Joseph Noteboom NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Los Angeles Rams' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 28, 2018

TCU offensive tackle Joseph Noteboom (68) defends against a rush by Oklahoma State defensive end Jimmy Bean (92) during an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
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POSITIVES

—Has four years' worth of playing time—including one season at right tackle before he moved to the left for the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

—Good athlete who has experience pulling in space.

—Shows variability in his pass sets, which can counteract diverse pass-rushers.

—Drives out of combo blocks with intention and can locate second-level defenders well.

—Encouraging performance at Senior Bowl.

      

NEGATIVES

—Struggles to handle speed as a reach blocker and work laterally.

—Raw power from defenders overwhelms him and stuns him early in reps.

—Punch timing is inconsistent and creates spacing issues while he's handling stunts along the defensive line.

—Lazy to explode out of his stance when getting into vertical sets that force him to open early.

—Shows inconsistent effort working down the line of scrimmage, which ruins edge runs.

       

OVERALL

Joseph Noteboom has all of the size (6'5", 309 lbs) and athleticism NFL teams want to see. The foundational skills are enough to make him a middle-round selection with the possibility he'll develop into a high-quality starter. Noteboom doesn't have the strength or leveraging technique for a move to guard, but he could become a productive right tackle.

              

GRADE: 6.25 (Round 3)

PRO COMPARISON: Garry Gilliam, San Francisco 49ers

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