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  • With the 250th pick, LA Rams select TREMAYNE ANCHRUM, OL, CLEMSON



    Player Bio
    Anchrum's build is not that of a typical high-level offensive tackle. He's been an immovable object on the right side for the Tigers over the past four years, however, garnering first-team All-ACC honors as a senior and second-team all-conference notice as a junior. He started all 15 games both seasons, helping the team win a national title in 2018 and make it to the championship game the following year. Anchrum started one of 11 games played at the position as a true freshman, coming off an all-state senior season at McEachern High School in Georgia. He started six of 14 games played as a sophomore. His father, Tremayne, was an all-state football player in Colorado and played basketball at USC, where he led the Trojans in rebounding as a sophomore and in three-point shooting percentage as a junior.

    Analysis
    By Lance Zierlein
    NFL Analyst
    Draft Projection: Rounds 6-7


    Overview
    Short college tackle with good quickness and leverage. Will need to bump inside due to a lack of functional length. Anchrum does an excellent job of getting to landmarks laterally as a move blocker and has above-average body control to adjust and capture his second-level blocks. He has the tools to fire out and operate as a base blocker but could find himself controlled by two-gapping defensive tackles due to his short arms and average hand quickness. Despite his lack of desired size and length, he could be a nice, capable fit as a quality backup guard for a team looking to play in space.


    Strengths
    • Short in stature, but plays a confident brand of football
    • Sturdy build with big bubble
    • Quick out of stance and into his work
    • Pass slides are rhythmic and smooth
    • Above-average bend and agility
    • Quality lateral slides to mirror in protection
    • Excellent range to find proper positioning on outside zone
    • Accurate targeting run fits, using inside hands at proper pad level
    • Fluid and controlled adjusting and striking second-level targets

    Weaknesses
    • Sawed-off frame lacks desired length
    • Loses the battle to land first hands into the frame
    • Could have issues staying connected to blocks in the pros
    • Too much forward lean in pass punch to make up for arm length
    • Over-extends outside, giving away openings for inside counters
    • Anchor will be challenged by bull-rushers
    • Lacks experience as a guard
    • He needs to play with faster hands for his move inside

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    TREMAYNE ANCHRUM
    OT, Clemson

    CLASS Senior
    CONF Atlantic Coast - Atlantic
    JERSEY#73

    HT 6'2"
    DOB 06/24/1998
    WT 310 lbs


    ANALYST'S REPORTS
    Pass Sets - Shows some step efficiency in his pass sets to get depth in vertical sets, although he'll be tested with burst and forced to abandon his cadence in order to protect the edge. Doesn't appear to gain enough depth despite clean footwork to protect versus speed.

    Length/Extension - Doesn't play with the most notable reach or extension skills and certainly doesn't illustrate high end functional strength with his hands extended away from him. His punch in pass pro doesn't widen angles for rushers looking to take the corner on him.

    Balance - Plays too far out over the tops of his toes and as a result will whiff hard on some of his challenges and struggle to redirect when a defender works back across his face. Poor core strength prevents him from absorbing hand blows and he'll get uprooted too easily or cast aside.

    Hand Technique - Doesn't set the hook with as much consistently as you'd like to see but he actually does a nice job when he gets himself fit. Will leverage with his inside arm to sustain control of the gap. Doesn't show a lot of torque to pull defenders out of gaps or manipulate the POA.

    Power at POA - Wouldn't call him a road grader but when he gets everything aligned he does offer some positive results in creating push. There's active feet and so long as he sustains his base, he does a nice job of creative some drive and letting backs fall in behind him.

    Football IQ - Well seasoned starter. Like his peripheral vision in pass protection to feel when there are opportunities to slide to adjacent gap. There's some technique lapses that shouldn't come at this point, however — although his run fits have tightened during 2019 season versus 2018.

    Functional Athleticism - He seems to have a pretty solid baseline of mobility. He can get out of his stance with quickness, he can gear down in space, he shows some hinge through his hips laterally to get width. Struggles to mirror in one on ones in pass pro but it's because he aborts his initial cadence.

    Anchor Ability - Does not show the desired functional strength in this area. Prominent competition will put him into recovery mode and he'll struggle to reset himself. Gets collapsed with first punch and can be turned and have angles softened by power or explosiveness from defenders.

    Flexibility - He's plenty pliable — although he has issues with balance and footwork they appear to be more fundamentals at the root of the problem as compared to movement ability issues. He shows natural leverage due to frame and ability to hinge hips.

    Competitive Toughness - He's hit or miss — not because of effort but because his strike consistency, block framing and other issues can be so scattershot from snap to snap. Will say he definitely needs to get stronger in order to be a viable NFL starter down the road.

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    Best Trait - Functional Athleticism

    Worst Trait - Balance

    Best Film - Wake Forest (2019)

    Worst Film - Notre Dame (2018)

    Red Flags - None

    Summary - Tremayne Anchrum projects as an offensive line prospect who may be better projected inside at offensive guard at the NFL level. Anchrum doesn't appear to have the sufficient functional length and can have issues with framing his blocks in space. When combined with his squatty build, Anchrum is probably better off on the inside where he'll be less stressed with his range and be afforded easier framing of blocks.

    Updated: 12/30/2019

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