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2023 NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Report: Austin Troxell, OT, Auburn

Austin Troxell is  big specimen as an offensive lineman for Auburn who possesses a strong upper body and good first step. Hula Bowl scout Bryan Ault breaks down Troxell as an NFL Draft Prospect in his report.
Austin Troxell is big specimen as an offensive lineman for Auburn who possesses a strong upper body and good first step. Hula Bowl scout Bryan Ault breaks down Troxell as an NFL Draft Prospect in his report.

Player Data

Name, Jersey #Austin Troxell, #68
School (Code)ALAU
DOB, Class Yr12/21, Senior
Height, Weight6070, 309
40 Yd Dash5.29e
Arms, Hands
Position/DepthRT/Starter
Honors/Captainship
Season Viewed (yr)2022
Games WatchedPAST, MOUN, KYWE
Scout Name / DateBryan Ault / 12-19-2022

Per Year Stats (Most Recent First)

20228 GP, 496
202111 GP, 698 plays
20208 GP, 413 plays
2019DNP (injured)
201811 GP, 245 plays
2017DNP

Player Summary:

Senior. Starts at RT. Average run blocker and average in pass protection, but with his frame and size has a chance to develop into a good player under the right coach. Has a lot to like from a physical standpoint.  Big-boned OT with long and thick arms. Has a strong and muscular upper body. Big legs, thick ass, developed lower half. As a run blocker, he is average. Struggles to latch onto defenders and drive them off the ball.  Doesn’t fire forward or show ability to block at the 2nd level. Is a good puller with quick feet for his size, but has a tough time finding color out in space. Can encircle blocks on IZ runs and stymie defenders at the corner.  In pass protection, he is average. Has a good first step, shows ability to handle spin moves, and has good instincts in recognizing stunts and twists. Hand use is inconsistent, often outside the pads and needs to work on keeping his elbows tighter. Will have moments where he does everything right from a technique standpoint but needs to play with better patience on a more consistent basis – will get too aggressive, bend at the waist and overextend, allowing rushers to come free. Struggled v. edge speed especially v. PAST. Gets walked back into the backfield, gets up on his toes, needs to show he can anchor. Size/frame can’t be taught. Could flourish under the right coach. Sustained a season-ending knee injury during the matchup against MSST (Nov. 5, 2022).

Scheme Fit:

RT.

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Power Statement:

Austin is average in both pass protection and run blocking. His frame and size are big pluses, and under the right coach, he could fix his flaws. Timetable to return from knee injury is unknown at this time which may affect his draft stock.

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