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NFL Draft '99
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John Tait | OT | Brigham Young | WAC
Selected by Kansas City Chiefs in round 1, pick 14 (#14 overall)
Ht Wt 40 BP SS LS VJ BJ Grade
6'6" 310 5.2 26 4.42 - 29.5 8'11" 7.6
John Tait
Todd Warshaw/Allsport
Tait is a gifted junior that opted to enter the draft a year early and he certainly likes the "real deal". He is a pure left tackle, which raises his value in the draft. He has great thighs and even has the frame to add 10-15 lbs. e is a very hard worker with surprisingly good feet and quickness for a big man and he has been well schooled in the passing game. He has excellent balance and shows good bend and leverage for a tall player. He is not dominating at the point of attack, but he has enough athletic ability to mirror and get in front of the defender. He has no real physical weaknesses, although some NFL coaches and scouts are suspicious of offensive linemen coming out of the BYU, as many of them have had less than great success over the years. Partly because of their age (most of them go in Mormon missions for 2 yrs) and partly because there is a perception that all they know how to do is pass block. Tait, however, may be the exception and there is a huge upside for him. He will likely be the first OG to come off the board.

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