Tyler Roemer, T, San Diego State
6’6”, 312 lbs
5.21 40 yard dash
18 bench reps
30.5” vertical jump
108” broad jump
4.76 20-yard shuttle
2018: Started 10 games at left tackle
2017: Started all 13 games at left tackle
2018: Second-team All-Mountain West
Roemer is a gifted natural athlete with the movement skills necessary to play in the NFL, specifically the explosiveness necessary to execute cut blocks in the zone blocking scheme. Has excellent lateral movement skills, gliding smoothly, as opposed to chop stepping. Possesses both the foot speed to reach the second level, and explosiveness necessary for recovery when beaten. Has a fantastic motor that never stops, and is always looking for defenders to hit right up until the whistle.
Maturity may be an issue, and declared for the NFL draft after his redshirt sophomore season after an indefinite suspension with two games left in 2018 led to him losing his spot on the Aztecs roster. He needs significant work in the weight room, as he has a solid punch, but has issues gaining full extension after engaging. Further, per NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein, Roemer has an, “Underdeveloped frame with no butt and thin legs”.
Roemer is the type of raw, naturally athletic offensive lineman Tom Cable tends to love, and if he puts in the work in the weight room to improve his strength, it could go a long way towards success in the NFL. Roemer’s got the athleticism necessary to succeed in the NFL, but had issues at times getting push and moving defenders in the Mountain West, making NFL opponents even that much greater of a challenge. Some time on a professional workout routine and diet plan could transform Roemer in to a starting tackle. In 2017 he helped pave the way for Rashaad Penny to become a first round draft pick of the Seattle Seahawks, and here is a cutup of Penny against the Stanford in 2017 with Roemer (wearing number 74 at left tackle) helping clear the way.
Fit With Raiders
With Kolton Miller and Trent Brown set to start at tackle, Roemer’s best bet for playing time early in his career may come at left guard. He’ll likely need to put in significant work in the weight room between now and training camp, but if he can do that he could be a serious competitor for that spot. Roemer is raw and athletic, but gifted enough that with added strength, he could become a starter on the offensive line for a decade.