Toby Weathersby

LSU
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Prospect Info

College
LSU
Hometown
Class
Houston, TX
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 4"
317 lbs
33 1/4”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.46
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
5.34
Seconds
 
Bench Press
28
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
24.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
106.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
8.55
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
5.38
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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LSU seems to gather huge and athletic tackle prospects every year, and Weathersby fits that description to a tee. A four-star prospect and top 10 recruit at the position nationally, he signed on with the Tigers for the 2015 season. Weathersby contributed immediately, playing in all 12 games and started one game at right tackle. Only an injury kept him from starting every game at right tackle in 2016, as he started the first three before being sidelined. He and Maea Teuhema (who later transferred to Southeastern Louisiana and is now in this draft class) split time at right tackle throughout the rest of the season. Weathersby started 11 games at right tackle this fall, missing two mid-season games with what he called "heat-related headaches."
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
Overview
Weathersby is a little more high-cut than some teams will like, but he doesn't play like a top-heavy lineman on most snaps. He'll never be more than an average run blocker or pass protector, but he has enough recovery talent, awareness and competitiveness to find work as a swing tackle in the league.
Strengths
  • Has NFL mass and arm length
  • LSU offense required him to flip tackle spots in-game so a swing tackle role isn't a stretch
  • Gets out of stance and into his pass sets with good initial quickness
  • Works pass sets from inside-out
  • Careful not to overset and allow rusher an inside track to his quarterback
  • Shoots hands in pass pro with timing and purpose
  • Lateral mirror quickness is adequate
  • Scrappy with necessary athleticism to recover and re-connect when pass rusher gets separation
  • Pounds settle steps into grass gathering balance and power into initial contact
  • Maintains base width as drive blocker
  • Patient but powerful in down blocks
  • Balance and body control are generally solid
Weaknesses
  • High cut lacking bubble thickness
  • Carries additional paunch in midsection
  • Doesn't play with bend necessary to work with consistent leverage at point of attack
  • Inconsistent finisher
  • Opponents will slip away from block and into the play
  • Needs to do better job of re-setting hands and working hips into position on reach blocks
  • Heavy-legged second level climber
  • Initial pass slides can be too deliberate with heels nearly touching in his shuffle
  • Has some limitations that will create issues dealing with dip and bend rushers around the arc

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GRADE
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