After a long wait, Tyrell Crosby drafted by Detroit

On the third day of the NFL draft, former Oregon offensive tackle, Tyrell Crosby was selected by the Detroit Lions.

Posted: Apr 28, 2018 12:31 PM

ARLINGTON, Texas – The reigning Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Year, Tyrell Crosby was the second Duck selected in the 2018 NFL Draft when he was taken in the fifth round with the 153rd overall pick by the Detroit Lions on Saturday.

Crosby is the 31st offensive lineman in program history to be selected in the NFL Draft and the first Oregon player taken by the Detroit Lions since quarterback Joey Harrington was the third overall selection in 2002.

Crosby's dominance at left tackle was on full display in 2017, as he went the entire season (911 snaps) without allowing a sack while helping the Ducks finish 12th nationally in rushing offense (251 yards per game) and 18th in scoring offense (36 points per game). Adding to his impressive 2017 breakdown, Crosby allowed just two quarterback hits and five pressures from his left tackle spot while playing every snap in six games. He was named to Pro Football Focus (PFF) Pac-12 Team of the Week three times during the season.

Following his senior campaign, Crosby was named the Pac-12 Offensive Lineman of the Year – voted on by opposing defensive lineman – and presented with the Morris Trophy. He was an All-Pac-12 first team selection by the league head coaches and by PFF. He represented Oregon the Senior Bowl and at the NFL Combine.

Crosby started 36 games at right and left tackle over his career, including nine as a true freshman on the 2014 club that was led by Heisman Trophy winner and current Tennessee Titan Marcus Mariota. A native of Henderson, Nev., Crosby's two seasons with 12 (2015) and 13 starts (2017), respectively, the Ducks finished fifth and 12th nationally in rushing offense.

Crosby did not allow a sack over his final 24 games at Oregon, a span in which he played 1,605 snaps at right and left tackle.

Courtesy: UO Athletics

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