Another tour of Twitter, and another name has surfaced as a 2015 NFL Draft prospect who will visit the New York Giants. Utah offensive lineman Jeremiah Poutasi will work out for the Giants, per Adam Caplan, as part of a tour of roughly half the teams in the league.
The 6-foot-5, 335-pound Poutasi played left tackle for the past two seasons, but is projected as either a right tackle or left guard (sound familiar?) in the NFL. CBS Sports ranks Putasi as a sixth- or seventh-round prospect and says he "can overwhelm defenders with his sheer size, but he struggled with Southern Cal's speed in 2014 and will only see a lot more of it in the NFL."
Here is part of a Q&A about Poutasi with Utah coach Kyle Whittingham:
What are Jeremiah's three key strengths?
"First of all C. J. - we call him C. J. - has great size. He is 6'5'' and 335 lbs, so he's just a very physical player with that great size. Secondly, he is very smart. He is an exceptionally smart football player. Jeremiah picks things up quickly, learns very fast and really has a good football IQ. Finally, for a big guy he has got very good feet. His footwork is really agile and he is very athletic with his feet. As an offensive lineman that's very critical to be able to have quick feet and be able to move your feet in order to block."
What does Jeremiah still need to develop?
"As big as C. J. is, he still needs to get a little stronger. He is big and has got great size, but he needs to keep working in the weight room. I think the sky is the limit for Jeremiah, he is still just a young guy. There is a lot of development that can take place with his body as far as strength. He has already got the great size, but he could get stronger."
Ourlads gives Poutasi a fourth- or fifth-round grade. David Syvertsen of Ourlads writes:
Poutasi has all the power a team could ask for. He is hard to push back and can control the defender right in front of him with leg drive and heavy hands. His weaknesses arrive when he is asked to slide to the left or right. His athletic ability is very limited in space as a pass blocker. He can carry a lot of weight comfortably and has shown the ability to dominate when moving straight ahead with minimal lateral duties.
Your thoughts, Giants fans?
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