His experience at tackle will serve him well inside.
He plays the game with good balance. He anchors with good posture while bending at the knees. He is rarely on the ground.
Thick, stout frame will be difficult to collapse quickly.
He anchors really well. When he is bull rushed, he shows good power and competitiveness. He’s not the most flexible but does a good job handling power rushers.
You can have peace of mind knowing he can get you out of a game at tackle in a pinch.
He will likely be a guard in the NFL. However, his ability to get you out of a game at tackle will only add to his value.
Jamaree Salyer shows very good reactive athleticism on the perimeter, as well as good balance and body control in his set. In the run game, he is a physical presence who comes off the ball hard and is heavy at the point of attack. He generates vertical movement in the run game and plays with the nastiness and finish you like to see from linemen. He is very good on combo blocks and can engage at the second level surprisingly well for a young man with his size, mass, and girth.
In the passing game, he shows good initial quickness out of his stance and into his set. He plays with good awareness and instincts, which help him identify stunts and games. He can handle the cross face and displays the agility to redirect laterally. Although he appears to only have average length on the perimeter, this should be less of an issue with his projection to guard. His skill set will be better served on the interior, but his ability to get you out of a game at tackle only adds to his value—the team that drafts him will save themselves a roster spot due to his versatility.
Ideal Role: Starting NFL guard
Scheme Fit: Power-run scheme
Written by Drae Harris
Games watched: Alabama (2021), Arkansas (2021), Kentucky (2021)
Best Game Studied: Kentucky (2021)
Worst Game Studied: Alabama (2021)
Balance: See Above.
Pass Set: He has sufficient foot quickness in his pass set. He also demonstrates patience and good technique in his set.
Competitive Toughness: He displays good competitive toughness. This is evident in his ability to come off the ball and strike in the run game. He also competes hard when he has to recover from being bull rushed.
Lateral Mobility: He demonstrates the ability to move his feet laterally. He can handle the cross-face rush sufficiently on the perimeter. However, this ability will be maximized with a move to guard.
Length: He appears to have sufficient length. He may lack ideal length at tackle, but his length will more than suffice when moved inside to guard.
Football IQ: He plays with his head on a swivel. He can identify stunts and games and react accordingly. He also shows good instincts in his play in the run and pass game.
Hand Technique: He has good hand placement in his punch. However, he can get his hands outside the frame at times. Improving this will help maximize the power in his punch.
Anchor: See Above.
Power at POA: He demonstrates good power at the point of attack. This is evident in his vertical movement in the run game. He also demonstrates his power in his punch while in his pass set.
Versatility: See Above.
TDN Consensus: 75.92/100 (Third Round Value)
Crabbs Grade: 75.50/100
Marino Grade: 75.00/100
Harris Grade: 73.00/100
Sanchez Grade: 79.50/100
Weissman Grade: 77.50/100
Parson Grade: 75.00/100