Detroit Lions 2015 Draft Options at Offensive Tackle

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I was excited to jump into tape for Ty Sambrailo. I’d heard a lot of great things about him and I thought hey, how great would it be to get a guy for the Detroit Lions that could step in from day one and take over any position on the line? Versatility is the name of Sambrailo’s game, and he was the only player I covered that was moved around in game without an injury prompting the move.

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Sambrailo was a hard one for me to evaluate. On the one hand, there aren’t a lot of flaws. You could possibly question his functional strength or field vision, but neither of those things were significant concerns that really stood out. In terms of technical ability as a tackle, Sambrailo probably leads this class and has very little wasted movement.

On the other hand, there aren’t any areas that really stand out for him. He’s a good pass blocker and a good run blocker, but you don’t see the stand out ability that Flowers or Clemmings showed, nor do you see the upside that Collins presented. Sambrailo is the kind of player that could start immediately at any position on your line and start for a decade. He’s also the kind of player that would always be good, but never be great.

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