OT Terence Steele, Texas Tech

6’6” – 310 lbs.

Redshirted, then started all twelve games the following year, the first ten at left tackle and the last two on the right side. Moved to right tackle the following year, starting all twenty-five games there over the next two seasons; reprised that role as a senior. Big, hulking offensive lineman who looks the part, with good length. Does not play a pretty brand of football. Movements in pass sets look stiff and robotic. Struggles to maintain technique in his kickslide. Balance is off, causing him to fall off of more blocks than his size would suggest. Plays high and lets opponents get into his pads and walk him back, forcing him to drop a late anchor. More of a “catch and ride” tackle than someone who fires punches into his opponent’s chest. Hand placement finds its way outside too often. Relies on his size and length when playing against speed on the outside, but can still be beaten to the edge and end up trying to push opponents wide. Technique suffers greatly with distance. Struggles to recover when opponents begin with an outside rush and cut back inside. Has trouble resetting his hands when opponents spin. Looks a little bit better in the run game, although that wasn’t as big a part of his team’s offense. Gives good effort and has some natural power to his game. Has adequate movement skills and does a good job of using his body to obstruct and chip opponents, although he is more likely to get in the way with his frame than he is to fire out low, get his hands high and inside, and churn his legs to drive opponents off the line of scrimmage. Does flash the ability to extend his arms and sustain with solid grip strength. Able to make his way up to the second level and engage opponents. Appears to understand positioning and has enough short-area quickness to wall off opponents. Works hard to sustain through the whistle, although balance issues crop up which cause him to get ragdolled by smaller defenders. A big, long-limbed prospect who has some natural power to his game, but whose technique is not even close to where it should be for a fifth-year player with four full seasons of starting experience under his belt. It does not look like football comes easily to him, and it would be difficult to imagine him starting football games without making major strides upon reaching the pros.

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