Jeff Otah OT Pittsburgh
Jeff is a big human being. He has decent athletic talent to
go along with those long arms that the scouts love to see
for playing the left tackle position at the next level.
Jeff does a good job against the stronger and slower pass
rushing DEís at the college level. He does a solid job
blocking for the run game and when he gets his hands on you,
he can nullify a pass rush very easily. Jeff has the talent
to play at the next level, but not as a left tackle in the
NEEDS TO IMPROVE
Other than the fact that Jeff is out of shape, does not move
his feet well, cannot redirect, does not play with
consistency from one game to the next, is not quick enough
off the snap and hasnít played football very long, heís
ready for the NFL and Iím sure some team will draft him
because of his size and the fact that he has long arms.
That should be good enough, right?!
TALENT BOARD ROUND 3
Just because a former NFL coach tells everybody that he is
coaching the best offensive linemen ever in his coaching
career does not mean it is true. Coaches lie or are
certainly capable of making mistakes! After looking at Jeff
on film I know this for a fact. If Jeff is the best
O-lineman that Dave Weinstadt has ever coached, then I now
understand why Dave is no longer a head coach in the NFL.
Maybe he just convinces himself, I donít know! Maybe he was
misquoted and what he really said was that Jeff
one of the best O-linemen that he has coached. If he said
that statement, then I have no problem. Itís
possible that Jeff could be that type of player, but right
now, for the purposes of this draft, he is nowhere near
being a potential starter in the NFL and if he is, then the
coach that is starting him is lying to himself also. Dave
and him need to get a room together in the same mental
ward. Jeff Otah in the future -- some time down the road --
could turn into a solid RT or RG, but he is not a LT. His
LTI is a long ways away, but if Jeff gets in better shape,
he could cut his LTI in half and I think in about two or
three years he could become a starting O-lineman in the
NFL. However, he has to lose weight and get in better shape
and then learn all over again how to play with less weight.