2021 - Foot
2021 - Michigan, Alabama (National Championship), Clemson
I love the tenacity that Salyer plays with. He is a true mauler that finishes blocks with a great deal of physicality. Truly plays through the whistle at all times. Has shown that he can create a ton of movement off the line of scrimmage. Is also very reliable as a down blocker due to his power and explosivness down the line of scrimmage. His positional versatility will help him find opportunities if there needs to be a shake up in the lineup.
Is just an adequate athlete. His lack of true flexibility and elite quickness will limit his ability to be trusted at tackle. Struggles at times with speed rushers on the outside. Also needs to show that he can keep his head on a swivel and react quickly in open space. Saw too many missed blocks in the open field due to a late reaction. Will also need to prove that he can communicate and handle stunts consistently.
A five-star prospect and the top overall offensive guard prospect in his class, Jamaree Salyer chose to stay at home and play for the Bulldogs. While he saw some playing time early on, he was mainly used in a reserve role in his first two seasons. Salyer earned the starting left tackle spot as a junior while also seeing some time at guard. He had his best season as a senior, being named a team captain and starting 11 games at left tackle while also being moved to right guard for a few games. He helped anchor the offensive line that led to a 2022 National Championship win and was rewarded with Second Team All-SEC and Walter Camp Second Team All-American recognition. Salyer also received an invitation to the 2022 Reese's Senior Bowl and NFL Combine. At the next level, Salyer projects best as a guard that has some positional versatility to move to tackle if ever needed. He will be best suited to go to a team where he can start off as a rotational/depth piece while developing his game. If put in the right system and given time to learn, I can see Salyer eventually becoming a reliable starting guard in the league. I see Salyer being selected somewhere between the late 2nd-3rd round of this year's draft.
Is an adequate athlete for a man his size. Plays with impressive play strength and isn't pushed around easily. Explodes out of his stance in the run game. Does a great job of keeping balance when absorbing defenders. Is quick in his pass sets for his size but isn't elite in that area of play. Has solid lateral agility when moving down the line of scrimmage. Doesn't show much flexibility in his game. Not a ton of knee bend and can get beat to his outside edge because of it.
Big Play Ability
Movement off L.O.S.
Pull & Block Outside
Adjust in Space
Use of Hands
Shows a great amount of force coming out of his stance. Has strong hands and does a good job of getting inside position and keeping it. Blocks with tenacity with the ability to drive his defender out of the picture quickly. Shows the ability to come down the line hard on down blocks. Has adequate mobility on reach blocks and does a good job of getting defenders out of position to make a play. Has shown that he can be trusted to pull and is a scary sight to meet in the hole but struggles to adjust in space, leading to missed blocks.
Has a solid quick set for his size. Can struggle at times to work against speed rushers but his foot speed will be great for a guard. Shows solid mirror ability with the ability to keep working to push back and keep the pass rusher going outside. Does struggle to get leverage at times due to his lack of flexibility. Sets a strong anchor but needs to work on his reset ability. Stays strong on the inside but can get beat by quicker pass rushers on inside moves at times. Has a strong initial punch on his hands but needs to get more consistent with placement. Can struggle in hand fight situations to regain inside position.
Ability to Combat Inside Move
Has a ton of nastiness in his play. Shows incredible mauling ability. Even after he puts a defender on the ground, he makes sure they don't get up easily. Plays with a high motor with the eagerness to keep working. Is a tough football player who doesn't shy away from contact.
Wasn't asked to communicate a ton from what I saw but can work on doing so to avoid misreads. Can get lost taking on stunts at times which leads to missed blocks. Started at left tackle last season so he has positive position versatility but he is best suited sticking to guard in the league.