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Tiller has NFL size for the guard position. He is a below-average athlete, which hurts his ability to contribute early at the next level. A strong, positional blocker who really excels in the run game, where he can overpower defenders. His footwork is his Achilles heel and the likely reason he will probably be delegated to the practice squad during his first few years.

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STRENGTHS Tiller excels as a run blocker. Although not very explosive, if he is able to get his hands on defensive linemen he is generally able to move them out of the play. Size and strength are the shining attributes of his game.

WEAKNESSES Tiller is a non-explosive interior lineman who struggles in pass protection. It seems he hasn't honed in on a stance and pass-set that he feels comfortable with, as when gets too high at times and can be caught off balance by powerful pass rushers. He struggles in space to work upfield and get his hands on linebackers, and would really excel more in a zone blocking scheme.

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Terrible grades.
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Hmmm, interesting pick. There were some higher thought of lineman out there. I wonder what they're seeing in him.....
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Doug Marrone connection.

Another area of interest we needed to address. Mission accomplished.
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435th rated player.

Sorry, I give this pick an F-plus.
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179. Andrew Tiller, G, Syracuse: B- Grade
The Saints had no depth at guard. This is a bit early for Andrew Tiller, but that's not a major deal in Round 6.
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Sounds like we could have got him undrafted
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Sounds like we could have got him undrafted
Agreed 100%. We had cats on the practice squad more impressive than this guy.

So far I'm not impressed with this draft. Previous drafts have knocked my socks off. This one seems as bad as the 2009 draft.
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Conbine results-


bench-16 worst 4 oline
vertical-23 worst 4 oline
broad jump- 85 worst oline


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bench-16 worst 4 oline
vertical-23 worst 4 oline
broad jump- 85 worst oline


Not a fan of this one
Just to play devil's advocate, vertical and broad jump are relatively meaningless for an OG.
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