Jack Driscoll 2020 NFL Draft

Jack Driscoll Overview

Position: Offensive tackle
Height: 6’-5”
Weight: 306 pounds
School: Auburn

NFL Combine Performance Data

40-Yard Dash: 5.02 seconds
Bench Press: 23 reps
Vertical Jump: 29.5”
Broad Jump: 114.0”

Jack Driscoll 2020 NFL Draft Profile

After spending the past two seasons with Auburn, offensive tackle Jack Driscoll is looking to take his game to the professional level. The Connecticut native is coming off arguably the best season of his career, allowing just one sack, no quarterback hits, and nine hurries on 894 snaps at right tackle.

Driscoll initially entered the collegiate ranks as a two-star recruit. With minimal interest from major programs, Driscoll started his career with UMass. After spending two years starting at guard and tackle, Driscoll joined Auburn to serve as the starting right tackle. In 2018, the Connecticut native didn’t allow a single sack on 726 snaps. He did, however, allow two hits and seven hurries.

Strengths

  • Shut down the best pass rushers college football has to offer in multiple seasons;
  • Understands how to use his leverage to his advantage and eliminate a pass rush;
  • Started all four seasons across two schools;
  • Primarily a tackle but has a history starting at guard;
  • Above-average athleticism, both at the NFL Combine and on film.

Weaknesses

  • Spent most of his career under 300 pounds and needs to prove he can keep the play weight;
  • Strength could be an issue, sometimes struggles to handle bull rushes;
  • Not a difference maker as a run blocker;
  • Doesn’t pop back in pass protection, forcing his hips open when facing speed;
  • Arm length tested in the 26th percentile at the NFL Combine.

NFL Comparison: Jonathan Martin

Teams With Need at Position: Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, Minnesota Vikings, New York Giants, New York Jets

Projection: 3rd/4th Round

Bottom Line on Jack Driscoll

Jack Driscoll is going to be either one of the better backup tackles in the league or one of the worst starters. Driscoll spent the past two seasons at Auburn, going up against the best of the best. He more than held his own, as he turned into one of the best in the nation at pass blocking. He knows how to use his leverage, has plenty of starting experience, and was able to handle speedy edge rushers at the collegiate level.

Nobody denies that he has the collegiate production, but the question now becomes if he can do it at the NFL level.  He’s undersized relative to the typical NFL tackle and isn’t as strong as you’d like. This could be a terrible combination, and his lack of explosiveness out of sets might mean that NFL-caliber athletes can blow right by him with speed. Additionally, his short arms aren’t helping anything. Ultimately, Driscoll is worth a mid-round selection and should spend a season or two on the bench to build up muscle and improve his play speed. His athletic profile suggests that he has the potential to improve in both areas. In an absolute worst-case scenario, he could probably develop into a decent guard.

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