NFL Draft Scouting Report: Erik Magnuson

Michigan
Offensive tackle #78
Senior 6’5” 310

Strengths:

  • Tough competitor
  • Aggressive Linemen
  • Feet in pass protection
  • Mirrors pass rushers outside
  • Hand placement
  • Experienced starter

Weaknesses:

  • Feet in run game
  • Pad level gets too high
  • Struggles with inside move
  • Doesnt extend and drive in run game
  • Speed rushers

Magnuson made 37 starts in his five years at Michigan, and has been one of the more consistent offensive tackles in the nation. Magnuson was named to the All-Big Ten first team in his senior year by the coaches and media and it was well deserved. Magnuson has experience starting at tackle and guard and in the NFL the latter may be his home, I still think Magnuson can start at Right tackle but he needs to refine his footwork and hand placement especially against speed rushers.

Magnuson has average feet but he knows how to pull and get to the second level which is so valuable for teams that run counter and power run plays. Magnuson is not a mauler but he can hold his own at the line of scrimmage against rushers and has the strength to hold bigger defensive tackles in place providing he plays with the correct pad level, there have been a few occasions where Magnuson has been staring at the clouds due to bad pad level and trying to rely on his strength instead of using the correct technique.

Magnuson played in the East/West Shrine game and lined up at right guard and right tackle, Magnuson played as you would expect and didnt do much wrong, he looked much more comfortable at guard than he did at tackle.

 

Pro Comp: Ty Sambrailo

Draft Value:  4th round

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