participate in the positional drills.

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