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Jet Nation Scouting Profile: Alabama OT JC Latham

As we continue rolling out JetNation prospect scouting reports, we’ve got another offensive lineman for you today in Alabama’s JC Latham.  The big man out of Alabama has been mentioned as a consideration for the Jets along with Notre Dame’s Joe Alt, Penn State’s Olu Fashanu and Taliese Fuaga of Oregon State.


Height: 6-6

Weight: 342

Hand Size: 11’’

Arm Size: 35 ⅛’’

Hometown: Oak Creek, Wis

High School: IMG Academy

Class/Age: 2021, 21-years old

Recruit: ★★★★★


Film Study

Games Watched: vs Arkansas (2023), vs. Auburn (2023), vs. Texas (2023)

Balance: Is normally found upright, his hand lunges and placement can sometimes have him out in front with his large frame, which can result in him being out of sync with the rush. 

Pass Protection:  Thrives with his eyes and his ability to scan for potential problems from the defense. Picks up stunts well. Can struggle at times with consistency and can find himself out of place. 

Run Blocking: This is where Latham shines. Has a knack for finding defenders to bowl over. Is quick enough getting out in space or as a pulling tackle. 

Lateral Mobility/Athleticism: Is able to adjust both with his eyes and body to stunts and wide angled rushers and can make adjustments mid-play from a protection standpoint. 

Point of Attack Power: Doesn’t have a ton of power to completely blow away oncoming pass rushers, but can handle his own.

Hands: Hands can be erratic and inconsistent. Struggles to take sting out of pass rushers on a regular enough basis. 

Anchor:  JC Latham doesn’t get bowled over, is able to stand firm against power rushers and absorb a decent amount of power. 

Strength: His strength is on full display in the run game, has a nastiness about him that can be displayed through his ability to toss people aside.

Size: Listed at 6-6, 360 lbs on the Alabama website, Latham came into the NFL Combine at 6-6, 342 lbs. On tape, he uses that size to his advantage. His length allows him to keep defenders away. 

Versatility: Probably can slide inside to play guard if right tackle doesn’t work out, but expect teams to view him as a right tackle option first and foremost. 



Played in 14 games as a backup during his true freshman season in 2021. Took over the starting job in 2022. Earned First-team All SEC honors in 2023. 



JC Latham provides immediate value in the run game, where his consistency shines the most. He can pull and get out in space, playing with a nastiness in the run-game that teams will covet. What will be interesting at the next level is if Latham can find more consistency in pass protection. If not, a move inside to guard could be on the table.

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