Photo of Tavon Rooks
Drafted By: Saints
Grade
4.75 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'5" Height
  • 34 1/2" Arm Length
  • 299LBS. Weight
  • 9 7/8" Hands

Overview

2013: Started all 13 games at right tackle. In the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl vs. Michigan, blocked for a victorious offense that managed 420 total yards of offense. 2012: Played in all 13 games, earning 10 starts en route to honorable mention All-Big 12 honors by the Associated Press. 2011: Played at Navarro Junior College. 2010: At Navarro Junior College, blocked for a team that was the nation's junior college national champion.

Analysis

Strengths

Very good arm length. Can shuffle and sustain in pass protection. Seals defenders in the run game and can wall off. Nice balance.

Weaknesses

Tight-hipped. Not a natural bender. Average lateral agility. Could stand to improve weight-room strength -- bench-pressed 225 pounds only 21 times at his pro day. Late to the second level and struggles to initiate contact with linebackers and sustain. Not a stronger finisher.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

Long-limbed college right tackle with developmental traits. Needs to spend some more time in the weight room and get stronger.
-Nolan Nawrocki
C
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.

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