Written by Bryan Perez on July 11, 2016
The Outland Trophy, which has been presented to the nation’s best interior lineman since 1946, announced its watch list last week that included intriguing senior draft prospect J.J. Dielman from Utah.
The 22-year-old native of Arizona enters the 2016 college football season with 27 starts on his resume, including all 13 games in each of the last two seasons at right tackle. At 6-foot-5 and 300 pounds, Dielman has a lean and athletic build which makes him appear like a big tight end on the field.
He finished last season as an All-Pac-12 second-team selection and is looking to build off the success he had in 2015. In fact, Dielman was graded by Pro Football Focus as the eighth-best returning tackle in the nation. The analytics powerhouse described him as a mauler in the run game.
There’s no doubt that Dielman flashes quality traits for an offense’s rushing attack. He’s (read more…)