Joe Alt
Joe Alt  OT  Notre Dame | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Joe Alt
Height
6-9
Weight
321
College
Notre Dame
Position
OT
Class
Junior
Home town
North Oaks, MN
92.0/100
Player Rating
1
PositionRank (OL)
5.05
FortyYD Time
Joe Alt Prospect Overview
Jan 1, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Joe Alt (76) defends against Oklahoma State Cowboys defensive end Brock Martin (9) in the 2022 Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Alt OT Notre Dame | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Joe Alt OT Notre Dame
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 02/16/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.05 seconds (87%*)
Measurables:
Height: 6-9 (96%*) Weight: 321 (66%*)
Hands: 10 (47%*) Arm: 34 1/4 (53%*)
Forty: 5.05 (C) (87%*) Shuttle: 4.51 (C) (90%*) Ten Yard: 1.73 (C) (80%*)
Vertical: 28 (C) (49%*) Broad: 112 (C) (92%*)
Three Cone: 7.31 (C) (94%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: Left Tackle
Last Updated: 02/16/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 5.05 seconds (87%*)
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-9 (96%*) Weight: 321 (66%*)
Hands: 10 (47%*) Arm: 34 1/4 (53%*)
Forty: 5.05 (C) (87%*) Shuttle: 4.51 (C) (90%*)
10 Yard: 1.73 (C) (80%*)
Vertical: 28 (C) (49%*) Broad: 112 (C) (92%*)
3 Cone: 7.31 (C) (94%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 92.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
77%
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Pass Blocking:
99%
Run Blocking:
97%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Top 5
Overall Rank: #4 Position rank: #1
College Games: 35 College Snaps: 2134
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 89 Stars 247 RATING: 89/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.6 (92%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Penei Sewell - Oregon
81%
Trevor Penning - Northern Iowa
74%
Teven Jenkins - Oklahoma State
65%
Draft Profile: Bio
Joe Alt, the Notre Dame standout at left tackle, carries on his father John Alt's NFL legacy with a commanding presence. Standing 6-foot-8 and weighing 322 pounds, his athletic pedigree is matched by a series of accolades that underscore his on-field dominance. In the 2021 season, as a freshman, Alt was thrust into the limelight, starting eight games and playing 613 snaps. Despite the pressures of a starting role, he allowed only seven QB hurries, one QB hit, and three sacks.

His sophomore year saw further development and an even more impressive stat line. Over 12 games and 807 snaps, Alt's protection was almost impenetrable, conceding a mere three QB hurries and two QB hits without a single sack against him. These stats, coupled with his array of awards — including First Team All-American distinctions from the Associated Press, Pro Football Focus, CBS Sports/247 Sports, Action Network, and ESPN.com, along with multiple second-team recognitions.

2024 was another elite year for Alt as he allowed just one sack and 5 total pressures while playing left tackle and once once again awarded with a spot on the First Team All-American team.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Boasts a prototypical blindside protector build, marrying a towering and long frame
  • Exhibits former tight end-like athleticism with explosive first-step quickness, closing on defenders rapidly and mirroring edge rushers with ease.
  • Utilizes his wingspan and snap quickness to deliver jarring punches, displacing rushers with hip-generated torque and maintaining leverage against power moves.
  • Combines rare bend with his size and excellent pad level to dominate the point of attack, sustaining blocks with an ironclad base and active feet.
  • Employs a refined hand-fighting arsenal—successive punches and resets—to consistently gain the upper hand in trench skirmishes.
  • Adeptly picks up stunts and blitzes and shows an advanced understanding of pass-pro sets
  • Dominates in the run game with a mauler mentality, leveraging defenders’ momentum to wash them out and create alleys for ball carriers.
  • Dominating pass protector, showcasing a balanced set and a strong anchor, with the lateral agility to wall off speed and bull-rushers alike.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • While his overall footwork is adequate for his stature, lacks elite quickness in his kick slide, relying more on his reach than ground coverage to protect the edge.
  • Permits defenders too close to his frame, compromising his ability to leverage his wingspan; must sharpen hand technique to dictate engagements at the line.
  • Tends to lunge at opponents, leaving him susceptible to deft pass-rush moves; requires fine-tuning of punch timing to neutralize swim and push/pull maneuvers.
  • Despite his powerful build, occasionally falters in drive blocking and anchoring, suggesting a need to harness his strength more effectively in run-blocking schemes.
Scouting Report: Summary
Joe Alt's stature as an early Round 1 prospect reflects his NFL-ready attributes and immediate starter potential. With elite physical tools and a consistent technique, he epitomizes the plug-and-play archetype that teams covet for a left tackle position. His seamless shift from tight end to tackle at Notre Dame highlights his adaptability and underscores his athleticism.

Alt had a few technical areas to polish in 2022 but, those are all pretty much gone now. He stands out as potentially the top pass protector in his class, projecting a smooth transition to the pro game. His draft stock, supported by his "All-Prototype" makeup and raw athleticism, suggests a trajectory that could see him outperform his already high expectations. Alt is ready to start at left tackle and will likely have a long high-level career at the NFL level.

Joe Alt percentiles vs other Offensive Tackles (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Joe Alt (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
6.6
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
1.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.