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Alex Leatherwood | 72

OT | Alabama | Chicago Bears
Ht: 6051 / 6' 05" | Wt: 312 | Upd: 11/22/2022

Vitals

Birth Date: 01/05/1999
Age: 23
Original Team: LV
NFL Entry: 21 01 017
NFL Exp: 2
Depth Chart Key: W/LV
Team History: LV CHI

Player History

05/21 LV D/C signed
08/22 LV waived
08/22 CHI w/claim from LV
09/22 CHI reserve/NFI
10/22 CHI DFR 6
10/22 CHI activated 8

Ourlads' Profile:

2021 Guide: What Ourlads' NFL Scouting Services said about ALEX LEATHERWOOD: Alabama, 6051 312 5.01. Three-year starter, Pensacola, FL. Three-time first-team All SEC, two-time first-team All America, and 2020 Outland Trophy Award winner. Leatherwood capped off his career with 40 straight starts split between left guard and left tackle. He has an NFL body and power presence right now. Will undoubtedly be ready to step into an NFL offensive line week one if needed. The question will revolve around where he is best suited. The physical talent should land him at guard, where his overwhelming strength, length, and quickness can be most effectively used. There are some pass protection issues he needs to clean up from a technique perspective, most notably with his hands and body control. His power and ability to move men off the ball will be an asset to a running game and should provide immediate contributions if he were inside initially. No matter what, this is a starting caliber player that will increase the mauling at the point of attack for any offensive line. Has the NFL body in every regard. Thick, tall, and long with well proportioned weight. Has some country thickness to him in addition to a well-developed amount of functional muscle mass. Has actually lost considerable weight since arriving in Tuscaloosa along with a complete re-shape of his body. Heavy handed mauler who can overwhelm defenders both in line and in space. Can swallow his man in one gulp. Keeps his athletic, quick feet active post-contact. Capable of mirroring and sliding with good balance and control. Knee bend and ankle flexion come natural, nothing is overly labored. Inconsistent across the board when it comes to pass protection techniques. Inaccurate hands that too often end up outside the shoulders, making him vulnerable to holding penalties. Lacks head control, needs to keep himself more balanced and stable. Needs to play more patient and aware of spacing and angles. Doesn’t seem to always trust his footwork against speed. Third/fourth round. (A-34 3/8, H-9 1/2, BP-NA, 10-1.78).