Tyler Steen 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- Vanderbilt Transfer
- Scheme tendencies: Can play in both gap and zone blocking schemes
- 2022 projected role: Starting OT
Pros: Tyler Steen is a big-bodied offensive lineman that possesses the good initial quickness at the snap to be an effective player. At the snap, Steen does a good job of getting initial depth so he can beat the defensive lineman to a spot. When at this spot, Steen does a good job of shooting his hands to make contact with the defenders. Steen appears to have an above-average punch. When he times his punch right, he can stop defenders in their tracks. Steen also likes to use his big frame to force defenders around him, which proves to be an effective technique. Making the transfer from Vanderbilt to Alabama, expectations for Steen will rise tremendously. However, it appears that he has the tools to meet those expectations, he just has to fine-tune his technique.
Cons: Tyler Steen is an aggressive blocker whose aggression can get the best of him at times. When run blocking, Steen will become overly aggressive when making contact with defenders, resulting in him getting his head too far out over his toes and losing balance. This results in Steen throwing an ineffective block and he can be easily shed by defensive linemen. Steen’s balance issues also show in pass protection. In pass pro, he will become too eager to make first contact and over-extend himself before defenders are comfortably in his target zone, which results in him leaving forward and losing balance. Steen has a high upside but he needs to improve on these technical deficiencies to reach his ceiling as a player in the SEC.
Tyler Steen NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez