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Former Alabama OL Tyler Steen tested well at NFL Combine

Tyler Steen blocks a Vanderbilt defender
Marvin Gentry - USA Today Sports

Alabama football pulled a serviceable offensive tackle from the transfer portal with Tyler Steen.

As a South Florida native, Steen totaled 25 knockdown blocks and helped the Crimson Tide to an Allstate Sugar Bowl victory over Kansas State in 2022. He assisted Bryce Young to 3,328 passing yards and 32 touchdown passes. Steen also cleared the way for Jahmyr Gibbs and Jase McClellan to each record seven rushing touchdowns. Steen struggled at times against the best edge rushers in college football — allowing 4.5 sacks, 12 quarterback pressures, and eight quarterback hits — but he earned second-team All-SEC honors from the league’s coaches. The 6-foot-6, 321-pounder did more than hold his own Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine. He was one of the top performers in a few events for offensive linemen, including the vertical jump.

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Steen posted a 29.5″ vertical, 9’1″ broad jump, and 4.59 seconds in the 20-yard shuttle. He maneuvered well in the on-field workouts. Steen has the potential to be a starter in the NFL, but he may begin his career as a backup guard or tackle.

He could come off the board as early as the third round. Steen looks to impress teams once more at his pro day.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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