TJ Bass 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Started eight games at left tackle in 2021 and six games at left guard
- Attended Butte Community College after high school and was top-ranked J.C. guard by 247Sports
- 2022 All-Pac-12 Preseason Team
- Scheme tendencies: Spread with a mix of zone and gap principles
- 2022 projected role: Starting guard with the ability to plan in any scheme
Pros: TJ Bass is an experienced offensive lineman who possesses outstanding size and length for the interior. He has started two full seasons for the Ducks playing mostly at left guard but was forced to make eight starts at left tackle in 2021 due to injury. Bass has good overall athleticism but is best suited to play inside at the next level. Bass is a well-built interior offensive lineman with a boxy frame, powerful upper half, and thick lower body. In the run game, he shows good power at the point of attack and plays with good leverage. He is athletic enough to work laterally on cut-off blocks and is good working to the second level and on pulls. He plays with a physical temperament and consistently plays through the whistle. In the passing game, Bass shows good feet and a quick, firm punch that he consistently lands. Bass has strong hands and can control and steer once he latches on. Bass has a good anchor to sit on bull rushes and is excellent at recovering when his depth is pressed.
Cons: Bass is best working downhill and playing in tight quarters. Explosive 3-techniques can give him trouble off the snap as he is occasionally late off the ball and will give his edges up early in the down. There are some balance issues here with Bass and he will lean and fall off his blocks at times when he is engaged. While Bass has a good overall anchor, rushers who possess good length and speed to power can cause issues for him.
TJ Bass NFL Draft Scouting Report by Brentley Weissman