Scouting the OTs: Cameron Fleming, Stanford

UGXTPCODMPOIQGR.20130708225209Cameron Fleming | Stanford | 6’5″, 323lbs

Cameron Fleming, the Second Team All-PAC 12 offensive tackle in 2013, enters this year’s Draft after starting 39 games over the last three seasons…Finished the 2011 and 2012 seasons as Honorable Mention All-PAC 12…Physically, Fleming possesses an ideal offensive tackle frame; Standing 6’5″ and a stout 323lbs, Fleming has a thick trunk and a good bubble…His 34″ arms are perfect for NFL play…Athletically, Fleming exhibits the ability to consistently get to the second level and finish blocks against linebackers in space; While he’s a bit of a waist-bender, he does have decent quickness off the snap and into his kick slide…A real asset in the run game; Fleming creates a very good jolt on contact and is a Velcro player. Once he locks onto the defender, he’s strong enough to drive the bus…An active and high motor player who is always looking for someone to block…Displayed the ability to finish blocks in space, consistently creating running lanes and cutback options for the Stanford running backs…In the passing game, Fleming has decent-enough feet to compete with speed rushers to the edge and his long arms help make up for his average athleticism…Possesses the natural strength and body type to anchor versus bull rushers.

0ap2000000313294Not the most flexible prospect, Fleming can be exposed at times by quicker COD guys…Labors to keep up with speed rushers…Lacks the athletic ability to suggest success on the left side; Will be a right tackle only.

On the next level, Cameron Fleming projects as a nice depth tackle who has the intelligence, strength and foundation of skills to eventually challenge for a starting right tackle job in the NFL. Fleming was one of the main reasons for the Stanford running game’s success over the last few seasons, and he will enhance a pro running game in as early as his rookie season. He will have to prove to be a reliable pass protector versus NFL athletes before earning a starting job. If he shows well in camp and preseason? It’s not entirely out of the question that he becomes a starter at some point in his rookie season.

5.28 26 23 1/2 8’1″ 5.00 8.24

GRADE: 6.9 (Late-3rd, High-4th)

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