T.J. Clemmings to visit three teams this week

It's a busy period for all draft eligible players with the big day rapidly approaching -- and few have been more active than Pittsburgh offensive tackle T.J. Clemmings. According to NFL Insider Ian Rapoport, Clemmings has visits scheduled with the Saints, Falcons, and Rams this week. Rapoport added that the former defensive lineman has visited with 19 teams since his March 3 pro day. The 6'5" 309-pound blocker only began playing offense in 2013, when he started 13 games at right tackle for the Pitt Panthers. He proceeded to start all 13 games at right tackle once again this past season as an elected offensive captain, earning All-ACC honors. Although T.J. Clemmings is universally regarded as unpolished, his career path could be reminiscent to that of Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith -- a supremely athletic right sided blocker in college who transitioned well to the NFL and now protects the blindside at All-Pro caliber. Clemmings' best fit at the next level will be in a zone-blocking based scheme that can maximize his unparalleled change of direction and quickness. Patience will be required from any team drafting the Mount Vernon, NY native, as his technique can fail him when beaten off the snap. Currently projected as a fringe first rounder, Clemmings' inexperience could slide him into early day two just as easily as his immense upside could push him into the top twenty. Let me hear it on Twitter: @NFLDraftUpdate

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