2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jamaree Salyer

  • Jamaree Salyer, 6-2/320

  • Guard

  • Georgia

  • Jamaree Salyer Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Blocks with a mean streak
  • Tough run blocker
  • Heavy hands
  • Generates movement in the ground game
  • Sustains blocks
  • Physical
  • Can manipulate in the ground game
  • Bullies defenders and blocks through the whistle
  • Has quality technique
  • Good arm length – 34 inches
  • Awareness
  • Was dependable pass protector
  • Experienced against good competition

  • Weaknesses:
  • Lacks height at 6-foot-2
  • Will have to move inside
  • Does not have the feet to block on the edge
  • Needs to improve his anchor
  • Needs to improve ability to drop his weight
  • Could have problems with speed rushes
  • Sometimes oversets and lunges
  • Will get overextended
  • Leads with his helmet too much

  • Summary: Before 2020, Salyer was buried on the depth chart. After Andrew Thomas, Isaiah Wilson and Solomon Kindley moved on to the NFL, Salyer was able to break into Georgia’s starting lineup. Salyer played left tackle for nine games before moving to left guard at the end of the year. In 2021, Salyer was the starting left tackle for the National Champions and also played some right guard. While Salyer may lack an elite skill set with overwhelming physical talent, he was a tough blocker who was reliably effective for the Bulldogs the past two years.

    Salyer is a tough blocker in the ground game who possesses the ability to push defenders and create movement at the point of attack. He fires off the ball and has the strength to rock defenders backward and push them out of their gaps. Salyer has an attitude and blocks through the whistle, looking to punish defenders. He possesses heavy hands and does a good job of sustaining blocks to prevent second efforts. In short-yardage and goal-line situations, Salyer is an asset who can push defenders, turn them, and manipulate them with his strong upper body. Salyer can overset sometimes, leaving him lunging and leading with his helmet, especially at the second level, and that causes him to get over extended. Overall though, Salyuer should be a good contributor to his pro team’s the ground game.

    Salyer has pass-blocking potential for the NFL after playing left tackle – and all five positions on the line for Georgia. With the strength in his hands and upper body, Salyer can knock defenders off balance and keep them from working up field. He shows the strength in his base to grapple and tie up power defenders. Salyer lacks the size to play on the edge, and he does not have the feet to mirror on the edge. He also needs to improve his anchor and ability to drop his weight. Inside at guard as a pro, he could have issues with fast interior rushers, and he will need work on blocking them at the next level.

    Salyer could be a second-day pick in the 2022 NFL Draft and compete quickly for playing time at guard as a pro. If he slides, he should not last long on the last day of the 2022 NFL Draft.

    Player Comparison: Kelvin Beachum. Salyer reminds me of Beachum. Beachum has been an overachiever who was able to be a quality left tackle for the Steelers despite being short and lacking length. Salyer is also similar in size to Beachum (6-3, 308). Beachum is a better fit at guard in the NFL, but has been able to exceed expectations at tackle. Salyer could be similar as an overachiever, but he looks more like a permanent guard in the NFL compared to Beachum.


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