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Landon Turner Scouting Report, OG, North Carolina, 2016 NFL Draft

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If you're looking for offensive line help, then Landon Turner could be for you.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Introduction


Hometown: Morgantown, West Virginia
High School: Harrisonburg
Recruitment: 4-Star Recruit by Scout, 4-Star recruit by Rivals
Injuries/Discipline: Nothing notable

Awards


2015 Jim Parker Trophy Winner
2015 First-team All-ACC
2015 College All American

Measurables


Height: 6'3"
Weight: 325
Class: Senior
Projected 40 Time: 5.40

Stats


2012 - Appeared in 12 games, starting 4
2013 - Started all 13 games at Right Guard
2014 - Started 11 games at Right Guard
2015 - Started 13 games at Right Guard

Positives


• Excellent size
• Plays with great power
• Moves people off the ball in the run game
• Thick lower body
• Excellent burst
• Good movement off the ball
• Plays with a lot of discipline
• Plays with a good base
• Largely plays with very good technique
• Plays to the whistle, finishes his blocks.

Negatives


• Not the most athletic
• Needs work in pass protection
• Needs to engage quicker on occasions
• Not a great blocker in space

Conclusion


Turner is an interesting prospect, what he does; he does better than anyone else. In a phone booth, he is one of the best pure pass blockers in college football. He drives off the ball, he engages and he forces players out of the way. When watching tape, I saw more pancake blocks from Turner than anyone else. He has no problem with finishing.

He has plenty of starting experience in college, and pretty much all of it coming on the right side. So he is an immediate plug in and play prospect. He doesn't work all that well in space, and when moving to the second level, he can be slow but he does show power through technique. I wouldn't say he is a pure power player, but he has the lower body and drive to move people off the ball.


He's more of a zone blocker than a man blocker, but personally I think he can excel.

Draft Grade: 78


90-100 = Exceptional Talent
80-90 = Impact Player
70-80 = NFL Starter
60-70 = Solid NFL Potential
50-60 = Draftable - Lot of work needed
>50 = Undraftable, - Long Shot To Stick