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Grading System
TORRIN TUCKER
Torrin Tucker - OG Position: OG
Class: Sr
School: Southern Miss
Conference: C-USA
Ht., Wt.: 6'6, 328
40 Time: 5.38
Grade: 3.89

BIO: Four-year starter used at tackle as a red-shirt freshman before being pushed into guard. First-team All-Conference selection as a senior.

POSITIVES: Physically gifted run blocking lineman who dominates opponents at the point of attack. Plays with forward lean getting leverage on opponents and blocks down well or engulfs defenders at the point of attack. Powerful and drives opponents off the line of scrimmage opening holes for the running game, yet at the same time can slide his feet, block in space and pick up stunts or blitzes. Also effective annihilating linebackers on the second level. Moves well for a big man and does not lumber around the field. Jolts opponents with his hands and torments defenders when he plays with a nasty streak.

NEGATIVES: Not quick off the snap nor does he display the mental nuances of his position. Eases up on occasion and does not always work to finish blocks. Not always properly conditioned and has difficulty adjusting.

ANALYSIS: If he makes football a top priority and stays focused on the game, an immediate starter who should have a long and productive career at the next level. Pre-draft workouts and more importantly, interviews, will dictate where he is selected.

PROJECTION: Late Second Round


Photo: Conference USA

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