From time to time, when I’m in a nostalgic mood, I’ll go back through IAOFM’s archive. While there, I found an interesting scouting report on Ty Sambrailo, which takes a new meaning post Clady injury.
Right tackle is one position where power is essential. Sambrailo is 6’6” and 311 lb. With that size, I had hoped for more functional strength from him. He’s likely to look a lot like Clark at right tackle. The full stretch zone scheme will help, but only in degree. He is athletic enough to play left tackle in a full stretch zone.
Mike Mayock pointed out that Sambrailo’s attempts at the guard drills were disastrous. He doesn’t have the power for it. Denver would like to see him at right tackle. The same issue arises there. That quandary has scouting grades all over the board as far as his upside. He’s been compared to Tyson Clabo, who was briefly in Denver. Clabo, too, had trouble finding his best fit.
Ty’s athleticism can still position him as a left tackle in the right scheme. His lack of functional strength might be a problem that Luke Richesson and Co. can train him past. If so, he’ll be a solid prospect for the left side. His quick feet might permit him to play either tackle in a full stretch zone. If not, his athletic skills could still make a place for him at left tackle.
Basically, Doc is saying that he’s a guy who would need a ton of work to play right tackle, but seemed fairly pro ready as a left tackle prospect. Seeing as Ty will be playing left tackle, which was not foreseeable, he has gone from being an interesting developmental prospect to a possible plus and play starter. Read the full article over at IAOFM.
He showed up really well on tape, making heady, athletic plays like the one above frequently. I think we got a potential franchise tackle in Ty, but only time will tell. Let me know how you feel about him.
In Elway we trust, go Broncos!