Abraham Lucas 2022 NFL Draft Overview
Position: Right Tackle
Weight: 319 pounds
School: Washington State University
Abraham Lucas 2022 NFL Draft Profile
Lucas was redshirted his freshman season in 2017. That proved to be a good move for the 6’7″ right tackle from Everett, Washington. When he did start the next season, accolades began to pile up by his name. As a senior, he finished with the Washington State Cougars as an All-PAC 12 first team in 2021. Although Lucas played 900 snaps, he allowed no sacks his senior year.
Lucas finished with the team’s best offensive lineman grade at 93 in 2020. He was also named All-PAC 12 first team. Prior to the 2020 season, he was named to the Pre-Season All-PAC 12 first team. In 2019, Lucas was rated the best pass-blocking tackle in the country, the fourth best overall offensive tackle in the country, including being an All-PAC 12 second team selection as well. He was named to the All-PAC 12 second team in 2018, the year he became a starter. That same year PFF ranked him as the best pass-blocking tackle in the country. Additionally, he was ranked as the number 14 overall offensive tackle in the country.
Lucas was a three-star recruit in high school at Archbishop Murphy High. He was the number eight overall prospect out of the state of Washington. He also played basketball in high school. Lucas said he loved Washington State University after he went on an unofficial visit. He also said that as a redshirt freshman, his biggest stat was gaining 21 pounds in two weeks during his first summer at Washington State. Furthermore, by the time 2018 arrived, Lucas weighed 320 pounds, 60 pounds heavier than what he weighed in 2017. Moreover, Lucas said if he had not gotten a scholarship, he would have enlisted in the army.
- Great work ethic;
- First player in the gym and on the field;
- Good size for his position;
- Able to absorb power;
- Strong football IQ;
- Strong hands;
- Good balance;
- Elite at pass-blocking.
- Poor range of motion;
- Can have trouble as a run blocker;
- Numerous false start penalties;
- Heavy on his feet;
- Doesn’t always anchor his feet.
NFL Comparison: Kaleb McGary
Projection: Late second or early third round
For the most part, Lucas is a solid pick for the right tackle position. His work ethic is excellent. For example, all of his coaches said that Lucas was always the first one in the gym and on the field. Although he has the potential for growth, he has always been willing to learn. He would definitely be the right choice for any team that needs a pass-blocker. As a right-tackle voted the best pass-blocker in the country two different seasons, he isn’t someone a team wants to miss on during the draft. He has the size for the position he is playing with height, weight, and the length of his arms. Although it may take time, Lucas should develop into an all-around durable player in the NFL. If he’s still available late in the second or early third round, he will definitely be a steal for any team that drafts him.
Embed from Getty Images