Finding Broncos: Scouting Western Michigan Offensive Tackle Taylor Moton

Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel breaks down an intriguing offensive lineman in the 2017 NFL Draft class. Does Taylor Moton fit the Broncos?

Taylor Moton, Offensive Tackle, Western Michigan Broncos

http://www.scout.com/player/155128-taylor-moton?s=101

Combine Measurements 

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 319 pounds

Arms: 34-? inches

Hands: 10-? inches

Combine Measurements

40-Yard Dash: 5.18 seconds

Bench Press (225 lbs): 23 reps

Vertical Jump: 30.5 inches

Broad Jump: 109 inches

3-Cone Drill: 7.73 seconds

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.58 seconds

Medical

N/A

Character

N/A

Pros

Big, well-built football player. Proportional size with upper and lower body. Huge hands with good arm length. Experience at tackle and guard positions and can play both at NFL.

Good pad level off the snap. Shuts defenders down if he latches his big, strong paws on them. Doesn’t lose to bull rushers. Climbs well to the second level. Flashes dominance when drive blocking.

Churns his legs and feet through blocks. Gets low and under defenders and rolls his hips through contact. Timing is good for punches and his upper and lower body are in sync on his punches.

Cons

He needs to be quicker with his hands and with his punch. Footwork is messy. Has wide approach with hands, which opens chest for defenders.

Over-sets in pass protection. Can’t handle twists. Bend is inconsistent. Needs to square up against defenders. Balance issues are constant. Limited to power schemes.

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Taylor Moton is primarily a guard prospect that can be a right tackle in emergencies. He has a lot of experience as a three-year starter.

One of his best games was a dominant performance at guard against the Ohio State Buckeyes. He showed exactly why he is best as a power scheme guard with how he manhandled defenders in that game.

Fit With The Broncos

The Denver Broncos could use some power up front with their scheme switch and a good number of their guards are questionable fits. Moton would come in and compete right away, and would provide an option at right tackle. He is an excellent scheme fit and the type of player Jeff Davidson tends to lean towards.

Draft Grade: Mid Round 2

Where He Goes: Round 2

Insider's Take: Per sources, Moton is best at guard and will be at the NFL. His tape makes that loud and clear when watching him play guard and tackle in college.

 

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

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