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NFL 2024 Rookie Scouting Report: Javon Foster, OT, Missouri

Drafted By: Jacksonville Jaguars


Height: 6’5”

Weight: 309

Arm Length: 35”  


40-Yard Dash: N/A

10-Yard Split: N/A

3-Cone: N/A

20-Yard Shuttle: N/A

Vertical: N/A

Broad Jump: N/A

Bench Press: N/A



  • Very good size, length, and strength for the NFL game. 
  • Has the strength to lock out once he gets hands-on. 
  • Will run you over in the run game. 
  • Appeared to improve as the season went on.


  • Often finds his hands on the outside. 
  • Has trouble getting his hands on first despite his length. 
  • Heavy feet when working downfield. 
  • Footwork in pass protection needs work.
  • Lunges going into contact makes him susceptible to counters. 
  • Gets high very quickly out of his stance. 
  • Experiences difficulty identifying wrap-around blitzes. 


  • Third-team All-American by the Associated Press in 2023.
  • First-team All-SEC in 2023. 
  • On the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2019.



Javon Foster is a prospect who’s garnered some first-round attention throughout the season. However, as the season prolonged, he was mentioned less and less frequently as a first-round candidate. Still, you can never count out someone of his size and length as they’re something coaches and QBs greatly appreciate. 

As already partially mentioned, Javon Foster has the size, length, and strength required to play efficiently in the NFL. Foster is the type of player to run you over when run blocking but is also more than capable of locking out once he gets his hands on you in the passing game. More so, Foster appeared to improve as the season went on. It isn’t that he started slow, but seemed to play down a bit to the non-SEC competition the Tigers were facing early on. 

Despite his length, Foster has difficulty consistently getting his hands on first. Because of this, Foster often finds himself with his hands on the outside. Additionally, Foster’s footwork as a whole needs improvement. His feet are very heavy when working downfield and he experiences trouble in the face of speed leading him to lunge when going into contact. More so, Foster gets high quickly out of his stance further necessitating the importance of good footwork and not lunging. Lastly, Foster also has trouble identifying LBer blitzes that wrap around multiple gaps. 

Still, Foster was mentioned to the First-team All-SEC list in 2023 and was even a Third-team All-American by the Associated Press. Still, it’s uncertain if this is enough for him to get back into first-round conversations with tackles such as JC Latham, Taliese Fuaga, Olu Fashanu, and Joe Alt ahead of him. 


My Two Cents

Whenever you see someone mentioned in first-round conversations, you expect a lot from them. While I was willing to give Javon Foster the benefit of the doubt, I was left extremely underwhelmed. While a team will likely give him a chance on Day 2, I’d prefer to spend my pick elsewhere. 

Drafted Round 4, Pick 114 to the Jacksonville Jaguars

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