Photo of David Sharpe
Drafted By: Raiders

Combine Results

Grade
5.68 ?
  • 5.44 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 19 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 20.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 97.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.87 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.78 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Oakland adds another massive, athletic offensive linemen to their roster. He's more suited for the right side, which is the weakest spot on that front. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'6" Height
  • 35 3/8" Arm Length
  • 343LBS. Weight
  • 10" Hands

Overview

A mountain of a man, Sharpe created a wall at left tackle the past two seasons for the Gators. He started 13 of 14 games at the position as a sophomore, then lined up for all 13 games of his junior year in 2016 before deciding to go to the next level. Sharpe was a high school All-American in Jacksonville and a very good basketball player. He could have played in college but instead took the short trip to Gainesville to play on the gridiron. He worked his way into the offensive line rotation as a true freshman, playing in six games as a backup left tackle.

Analysis

Strengths

Hulking wide-body with long arms that dangle beside his massive frame. Well proportioned with thick legs to match his upper body. Length can be debilitating for rushers if he lands first. Active with hands in pass pro and lands them inside defender's frame. Has enough anchor that bull-rushing him won't be much of an option. Uses his mass to overwhelm opponents and push them out of the play with his redirection. Big strong hands can clamp and ride defenders out of the play when he gets them framed up. Better pull blocker than might be expected. Decent straight-line movement carries him into striking position on the perimeter.

Weaknesses

Stiff as can be. Doesn't have flexibility in his ankles and knees to drop his pads to a functional level for leverage. Down blocks land way up the frame of his target and creates marginal block security. Waist-bender. Reaches for his targets with his upper body rather than his feet. Labored lateral movement just isn't quick enough. Unable to get across the face of defenders and doesn't have the upfield quickness to make cut-off blocks on linebackers. Lacks feet and body control needed to mirror and keep his blocks centered. One-and-done blocker who can't be counted on for combos.

Draft Projection

Rounds 2-3

Sources Tell Us

"Some teams will see that size and will automatically have him on their board. We aren't going to just draft the size. Our system requires more movement and if he can't get to certain blocks, then his size won't matter for us." - AFC national scout

NFL Comparison

Vadal Alexander

Bottom Line

Massive tackle who will be forced to bump inside due to a lack of athletic ability to handle pass protection details. Sharpe does have enough size and length to get a team out of the game at tackle if injuries set in. Sharpe's lack of leverage and lateral agility limits what teams can ask of him and he needs to be in the right scheme for a chance at success as a starter.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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