Draft Profile: Bio6-foot-4, 325-pound Jamaree Salyer was a five-star rated guard out of Pace Academy in Atlanta and one of the highest recruited players in 2018. He had to sit and watch for the most part for both his freshman and sophomore seasons as he couldn't break into the lineup in Georgia's talented offensive line.
Salyer finally got his opportunity in 2019 where he moved outside to play right tackle. His excellent Sugar Bowl performance showed to Georgia that he was deserving of a starter role and as a result, they moved him to left tackle where he has been stalwart ever since.
Made the Preseason All-America 1st team pick by Phil Steele and 2nd team preseason All-America pick by Associated Press, Walter Camp, and Pro Football Focus.
Salyer has had some unexpected bad luck in 2021 when after a solid 8-0 start to the season at Georgia he was ruled out with a foot injury which will likely damage his draft stock - especially if he fails to return this year.
Scouting Report: Strengths
- Very versatile - has played all positions across the line
- Attacks his man, playing with a wide base and the lateral agility to mirror, sustain and shuffle to help inside. Has the size, strength, and quick feet to be effective as a position run-blocker.
- Has the ability to sink his hips and generate real power with strong hands. Consistently moves defenders back. Grades out extremely well in every aspect of run blocking.
- Has a naturally wide base, thickly build, and good length. Long legs to cover a lot of ground with his initial kick slide. Has the quickness to set up quickly with enough lateral shuffle to mirror and mobility to get to the second level.
- Has a strong leg drive and good foot speed in the pass protection
- Very light on his feet and is nimble for a big man
- Salyer is UGA’s best 2022 NFL draft prospect on the offensive front. He has good experience with excellent physicality
- Big athlete with good bulk and a filled-out frame. Stays balanced and doesn't overextend in pass protection. Stays disciplined with good bend and leverage.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
- Still quite raw despite having good experience
- Attacks when necessary, though he won't consistently dominate and can lose balance overextending.
- Hasn't developed quite as well as his athletic talent would have led you to expect
- Stops his feet after initial contact, relying on length but allowing defender to get the corner or spin inside.
- Has suffered with niggling injuries.
Scouting Report: SummaryReviews for Salyer are all over the board where scouts have pegged him as high as the first to low as the fourth round in the 2022 NFL Draft. The low grades on him are mainly due to him being regarded as an injury risk - although none of them are serious and he's likely just been a victim of bad luck.
We see him as a low second-round pick who has sky-high athletic talent but just hasn't quite managed to achieve what we would have hoped. Still, he could very easily become a dominator at the next level if he were put it all together.
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