2015 NFL Draft Rankings: JBB Big Board 21-30

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Sep 13, 2014; Miami, FL, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers offensive linesman T.J. Clemmings (68) takes a drink on the sidelines in the fourth quarter in a game against the FIU Golden Panthers at FIU Stadium. Pitt won 42-25. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

24. TJ Clemmings, OT, Pitt: 88

Pros: Since switching from defensive end to tackle, Clemmings has made solid progress every year. He is a very good athlete and he relies on that athleticism for him to win his one on one matchups. Clemmings is this year’s Menelik Watson which is to say he is extremely raw and will take some time before he develops into a high caliber starting offensive tackle.

Cummings may be able to make it work at left tackle due to his athleticism, but right tackle allows him to not have to worry about elite pass rushers earlier in his career so he could very likely make his way to the right side to get him into a starting role right out of the draft.

Cons: Because Clemmings is new to the offensive side of the ball, he will take time to develop especially when it comes to the use of his hands and punch. Simply having the athleticism to play a position does not make one an ideal player, but nobody can deny the upside is significant with an athletic talent such as Clemmings.


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