Javon Foster NFL Draft Prospect Profile and Scouting Report

Missouri OT Javon Foster - 2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report and Prospect Profile

Name: Javon Foster

School: Missouri

Year: SupSr

Position: Offensive tackle

Measurables: 6054 313 (Combine Measurements)

Combine: ARM: 34 5/8”. HAND: 9 5/8”. VERTICAL: 32.5”. BROAD: 8’10” 40-YD DASH: 5.30 10-YD SPLIT: 1.79u.

 

General Info:

Foster, a native of Detroit, Michigan, was a three-star prospect coming out of high school. He redshirted his first year at Missouri. The former Tiger played in just two games the following season as a redshirt freshman. The following 2020 season Foster played in nine games with two starts both at right tackle, against Florida and South Carolina. In the 2021 season he started all 13 games at left tackle. The Michigan native returned in 2022 and started every game again at left tackle. Foster then decided to take advantage of the COVID rule that allowed him to return for a sixth year and started every game at left tackle again and was named First Team All-SEC

 

Positional Skills:

Strengths

His size and length definitely show up on film, he is a long tackle that is hard to get around. On film he moves well laterally in pass protection, with well coordinated feet. Foster does have a strong upper body, where if he gets locked in on you, you aren't going anywhere. When he does get his heels dug into the ground he is very hard to move. He has shown he can get to the second level and block linebackers. Foster has also shown an aggressive mentality on the field, keeping his legs churning at the point-of-attack especially in the run game and keeps his hands working. Even if his hands start outside he will work them back inside. Foster has shown on film that he can work his hands independently. The sixth year senior also has experience playing on the right side as well. Off the snap he keeps his hands high and tight. When he keeps his shoulders square to the defender he's hard to get past.

Weaknesses

He gets too high out of his stance and will let rushers get under his pads. The Detroit native will also give some ground to power rushers, some of it is technical some is being thin in the lower body. Foster is a little clunky moving backwards and can sometimes open the gate too soon allowing rushers to get into him and press the corner. The 5.3 forty he ran at the combine shows on the field when he's running to block down the field. Foster needs to do a better job of coming out low from his stance and not letting his head get too far over his feet, this causes him to lose his balance sometimes. The former three-star recruit will duck his head at times. He does set his hands too high and wide at times which will lead to holding calls in the NFL. Foster doesn’t show independent hand usage a lot on film. Right before contact he will drop his hands before he strikes, negating some of his upper body power. He also tends to point his feet outwards instead of inwards.

 

Fit with the Packers:

Foster is a solid fit with the Packers, he may not be a perfect fit due to the fact he's not a freak athlete, but neither was David Bakhtiari. He has the size, length, and bulk to play in the NFL and while not an elite athlete his feet are quick enough to keep him on the left side. Foster is also a solid run blocker which is a bonus in LaFleur's outside zone blocking scheme. His transition to Green Bay's offense would be pretty simple as well since Missouri runs a very similar blocking scheme and uses a lot of RPO’s like LaFleur. Foster could spend his rookie year as a swing tackle while he works out his technical flaws and continues to add lower body strength. If he can fix some technical flaws with his pad level, back/butt, head, feet and hands he could end up a really good left tackle in the NFL, if not he could at the very least be a decent swing tackle. He should hear his name sometime late day two/early day three.

 

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Comments (48)

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TKWorldWide's picture

March 25, 2024 at 09:06 am

Trying to get ahead of the game here: for the second time today I SWEAR I’m not trying to be a jerk: How do we feel about posting our mock draft results in these threads? I’m leaning more to the “nay” side, but I’m just one (badly flawed) person.

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DragonSilk's picture

March 25, 2024 at 09:38 am

Not sure exactly what you mean, but post away brother.

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Cheezehead72's picture

March 25, 2024 at 09:57 am

One of the things I like about this site is that I can post my comments/questions without regard to a moderator's agenda. Plus I can read comments s from people that are not forced on me. I have learned a lot.

If you post your mock draft I will read it.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

March 26, 2024 at 09:52 am

+1

If somebody comments something that proves to be wrong? No harm no foul, and we all learn.

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Cheezehead72's picture

March 25, 2024 at 09:59 am

What a jerk. Just joking

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TKWorldWide's picture

March 25, 2024 at 11:02 am

LOL

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 25, 2024 at 12:50 pm

I think by restricting the posting of mock drafts would be in violation of the first amendment of the american constitution. Moreover, why curb enthusiasm at any time?

