John Theus

OT #71
6’6″ 305


  • Height and length are tremendous
  • Plays well in space
  • Picks up stunts and blitzes efficiently
  • Strong anchor against bull rushers
  • Has experience at both left and right tackle
  • Knows how to create running lanes
  • Physical run blocker
  • Strong power step


  • Lacks functional athleticism
  • Speed and hands rushers will have their way with him
  • Sets up in pass pro too slowly
  • Doesn’t create separation between defender, allowing hands to get inside of his frame
  • Needs to add more mass
  • Lacks quick feet

Theus was a prized possession in the 2012 recruiting class, earning Parade Magazine and USA Today All-American honors as ESPNU and’s number two rated tackle and five star prospect. He hit the ground running in 2012, starting all 14 games at right tackle and being named to Sporting News All-America Freshman Team and Phil Steele All-America Freshman Team as just the third true freshman to start at offensive tackle in a season opener since 1973. However, Theus played in all 13 games but only started eight the following year before starting all 13 in 2014 where he earned AP Honorable Mention All-SEC honors.

Pro comp: David Hale

Projected draft value: 7th round



1 Comment

  1. Theus has the build, strength and experience to make an NFL roster and has proven his positional versatility. His ceiling may be as a swingman for depth purposes who doesn’t necessarily project as a future starter.

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