2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: TCU OT Lucas Niang

PFN Chief Draft Analyst Tony Pauline's scouting report on 2020 NFL Draft prospect OT Lucas Niang of the TCU Horned Frogs.

2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report
Lucas Niang, OT, TCU Horned Frogs

Career Snapshot
Three-year starter at right tackle. Played in seven games in 2019 before he underwent season-ending surgery for a torn hip labrum.

Positives
Athletic offensive tackle with tremendous size and upside. Bends his knees, plays with terrific pad level and stays square. Fires off the snap into blocks, works his hands throughout the action and keeps his feet moving. Makes terrific use of angles in pass protection, gets his hands into opponents and steers defenders from the action. Strong and turns opponents from the line in the run game. Easily adjusts and redirects to pick up the blitzes and stunts thrown by opponents.

Negatives
Lacks fluid, natural footwork off the edge. Lacks great range. Average skill in motion and minimally effective at the second level.

Analysis
Niang has an NFL body and showed development the past year and a half before he was sidelined with a season-ending injury. He’s a terrific developmental prospect who could easily break into a starting lineup by his second year in the NFL.

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