Tuesday, September 4, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 8:14 AM
What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about TYRON SMITH: Southern Cal, 6050 307 4.95. Junior entry. Two-year starter with extra long arms and catcher mitt hands. Plays in a pro style offense and drives the defender the way he wants to go. Good zone blocker. Seals the play side with technique and athletic ability. Good lateral range to slide his feet and adjust to block a speed rusher. Played right tackle at USC but has left tackle feet and athletic ability. Will be drafted as a left tackle. He is equally skilled and effective pass or run blocking. A knee bender with leg drive and hip snap. Has the strength, shock, control, and drive to dominate. Regains his body control and balance to get out of trouble. Can redirect and recover in pass protection. Good use of hands. Mentally tough to make adjustments on the move. First step quickness. Easy light feet and finish ability. Locks on when run blocking and works to finish. Has functional play strength and balance. Can play in space. A flexible athlete who will sustain his blocks and anchor versus power. Will be 20-years old when drafted. An ascending skill set similar to the Jets’ D’Brickashaw Ferguson. Did not work out at the Combine due to a right meniscus tear. Surgery mid-December. First round. (A-36 3/8, H-11, BP-29, 10-DNP).