Possible Late-Round Draft Targets: Offensive Line

By Peter Thompson
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Garrett Scott, Marshall – OT – 6th Round / UDFA:

The Chargers brought this young man in for a personal workout in April. He backed up good game tape, with solid numbers at his pro-day. He is primarily a left tackle, but can also play guard. He can also play a little bit of right tackle. He has a slight injury history on his ankle, but it seems that there are few linemen out there without some sort of nagging injury. He has the size of a tackle at 6’5″, and weighs 307 lbs., and holds up pretty well in pass protection.

He struggles mightily blocking for the short run game. He doesn’t use good technique at the line, allowing defenders to easily push him aside to stuff the running back in the hole, and doesn’t use his hands well. He plays much better in space, at the second level. He cuts off defenders, rarely missing a block. He will need to get into the weight room, and build his upper & lower body strength, if he is going to be successful at the NFL level. He could be worth bringing in as an UDFA. The Chargers have already worked him out, so that’s a sign that he could contribute. If they take him, they already know what they’ve got.