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2017 NFL DRAFT

Tyler Johnstone, OT

School: Oregon  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Chandler, AZ
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 301 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
41831-

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
Workout Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
5.183.001.7824 30 1/28'8"4.607.31

Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • Seattle Seahawks | #26
    With LT Russell Okung in the final year of his deal and the Seahawks unlikely able to afford re-signing him, the club will be on the lookout for young tackles. Johnstone missed the 2014 season with a torn ACL but has the athleticism to fit in nicely in line coach Tom Cable's zone blocking scheme.
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Player Overview

The only injury that mattered to most Oregon Ducks fans was the broken finger which limited and ultimately sidelined quarterback Vernon Adams in 2015, but the twice-torn ACL of left tackle Tyler Johnstone a year earlier played a key role, as well.

After missing the entire 2014 season due to the injury, Johnstone returned to the blind side this past season but unfortunately looked like a shell of his former self early on. As the season went on, however, the initial quickness, lateral agility and balance which earned Johnstone high marks from scouts earlier in his career seemed to return, with the lanky tackle playing his best football late in the year and ultimately earning First Team All-Pac-12 honors.

Johnstone left Oregon with 39 career starts, opening every game in which he played. His injuries - and Oregon's up-tempo offense leave him a bit under the national radar, but NFL scouts certainly know him.

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: When healthy, Johnstone shows a rare blend of length, agility and initial quickness which made him a formidable blind-side pass protector. He springs out of his stance and latches on to corral speed rushers and is surprisingly effective against bull rushers due to good core strength, balance and technique to maintain leverage.

Johnstone's athleticism made him very effective blocking on the move in Oregon's zone attack, frequently beating opponents at the line of scrimmage or the second level with quickness to turn and seal them from the play. Unlike many athletic blockers, Johnstone seems to revel in the opportunity to drive block opponents, as well, offering a physical jolt to greet defenders and a tenacious play-to-the-whistle style that is sure to endear him to NFL offensive line coaches. He showed toughness and resiliency in returning from the injuries was voted a captain by his teammates.

WEAKNESSES: Johnstone originally tore the ACL during Oregon's 30-7 thumping of Texas in the Alamo Bowl to end the 2013 season. After surgery and rehabilitation, he re-tore the ligament approximately seven months later on the first full day of fall camp for the 2014 season. He struggled early in 2015, lacking the same burst and agility he'd played with earlier in his career and there is concern that he'll never fully regain his mobility. Even when healthy, Johnstone was reliant on his athleticism, showing less than ideal upper-body strength to create movement at the point of attack and lacking the power and preferred nastiness in his play to sustain blocks.

IN OUR VIEW: Perhaps as much as any offensive lineman in this class, Johnstone's ultimate draft slot hinges on the medical grade he receivers from team doctors. If clubs feel that he'll regain his mobility, Johnstone has top 100 potential, projecting best as a left tackle for a zone-blocking scheme.

--Rob Rang (@RobRang) (2/6/16)

 
 
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12/10/2015 - 2015 ALL-PAC-12 CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM (COACHES): OL Tyler Johnstone, Sr, Oregon...Running behind an offensive line that featured Johnstone at left tackle, Freeman led the Pac-12 in rushing in the regular season with 142.17 yards per game and 14 rushing touchdowns. - Oregon Football
 

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