SKOL Search: Alijah Vera-Tucker Scouting Report

SKOL Search: Alijah Vera-Tucker Scouting Report

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79.99-75Potential Starter/Early ContributorRound Three
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Alijah Vera-Tucker

Height: 6’4″

Weight: 300 lbs

Strengths: Alijah Vera-Tucker’s biggest strength is the ability to play multiple positions. In 2019, he started at guard whereas in 2020 he started at LT. Vera-Tucker has solid technique. He is able to square up just about everyone and get a solid base underneath him. When he gets his active hands on the defender, Vera-Tucker shows great hand placement. As a guard and tackle, he has a great understanding of stunts and how defensive lines attack. Exudes smooth transitions in stunts. Alijah is a violent mover in the running game, able to drive players of all size with power into the ground.

Weaknesses: While Vera-Tucker showed solid technique, he is not a great athlete. He moves rather clunky in space and shuffles his feet too much. Struggles mightily with speed rushers who have the ability to bend. Let’s pass rushers get their hands on him too easily and loses the leverage battle.

Pass Protection8.5/10
Punch8.5/10
Balance8/10
Power9/10
Anchor8.5/10
Physicality9/10
Athleticism6.5/10
Size/Frame8.5/10
Bend/Leverage7/10
Balance/Recovery7.5/10
Grade81/100 Second Rounder

Alijah Vera-Tucker is a very solid offensive lineman prospect out of USC. While he does offer solid play, his upside is limited unless he ends up in the right scheme (man gap/power). I also believe that Vera-Tucker is best suited to play guard in the NFL, as his athleticism will truly hinder him from being able to beat pass rushers with speed and bend.

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