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Are Left Tackles Over Rated

Published by on April 21, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

This year many teams are looking to the draft to pick up that "Franchise left tackle",  with about a half dozen probably going in the first round. What makes these guys so special and how are they any different from right tackles or the interior line?

Here I will break down the reasoning behind why this position is such a pivotal part of any offense and why they are so overrated.

 

Skills of the left tackle

Left tackles are known for exceptional athleticism for their size and are asked to match the top pass rushers in the game step-for-step.  This combination of size, athleticism and power are quite rare.

Left tackles are also known for their tremendous power in...

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