Stock Report for Offensive Tackles at Combine

The Carolina Panthers were looking hard at the offensive tackles on Friday at the Scouting Combine. This is one position that they are expected to address early in the NFL Draft. Find out below which tackles helped and hurt their stock on Friday at the Combine.

STOCK UP

La’el Collins (LSU)

40-yard dash: 5.12 seconds

Bench Press: 21 reps

Vertical Jump: 27.0 inches

Broad Jump: 108 inches

3-Cone Drill: 7.70 seconds

20-yard Shuttle: 4.63 seconds

 

Notes: La’el Collins had an excellent combine and could have worked himself into the top half of the first round. This certainly isn’t good news if the Carolina Panthers were hoping to have Collins available when they are on the clock at pick number 25. He finished the day in the Top 10 in the 40-yard dash (T-6th), Broad Jump (8th) and the 3-cone drill (10th). Collins is a player who could play either guard or tackle and is someone who could step into the starting lineup almost immediately.

 

Jake Fisher (Oregon)

40-yard dash: 5.01 seconds

Bench Press: 25 reps

Vertical Jump: 32.5 inches

Broad Jump: No results

3-Cone Drill: 7.25 seconds

20-yard Shuttle: 4.33 seconds

 

Notes: The offensive tackle from Oregon looked like one of the most athletic tackles at the Combine. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise since he played in the Ducks’ up-tempo offense. He finished first among offensive linemen in the 3-cone drill and 20-yard shuttle. He also finished second in the 40-yard dash and the vertical jump. Fisher could be an option for the Panthers in the second round if they decide to draft another position than offensive tackle in the first round.

 

D.J. Humphries (Florida)

40-yard dash: 5.12 seconds

Bench Press: 26 reps

Vertical Jump: 31 inches

Broad Jump: 104 inches

3-Cone Drill: 7.87 seconds

20-yard Shuttle: 4.64 seconds

 

Notes: Humphries impressed a lot of people when he weighed in at the Combine at 307, almost a 30 pound weight gain from his 285 pound playing weight at Florida. This has been a focus for Humphries the past few months, according to Brendan Sonnone of the Orlando Sentinel. The question before their on-field drills is would this drastic weight gain affect his mobility and agility? It sure didn’t look like it Friday as he tested pretty well and looked fluid in some of the drills like the kick slide drill.

 

STOCK DOWN

Ereck Flowers (University of Miami)

40-yard dash: 5.31 seconds

Bench Press: 37 reps

Vertical Jump: No Results

Broad Jump: No Results

3-Cone Drill: No Results

20-yard Shuttle: No Results

 

Notes: This type of environment may not be best suited for a player like Ereck Flowers. He has tremendous strength and power, as evident of him finishing first in bench press. However during some of the drills like the kick slide it looked to be a struggle for him. He didn’t move with as much ease as some of the other tackles like La’el Collins. I would imagine that the Scouting Combine didn’t drop Flowers very far on most draft boards but he certainly didn’t help improve his draft stock

*All combine results courtesy of NFL.com


Panther Insider Top Stories