2022 Guide: What Ourlads’ NFL Scouting Services said about TYLER SMITH:
Tulsa, 6045 324 5.02. Third-year sophomore entry, two-year starter, Fort Worth, TX. Earned All-AAC honors in both 2020 and 2021. An explosive bruiser who plays the game with some extra attitude and violence. Plays with the kind of untamed mean streak that, when lined up properly, can be a true difference maker for an offensive line. His size and foot speed give him a high ceiling, but it will take some time to get there. He got away with poor techniques across the board in college that will not fly in the NFL. Needs to completely refine his hand work, get more comfortable with knee bend, and improve his body overall. May need to make a move inside but even there, his ability to anchor will need time to build up. Look for him to be a steady contributor within two years with a high upside. Tall and thick frame with the room for more muscle growth. Has some blank canvas in him when it comes to the current quality and long term upside of his body. Explosive and abrupt out of his stance. Has the quick-twitch and explosive hands to make a significant impact on initial contact. Will send defenders into tomorrow with his violent mean streak. Excels in the running game both up front and at the second level. Shows a strong grip that allows for control of the defender while he keeps the feet active. Will keep his eyes and chest up, rarely caught leaning from the waist. Can adjust to the double moves. Redirects his weight well. Has a large margin for potential improvement when it comes to techniques and repeatability. Needs a lot of work on his hand techniques and overall pad level. Gets out of his stance nearly standing straight up with his hands in his hip pockets. Needs a better first step in pass protection. Sets up a soft outside shoulder. Vulnerable to holding penalties because of poor technique overall.
OSR:8/51. Second/third round. (A-34, H-10 3/4, BP-DNP, 10-1.67).