2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Tyler Steen

  • Tyler Steen, 6-5/315

  • Offensive Tackle

  • Alabama

  • Tyler Steen Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

  • Reliable pass protector
  • Has quick enough feet
  • Can bend at the knee
  • Agile in space
  • Can kick slide to block speed rushers
  • Good length
  • Athletic ability for his size
  • Anchors well against bull rushes
  • Strong run blocker
  • Can get movement in the ground game
  • Sustains blocks
  • Heavy hands
  • Physical
  • Quality technique
  • Fires off the line
  • Can manipulate in the ground game
  • Good at pulling
  • Awareness
  • Very experienced as a 4-year starter
  • Intelligent

  • Weaknesses:
  • Good, but not great, skill set

  • Summary: Steen was a 3-year starter at Vanderbilt before transferring to Alabama for his final season, and that appears to have been a wise decision. If Steen had entered the 2022 NFL Draft, he might have gone on Day 2, but after an impressive senior year with the Crimson Tide, Steen could go in the first round this April in the 2023 NFL Draft. He could go as high as the middle of the first round to somewhere early early in the second round.

    Steen is a polished pass blocker who bends at the knee and shows good development in his setup. He slides his feet well to cut off the edge and does not bend at the waist to lunge after defenders. With his thick and strong build, Steen anchors well against bull rushes, holding his ground and not getting driven into the quarterback. His strength gives him a nice ability to sustain blocks with strong hands.

    In the ground game, Steen is able to tie up and manipulate defenders. He can push defenders backward and keep them from getting to his runner. While Steen is not an overpowering force, he is a quality and reliable run blocker.

    Steen looks like he could be a starter at left tackle in the NFL. With his skill set, he could play guard or right tackle as well. Thanks to racking up a ton of SEC experience over four years as a starter, he could compete quickly at the pro level and end up challenging for a starting job as a rookie. Early in his first contract, Steen could be a quality starter. Some sources think he will be a first-round pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

    Player Comparison: Mike McGlinchey. Steen and McGlinchey are very similar. They are both plus run blockers who also can be solid in pass protection, and each entered the NFL with a lot of experience. I could see Steen being a similar caliber blocker to McGlinchey as a pro.


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