2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Joe Alt

2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report - Notre Dame OT Joe Alt

The NFL Draft is mere hours away. We take a look at Notre Dame left tackle Joe Alt, a massive and agile offensive lineman.

Alt was a four-star recruit as a tight end coming out of Minneapolis before converting to tackle at Notre Dame. During his time there, he logged 33 starts and appeared in 38 total games. Alt was named a First-Team All-American by the Associated Press in 2022 and 2023 while also finishing as a finalist for the Outland Trophy (top interior lineman) and the Lombardi Award (top lineman). His dad, John Alt, was a former first-round pick and two-time Pro Bowler for Kansas City. His brother, Mark, played in the NHL.

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Joe Alt, Left Tackle, Notre Dame

Name: Joe Alt
Jersey: No. 76
Position: Left Tackle
School: Notre Dame
Class: Junior
Height: 6-foot-9
Weight: 321 lbs.

Arm: 34 14”
Hand: 10”
40-Yard Dash: 5.05
10-Yard Split: 1.73
Three-Cone: 7.31
Shuttle: 4.51
Bench: 27 reps


Joe Alt’s Strengths

Alt is a polished prospect who possesses elite size and length. He uses this to keep guys off his body and create a wide pocket for the quarterback. Alt mirrors pass-rushers very well with great lateral movement and mobility. If he is beaten, his insane flexibility gives him some wiggle room to recover. He also identifies and passes off stunts very well.


Alt uses his elite movement skills and length to give great reps in the run game. His quick first step and smooth hips allow him to wall off defenders with ease. He is very fluid on double teams and second-level blocks. Moves efficiently to the linebacker and gives a good initial blow while keeping his feet moving throughout the block.

Joe Alt’s Weaknesses

Alt cannot hold a consistent anchor. He deals with speed moves, but bullrushes give him a ton of trouble. When guys get into his chest, he is unable to hold up and can get moved back easily. This lack of trust in his anchor causes him to lunge out, get over his toes, and be more waist-bent versus bending at his knees. He can get push-pulled when this happens in the run game. Alt is also capable of being beaten around the edge when he gives a soft punch. Excessive hand movement can cause this at times.

Pro Comparison: Nate Solder

Very similar in size and build. Both are good athletes who struggle with the bull rush. Alt is not going to be a superstar but can be a long-term reliable option at tackle.


Draft Projection: Top-10 Pick

Alt is as solid as they come. He has an NFL pedigree and the ideal size and length for a left tackle. As long as he stays healthy, he can carve out a lengthy NFL career. There are not many ways to beat him outside of pure power, but even that it is not something he consistently struggles with. His athleticism and flexibility make him an ideal pass-blocker and exceptional run-blocker at left tackle. His polish does limit his upside, but it also makes him such a safe pick. Alt will be the best in this class on Day 1 and the surest bet to have a successful career.

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