Jaelyn Duncan 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Two-time All-Big-Ten honorable mention
- Three-year starter
- Scheme tendencies: Scheme versatile
- 2022 projected role: Starting LT
Pros: Jaelyn Duncan plays LT for the scheme-versatile Maryland Terps offense. Duncan has a massive frame combined with good athleticism that makes him an ideal LT prospect for the NFL. Watching the film, it is immediately apparent that Duncan has the lateral movement to mirror edge rushers in pass sets. Duncan has the ability to match defenders’ counters on both the horizontal plane and vertical plane. In the run game, Duncan also shows to be a good enough athlete to work to the second level. At Maryland, he is also asked to pull and become a lead blocker, which he can do effectively. Duncan is a player with a high upside that just needs a few refinements from a technique perspective to complete his skill set as a LT.
Cons: Jaelyn Duncan needs to improve his ability to handle edge rushers when they attack his outside edges. Duncan is a big-bodied tackle prospect that shows he has good feet to get depth in his pass set, but there is a limit to how much depth he can get before he has to open the gate and try to turn and run off defenders. When defenders attack his edges, he loses his base and it leaves him susceptible to holding penalties and losing the pass rush rep. Duncan can benefit from becoming leaner so he can become more agile to deal with defenders who try to work the edges. If Duncan can solve this issue, he can be viewed as a complete offensive tackle prospect in the NFL.
Jaelyn Duncan NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez