Name: Tyrell Crosby
Notable Injuries: Missed all but two games in 2016 due to a broken foot
Notables Accolades: First-Team All-Pac 12, PFF All-Pac 12 team (Wk 1,2, 6) – PFF First Team All-Pac 12, Team Offensive line MVP.2014 Teams Pancake Award.
Crosby is a mammoth with mobility at the position and has a very likable tape. He’s a technician with few weaknesses to his game. Some might argue that 6’4 isn’t ideal at LT but when you see how well he uses his body with pad level and control you really starting to trust his technique over size. He’s patient, aware and doesn’t get beat by athleticism, power or speed. Play by play, you’ll see his consistent solid base on the left side. Crosby isn’t as explosive as some might want him to be but he’s plenty athletic and moves well in space. The most intriguing attribute of his game is his is his finish. He’s always in your face with a great leg drive and a “bad attitude”. His 2014 Pancake award at Oregon should tell you a bit about him.
As mentioned above, there’s not many weaknesses to Crosby’s game. He does at time struggle to keep his pad level low in space. Crosby played in Oregon’s spread scheme and might struggle with tougher terminology at the next level. He should be a day one starter but might need to start out at left guard to before moving out vs elite pass rushers. There’s not too much to be said about his weaknesses, he’s a good football player that needs to learn how to handle the game as a pro, like all rookies.
DOES HE FIT WITH THE RAMS?
The signing of Whitworth might have been the best signing of all last season. He gave the Rams a leader by example and his consistent play really got their offense going. But Whitworth is an aging tackle that has his best football behind him. The Rams will look to add a future starter through the draft that can groom till Whitworth retires. Crosby could step in as a backup on all four spots in the line. Coach Kromer might be one of the league’s offensive line coaches and would have a very good fundamental player to mold in Crosby. There’s a lot to like about Crosby and getting him in the third round is a steal in my evaluation.
What they’re saying: 1-3
What I’m saying: Round 1