PFF scouting report: Jack Conklin, OT, Michigan State
Here is the PFF draft profile for Michigan State tackle Jack Conklin, which incorporates PFF’s college grades and scouting intel from our team of analysts. To see all of PFF’s 2016 scouting reports, click here.
Position rank: 3
Overall rank: Top 20
Left or right tackle, best-suited for a gap run scheme
Stats to know:
In the top three among offensive tackles each of the last two seasons. Performance versus Iowa was highest-graded game for any tackle this season.
What he does best:
• An absolute mauler in the run game. Will take defensive ends up to the second level routinely on down blocks
• Deadening initial punch in pass protection. Edge rushers will stop in their tracks if Conklin lands the first punch
• Great body control for a large man. Upper and lower body play in unison
• Almost never beaten with a bull rush. Extremely strong anchor
• Plodding feet still cost him at times. Still susceptible to inside counters
• Slow getting up to second level at times
• Average ability to locate on the move
Conklin may not always look the part, but he gets the job done as well as any tackle in this class. He’s a guy that will move the line of scrimmage in the run game and has few enough deficiencies in pass protection to be a quality NFL left tackle.