Name: JC Latham
Position: Right tackle
Weight: 360 lbs
Draft Projection: Top 20 pick
Natural brute strength
Good athleticism for his size
Able to absorb initial power effectively
Overpowers opposing defenders in one-on-one battles
Impressive upper and lower body strength
Hand and active feet work in unison in pass protection
Great hip fluidity in pass protection
Able to establish a strong base and anchor
Utilizes proper pad level
Bends at the knees - good flexibility
Processes on coming pass rushers quickly
Uses his frame to open holes on inside runs
Good open-field mobility
For the most part, Latham is not overly explosive coming out of his stance. This was noticeable in Alabama's playoff game and against Michigan, and he was beaten often. In many of these instances, his initial kick step is a little far back, which puts him at a disadvantage against faster pass rushers.
Though his outside mobility is good, his short-area quickness is questionable. On inside runs, Latham is not always quick to climb the second level.
Latham's overall motor is a big area of concern. He has a tendency to give up on blocks prematurely instead of going until the whistle is blown. Latham needs to change this quickly, as it could result in getting his quarterback hurt at the next level.