OT Jack Driscoll, Auburn

6’5” – 296 lbs.

Originally attended the University of Massachusetts. Started eight of nine games as a redshirt freshman there, splitting time between left guard and tackle. Started twelve games at right tackle the following year. Transferred to Auburn and started every game at right tackle in 2018, reprising that role this year. Has adequate size for a pro offensive tackle and carries his weight well. Pass sets look fundamentally sound; bends at the knees, demonstrates controlled footwork, and keeps his arms ready to punch. Does a good job of placing his hands, although he doesn’t have the power to knock defenders off-balance with his initial punch. May lack ideal length, and can sometimes be seen overextending. Good effort to stick with opponents through the whistle. Overall athleticism is adequate, although he can struggle to get enough depth in his kickslide to protect the edge within his form. Too often forced to try and run opponents too deep with side-shoving instead of getting in front of them. Anchor strength is also just adequate; gives up some ground, but is rarely overwhelmed and walked back into the quarterback. Works hard to get out in space and engage defenders in the screen game. Relatively assignment-sound in the run game. Works well with teammates on double-team blocks. Was asked to execute various different types of blocks, from hooking opponents to pulling toward the left side of the formation to climbing to the second level; as mentioned previously, has adequate athleticism when asked to play in space. Maintains his balance and keeps his feet churning after contact, with adequate grip strength and a good motor to sustain. However, that rarely translates to generating push, as he lacks the raw power to maul in a phone booth. Has a more workmanlike/tough than nasty approach to blocking. Graduated from Massachusetts in three seasons and, as a fifth-year player with four seasons of starting experience between the two universities, his intelligence comes across in his game as well; greatest strengths as a player are his technique and overall consistency across different assignments. However, has just average physical tools, from his size to his play strength to his athleticism, all of which likely put a ceiling on what type of contributions he can make at the pro level. Despite having played guard as a redshirt freshman, looks like more of a high-end reserve or spot starter at the right tackle position at the pro level.

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