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Austin Corbett NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for Cleveland Browns' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 27, 2018

Nevada offensive lineman Austin Corbett (73) during the second half of the Arizona Bowl NCAA college football game against Colorado State, Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)
Rick Scuteri/Associated Press

POSITIVES

—Three-year starter at left tackle but played both center and guard at the Senior Bowl.

—Scouts raved about his football IQ and awareness. Considered NFL ready.

—Overall good athlete with the right build (6'4", 306 lbs) to play anywhere from left guard to right tackle in the NFL.

—Lateral agility is great, and he plays with the burst and body control to be exceptional as a pulling guard.

—One scout called him a finesse player, but the tape shows a finisher with a mean mentality in the run game.

—Can lock on and drive linebackers in the run.

—Experience at left tackle gave him a developed kick-slide and mirror.

             

NEGATIVES

—Arm length is average for a tackle prospect (33 ⅛").

—Bench-press numbers at the combine (19 reps) were well-below the NFL threshold.

—Surrenders his chest to long-armed defenders.

—Can be set up by double moves and will get caught off balance in his set.

                    

OVERALL

Every team likes Austin Corbett's versatility and experience. The key to his draft slot will be how franchises view his shorter arms and lack of strength. He still projects as an early starter, but more so as a left guard than a tackle.

      

GRADE: 6.95 (Round 2)

PRO PLAYER COMPARISON: Joel Bitonio, Cleveland Browns

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