DRAFT BREAKDOWN: T.J Clemmings

T.J Clemmings, OT, Pittsburgh 

NCAA Football: Pittsburgh at Florida International

Strengths: 

  • NFL OT build
  • Pushes around his defender
  • Very good blocker at the second level
  • Strong push
  • Matches up well against multiple defenders
  • Former DE so knows the tricks of of the trade.
  • Mobile for a guy his size.
  • Ceiling is high.

Weaknesses: 

  • Raw ability, technique can be off at times.
  • Inexperienced
  •  Left tackle size but has been confined to right tackle
  • Struggles from time to time against longer, faster OLBs
  • Wingspan????

Pro comparison: Jason Peters. A very raw Jason Peters at that. At times, Clemmings shows signs of a future every day LT but vs more athletic defenders, he sometimes struggles to overcome the defenders speed and length. Clemmings is still learning the position and needs time to develop obviously but his ceiling is super high. The Senior Bowl will be a big stage for him to propel his draft stock possibly into the first round.

Grade: Second Round.

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