LaAdrian Waddle   #74 OT

Height: 6-6   Weight: 315   Age: 28

Born: 7/21/1991 College Station , TX

College: Texas Tech

Experience: 7th season

High School: Columbus HS [TX]





Draft 2013

Pick Analysis: Texas Tech?s passing attack has been one of the most prolific in the country over the past decade ? even after the departure of head coach Mike Leach, the Red Raiders ranked seventh in the NCAA in passing offense in each of the last two years. The lack of success of the quarterbacks running Tech?s spread attack making the translation to the NFL has been well-acknowledged, but it?s also important to note that their offensive tackles, the supposed key pass protectors, have failed to make a dent in the pros. Waddle?s length has a chance to break that trend.

Though few teams from the so-called ?power conferences? recruited Waddle heavily out of Columbus, Texas, Tech knew what they had pretty early. He got two starts in his first season with the Red Raiders, the first against elite pass rusher Von Miller and Texas A&M, the other versus Kansas. Waddle has lined up at left tackle for all 25 games Tech has played ever since; he earned honorable mention accolades from Big 12 coaches in 2010, then second-team all-conference honors from coaches and the media as a junior.