NAME: Tyree St. Louis
POSITION: Offensive Tackle
JERSEY: No. 78
RECRUITMENT RATING: 4-star
WT: 312 lbs
St. Louis enters his final season at Miami amid a streak of 21 consecutive starts and is the offensive tackle in the ACC that has the most NFL upside. Flipping from right tackle to the left side as a senior sets the scene for St. Louis to prove he is the ACC’s top offensive tackle and improve his draft stock.
At 6-foot-5 and 312 pounds, St. Louis looks the part with a stocky frame and long arms. He offers impressive footspeed for a man of his size and there is a noticeable spring in his step when initially pass setting. St. Louis is an intelligent blocker that diagnoses stunts and blitzes from the defense well and has the reactive athleticism to shut them down. He flashes an effective punch and battles to establish his hand fits. He showcases a stout anchor and is capable of absorbing power. If he gets beat, it’s not because he lacks strength.
The primary areas for St. Louis to show improvements in as a senior are pass set angles, playing with better bend and using his length to keep opponents at the end of his reach. While St. Louis has the foot quickness to keep pace around the arc, he robs himself of quickness due to inconsistent angles out of his kickslide. Furthermore, his tendency to bend at the waste and not his knees creates leverage and pacing issues when he is hip to hip with opponents.
While St. Louis isn’t a finished product, he does standout out in a weak crop of offensive tackles in the ACC. He has the traits needed to emerge if it all comes together.