Finding Broncos: Scouting Northern Illinois Offensive Tackle Levon Myers

Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel returns to break down another offensive tackle prospect. This time, it's NIU's Levon Myers.

Levon Myers, Offensive Tackle, Northern Illinois Huskies

http://www.scout.com/player/154114-levon-myers?s=101

Measurements

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 309 pounds

Combine

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Medical

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Character

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Pros

Mean on the field and shows it every play. Good arm length that can be seen on tape. Finishes by putting defenders on the ground. Solid in pass protection.

Can play right or left side, and fits in as the backup swing tackle. Drives feet through contact. Solid kick slide. Doesn’t bend or lung to catch inside moves. Agile enough to move and work the second level.

Cons

Plays to his height. Too tight. Messy footwork. Doesn’t have short term memory and one mistake lingers for the rest of the game.

Has no punch. Doesn’t understand leverage, and sees it used against him often.

Overview

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Levon Myers is a limited player who will need work with a coach to become an adequate swing tackle. Being the backup swing tackle seems to be his ceiling.

Myers isn’t a full-time starting-caliber player. On one hand, he is scheme diverse, but on the other, he doesn’t really fit any scheme very well.

Fit With The Broncos

The Denver Broncos have other offensive linemen who have a higher ceiling, and can provide what Myers does already on their roster.

He has some upside, but not enough of it. Might be worth a later pick to sit on the practice squad.

Draft Grade: Sixth round

Where He Goes: Seventh round/priority free agent

Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.

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