NFL scouts worried about OT Tyler Johnstone’s strength

As we prepare for the start of the 2015 college football season, a number of draft eligible players are learning where they stand in the eyes of NFL scouts. The feedback they hear will allow them to improve their game and draft stock.

For Oregon Ducks offensive tackle Tyler Johnstone, he has learned that it is time to hit the weight room.

According to NFL draft analyst Lance Zierlein, scouts “are worried about [Oregon redshirt senior Tyler Johnstone’s] lean frame and whether or not he’s strong enough to hold up against the power he will see as a pro.”

The good news is that Johnstone’s athleticism is viewed as a major plus.

“Quickness and overall fluidity as an athlete are on full display with every snap he takes,” Zierlein wrote. “It will be interesting to see what Johnstone’s body type and playing weight look like with a full year to add mass to his frame behind him.”

Can Johnstone find a way to bulk up and add strength without losing his quickness? That will be the big question.

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