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Eric Winston Blogs on Right Tackle vs Left Tackle

So my friend has finally won out, this blog will be about the differences between Right Tackle and Left Tackle. It’s probably good that I am talking about this topic because there are many common misconceptions about the position. I’m not sure how to do this so I will answer typical statements I hear.

Left Tackles are more athletic.

For the most part, yes. Left Tackles are commonly your more athletic, less physical former basketball player or all-around athlete. Right Tackles might not be as athletic but they are more physical, tougher players. Right Tackles are asked to “open up” holes by moving the defensive player while Left Tackles “cover” their guy up by getting in front of the defender but don’t get as much movement.

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