Yasir Durant

IOL, Missouri

  • Conf SEC - East
  • Jersey #70
  • Class Senior
  • HT 6'7"
  • DOB 05/20/1997
  • WT 330 lbs
ANALYST'S REPORTS

Sikkema

    PROS: Durant is a junior college transfer who started his college ball at Arizona Western Community College where he played both offensive tackle and guard. Was rated as the No. 3 JUCO guard in the 2017 circuit. Got his first start at Mizzou at left tackle four games into the 2017 season, and he has been the starter there ever since. In 2018, Durant surrendered just eight pressures all year, which was less than guys like Florida's Jawaan Taylor and Alabama's Jonah Williams, players that were Top 50 selections in the 2019 NFL Draft.

    At 6-foo-7, 330 pounds, Durant is a mountain of a man on that left side, but he has surprisingly nibble feet. Despite his size, Durant is a player who Missouri uses to pull around behind the line of scrimmage on split zone and counter plays as a lead blocker. Really like the strength in Durant's lower body. He's a guy who can sit down an anchor on bull rushes as well as push people consistently as a run blocker. Good, consistent leverage for a player of his height.

    CONS: Inside moves give him a little trouble. He has a wide first kick when pass blocking, which bodes well and give him a pretty balanced base, but when edge defenders hit quick inside moves, Durant is susceptible to getting beat. This could be due to him having a shorter wingspan, which makes sense why he played guard for a bit. But I don't think that impedes him from playing tackle since he does other things well.

    Updated 10/3/2019