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Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon

Dave Syvertsen, Ourlads' Senior Draft Analyst
08/10/2018 4:03PM ET

After getting on the field as a freshman in 2014 via injuries to the players ahead of him on the depth chart, Crosby opened eyes as he led the team in pancake blocks in just 9 starts.  After a solid season as the starting right tackle in 2015, Crosby missed most of 2016 with a foot injury.  Now a starter on the left side, all eyes were on him to see if it was a spot he could project to in the NFL.  Mario Cristobal, the 2017 Offensive Line Coach and former Alabama Offensive Line Coach, stated that Crosby was among the best he’s worked with. 

What He Does Well:

Crosby is an exceptional run blocker who grades out very well on all levels.  He is very powerful and accurate on the move, consistently getting his hands in the right place and controlling the engagement.  He has a lot of experience pulling out of his stance and leading the way on trap blocks.  With his force on lateral movement, he can move anyone in his path.  He has a strong upper body with hands that can lock a man up.  Crosby is a good athlete who excels in straight-line footwork.  His planned movement is very fast and easy which sets him up well position wise.

Where He Needs Work:

Crosby’s pad level is very inconsistent .  He doesn’t play with enough knee bend and will get too top heavy, leaning hard from the waist line.  His post-engagement movement leaves him very susceptible to double moves and quicker defenders that can play with a low center of gravity.  Crosby also ducks his head too often and he simply won’t sustain blocks on NFL defenders with that kind of approach.  His skill set may be best suited for guard, where his issues in space won’t be as apparent.