2019 Senior Bowl Preview: Offensive Tackles

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The all-star circuit is upon us! After we send 5 staff members to the Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, our entire staff is heading to Mobile for the Senior Bowl. And just wait until you see the coverage we have planned...

To get you ready, we've been previewing the prospects slated to participate at the Senior Bowl and next up are the offensive tackles.

Dalton Risner, Kansas State

I like Risner a lot. He is powerful, mobile and offers great body control to stay square and win at the point of attack. A versatile prospect, I think he can play all five spots on along the offensive line and offer high-caliber starting upside. Look for him to dominate that week from a variety of spots.

Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia

Cajuste isn’t perfect but his ceiling is high. His length, power and mobility serve as a terrific foundation to work from and develop, but there are technical improvements needed in terms of set points, weight distribution and his punch. I’m looking for more consistency from Cajuste as he aims to solidify a top-50 status.

Kaleb McGary, Washington

McGary brings his share of concerns in terms of footwork, body control and technique but there are some impressive moments on film where he illustrates exciting play strength. A three-year starter for the Huskies, McGary was voted as the Pac 12's best offensive lineman in 2018.

Chuma Edoga, USC

A two-year starter in the Pac 12, Edoga is a toolsy prospect. He offers good mobility but needs technical development with his footwork and increased play strength. He needs to prove that he is a worth a developmental look with a strong week in Mobile.

Andre Dillard, Washington State

Dillard has plenty of fans in the Draft community and I am anxious to see how he fares at the Senior Bowl. A great athlete with smooth foot cadence, Dillard has the mobility teams are looking for in a tackle. With that said, there are concerns with his play strength and set points that must be improved upon. He has a chance to be a riser with a strong week.

Max Scharping, Northern Illinois

Scharping was a four-year starter in college with experience at both right and left tackle. He does have some notable limitations in terms of foot speed which will present challenges to his next level success. Honing in on the technical side of the position and offering versatility is his ticket to sticking in the league. The Senior Bowl will be important to give us a look at Scharping against top competition.

Tytus Howard, Alabama State

Howard is an intriguing small-school prospect with a lot of tools to be exited about. He held his own against Auburn earlier in the season and offers an intriguing blend of size, power and mobility. He has a chance to make a name for himself in Mobile.

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Joe Marino

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Joe Marino is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst at TDN. Marino comes to TDN after serving as a draft analyst for NDT Scouting, FanRag Sports and Draft Breakdown dating back to 2014. In 2017, Marino became a Huddle Report Mock Draft Champion when he produced the most accurate mock draft in the world.