Scouting the Pac-12 - Washington State

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Last April, the first Washington State player selected in the draft was an offensive lineman. Next April, it’s possible the only Cougars player selected in the draft will be an offensive lineman.

Left Tackle Andre Dillard received a few early-round grades from league scouts, an opinion I don’t agree with.

Dillard is quick off the snap, blocks with a wide base and flashes ability in pass protection. Technically sound with his hands, Dillard is a terrific position blocker who seals opponents from the action.

Inconsistency is the reason I grade the senior offensive lineman as a sixth-round prospect.

Dillard is an average run blocker who does not show next-level footwork and also gets pushed back into the pocket. I am not of the opinion he can play left tackle at the next level and feel he’s better as a reserve lineman on the right side or perhaps inside at guard.

NFL Prospects from Washington State

Grade

Round

Full Name

Pos

Yr

#

3.35

6th

Andre Dillard

T

5Sr

60

3.25

7-FA

Jalen Thompson

S

3Jr

34

3.04

FA

Darrien Molton

CB

4Sr

3

3.00

FA

Fred Mauigoa

C

3Jr

69

3.00

FA

Peyton Pelluer

ILB

6Sr

47

2.99

FA

Kyle Sweet

WR

4Sr

17

2.81

FA

Rendrick Harper

CB

4Sr

27

2.80

FA

Hunter Dale

S

3Jr

26

2.80

FA

James Williams

RB

4Jr

32