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Cowboys 2021 draft prospects: BYU OT Brady Christensen scouting report

Brady Christensen needs to be talked about more.

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Will the Cowboys draft an offensive tackle with the 10th overall pick? Maybe, but if they don’t, adding one with either of their third-round picks may be a great use of resources. BYU’s Brady Christensen would be an exciting prospect to develop for the foreseeable future.

Name: Brady Christensen

School: BYU

Height: 6-5

Weight: 302

Class: RS-Junior

Position: OT

Jersey: #67

Strengths:

One of my favorite sleepers in this class. Brady Christensen pairs an impressive blend of size, athleticism, and power as an offensive tackle prospect. Has excellent potential at left tackle with a projectable frame, clean footwork, and powerful lower-half. Fires off the ball with good pad-level and impressive explosiveness. Snaps out blocks with good twitch in his hips and legs. Like his ability to manipulate his pass sets with smart hand technique to get defenders to prematurely show their rush plan. Had success when on the move, on reach blocks, and backside blocks. Has efficient movements as both a pass protector and run blocker, and tested out as an elite athlete at his Pro Day.

Weaknesses:

Lack of length is an issue, and he doesn’t possess the natural strength to move inside to guard. His belly-to-belly blocking technique will need to be cleaned up against more powerful defenders in the NFL. Has a tendency to lunge into defenders, and dropped his eye-level when initiating contact on defensive linemen. Overran some plays when getting into the second-level as a puller and in the screen-game.

Overall Summary:

Though Brady Christensen may not possess elite traits in any aspect of his game, he’s a very clean left tackle prospect with the size, athleticism, and technique to iron out a long career in the NFL. In a perfect world, Christensen would be drafted to a team with time to develop, but I wouldn’t have any issues with him being thrown into the fire in year one. Christensen’s competitive toughness, ability as a pass protector, and overall technical abilities make him one of the better options at tackle who isn’t being talked about enough leading up to the draft. After his dominant Pro Day, that could all change though. If the Cowboys don’t add an offensive linemen with one of their top two picks, Christensen in the third round makes a lot of sense.

Round Grade:

2nd (#49 Overall)

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