The second draft eligible Duck has been drafted!
The Ducks stud left tackle Tyrell Crosby has been drafted by the Detroit Lions
Crosby joins an impressive draft class that includes Arkansas C Frank Ragnow, RB Kerryon Johnson, and Alabama DL Da’Shawn Hand.
The Lions are loaded with intriguing talent at offensive line. With Taylor Decker in the fold at left tackle, it is expected that Crosby will man the right side or switch to guard.
Here are some opinions on expressing disbelief why Crosby wasn’t drafted on Day 2
Assuming the medicals are why Hurst and Sweat haven't been drafted, can't figure out why Tyrell Crosby hasn't been picked. Only top 50 guys left for me. After them:— Jon Ledyard (@LedyardNFLDraft) April 28, 2018
Only surprise guy to me still on the board is Tyrell Crosby. I'm told it's not injury-related, just a matter of consistency and position fit. Hopefully an OL coach will stand on the table for him early tomorrow and help him reach his potential.— Chad Reuter (@chad_reuter) April 28, 2018
The only player not selected in the top-100 picks that shocks me is #Oregon OT/G Tyrell Crosby. Might be a medical situation...— Dane Brugler (@dpbrugler) April 28, 2018
Former Duck Geoff Schwartz is shocked
For those asking, I'm surprised Tyrell Crosby hasn't been drafted yet. Not sure why he's dropped.— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) April 28, 2018
4 year starter, voted by pac12 d-line best OL in the pac, no sacks last year, no off field issues... let them sleep.— Tyrell Crosby (@Tyrellcrosby) April 28, 2018
My thoughts on Crosby as a prospect:
TC is one of the bigger tackles in the entire class who can move a little quicker than some have initially projected. His main strength is that he is so physical with the defender and won’t quit blocking his assignment. Since he is a bigger body, he has a wide base from which to anchor from. By that, I mean the ability to hunker down in a protection set is key to winning leverage. Upper body strength is a major plus. His weakest point is that he is slower to get set as a pass blocker than some would like.
Crosby does the little things right fundamentally. He’s more laterally athletic than given credit for although I’ve noticed that he has some difficulty in recovering once he’s beaten. The backpedal in pass pro is not the best but its serviceable. For OL, the 40 serves some purpose as the 10 yard splits can accurately measure explosion off the ball. He placed in the top 10 in his position at the Combine. Another positive is that he has experience at both tackle spots.
Tyrell has some thoughts!
Detroit LET’S GET IT LIONS!— Tyrell Crosby (@Tyrellcrosby) April 28, 2018
PFF has some great praise for Mr. Crosby