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 25, 2024 at 01:34 pm

Because it's the last season and it's time to prepare for life without Curb?

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 25, 2024 at 02:01 pm

Alas.

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TKWorldWide's picture

March 25, 2024 at 02:02 pm

I was going to ask for Larry’s opinion on that…

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 25, 2024 at 04:38 pm

Larry calling Rich Eisen and one of the guys on his show inconsiderate assholes last week was awesome.

https://youtu.be/ao8oKrC_S-Y?si=e-5V86FD7SjU27Vs

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

March 26, 2024 at 09:54 am

Larry Curly and Moe, or Larry, his brother Larry and his other brother Larry?

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Bitternotsour's picture

March 25, 2024 at 01:59 pm

I don't care if they get posted, I just never want to hear that you would have drafted player X in the second round rather than player Y. Have at it with your mock drafts and do all the research you care to do, but for chrissakes, let it go when the draft actually happens and treat our bounty of selections like Christmas presents. We have a franchise quarterback, celebrate the scouting dept and the GM.

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Turophile's picture

March 26, 2024 at 03:56 am

Actually, post-mock draft are really fun to do. You take the actual draft and at each pick you can choose your own guy from whoever is still on the board. You cannot make trades that never happened, but you can decline a trade the Packers made. Just make a mock draft for your enjoyment, put it away for a couple of years and see how you did against what the Packers actually did.

That doesn't mean you don't get behind the players the Packers took. It doesn't mean you make boring "if only" and "coulda/shoulda" posts years later (I heard entirely too much about our not drafting T.J.Watt, for example). As an intellectual exercise however, I'm all for it and do a post mock draft every year.

PS. No, I'm not as good as Gute in my post mocks - not bad, but not as good, most especially with the later picks, which are little more than guesses along with some name recognition and using high RAS scores.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

March 26, 2024 at 09:56 am

As an aside, I think it's not a coincidence that Gutey's career began as a scout.

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Cheezehead72's picture

March 25, 2024 at 02:56 pm

I will post my 2023 mock draft

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DragonSilk's picture

March 25, 2024 at 05:01 pm

And I will mock you.

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T7Steve's picture

March 25, 2024 at 09:43 am

At least a good day 3 camp body with a lot of promise. Right now, it looks like the weaknesses listed outweigh the strengths. The strengths listed even sounded like they were listed again in his weaknesses.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

March 26, 2024 at 09:57 am

In that montage, the LT looked better than the QB. Held up very well again Georgia.

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Cheezehead72's picture

March 25, 2024 at 09:58 am

We need a good swing tackle to sub for the starters.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

March 26, 2024 at 09:58 am

Why isn't that Mt Caleb? Why wouldn't it be better with a specialist on both sides?

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stockholder's picture

March 25, 2024 at 10:06 am

Newman was a bust and so is he.
Stay away from the SEC

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Cheezehead72's picture

March 25, 2024 at 11:19 am

You need to be the GM for the Bear, Vikings, or Lions

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 25, 2024 at 01:47 pm

Afflicted with premature evaluation?

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porupack's picture

March 26, 2024 at 07:17 am

Stockholder, yes, yes, this is very solid analysis. SEC, PAC - 10, Big -10, and ACC all had serious busts too, so they should be avoided. Been there, done that. Gute might try Junior colleges. No busts yet from that pool. I hear there is a league in Russia that has no record of busts yet. There is a half billion or so Indians under the age of 24. Statistically we should find a starter there.

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PeteK's picture

March 26, 2024 at 10:11 am

Stock, the rhyming whining nickel and diming.

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DragonSilk's picture

March 25, 2024 at 10:07 am

Would love to see some serious competition at LT.

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GregC's picture

March 25, 2024 at 10:33 am

All that info, and I didn't see height and weight. According to nfl.com, he's 6' 5-1/2" and 313 pounds. At least he's not one of those giant guys who the Packers are never gonna draft.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 25, 2024 at 01:23 pm

However they will sign "giant guys", from time to time, as an UDFA.

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GregC's picture

March 25, 2024 at 01:53 pm

Yes, the Caleb Jones experiment continues. I recently read somewhere that he lost 50 pounds, but I can't verify that. He had been 370, so is he 320 now? Is that a little too light for an OT who is 6'9"? It will be very interesting to see what he looks like in the off-season workouts and how he plays in training camp. He's got some skills.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 25, 2024 at 02:25 pm

Also Luke Tenuta was signed off the Colts and Yosh Nijman was an UDFA. It appears that the Packers do not draft anyone over 6'6".

