With the 153rd pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions select OT/OG Tyrell Crosby out of Oregon.
The 6-foot-5, 309-pound senior was another prospect who many had as a day two talent. Being labeled more as a run blocker, he will most likely transition to the right tackle spot or even slide inside. Crosby was brought in for a private meeting with the Lions in the pre-draft process as well.
Continuing the trend of versatile players, GM Bob Quinn likely sees him as the first reserve swing tackle this upcoming season. Very solid value considering where Crosby was selected.
“Evaluators may stick with Crosby at right tackle in the pros, but his issues with hip tightness and gaining enough ground to the edge in pass protection may force a move inside to guard sooner rather than later. Crosby has technical issues to smooth out, but he will appeal to teams who covet size, length and strength as he puts big checkmarks in those boxes. Crosby is a bulldozer who can generate good movement in the run game, but he lacks the body control for desired consistency at tackle or guard. He has NFL starting talent but he may have a limited ceiling.”