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Raiders 2019 UDFA scouting report: Tyler Roemer is raw, but has long term starter potential

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NCAA Football: Air Force at San Diego State Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Roemer, T, San Diego State

Measurables

6’6”, 312 lbs

5.21 40 yard dash

18 bench reps

30.5” vertical jump

108” broad jump

4.76 20-yard shuttle

7.75 3-cone

Stats

2018: Started 10 games at left tackle

2017: Started all 13 games at left tackle

2016: Redshirted

Awards

2018: Second-team All-Mountain West

Strengths

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.

Weaknesses

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”.

Verdict

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.