2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: OL Alijah Vera-Tucker

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Alijah Vera-Tucker has aligned predominantly at left tackle this season for the Trojans offense. He has exceptional athleticism, as evidenced by his balance and body control in his pass set. He is an easy mover who demonstrates his athleticism in the passing game, particularly in his kick slide. He plays with very good competitiveness when he is bull rushed. In the run game, he comes off the ball hard to strike and he excels by getting his body in favorable positions. He’s played this year at left tackle, affording him much more value due to his ability to play that position in a pinch at the next level. 

Ideal Role: He is a starting left guard in the NFL.

Scheme Fit: A zone blocking scheme would suit this player’s skill set. However, he is athletic enough to adapt to any scheme.

Games Watched: Stanford (2019), Fresno (2019), Washington (2019), Oregon (2020)

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Written By:

Drae Harris

Senior NFL Draft Analyst

Drae Harris is a Senior NFL Draft Analyst and seven-year scouting veteran in the NFL. He's a former player for the Cal Golden Bears and San Francisco 49ers.