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Washington Redskins 2016 Draft Profiles: Sebastian Tretola, OG

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2016 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins.

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Sebastian Tretola, OG
School: Arkansas | Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior | Age: 23
Height / Weight: 6-4 / 317 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 3rd Round
NFL Comparison: Laken Tomlinson

College Statistics

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Player Overview

Tretola started his career at Nevada in 2011. By his own admission while at Nevada football was 100% business, but his school work was not on his list of priorities. He became academically ineligible and had to transfer to Iowa Western Community College for the 2013 season. Tretola transferred to Arkansas the following season and has been on the straight and narrow ever since. He is a mauler – a strong and powerful guard that specializes and benefited from Arkansas run heavy offense. He helped pave the way for two 1000 yard rushers in 2014. He dominated at his position consistently earning and offensive grade of 79%. In 2014, he played over 690 snaps and allowed no sacks and had only 4 penalties. Tretola just finished participating in the Senior Bowl.

Strengths

  • Very strong and established as a run blocker. Tretola clears running lanes for running backs.
  • A big man. He played LG this season as high as 334 lbs.
  • Think lower half. He plays with a great base, leverage and balance.
  • Plays low, which is great for a 6-4 human being. Fundamentally sound overall winning matchups with his low pad level.
  • Can block in space, exciting to watch on screens if he can lock onto his opponent and take em out fast.

Weaknesses

  • His technique as far as hand placement is off even sloppy sometimes and lacks consistency. Too many times his hands reach outside. That's going to be called in the NFL.
  • Heavy plodding feet. He's most effective in a small area or when given the time to swing out and set his feet.
Let's see some of his work:


I normally don't include video from the past year but I'd like for you to see the matchup between Tretola (#73) and our man Preston Smith (#91)





This is an excellent short interview, check it out if you have time.

How He Would Fit on the Redskins

I know many of you don't think another G in the cards for us, especially as high as the 3rd round but Tretola would be worth it. He fits the mold of the new Redskins. He's big. He's tough. He committed to something and finished it. He overcame adversity which shows great character. He's strong and powerful. If drafted Tretola would be the starter at LG. His talent in the run blocking department is better than any guard we have on the roster currently (excluding Scherff). There is an opinionated argument to be made (from me) that we may not be as set at LG as we think. Lauvao is coming off five surgeries in three months. Spencer Long in my opinion, is a good backup but not the best option at the position. Arie Kouandijo is a 4th round pick who has yet to prove himself. Lastly, I believe Josh LeRibeus is done in Washington, he is an old relic of Shanahan's zone blocking scheme and never lived up to his draft status. Tretola dominated and excelled in Arkansas power scheme. His attitude, character, and talent would be a great fit for ours.