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Jeremy Trueblood

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Jeremy Trueblood OT 6í8 316 Boston College
By: Robert Davis

Jeremy Trueblood is the latest in the line of talented BC offensive lineman. Trueblood earned a backup role as a true freshman in 2002 and took over at left tackle as a sophomore. He hasnít given up that spot during his stay as an Eagle.

Trueblood is solid across the board. He is not lacking in any physical area. He has good size, long arms, he can set up in pass protection, and is a very good run blocker. Perhaps his best attribute is the nastiness he plays with on the field. He will play until the whistle blows and is very tough. Those seem to be traits BC requires in their lineman, because they are always tough.

While he is solid across the board, it also means that he does not excel at anything. He will have trouble at times with quicker edge rushers, and can give up some ground in run blocking when facing bulkier ends. His height means that he has to work harder to stay low because he has a lot of room for lineman to get into his pads. Some ends can get their hands on him off the snap and get a step into the backfield. Trueblood probably only projects as a right tackle.

Trueblood is a very solid offensive line prospect. He wonít dominate at the point of attack and wonít lock down every pass rusher he faces, but he can definitely play. With the depth at offensive tackle in this years draft, Trueblood is not an elite prospect, but he could carry a Top 50 grade come April.

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