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New England Patriots Top 30 Visit: Oklahoma OT Tyler Guyton



Oklahoma offensive lineman Tyler Guyton (60) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Tulsa, Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023, in Tulsa, Okla. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

Every NFL franchise is allowed to invite up to 30 draft prospects to visit their facilities and meet with the members of the organization before the NFL Draft. These selections range from first-round targets to players who might be available as undrafted free agents. As news about the New England Patriots Top 30 visits surface, Patriots Football Now will highlight each of the visitors. Today’s feature is Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton.

College Career

Tyler Guyton was a three-star prospect in 247 Sports composite rankings coming out of Manor High School in Manor, Tex. He ranked as the No. 902 overall player, No. 70 offensive tackle, and No. 110 player from Texas in the Class of 2020. This was especially impressive because Guyton did not play football until his senior year in high school. He was primarily a basketball player. Even when he joined the football team he was playing mostly defensive line, although he was projected to be an offensive lineman in college, which turned out to be the case.

Guyton committed to TCU, which was his only Division 1 scholarship offer at the time. He spent two seasons with the Horned Frogs before transferring to Oklahoma after the 2021 season.

With Texas Christian, Guyton appeared in one game as a true freshman in 2020. The following season he appeared in eight games, playing both offensive line and h-back. He had a six-yard touchdown reception in the final game of the year.

Guyton joined the Sooners before the 2022 season. He played left tackle in their first game of the season before moving over to the right side. Guyton played in ten games, starting five, and played over 400 snaps on the season. He allowed only four quarterback pressures (two sacks and two hurries) all season.

Tyler Guyton did not allow a single sack in 2023. He earned honorable mention All-Big 12 honors. Guyton played exclusively at right tackle, playing 663 snaps. Despite not allowing a sack, Guyton did allow 12 pressures (three hits, nine hurries) an increase of eight from the previous season.

Pro Football Focus gave Guyton a 72.9 pass-blocking grade each of the past two seasons. However, his overall scores were 66.2 (2022) and 63.7 (2023) due to unimpressive run-blocking grades.

NFL Draft

Tyler Guyton received invitations to the Reese’s Senior Bowl and NFL Scouting Combine. He was very impressive during practice week at the Senior Bowl, particularly in one-on-one drills, going against some of the draft’s top pass-rushers.

Guyton measured 6-foot-8 at the combine. He was honored on Patriots Football Now as one of the most impressive tackles in Indianapolis. He showed excellent footwork in positional drills. His 5.19 time in the 40-yard dash was unimpressive, but he appeared to move smoothly. Despite weighing 322 pounds, he looks can still put on more weight. The added muscle/strength would serve him well in the NFL. He showed good athleticism with a 34.5″ vertical and finished with the third-best time among tackles in the 20-yard shuttle.

Despite “only” being an honorable mention selection in his conference, Guyton is almost certainly gone anywhere between picks 20 and 35. He may slide to New England at No. 34, though it feels unlikely he will get out of Round 1. His size and athleticism are NFL-ready. His technique could use some fine touching, specifically in the run game, though that is to be expected. Guyton has very little football on his resume, and even less time on offense. Guyton’s draft position will be based on his potential, and his potential is through the roof.

The New England Patriots need help at left tackle. Tyler Guyton played right tackle in college, but he could easily flip over to the left side and hold down the fort over there. If New England stays at No. 34, or even moves back into the bottom of the first round, Guyton could be in play for the Patriots. If teams are drafting based on a prospect’s ceiling, it is hard to find many in this draft with more potential than the Sooners bookend.

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