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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: OT Brady Christensen

  • The Draft Network
  • December 24, 2020
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PROSPECT SUMMARY - BRADY CHRISTENSEN

Brady Christensen aligned at left tackle for the Cougars offense. He plays the game with average overall athleticism, with regards to his agility and movement skills. He does a good job handling edge defenders in their conference. However, his athletic limitations may be an issue at the next level. Although he aligns at left tackle, he could be better suited at right tackle while also adding value at guard. He plays with the level of football intelligence required to play multiple positions. He has redeeming value in his size, strength, and football IQ, but would likely struggle against athletic rushers in the NFL if he remains at left tackle. 

Ideal Role: Backup swing offensive tackle.

Scheme Fit: An offense that implores a power running scheme.

FILM EVALUATION

Written by Drae Harris

Balance: He plays the game with average balance overall. He has instances of being on the ground when strong defenders can affect his ability to anchor. However, he will compete hard and work to win his rep. 

Pass Set: His pass set suffices for that level of competition. However, I have concerns about his ability to handle edge rushers in the NFL. When he has to redirect inside, his athletic limitations are apparent. 

Competitive Toughness: He displays the necessary competitive toughness for the position. He plays with the emotional endurance to compete hard through four quarters. He also demonstrates his toughness as a run blocker.

Lateral Mobility: This is another movement skill that will hinder him in the NFL. He will struggle with hard inside rushes from better athletes. He does, however, show flashes of smooth lateral mobility against inferior players. 

Length: He appears to have adequate length for the position. His length also aids him as a run blocker. He needs to use it more consistently and not allow defenders into his chest. 

Football IQ: He displays good football IQ. He can identify stunts and twists. He plays with good vision to identify blitzers off the edge.

Hands: His hand placement is another area where he needs improvement. In the games evaluated, there are just too many instances of his hands outside of the frame. Because he's not a good athlete, he “holds” in order to control the defender. 

Anchor: He has an anchor that is sufficient for his current level of competition. I have no reservations in this regard for the next level. He doesn’t bend well but he's competitive and strong, which helps him anchor. 

Power at P.O.A.: He demonstrates good power at the point of attack. He easily jolts defenders back with his punch. He also demonstrates his power as a drive blocker in the run game. 

Versatility: He projects with good versatility in the NFL. He is ideally suited to play right tackle. He also has the intelligence and skill set to play inside at guard. 

SCOUT GRADES

TDN Consensus: 75.63/100

Joe Marino: 75.50/100

Kyle Crabbs: 78.00/100

Jordan Reid: 75.00/100

Drae Harris: 74.00/100

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