2017 NFL DRAFT

Ty Sambrailo, OT

School: Colorado State  |  Conference: MWC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Watsonville, CA
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 311 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
100113-4

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.363.10-23 29-4.587.54
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.313.101.8523 298'1"4.587.54

Player Overview

A youth freestyle skiing champion, Sambrailo is a versatile athlete with the light feet and ankle flexibility to hold up in space, showing the football IQ and awareness needed for the next level. Although toughness isn't a question, he lacks anchor power and can be driven backwards, lacking upper body strength and sand in his pants. Sambrailo has several physical and mental traits to start in the NFL, but his functional strength is a substantial concern and he might need a full season in a pro strength and conditioning program to rework his body build before ready for NFL snaps.

After redshirting in 2010, he saw substantial playing time (seven starts) in 2011 due to injuries as the Rams shuffled the offensive line. Sambrailo started his sophomore season in 2012 at left tackle before moving inside to left guard, also seeing starts at right guard and right tackle before the season was over. He started all 14 games at left tackle in 2013, earning Second Team All-MWC honors as a junior. Sambrailo missed a pair of games due to a knee sprain as a senior in 2014, but earned First Team All-MWC honors with 11 starts at left tackle.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Very good initial quickness off the snap with lower body flexibility. Athletic to ride defenders on the edges, mirroring and controlling his lateral movements well. Mobile to get downfield and make plays on the perimeter to take out defenders. Consistent technique with a balanced set-and-punch. High football IQ and recognition skills, using angles well. Admirable finishing toughness and throws his body around, playing each snap as if it's his last. Looks to eliminate his man and fight through the echo of the whistle. Active eyes and keeps his head on a swivel, always looking for someone to block. Assertive and competitive leader, playing through pain. Carries himself like a professional and preaches effort and work ethic to his teammates. Charismatic personality and senior captain. Four-year starter, mostly at left tackle, but also earned snaps at right tackle and both guard spots.

WEAKNESSES: Lacks an ideal body type with a pudgy midsection and lean shoulders. Light lower body with struggles to anchor vs. bull rushers -- too easily knocked off balance. Below average functional strength and lacks the upper body power to control or stonewall rushers. Inconsistent leverage off the snap, allowing his pads to rise and leaving his chest open - too easy for rushers to attack his breast plate. Shoots his hands, but lacks ideal length and needs to improve his pop and timing. Aggressive nature tends to backfire at times, lunging and missing his block. Some durability concerns after missing two games as a senior due to a sprained left knee. Also had shoulder surgery (Jan. 2014) after a torn labrum injury early during the 2013 season. Character needs investigated after a March 2012 off-campus knife fight that required 14 stitches to the back of his shoulder and was indefinitely suspended three weeks later for allegedly beating up four freshman students at a party.

--Dane Brugler

 
 
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