T.J. Clemmings*, OT, Pittsburgh
Height: 6-4. Weight: 307. 40 Time: 5.14. Projected Round (2015): 1-3.
2/28/15: Clemmings really struggled with speed rushers at the Senior Bowl. They beat him all week in the one-on-ones. He has some natural strength and athleticism, but needs a lot of work. Clemmings' Combine performance wasn't special, and he didn't stand out in the bench press (22 reps).
General managers with two teams told WalterFootball.com they graded Clemmings as a third-round pick, but believe a team that likes him enough to draft him would do it in Round 2. Another GM said they have a second-day grade on Clemmings, while yet another GM said they have a fourth-round grade on Clemmings. Still, many draft pundits on TV are pushing Clemmings as a first-rounder. Perhaps those pundits have heard that from some other teams.
Clemmings played well in 2014 for Pittsburgh. He is a good athlete who can be a force as a run-blocker. Clemmings needs to improve his technique in pass protection as he can be slow to react to speed rushers. Clemmings needed some extra help while going against the speed rusher from Virginia Tech's defense.
The need for Clemmings' development is understandable as 2014 was only his second season playing on the offensive line. Clemmings was a defensive end to start out his collegiate career and moved to right tackle as a junior. Clemmings started 13 games at right tackle in 2013.
Personal: Son of Trevor and Fay Clemmings. Justice major.