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
Brady Christensen, BYU OT— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 26, 2021
Height: 6' 6"
Weight: 302 lbs
Broad jump: 10'4"
PFF 1st Team All-American pic.twitter.com/UwTwEhA1Ra
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.
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.
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.
2nd (#49 Overall)
The more I watch BYU LT Brady Christensen - the more he’s turning into a ‘pound the table for’ prospect— Ben Fennell (@BenFennell_NFL) March 11, 2021
One of most athletic OTs in the class!
Run Arc vs Speed ++
Drive Block Movement
Reach/3T Backside OZ
Climb to 2nd Level
Pull to Perimeter
Sustain Pass Pro Late pic.twitter.com/dOoELPxQsK