Draft 2020 – Pick #9: Tremayne Anchrum, G, Clemson

Player Bio
Anchrum’s build is not that of a typical high-level offensive tackle. He’s been an immovable object on the right side for the Tigers over the past four years, however, garnering first-team All-ACC honors as a senior and second-team all-conference notice as a junior. He started all 15 games both seasons, helping the team win a national title in 2018 and make it to the championship game the following year. Anchrum started one of 11 games played at the position as a true freshman, coming off an all-state senior season at McEachern High School in Georgia. He started six of 14 games played as a sophomore. His father, Tremayne, was an all-state football player in Colorado and played basketball at USC, where he led the Trojans in rebounding as a sophomore and in three-point shooting percentage as a junior.

Draft Projection
Rounds 6-7

Short college tackle with good quickness and leverage. Will need to bump inside due to a lack of functional length. Anchrum does an excellent job of getting to landmarks laterally as a move blocker and has above-average body control to adjust and capture his second-level blocks. He has the tools to fire out and operate as a base blocker but could find himself controlled by two-gapping defensive tackles due to his short arms and average hand quickness. Despite his lack of desired size and length, he could be a nice, capable fit as a quality backup guard for a team looking to play in space.

  • Short in stature, but plays a confident brand of football
  • Sturdy build with big bubble
  • Quick out of stance and into his work
  • Pass slides are rhythmic and smooth
  • Above-average bend and agility
  • Quality lateral slides to mirror in protection
  • Excellent range to find proper positioning on outside zone
  • Accurate targeting run fits, using inside hands at proper pad level
  • Fluid and controlled adjusting and striking second-level targets
  • Sawed-off frame lacks desired length
  • Loses the battle to land first hands into the frame
  • Could have issues staying connected to blocks in the pros
  • Too much forward lean in pass punch to make up for arm length
  • Over-extends outside, giving away openings for inside counters
  • Anchor will be challenged by bull-rushers
  • Lacks experience as a guard
  • He needs to play with faster hands for his move inside

Lance Zierlin – NFL.COM

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