A CLOSER LOOK: Tackle Tyrell Crosby

OT Tyrell Crosby, Oregon.

*Pick: *5th round, 153 overall. 

*Ht/Wt.: *6-5/309.

Workout results: From the Combine – times of 5.20 and 5.23 in the 40; 17 reps in the bench press, which is a decent performance for a player with his arm length (35.25).

Bio/stats: Early playing time as a freshman in 2014 laid the groundwork for Crosby to have a successful career at Oregon. Injuries gave him the opportunity to start nine games at left and right tackle combined. Started all 12 games in 2017 and all 13 as a senior in 2016 in a bounce-back season after injuries limited him to two games in 2016.

View photos of tackle Tyrell Crosby.

Of his 36 career starts, 19 were at right tackle and 17 at left tackle. According to the school’s website, Pro Football Focus credited Crosby without allowing a sack or a quarterback hit in his senior year.

Awards: Numerous in his career. It started as a freshman with the Ducks Pancake Award for putting the most defenders on the ground. More important was the Morris Trophy as the Pac-12 offensive lineman of the year in 2017, as voted on by the conference’s opposing defensive linemen.

Analyst’s take: From Daniel Jeremiah of the NFL Network: “He’s a finisher in the run game. I think he’s a starter in the NFL. To get him in the fifth round is a heck of a deal.”

Mike O’Hara’s take: “There is never too much quality depth at any position, and that’s especially true on the offensive line. Crosby can give them that. With veterans Taylor Decker and Rick Wagner set to start at left and right tackle respectively, Crosby has time to learn and adjust to the pro game.

“Bottom line: This is a high-value pick for the Lions. Crosby was rated as high as a second-round prospect.”

Tim Twentyman’s take: “I really like this pick. I think the Lions are getting terrific value in Crosby in round five. He’s a big, physical tackle, that is really good in the run game. He’s the reigning PAC 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year. The Lions could use him as a swing tackle early on and let him develop on the right side for the future.”

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