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Tyron Smith (OT)
  • Height:
    6'5"
  • Weight:
    307 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    36 3/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    11 in.
  • College:
    USC
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Selected by: Dallas Cowboys
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 9 (9)

Pick Analysis: Jason Garrett seeks to rebuild the Cowboys' offensive line by adding a powerful edge blocker in Smith. Although he is raw and unpolished in several aspects, his pure athleticism, strength and power make him a potential all-star at the position. With the team looking to fortify their ground attack, he could be a pivotal piece of their offensive puzzle for years to come.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash- -
  • Bench Press29.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump- -
  • Broad Jump- -
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle- -
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Smith is one of the best prospects on the hoof in this class. Blessed with an ideal NFL frame and has the outstanding feet and athleticism necessary to be a starting left tackle. Does a great job staying in front of speed rushers, locks on and sustains, and can anchor against the bull rush. Shows solid power in the running game and is really productive out in space. Football IQ is lacking. Fails to find his target at times in the running games and is a tick slow recognizing blitzes. Smith could come off the board early in the first round due to his rare physical gifts.


Strengths

Smith possesses ideal height and length combined with rare speed and mobility for an offensive tackle. Can sink his hips to counter the bull rush. Moves his feet really well to shadow quicker speed rushers. Very comfortable blocking in space pulling on the perimeter and getting to the second level. Has a mean streak.

Weaknesses

Would benefit from adding more bulk to his frame. Does not have natural football instincts. Overall awareness is lacking. Can be baited by stunts and twists. Does not recognize the blitz as quickly as you'd like to see. Can be beat by speed-to-power pass rushing moves.

Grade

8.3

 

Video Playlist

  1. Cowboys pick Tyron Smith No. 9

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 09:05 p.m.

    The Dallas Cowboys select USC OL Tyron Smith with the ninth overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

  2. 2011 Draft Profile - OT Tyron Smith, USC

    Published: April 8, 2011 at 12:24 p.m.

    A look at draft prospect USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith.

  3. USC pro day report

    Published: March 30, 2011 at 07:24 p.m.

    Bucky Brooks has the latest on USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith's impressive pro day, as well as how the other prospects performed.

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