Tyron Smith scouting report

Tyron Smith OT USC
Ht: 6’5″

Wt: 285

An impressive athlete with quick feet. Definitely has the athleticism to play left tackle. Excels in pass protection. Impressive mobility for a lineman.
Limited experience at left tackle – a two-year starter on the right side. Suspended for one game in 2009 for academic reasons. Suffered a sprained knee in 2010. Slightly undersized, most teams prefer all of their lineman to over 300 pounds these days.
Smith may not be ready for the pros right now, and probably should have stayed in school for another year, however he has rare athleticism for a lineman and teams are always looking for someone capable of playing left tackle. Given time to develop he could prove to be a special player. The only reason I would hesitate to take him in the 1st round would be due to his inability to play right away, however, I’m confident he can develop into a quality starter one or two years down the road.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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