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Bolts Continue to Bolster O-Line, Draft Utah OT Sam Tevi
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Another offensive lineman is heading to the Bolts.
The Los Angeles Chargers selected Utah OT Sam Tevi with the 190th pick in the sixth round, making him the third lineman drafted by the team this year.
We’ll have more on Tevi throughout the day, but for now, here is his draft profile courtesy of NFL.com:
ANALYSIS: Tevi suited up as a defensive lineman as a true freshman for the Utes in 2013, playing in 11 games and contributing nine tackles, two for loss, and a sack. Coaches wanted him to move to the offensive line, which Tevi wasn't keen on right away. But he made the switch for the sake of the team, and it's paid off for him personally, as he's now an NFL prospect. He played special teams and occasionally on the line during the 2014 season before earning the starting job on the blind side for all 13 games of his junior campaign. The team needed him to move to the right tackle spot due to injuries on the line, and he flourished there, as well, other than missing two games with a back injury.
STRENGTHS: Has starting experience at both left and right tackles. Displays good foot quickness in his pass sets and operates from consistent base width. Able to meet speed at the edge in pass protection. Converted defensive tackle and has a little bit of edge in his play. Downblocks have some kick in them. Works well with guards. Big hands with decent strength.
BOTTOM LINE: Has decent size, 6-5, 311 pounds, and enough athletic ability to warrant a look as a swing tackle. His lack of anchor in the passing game and instincts against twists could be big problems for offensive line coaches. Read