Caleb Jones is intriguing. His mobility defies his size. Plus the dude enjoys pancaking anyone in his way. This could be the breakthrough year for him. Not as optimistic about Tenuta.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 25, 2024 at 04:40 pm

His mobility does not defy his size. He had one of the lowest RAS scores I've ever seen.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 25, 2024 at 05:55 pm

The general rule is - the bigger the player - the lower the RAS. You'll need to watch his video(s) to see his mobility.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

March 26, 2024 at 10:01 am

Mt Caleb showed up on day 1 of OTAs under 340#.

He was dominant in TC.

Body composition is significantly more important than body weight. I don't understand why he hasn't played his first down in the NFL.

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ricky's picture

March 25, 2024 at 10:42 am

He sounds like he needs some development. Not a major overhaul, but some adjustments to his game. The question being, can Butkus (the OL coach) be trusted to do the job? Or is Stenavich taking a bigger hand working with the line, which is his best position? If it is Stenavich, I would not hesitate. But Butkus?

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

March 26, 2024 at 10:03 am

Butkus needs to be sent to Chicago.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 25, 2024 at 01:18 pm

Having gathered data and info from various scouting sources - then utilizing Packers parameters for drafting O lineman - then running it through my ENIAC computer (which I purchased in an Army Surplus store). Foster ranked #13 (out of 16) - as an O-lineman which Gutekunst is more likely to draft. Somewhere between rounds 5-7.

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LLCHESTY's picture

March 25, 2024 at 01:40 pm

I'd be fine with Foster with their 4th round pick. His RAS wasn't elite but his testing in the numbers the Packers like for OL were elite; vertical and 10 yard split. No agilities, have to see if he does them at Missouri's pro day.

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gsd3's picture

March 25, 2024 at 04:20 pm

Outside of a few guys, they all have things to work on. That's why Foster and others aren't projected to go in the 1st round. If the attitude and desire is there the rest can be learned.

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golfpacker1's picture

March 25, 2024 at 05:20 pm

Tyler Guyton has been mocked to us multiple times lately, but I haven't seen him even mentioned on Packer websites. He has RAS 9.72 and has been mainly a RT. He is very athletic and for weighing 320 lbs, he has no fat on him. Probably a 2nd rounder and will fall between #41 & #58.

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Alberta_Packer's picture

March 25, 2024 at 06:02 pm

Guyton is 6'8". The Packers do not typically draft over 6'6". Also he has limited college experience. The Packers prefer players with an ample past performance.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

March 26, 2024 at 10:06 am

320# of lean mass sounds like a road grader to me?

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BAMABADGER's picture

March 25, 2024 at 06:14 pm

The UGA game, he looks unimpressive. Plays to high in both run and pass blocking. Much better OT and OG in this draft that will be
all-Pros for a decade.

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golfpacker1's picture

March 26, 2024 at 10:17 am

I am not a fan of Guyton at all BAMA. He hasn't done that much @ Oklahoma, and I was just mentioning him because I have seen him mocked to GB recently. I actually like the other OT @ Oklahoma, Walter Rouse. He is a LT and started 4 years @ Stanford before transferring to Oklahoma for 1 year. He is a later round prospect who is a very strong run blocker and adequate pass protector. He has 3400 snaps @ LT under his belt.

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Turophile's picture

March 26, 2024 at 04:04 am

We need a thread that simply says "Post your mock draft here". Maybe it can include CheeseheadTV writers own mocks.
There are several sites you can use for this. nflmockdraftdatabase or Draft Buzz or Fanspeak or PFN mock draft simulator or something else entirely (you may have a PFF subscription, for example).

Those that post their drafts can add as much or as little commentary on their picks as they like. I'd like to see mock drafts by Joseph or Uglem, for example, as Joseph follows the draft closely and grinds tape, while Uglem is (I believe) responsible for CheeseheadTV's draft board.

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golfpacker1's picture

March 27, 2024 at 10:47 am

Do you suggest this because you like or don't like mock drafts posted Turo?

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Turophile's picture

March 27, 2024 at 12:36 pm

Oh I like them, maybe too much. I tend to do at least one-a-day, on one of the many sites.

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golfpacker1's picture

March 27, 2024 at 04:23 pm

I do at least 3 per day now.

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