Jaelyn Duncan NFL Draft

Jaelyn Duncan

  • OT Maryland
  • Senior
  • #94
  • 6'6"
  • 315lbs
  • Prospect
  • Big Ten

Prospect Summary

Jaelyn Duncan NFL Draft Scouting Report

OT, Maryland Terrapins

Jaelyn Duncan has been the starting left tackle for Maryland since the 2019 season and has played in over 40 career games. At 6-foot-6 and 330 pounds, Duncan has the prototypical build, length, and mass that the NFL looks for in offensive tackle prospects. Duncan appears to be a plus-level athlete with above-average movement skills, but there are technique issues that result in a wide range of outcomes for how successful Duncan can be on any given play.

Analyzing the positives, Duncan’s athleticism assists him both as a run blocker and in pass protection. As a run blocker, Duncan shows best as a pulling tackle where he is able to quickly and effortlessly pull and execute kick-out blocks or come around and work to second-level defenders. Duncan’s athleticism allows him to climb to the second level of defenses and be able to beat defenders to a spot to cut them off or to be able to make contact with second-level defenders to disrupt their flow to the football. In pass protection, Duncan’s athleticism shows. He has good initial quickness at the snap to gain depth in his pass set. He also shows to have quick feet, being able to move on both the lateral and vertical plane. 

While Duncan shows to have plus-level athletic ability, his technique often minimizes what he provides athletically. In pass protection, Duncan has the ability to get to any spot in his pass set but fails to properly shoot his hands and use them to block. Duncan often lunges at defenders, which throws off his balance and counteracts all of the work he has done to get in place to block the defender. In the run game, Duncan is athletic and provides a lot of range as a blocker but he fails to sustain blocks. Duncan is too upright upon contact and loses his base for power and leverage. 

Overall, Ducan is a prospect with a great amount of upside due to his natural physical tools and movement ability, but there are technical parts of his game that he needs to improve upon to be able to play at a high level consistently.

Top Reasons to Buy In:

  • Plus-level size and length   
  • Good quick lateral agility  

Top Reasons For Concern: 

  • Inconsistent technique 
  • Strength at the point of attack

Size (NFL Combine):

Height: 6′ 6”

Weight: 306 lbs

Arm Length: 33 5/8”

Hand Size: 9 1/4”

Athletic Testing (NFL Combine):

40-yard Dash: 5.10s

Vertical Jump: 31.5”

Broad Jump: 9′ 5”

Short-Shuttle: TBD

Three-Cone: TBD

Bench Reps: TBD

Ideal Role: Developmental tackle

Scheme Fit: Scheme-versatile athletic traits

TDN Consensus Grade: 77.50/100 (Third-Round Value)

  • Sanchez Grade: 77.50/100

Written By: Keith Sanchez 

Exposures: Michigan (2022), Michigan State (2022), Ohio State (2022), NC State (2022)

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