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Troy Kropog OT 6'5 309 Tulane 5.23

By: Robert Davis

Kropog began his career as a reserve on the OL, although he did start two games at right tackle as a freshman in 2005. He became a starter at left tackle as a sophomore and held down the job for the rest of his career, aside from missing one game as a junior due to a shoulder injury.

Strengths

Kropog is an intriguing tackle prospect. He didnít get a lot of exposure at Tulane but he has the natural athleticism to rival many of the tackles from top schools. He has quick feet, and shows the ability to keep defenders in front of him. He can even get out in space and pick up defenders. Kropog is tough and will battle until the whistle blows.

Weaknesses

Kropog may have trouble adjusting to the size and strength of NFL defenders. His lack of power at the point of attack limits his ability in run blocking, and may make him susceptible to the bull rush by powerful defensive ends. He may be limited to a zone blocking scheme unless he gets stronger.

Future

Kropog will be a solid pick up in the middle rounds for a zone blocking scheme. He has the mobility necessary to be effective in that scheme and does possess the tenacity to battle to help create space in the running game. He will never overpower a defender, but he will do what it takes to make a block, and that attitude along with his mobility should allow him to find a home in the NFL.


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