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2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Defensive Tackles

2024 Dallas Cowboys Draft Guide | Defensive Tackles

C: Hunter Nourzad | Penn State

Offensive Tackle
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  • Height: 6-3
  • Weight: 317
  • School: Penn State
  • Class: Senior
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Build is ideal for the position and so is his vision. Good solid base with his footwork and wide set. Knows where to attack defenders and has a habit of finishing blocks. At his best when on the move, taking great angles to the next level and always looking for work. Loses leverage with poor fundamentals during pass protection. Will reach to secure blocks by leaning forward and losing all balance and movement ability. And even if he makes contact is then susceptible to a pass-rush move or penalty flag.

OVERVIEW: Nourzad began his career as a three-star recruit and played two seasons with Cornell. He then finished his career as a reliable starter for the Nittany Lions, playing over 1,300 snaps in his final two seasons. It's apparent that he never received the same level of coaching until arriving at Penn State, and it affected his production in college. At the NFL level, it'll be a task to erase some of the bad habits, especially in pass protection, to completely unlock his potential. Could become a long-time pro if he lands in the right situation.

COMPARISON: Shane Lemieux