2018 Cardinals Draft Profile
Name: Tyrell Crosby
Position: Offensive Tackle
Projected: 2nd – 4th
2017 (Senior): 13 games played; 13 games started; Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Year, First Team All-Pac 12, PFF First Team All-Pac 12
2016 (Junior): 2 games played (injuries)
2015 (Sophomore): 13 games played; 12 games started
2014 (Freshman): 15 games played; 9 games started
Tyrell Crosby is a mountain of a man. The big-bodied tackle played all four years for Oregon, starting 36. Crosby missed nearly all of his Junior season due to injury which caused his draft stock to slide. He is a talented tackle who is a monster in the run game and who is a giant anchor in pass protection. Crosby was a top-40 tackle prospect coming out of Henderson, Nevada in 2014.
Crosby is going to be a right tackle in the NFL, at least for the first few years of his career. He excels in run blocking and has some improvements to make in pass protection. Arizona needs to upgrade the right tackle position as Jared Veldheer has shown sufficient decline and is getting older. Crosby isn’t the quickest tackle but playing in Oregon’s run offense for four years has made him accustomed blocking in space. Has the talent to be a starting tackle in the NFL.
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Crosby is first and foremost a ferocious run blocker. Has experience at both tackle positions. Very strong with great length for position. Able to keep feet moving after initial contact on blocks. Once engaged, has the ability to drive defenders into the ground. Due to time spent at Oregon, has experience in pulling from tackle position. Sheer size and strength make it difficult for pass rushers to work around him.
Will need to work on footwork to maintain balance and stay centered on blocks. Occasionally fails to get hands inside the shoulders and ends up grabbing and wrapping up defenders. Does not seem to have initial kick down on pass protection. Will need to prove he can block in pure passing situations.