Cleveland Browns Offensive Tackle Target No. 1- Tyler Smith, Tulsa
Tyler Smith is a prospect standing at 6-foot-6 and 332 pounds and is just a big, strong, mean tackle from Tulsa. Many around the draft community have said that he has some of that mean and nasty in him that Browns guard Wyatt Teller plays with. He plays with a lot of toughness and physicality that tend to absolutely frustrate opposing defensive linemen.
The thing that immediately jumps off the screen is the athleticism he has for a guy of his size and position. He gets off the line fast in the run game, climbs really well to the second level when needed, and finds someone to hit quickly. He absolutely moves people in space in the run game paving the way for his running backs.
The power and drive he produces, once he gets his hands on players, is really something to see. He effortlessly moves in and out of his sets, you truly can’t say enough about his combination of strength and athleticism. This is a player that is categorized as a mauler that is just looking for someone to embarrass.
Smith is also a redshirt sophomore and is one of the draft’s youngest tackle prospects. Though this means he lacks some of the experience of other tackles it also suggests that he has room to get a lot better with time.
He needs work with his hand placement that can be poor at times but once he fully develops he could be a really good tackle in this league.