Noteboom was a lean and athletic honorable mention all-state pick from Plano, Texas before signing on with the Horned Frogs. The three-time All-Academic Big 12 pick has not missed a game since redshirting the 2013 season. He played as a reserve in 2014, then took over the right tackle spot for all 13 games as a sophomore. Noteboom moved to the blind side for 2016, starting every game and showing agility in pass protection that NFL scouts admire at the position despite growing into his frame. Big 12 coaches voted him honorable 
mention all-conference as a senior, as he started all 14 games at the left tackle spot.
 
Overview
Noteboom flashes the technique, hand usage, and athleticism you want out of the position but he doesn't do those things with enough consistency. His inability to gain and secure positioning as a move blocker is a concern as is his consistency as a finisher in running game. Noteboom was one of the tackles who flashed at the Senior Bowl in one-on-one drills and had a great workout at the Combine. The tape says day three, but his work during the "draft season" should get him drafted on the second day with a chance to become an early NFL starter.
 
Strengths
  • Has an NFL frame with room to pile on more muscle
  • Has adequate dip and scoop hip flexion to create leverage as a drive blocker
  • Does a good job of working hip-to-hip on double-team blocks
  • Hand strength is solid
  • Can latch onto defender's jersey with his hands to help him ride out the block
  • Runs feet under initial contact for improved sustain as run blocker
  • Comfortable quick-setting on top of edge rushers
  • Shows ability to hasten pass slide rather than using cross-over footwork to catch rushers at the top of the arc
  • Can pass set with good posture when he wants to
  • Good athlete in space
  • Leads the charge when asked to pull and is comfortable handling screen blocking duties
 
Weaknesses
  • Prolonged tape work offers plenty of inconsistencies in performance
  • Technique slips when matched against power
  • Will lean and engulf with wide hands in pass pro
  • Rushers who ramp up speed-to-power are a problem for him
  • Wide hands open his frame to stab moves that walk him into quarterback's face
  • Fails to gain early ground in kick-slides
  • Opens outside hip early in pass sets giving rushers a much softer edge to attack
  • Needs to play with faster hands and a more efficient punch
  • Takes inefficient paths to easy wall-off blocks allowing defensive ends to slide inside his block
  • Inconsistent getting to his lateral blocks
 
Sources Tell Us
"I was disappointed when I finally sat down and studied him. I couldn't find that one thing that I really loved about him and he looked a lot smaller than his listed weight when I watched the tape. I think he has a lot of work to do." - NFL offensive line consultant
 
Lance Zierlein (NFL.COM)
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