OT Joseph Noteboom, Texas Christian

6’5” – 319 lbs. – 4.96

 Profile: 

  • Redshirted, then served as a reserve the following season. Started all of the team’s games over the following three seasons, spending the 2015 season at right tackle and the last two at left tackle, succeeding 2016 fifth-round pick Halapoulivaati Vaitai (Eagles).

 Positives:

  • Physical specimen who has an excellent combination of height, bulk, and length; arms measured nearly 34.5” at the Combine. Comes with three seasons of quality starting experience for a program known for producing solid offensive tackle prospects, having played on both sides of the line of scrimmage. Athleticism is above-average for a player with his build. Has the short-area quickness to get out in space and reach defenders in the run game. Gives good effort to get upfield and engage second-level defenders. Can crash down on the line and seal opposing linemen inside. Pass sets generally look good; can bend at the knees, get good depth with his kickslide, play with a wide base, and protect the edge against speed, steering opponents wide of the pocket. Generlaly anchors well against power, and is capable of recovering even on those snaps in which he’s put on the defensive.

Negatives:

  • Hand placement issues crop up; will bear-hug opponents and can even be ragdolled to the ground at times by letting pass-rushers into his pads. Tends to catch and absorb power instead of punching to knock defenders off-balance. Doesn’t always see what he’s supposed to be blocking. Will lower his head into contact at times and could do a better job of keeping his back straight in pass sets. Has some trouble squaring up defenders on the move, landing glancing blows at times. Can generate push and drive opponents out of the hole in the run game when he gets his feet going, but will let his legs go dead on contact and function as more of a wall-off blocker.

Summary: 

  • Not quite as freakish as some of the other left tackle prospects who have come through the Horned Frogs’ program, but plays with a little bit more physicality than some of them and, like those players, is a potential future starter who has some technical issues to clean up but flashes the ability to play with technique and work on an island against opposing edge rushers. A worthy project for an offensive line coach and could come off the board late on the second day or early on the third day.
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