Eagles Select Auburn Tackle Jack Driscoll at No. 145
With the 145th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft the Philadelphia Eagles select Auburn offensive linemen Jack Driscoll.
Scouting Report via NFL.com
There will be teams who scratch Driscoll off their lists completely due to a lack of length and play strength, but zone-scheme teams who covet athleticism over brawn might take a look. He will need to add real mass and muscle in order to have a shot. His athleticism shouldn’t be overstated, but he does have range as a run blocker and in pass protection. Driscoll has some pass protection ability that can be further cultivated, but he’s scheme limited as a run blocker. His short arms could cause teams to view him as a developmental guard with tackle value in a pinch.
Player Bio via NFL.com
Driscoll was a strong player at Daniel Hand High School in Connecticut, earning a scholarship at UMass for the 2015 season. He redshirted for the Minutemen that year, and then stepped into a starting role the following season (eight games at left guard and right tackle). Driscoll started all 12 games at the right tackle spot as a sophomore. He graduated from UMass in just three years, opening the door for a graduate transfer to play two seasons at Auburn. Driscoll acclimated to the SEC just fine, starting all 13 games at the right tackle spot in 2018 and 2019.
Scouting Report via TheDraftNetwork.com
Best Trait – Hand Technique
Worst Trait – Play Strength
Best Film – Alabama (2019)
Worst Film – LSU (2019)
Red Flags – None
Player Summary – Jack Driscoll projects as a developmental OT prospect. Driscoll has plenty of savvy reps with his hand usage, but his functional play strength and lack of ideal foot speed is a big barrier to him finding success quickly at the NFL level. Driscoll has a thick lower half but doesn’t match it with power or explosive — he’s ideally going to go to a WCO passing offense that won’t ask him to sustain his blocks for an extended period of time. He is, however, surprisingly mobile on the 2nd level.