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2022 NFL Draft Scouting Report: OT Nicholas Petit-Frere

Big Board ranking: #94

Positional ranking: #8



Position: OT

College: Ohio State

Class: Junior (RS)

Age: 22



Height: 6’5”

Weight: 316 lbs.

Arm length: 33 5/8”

Hand size: 10 3/4″


Athletic testing

40-yard dash: 5.14 sec.

Vertical jump: 24.5”

Broad jump: 103.0”

Bench press: N/A

3-cone drill: N/A

Short shuttle: N/A



Prototype size with good length. Frame is well proportioned. Big hands that naturally latch onto opponents. High intelligence and awareness. Very balanced base in pass protection. Has shown an ability to speed up pass sets. Combination of length and hand strength helps overcome slower sets. Very good anchor strength versus power. Not fooled by spin moves and has the mirror quickness to stick with them. Smooth hips to unwind pass set and stick with rushers when necessary. Good quickness off the ball as a run blocker. Plays with great technique by staying square/balanced. Very good patience in space. Square and accurate hitting targets on the second level. Strong ability to stay engaged with some wipeout power. Impressive movement skills on perimeter pulls. Starting experience at both left and right tackle. Has switched back and forth between each tackle spot in the middle of a game multiple times.



Needs to avoid holding at the top of the rush. Pass slides can be slow versus pure speed. Needs to be more prepared to shield of inside move as a pass protector. Committed too many false starts. Struggled when matched up versus Aidan Hutchinson in loss to Michigan (2021).


NFL comparison

Jake Matthews



Overall, Petit-Frere is a well-rounded offensive tackle with a solid baseline both as a run blocker and pass protector. Even if his ceiling might not be that of a superstar, Petit-Frere projects as a quality long-term starter at either tackle spot.