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The Best is Yet to Come from Tyler Guyton | NFL Draft


Written By Adam Aniba


The 2023 NFL Draft might just be the deepest and most talented in years at offensive tackle. In fact, some draft pundits have projected 6-8 tackles being selected in round 1.


Oklahoma's Tyler Guyton, doesn't have a ton of starting experience, but showed he can be dependable at right and left tackle over the last two seasons.


Tyler Guyton

6'8" 322 lbs | OT | OKL

Draft Proj 1st Round

Background

Guyton grew up in Manor, TX and was a two-sport star at Manor High School. Guyton was a standout on the basketball team, in addition he started along the offensive and defensive line on the football team.


Guyton saw most of his snaps along the defensive line and was named to the 2nd-Team All District 11-5A squad as a senior.


Manor HS reached the state quarterfinals in Guyton's final season, which led to a 3-star designation by ESPN and 247 Sports. Guyton ultimately committed to TCU.

As a freshman, Guyton saw action as a reserve in 1 games (4 snaps).


The following season in '21 Guyton was active in 8 games (25 total snaps), seeing time as a reserve left tackle, left guard and H-back. The Manor HS prospect started one game at H-Back and had a 6-yard touchdown reception. He also gave up no QB hits or sacks while lining up at guard and tackle.


At the conclusion of the 2021 season, Guyton transferred to Oklahoma seeing extended snaps strictly along the offensive line.


In 2022 Guyton was active in 10 games with 5 starts. His first start came at left tackle for the Sooners.

In all Guton played in 400 snaps during the '22 for the Sooners, allowing 2 sacks, no QB hits on 191 pass-blocking plays per Pro Football Focus. Guyton started the season at left tackle, but due to injuries along the line, he shifted to right tackle during the season.


In 2023 Guyton started 10 games (662 snaps) allowing 9 QB hurries and surrendered no sacks while lining up at right tackle. Guyton was an Honorable Mention All-Big Conference.


PROS

  • Technically sound with a textbook kick-slide

  • Overall length (34 1/8") stands out and allows him to redirect would be pass rushers

  • Athletic, Nimble (good bend) & Quick feet for a man his size and shows up in pass pro

  • Solid functional strength with room to grow

  • Displays an effective and powerful initial punch

CONS

  • Needs refinement in run blocking technique/counters

  • Can get fooled by stunts/twists

  • Stance too upright, needs wok on overall bend

  • Needs to be more decisive when blocking on the second level

  • Lack of career starts (only 14 career starts at Okl)


Outlook

Guyton is a high upside tackle prospect with the ability to line up at right tackle or left tackle. Limited career reps are worth noting, but the Sooner's coaching staff has done an excellent job developing offensive line prospects.


Although Guyton is still a work in progress as a run blocker, there's no reason to believe he won't improve in this area.


His ability in pass protection is fun to watch and what will likely get him selected in the top 30. His length & athleticism will aid him as he adjusts to the pace of the NFL with the ability to anchor an NFL line as a LT or RT for the next decade plus.


*GAMES WATCHED*

9/16/23 vs Tulsa, 9/30 vs Iowa St., 10/7 vs Texas, 11/4 vs Okl St. & 11/24 vs TCU


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