Photo of Tyler Polumbus
Grade
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  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6'7" Height
  • 305LBS. Weight

Overview

Steadily improving prospect whose combination of great size and effort make him a draftable commodity, but a bit of an enigma. Polumbus developed into Colorado's starting left tackle over the past two seasons. However, despite his size, he leans more on his athleticism and balance than physicality in making effective blocks. The second team All-Big 12 honoree learned to use his hands better and take more advantage of his surprisingly quick feet, but he struggles with balance at times and needs to improve on sustaining his blocks.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Rare height with an underdeveloped upper and lower body that could easily handle another 25 pounds without a significant loss of quickness. ... Good initial quickness off the snap. ... Eases out of his stance and has good lateral agility to mirror the pass rusher. ... Flashes good hand placement and improved in this area as a senior. ... Patient, intelligent wall-off blocker in the running game who understands he doesn't have to physically manhandle his opponent to effectively shield him from the ball. Negatives: Despite his great size, Polumbus relies much more on his quickness than physicality. ... Bends too much at the waist, losing leverage and power to smaller defenders. ... Can get walked back to the quarterback. ... Lacks explosive use of hands. ... Struggles to sustain blocks. ... More of a wall-off run blocker than the dominant drive blocker his size and relative athleticism would indicate.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.