Prospect Video: Tyron Smith vs. Cal

Written by Aaron Aloysius on December 21, 2010



Last week, USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith became one of the first underclassmen to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft.

 

Smith is a bit undersized, but the freakish athlete should be able to pack on some weight before wowing everyone at the Combine. The bigger question is whether the raw offensive tackle has shown enough on tape to convince teams he can become an elite offensive tackle.

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3HKsYCCXGk

 

Smith (#70) played right tackle at USC, but NFL teams will project him to the uber-important left tackle spot.
Pay especially close attention when Smith is matched up against defensive end Cameron Jordan (#97) — both could end up being top 15 picks in April.

Aaron Aloysius

Aaron began closely following the draft in 2005. Since then, he’s overcome an Al Davis-like obsession with workout numbers, instead focusing on the qualities and traits visible on prospects’ tape. See all posts by Aaron Aloysius.