Jaelyn Duncan Scouting Report

Background

NAME: Jaelyn Duncan

POSITION: OT

SCHOOL: Maryland

HEIGHT: 6’6″

WEIGHT: 320

CLASS: 5SR

HOMETOWN: New Carrollton, MD

HIGH SCHOOL: St. Frances Academy

DOB: 7/8/????

GAMES WATCHED: Michigan (2021), Buffalo, Purdue

Career Stats

  • 2018 (2 games): 0 pressures allowed, 0 sacks allowed.
  • 2019 (12 games): 11 starts. 44 pressures allowed, 7 sacks allowed, 10 penalties.
  • 2020 (5 games): 5 starts. 8 pressures allowed, 1 sack allowed, 1 penalty.
  • 2021 (13 games): 12 starts. 13 pressures allowed, 4 sacks allowed, 10 penalties.
  • 2022* (9 games): 9 starts. 21 pressures allowed, 4 sacks allowed, 7 penalties.

Biography

Former four star recruit who received 14 offers, including Maryland, Florida, and Kentucky. Ultimately chose to be closer to home by choosing the Terps. Did not start playing football until he was 14 years old. Made it onto the 2022 East-West Shrine Bowl 1000 and PFF 3rd Team Preseason All-Big Ten. Two time Honorable Mention All-Big Ten in 2020 and 2021. Senior Bowl invite accepted on November 15th.

Trait Grades

  • Pass Protection: 60/80 (Above Average)
  • Movement: 65/80 (Star)
  • Hand Placement: 55/80 (Above Average)
  • Anchor: 60/80 (Above Average)
  • Awareness: 55/80 (Above Average)
  • Run Blocking: 65/80 (Star)
  • Power: 50/80 (Average)
  • Finishing: 55/80 (Above Average)
  • Frame: 55/80 (Above Average)
  • Feet: 65/80 (Star)
  • Red Flags: 10/10
  • Ceiling: 65/80 (Star)

Analysis

Duncan is a very athletic offensive tackle for a guy of his size. When it comes to getting out into space and run blocking he is one of the best in the NCAA. Pulls very well and can fill his gap assignments with ease. He has a really strong kickback that can be hard to beat for a good portion of offensive linemen. Duncan has the build necessary to be an offensive tackle in the NFL. He could stand to lose some weight and lean up a little bit. In the run game he has a mean streak and can really bury people in space. Has heavy hands that knock back pass rushers. Shows good bend and leverage at the point of attack. Hand placement could be better, he gets grabby when he knows he is about to get beat, causing holding penalties. Duncan has trouble with his first move to stop a pass rusher if it doesn’t work. There are moments where he can get beat around the edge. There are some people who would argue that Duncan is a first rounder. His athleticism definitely makes him worth taking early but due to some rough aspects on the technical side he should be considered as a day two pick. His ceiling is definitely a Pro Bowl caliber offensive tackle at the next level.

Final Grade: 7.45 (Third Round)

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