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2015 NFL Draft Prospect Profile: Ty Sambrailo, OT, Colorado State

It's no secret the Giants need offensive linemen. Is Ty Sambrailo an option?

Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

As a former Colorado State Ram, current New York Giants center Weston Richburg would be thrilled to have his teammate Ty Sambrailo as part of the Giants. The Giants' need for that final missing piece of the puzzle at either left guard or right tackle has been well documented. Let's take a look to see if Sambrailo fits as that puzzle piece.


- A very clean pass protection set. Allows him to reset consistently well.

- Good footwork. Can mirror opponents well.

- Good frame at 6-foot-6, 311 pounds.

- Finishes plays.

- Athletic enough to make splash plays at the second level.


- Minimal if any functional strength

- Weak punch that gets easily countered

- Doesn't get much push in the run game.

- Technique a bit iffy when seal blocking, sometimes overextends.

Does He Fit With The Giants?

Yes. He's a ZBS tackle through and through. He's got the athleticism that we like from our offensive linemen. He doesn't, however, have the strength. You watch him on tape and he gets bullied a little too often. You like his pass protection set and his footwork. Is he good enough to push Justin Pugh over to LG? Possibly.

Prospect Video

Big Board Rankings

Big Blue View - 59

Mocking The Draft - 90

CBS Sports - 71

Draft Tek - 128

Final Thoughts

Sambrailo, in many ways, feels like the tackle version of Richburg. Good, lean frame. Plays with some nasty in him. Athletic and able to get to the second level pretty easily. Finishes plays. Functional strength is lacking and gets overpowered. He might be a left tackle only and can only fit zone blocking systems. That will limit his versatility and could prevent him from going early day 2. I do think he's a Round 2-Round 3 guy. Where exactly he lands is up for grabs.