Mike Tepper Scouting Report

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Mike Tepper Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Pac12
School: California Golden Bears
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #79
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 324 lbs.

2010 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash5.36
Bench press28
Broad jump7'10

2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Mike Tepper, OT, California

Mike Tepper ended up starting at left tackle at California as a sixth year senior, but prior to that he was a staple on the right side (at least when he was healthy). The biggest injury for Tepper came off the field when he broke his leg in a car accident and missed the entire 2005 campaign. Thus, there really are no injury concerns for the 6-5 tackle despite the fact he missed some time. However, there are other concerns. He is not the greatest athlete around. He is not particularly strong or quick for an offensive lineman. He can get overpowered and off balance while blocking, and his lack of lateral range will probably turn him into a guard; most teams will have him slated as an interior lineman, not a right tackle. What Tepper can provide is a smart player with good instincts. While he may get beat in space due to his lack of quickness, move him into the interior and that is no longer an issue. He is rarely out of position and he could be a superb interior guard with the versatility to play at right tackle as well. His NFL Combine showing was what most expected and while he should be one of the top ten or 15 guards in the nation, that will put him down around the sixth round.

Last Updated Mar-03-2010 by Joel Welser

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