Green Bay Packers – Round 4
Sep 27, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Colorado State Rams offensive linesman Ty Sambrailo (51) prepares to block against Boston College during the first half at Alumni Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
OT Ty Sambrailo, Colorado State
It’s important to grab the big guys when you can. Colorado State tackle Ty Sambrailo is the definition of ‘big guy’; he stands at 6-6, 311 pounds and would be an ideal fit for the Packers in the fourth round.
The Packers have continuity on the offensive line with the re-signing of Bryan Bulaga, and there is solid depth with Don Barclay and J.C. Tretter. You can never have enough talented offensive lineman, however.
Sambrailo has good athleticism considering his size, and is a talented pass-protector. This is of course crucial in a pass-happy Packers offense led by Aaron Rodgers.
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Work is needed on his run-blocking, but he would have every opportunity to improve this area of his game with the Packers, and wouldn’t have pressure to be an instant starter.
Where he is believed to fall in the draft is dependant on the big board you look at. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report ranks Sambrailo as the thirteenth-best tackle and a fourth round prospect.
DraftInsider.net has Sambrailo listed as their fourth-best tackle and a second round prospect.
At this stage, it’s hard to tell. If he does indeed drop to the fourth round, he could be a steal for the Packers.
With his size, he would add great depth to the line and may even be able to compete for a starting position down the line.
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