According to Alex Marvez of Fox Sports, the Denver Broncos will have offensive line prospect T.J. Clemmings in for a pre-draft visit.
.@GoPittFootball T TJ Clemmings @TAClemmings_90 has pre-draft visits set w/ @Broncos @STLouisRams & @Saints @SiriusXMNFL @MarkdominikESPN— Alex Marvez (@alexmarvez) April 3, 2015
The Broncos continue to show interest in the top offensive tackles in this years draft class. They have met with LSU tackle La'el Collins at the Scouting Combine, they have been connected to Colorado State's Ty Sambrailo, and have been rumored to really like Florida's D.J. Humphries. Now they're having potential first-round prospect T.J. Clemmings in for a pre-draft visit.
Clemmings is one of the best pure right tackles in this years draft class. However, he still is a bit raw. He moved from defensive end to right tackle while at Pittsburgh, and only has two years of experience at right tackle. He does have the athletic ability to fit into Kubiak's zone-blocking scheme. He is expected to go somewhere in the second-half of the first round of this month's NFL Draft.
Clemmings has a long athletic frame. Thick build, broad shoulders, long arms, and well built. Doesn't look sloppy. He moves well in space. Shows the athleticism to get to the second level consistently. He also has very good foot quickness. Has elite knee bend, and is able to peel off blocks to get to the delayed blitzer. He explodes out of his stance to take on a defender. Fire's into the second level and squares up on linebackers. He has a bit of a mean streak. He finishes his blocks and plays through the whistle. Has the ability to be an elite run blocker at the next level. Clemmings uses his wide base to cut off edge rushers. Has fluid smooth movement. He's still learning the position and has a high ceiling.
Clemmings is inexperienced and raw. He has only played two years at right tackle at Pittsburgh. Transitioned from defensive end in 2011 and spent 2012 redshirted while learning the position. Still needs a bit of work as a pass blocker. He spreads his hands too wide, needs work with his hand placement, and just needs to work on his overall technique as a pass blocker. He needs to work on his confidence. Was down on himself at the Senior Bowl when beaten. Also a little stiff in the hips.
To read my full scouting report on T.J Clemmings click here.
Currently, the Broncos have last years third round pick Michael Schofield and veteran Paul Cornick at right tackle. Denver Broncos General Manager John Elway and Head Coach Gary Kubiak have been talking up Schofield as of late, but their continued interest in the tackle prospects in this years draft speaks louder than their words.