Tyron Smith Scouting Report

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Tyron Smith Scouting Report

Position: OT
Conference: Pac12
School: USC Trojans
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #70
Height & Weight: 6'5 - 280 lbs.
Drafted 1.9 in 2011 by DAL

2011 NFL Combine Results
Bench press29
Broad jumpDNP

2011 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Tyron Smith, OT, USC

After spending two years at right tackle, Tyron Smith was expected to move to the left side for his junior campaign. However, it did not work out that way and the USC lineman is still on the right side. That is the stronger side of USC's line, but a lack of experience at left tackle may have a small negative effect on his draft status. Smith was a backup as a true freshman in 2008 before moving into the starting role the following season. He started every game until the Emerald Bowl match-up with Boston College, which he missed for academic reasons.

In 2010 Smith has continued to build upon his success and has done a fine job protecting quarterback Matt Barkley and paving the way for a solid running game. Once again Smith should receive plenty of accolades by the end of the season.

What makes Smith special is his athleticism. At 6-5 and 280 pounds, he is surprisingly quick and nimble. Yet, he does not lack in strength. He may sound a little small at 280 pounds, but Smith is an athlete who has all the strength he needs. Smith just seems like he should be a left tackle and he probably will be in the NFL. Scouts will fall in love with his athletic ability and he will blow away most other linemen at the NFL combine. That could make him a first round selection if he opts to go pro early.

Last Updated Oct-26-2010 by Joel Welser

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