Who Is JC Latham? Height, Weight, Age, and More

The 2024 NFL Draft offensive tackle class has plenty of talent, including Alabama's JC Latham. Here is everything to know about Latham.

JC Latham is one of several potential blue-chip OT prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft. Here is everything to know about the OT out of Alabama.

How Tall Is JC Latham?

Latham stands at 6’6″, putting him in the 48th percentile at the position in direct comparison to his positional counterparts. His wingspan and arm length also impress and are both in the 82nd percentile at 84″ and 35″, respectively.

He has a large build with a rare mix of overarching frame density, length, and width.

How Much Does Latham Weigh?

Latham weighs in at 360 pounds, which falls in the 95th percentile at his position. He is able to use his length and mass to supplement power through applied torque and rotation.

How Old Is Latham?

Born on Feb. 8, 2003, Latham is just 21 years old. Latham originally attended Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha, Wisc., before transferring to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla. He graduated in 2021.

What School Did Latham Go To?

Latham was a five-star recruit and the top tackle in the 2021 class. He was the nation’s No. 2 prospect overall and the No. 1 offensive lineman on the 247Sports Composite

He committed to Alabama out of high school and spent his entire college career with the Crimson Tide.

Revisiting Latham’s College Career

In his freshman year in 2021, Latham quickly adapted to college football and was a key reserve for the Alabama offensive front. He saw action in 14 games, missing only the SEC Championship against Georgia, and started on the Crimson Tide’s PAT and field goal units on special teams. He earned 104 snaps in his rookie campaign.

In 2022, Latham earned the starting job at right tackle on the Alabama offensive line and started all 13 games of the 2022 campaign. He had 29 knockdown blocks on the year, serving as an imposing physical presence who blocked for the nation’s No. 4 scoring offense (41.1 ppg), No. 11 total offense (477.1 ypg), No. 19 passing offense (281.6 ypg), and the No. 36 rushing attack.

Latham returned to the starting role in 2023 and used the offseason to add weight and reduce body fat.

He was selected as a second-team All-American by the Associated Press, FWAA, The Sporting News, and Walter Camp, earned second-team All-American recognition from CBS Sports, Pro Football Focus, Sports Illustrated, and USA Today, and was named to the All-SEC First Team by the AP and the conference’s coaches.

He started all 13 games in 2023 at right tackle and had 41 knockdown blocks across 813 snaps of his junior campaign for an average of 3.2 per contest, allowing just two sacks in 408 pass sets.

Latham’s Potential in the NFL

Pro Football Network draft analyst Ian Cummings says Latham grades out as a blue-chip prospect and a top-10 talent in the 2024 NFL Draft class.

“There isn’t a tackle in the stacked 2024 class who can generate the kind of push and displacement that Latham can, both with his power drive and his rotational torque,” Cummings wrote.

“Latham moves people on the ground — plain and simple. And while that’s where most of his highlight reps rest, he’s also a very good pass protector. Balance against counters can be an issue at times, but overall, he’s a smooth, patient, and disciplined blocker with suffocating grip strength once he anchors.”

KEEP READING: Ian Cummings’ Full Scouting Report of JC Latham

Cummings notes that some of Latham’s strengths include the ability to explode off the snap with violent energy, surging into contact with a powerful lower half. He also boasts elite explosive capacity as well as swift lateral mobility and high-energy motion.

His weaknesses include being a bit lumbering at times when opening his strides moving in space and being unable to always fully rotate and flip his hips to seal out second-level defenders in space.

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