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    Tyler Booker’s Draft Profile | Alabama, G Scouting Report

    Alabama offensive guard Tyler Booker, with his scouting report, has the tools to keep the Crimson Tide's first-round streak going in the 2025 NFL Draft.

    With the help of offensive guard Tyler Booker and the attributes highlighted in his 2025 NFL Draft scouting report, the Alabama Crimson Tide should be able to maintain their status as an offensive lineman factory at the NFL level in the 2025 cycle.

    Tyler Booker’s Draft Profile and Measurements

    • Height: 6’5″
    • Weight: 352 pounds
    • Position: Offensive Guard
    • School: Alabama
    • Current Year: Junior

    Looking at Booker as he towers over opponents and teammates alike on the field, it’s hard to imagine him doing anything other than playing football.

    Booker is an overwhelming presence, and that much was clear as early as his high school career. He was born in New Haven, Connecticut — but he ended up earning an opportunity to play football at the vaunted IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida.

    At IMG Academy, Booker became a distinguished talent, and a five-star recruit in the 2022 class. He signed with Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide and played in 12 games as a true freshman, starting the team’s bowl game.

    In 2023, Booker was a full-time starter at left guard, and he earned first-team All-SEC recognition along the way. Saban is gone now, but the offense could breathe new life with Kalen DeBoer at the helm — and Booker’s impact on the blocking front will be a big part of that.

    Booker’s Scouting Report

    Strengths

    • Mammoth lineman with overwhelming size, mass, and length.
    • Boasts impressive explosive capacity for his size and can reach pull speed quickly.
    • Has the lateral mobility to match rushers and easily shift assignments in pass protection.
    • Has the elite raw strength to stack and absorb ruthless extensions, nullifying power.
    • Absolute powerhouse who can generate devastating amounts of displacement energy.
    • Can load overwhelming knock-back power in his initial punches as a pass blocker.
    • Can get under run defenders and violently wrench up, sealing open running lanes.
    • Generally plays with good pad level and acquires leverage naturally for his size.
    • Employs controlled lean with proficiency, loading his base while extending his reach.
    • Able to buoy rushers with a wide base and tight hands, anchoring with his length.
    • Sheer anchor strength, from well-timed latches, can be suffocating for pass rushers.
    • Flashes good combative hand usage and can quickly load and exert on the attack.
    • Urgent, assignment-sound run blocker who can execute reach blocks and climb levels.
    • Alert pass protector who will drag unencumbered hands and monitor blitz threats.
    • Able to blast defenders into the dirt with his combined power capacity and physicality.

    Weaknesses

    • At times, appears as more of a lumbering mover in space and lacks elite range.
    • Wider frame limits hip flexibility at times, which can impact redirection and recovery.
    • Sometimes experiences a slight hitch off the snap, redirecting too far upright with pads.
    • Heavy lower body can make it difficult to redirect and channel power on help blocks.
    • Occasionally drifts and leans too much against stunts, eroding his center of gravity.
    • At times overextends and loses control when attempting to drive power with his base.
    • Sometimes idles his feet ahead of secondary run blocks, which can erode his balance.
    • Is sometimes late to get off the snap, which can invite issues with assignment timing.
    • Could feasibly cut down bad weight to glean more mobility and flexibility in his game.

    Current Draft Projection and Summary

    Entering the 2025 NFL Draft cycle, Booker grades out as a mid-to-late first-round prospect, one who could rise up on the board in Round 1 with another good season. A one-time five-star recruit, Booker has all of the raw talent to be an impact NFL starter at his peak.

    Booker carries a 350-pound frame about as well as anyone can. Off the line, he’s explosive, nimble, and incredibly physical. He can plow open lanes and stack blocks in the ground game, and as a pass blocker, he’s a square-playing, synergetic, well-leveraged matcher with suffocating strength.

    As you might expect, talent is an obvious selling point of Booker’s game. But it’s impressive how well-rounded his game already is past the physical foundation. He’s alert and active in both phases, he channels his power well, and he routinely subscribes to tight hands, wide base in pass protection.

    There are still minute details for Booker to work on. Managing leverage and balance on the move can be an issue at times, and there is still a bit of bad weight for him to cut down. Doing so could help unearth more top-end speed and flexibility on the move.

    Nevertheless, Booker already has a high floor as a pass protector, and he’s a stellar run blocker as well, with a particular affinity for power, gap, inside zone, and counter schemes. He can be a quality NFL starter early, and he has all-league upside with added refinement.

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