The 2021 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on April 29th. Pro days, workouts and mocks drafts will dominate headlines from now until then, as teams continue with their scouting behind the scenes. One of the early-round offensive tackles prospects entering the draft is Alex Leatherwood out of Alabama.
Let’s take a look at the full Alex Leatherwood draft profile for the 2021 NFL Draft, including stats, highlights and projection.
Alex Leatherwood NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Offensive Tackle
Weight: 312 lbs
College: Alabama Crimson Tide
Alex Leatherwood Highlights
Alex Leatherwood Draft Profile
Leatherwood has long, strong arms with a stout lower half, making him physically the prototypical offensive tackle. He knows how to use his body as well, often using his length to win matchups. Leatherwood has smooth hips and strides in his pass sets. Playing in Alabama’s offense also doesn’t hurt, proving his game can easily be adapted to NFL offenses, since he essentially played in one.
Leatherwood has the tendency to get to wide in his base. While it hasn’t led to balance issues, it does limit his mobility. He also spends too long at the point of contact when he should be doubling up to linebacker. For this reason, there’s tape of Leatherwood getting beat by faster linebackers. The Alabama tackle also occasionally reaches for defenders with this long arms instead of using his feet. While they may work in college, it will lead to trouble in the NFL.
Alex Leatherwood Draft Projection
Alex Leatherwood is currently projected to be drafted by Washington Football Team at No. 51.
For more 2021 NFL Draft coverage and player profiles, check out the our NFL Draft page.