2018 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions land OT Tyrell Crosby in the fifth round
The Detroit Lions landed themselves a gem in the fifth round, catching a falling star in Oregon offensive tackle Tyrell Crosby.
The Detroit Lions used their first round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft on Arkansas center Frank Ragnow to help solidify their offensive line.
But the Motor City wasn’t done addressing their O-Line. In the fifth round, the Lions stood pat and selected Tyrell Crosby, an offensive tackle out of Oregon.
With the 153rd overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select …
NAME: Tyrell Crosby
POSITION: Offensive Tackle
HT/WT: 6-4, 309 pounds
AGE: 22-years old
PROS: Versatility, big frame, long arms, run-blocker, powerful, consistency, flexibility
CONS: Weight issue, balance, hand placement
ANALYSIS: Likely becoming the Lions’ new swing tackle, Crosby played both right and left tackle at Oregon. He also has the ability to move inside to guard if needed. This is a player many analysts had rated much higher than the fifth round, so Detroit finds themselves another gem here.
Crosby can come in Day One and compete for the starting left guard spot, but regardless adds quality depth to the depth chart who could play a more significant role in time. His addition was important considering the injuries suffered by this offensive line in Detroit last season.
Suddenly, the Lions offensive line is stocked with talent with rookies like Crosby and Ragnow being added to a room with veterans Taylor Decker, T.J. Lang, Ricky Wagner and Graham Glasgow.
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