The Browns have three picks in the fifth-round, and with their second selection at number 155 they may want to take a flyer on Trey Pipkins of Sioux Falls for much-needed offensive tackle depth. Currently, he is ranked as the 13th best OT prospect. You may have seen him at the scouting combine in March where he was only one of 17 small-school players invited.
There aren’t any questions that he can handle an OT job in the NFL and would initially make a great backup at either tackle position. Pipkins has practiced and played at both LT and RT. He’s long and strong, and also shows no sign of excess body fat. He controls defenders with long arms, and shows very good functional strength. He also is a natural knee bender who can perform a solid job not getting too tall in his stance.
College: Sioux Falls (SD)
Weight: 307 pounds
Career Games: 41
- Great strength and push
- Can play guard or tackle
- Long wingspan
- Put together well with size and strength
- Blocks well off the edge
- Selected for East-West Shrine Game
- Good size and athleticism
- Division II player
- Slow-footed at times
- Needs run blocking improvement
- Improve his conditioning
- Has not seen high-level defensive linemen
- Improve stopping inside rushes
Expert Draft Site Analysis
There were two offensive tackles at the East-West Shrine Game that blocked well and really helped themselves. One of them was Sioux Falls’ Trey Pipkins. The 6-foot-7, 307-pounder has good length and a nice build to him. He showed nice feet in the position drills while also using his size, length and strength to tie up edge rushers in the pass rushing one-on-ones. After practice, Pipkins was swarmed by team scouts, as they sought to interview him and get more information on his history. This was an excellent start for Pipkins, and he could have mid-round potential in a weak offensive tackle draft class.
With the Browns needing depth on the offensive line, what are your thoughts about taking Pipkins?