Ty Sambrailo is one of the top offensive linemen in the 2015 NFL Draft. This 6-foot-6, 311-pound offensive tackle feels blessed at the opportunity in front him.
”This is so exciting,” Sambrailo said. “I love it. I love the people. This is what it’s all about. This is what you dream about.”
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Sambrailo is in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. This is a chance he relishes. He wasn’t highly recruited and really developed into the player he is while at Colorado State.
”I wasn’t a big name recruit,” Sambrailo said. “In fact, I was a quarterback as a freshman. That’s when I started playing football. But I eventually moved to tackle. I wasn’t that big and just kind of developed once I got to college. I just wasn’t that big in high school.”
Sambrailo had a very good season and that carried over to Mobile, Ala. at the Senior Bowl. He showed he belongs with this bunch and should be considered as a tackle that goes on the first or second day of the draft.
”I have good feet,” Sambrailo said. “I have quick feet. I can mirror most [defensive ends]. I guess you could say I was a late bloomer. I believe I have the skill set to be an offensive tackle in the NFL but I will do whatever is asked of me. I am ready to fit in.”
”That was special,” Sambrailo said. “It was quite a turnaround after some struggles. We saw success and it gives you a real appreciation because we had some tough times.
Sambrailo gives a lot of credit to McElwain and the way he changed the program around.
”What he did was change the culture,” Sambrailo said. “He changed our mentality, the cul;ture of the program. He had a lot to do with the success that we had.”
Sambrailo and his teammates at Colorado State also had what he called mental conditioning.
”Yeah and it’s something overlooked by a lot of schools,” Sambrailo said. “It was basically just training the brain to handle stress and pressure. It was a benefit to us.”
Off the field Sambrailo doesn’t give the presence of being a nasty offensive tackle. But when it’s time to flip the switch, he flips the switch.
”It’s as easy as the conversation we are having now,” Sambrailo said. “There is a time and place for everything. When it’s time to play football I am ready.”
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