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Chris Scott (OT)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    319 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 1/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 3/8 in.
  • College:
    Tennessee
  • Conference:
    SEC
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Selected by: Pittsburgh Steelers
Round: 5
Pick (Overall): 20 (151)
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Pick Analysis: The Steelers pick up Chris Scott to compete for a position on their roster at offensive tackle. The Steelers surrendered a lot of sacks last season, and Scott will help address their woes at the position.

Overview

Scott has played a lot of football at Tennessee as a starting left tackle, but he lacks the lateral range and foot agility to play on the left side at the next level. He is a powerful blocker who generally wins the battle once he gets his hands on opponents and can simply engulf or smother ends when blocking down for the run. He is quick to read blocking schemes and takes good angles to get to where he needs to be, but he will struggle when he needs to recover and right himself against good movement by defensive ends. He has enough going for him to eventually become a starter on the right side but will need some work on his footwork.


Strengths

Thickly built player with great height. Gets his hands inside defenders and has a strong punch. Reads fast and takes proper angles. Has the strength be a road-grader in the running game. Finishes blocks and shows a mean streak. Played extensively in the SEC.

Weaknesses

Lacks the lateral range in pass protection to stay with more athletic edge rushers. Footwork is inconsistent, and he takes too many false steps. Does not have the hip fluidity and agility to be an effective blocker in space. Struggles to recover and right himself when he gets in trouble.

Grade

5.5

 
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