OT Rankings 2018 NFL Offensive Tackle Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame: Top 5 Pick, 2. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan: Top 10 Pick, 3. Connor Williams, OT, Texas: Round 1, 4. Archie Lewis, OT, Boise State: Round 1, 5. Trey Adams, OT, Washington: Round 1, 6. Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh: Round 1, 7. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma: Round 1, 8. Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson: Round 2, 9. Martez Ivey, OT, Florida: Round 2, 10. Cole Madison, OT, Washington State: Round 2, 11. Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State: Round 3, 12. Ike Boettger, OT, Iowa: Round 3, 13. K.J. Malone, OT, LSU: Round 4, 14. Toby Weathersby, OT, LSU: Round 4, 15. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon: Round 4, 16. Casey Tucker, OT, Stanford: Round 5, 17. Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook: Round 5, 18. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State: Round 5, 19. Brock Ruble, OT, Florida State: Round 6, 20. Bentley Spain, OT, North Carolina: Round 7


2018 NFL Draft: Offensive Tackle Rankings





Chris Ransom follow @DraftUtopia Last Updated: August 19, 2017.



  1. Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame Projected Round Top 5 Pick

    2017 Season Recap The 6-8 312 lb Mike McGlinchey would have been the top offensive tackle drafted in 2017 if he declared for the 2017 NFL Draft. He's my favorite prospect heading into this season, but faces a lot tougher competition this upcoming season.


    Mike McGlinchey SWOT Report

    Strengths: Mike McGlinchey is a natural pass blocker. He did not have a single sack allowed in 2016 and only 1 quarterback hurry allowed all season. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Pass blocking strength, run blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, and run blocking footwork checks out. High football IQ. Starts at multiple positions on the offensive line with a full season at both left tackle and right tackle. Maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds which is what you want in an offensive lineman. Keeps his back straight. Shows proper knee bend. Has long arms and ideal arm length to translate to offensive tackle in the NFL.


    Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. McGlinchey is the complete package as far as offensive tackles goes. Displays excellent leadership. Was a team captain in High School and at Notre Dame. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    Weaknesses: I don't see any weaknesses with Mike McGlinchey. I see a complete blue chip left tackle.


    Opportunities: New York Jets, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers are three teams that could end up with McGlinchey. I see a top 3 selection at the very worst with Mike McGlinchey at this point. I think Chicago is a perfect landing spot for Mike McGlinchey.


    Threats: Mike McGlinchey got penalized 11 times in 2016. That's the concern with him and my only concern with him. As long as he cuts back on this in 2017 while maintaining blocks he's the complete package and could go on to become an All Time great. My pro player comp for Mike McGlinchey would be Joe Thomas of the Cleveland Browns as McGlinchey and Thomas have a ton of similar qualities plus they are both 312 lbs.


    Potential Grade: 97/99



    Before 2017

    Mike McGlinchey played tight end, left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, right tackle, 4-3 right end, 4-3 defensive tackle, and 4-3 left end in High School before committing to Notre Dame. Joe Thomas played tight end, left tackle, right tackle, 4-3 right end, 4-3 left end, kicker, and punter. McGlinchey has similar versatility that Joe Thomas had in High School before committing to Wisconsin.


    Mike McGlinchey redshirted in 2013. He started Notre Dame's bowl game at right tackle in 2014.


    In 2015, after Zack Martin left, McGlinchey took over at right tackle and started next to Ronnie Stanley who went sixth overall in the 2016 NFL Draft. McGlinchey moved to left tackle after Stanley left and allowed no sacks and 1 quarterback hurry in 2016. The only player that embarrassed McGlinchey in 27 career starts was Haason Reddick when Notre Dame faced Temple in 2015 who had 1 sack and 4 quarterback hurries on McGlinchey in that game. McGlinchey only surrendered that 1 sack and 4 of his five career quarterback hurries versus Reddick. He allowed no sacks and only 1 quarterback hurry in 2016 when moving to left tackle. That speaks volumes about how good McGlinchey is.




  2. Chukwuma Okorafor, OT, Western Michigan Projected Round Top 10 Pick

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 333 lb Chukwuma Okorafor is a lot more complete than scouts are making him out to be. I see a future first round pick that could potentially go in the top 5 perhaps even higher than Corey Davis who was taken fifth overall by the Tennessee Titans in the 2017 NFL Draft.


    Chukwuma Okorafor SWOT Report

    Strengths: Chukwuma Okorafor is a natural pass blocker. He only allowed 1 sack and 3 quarterback hurries all season in 2016 after making the move to left tackle. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Pass blocking strength, run blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, and run blocking footwork checks out. Opened things up for running back Jarvion Franklin. Had hardly any penalties in 2016. High football IQ. Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue.


    Starts at multiple positions on the offensive line with a full season at both left tackle and right tackle. Maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds which is what you want in an offensive lineman. Keeps his back straight. Shows proper knee bend. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    Has long arms and ideal arm length to translate to offensive tackle in the NFL. Okorafor is the complete package as far as offensive tackles goes.


    Weaknesses: You'd like to see him keep his arms higher and react quicker when trying to punch a defender on blocks. Other than that, I don't see any weaknesses and a complete blue chip left tackle.


    Opportunities: New York Jets, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers, and Cincinnati Bengals are four teams that could end up with Okorafor. I see a top 5 selection at the very worst with Chukwuma Okorafor at this point. I think Cincinnati is one team that needs Okorafor the most of those teams.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Chukwuma Okorafor. In fact, I think he's a safer prospect than Mike McGlinchey with less upside. Both offensive tackles look like Pro Bowlers heading into 2017.


    Potential Grade: 95/99



    Before 2017

    Chukwuma Okorafor was born in Nigeria. He played soccer in Africa and originally wanted to be a kicker or punter in High School. He ended up converting to offensive tackle and committing to Western Michigan at 16-years-old.


    Chukwuma Okorafor started next to Willie Beavers at right tackle in 2015. He beat out Taylor Moton for the left tackle job following the departure of Willie Beavers in 2016 where he had some success versus Tarrell Basham and T.J. Watt so clearly Okorafor has superb tape.




  3. Connor Williams, OT, Texas Projected Round 1st Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 320 lb Connor Williams enters his third year as a starting left tackle for Texas. He was a five star recruit in High School and there are a lot of people who believe Williams could end up being better than McGlinchey. I don't agree with that, but you cannot deny the talent Williams has.


    Connor Williams SWOT Report

    Strengths: Connor Williams is a natural pass blocker. He only allowed 1 sack and 4 quarterback hurries all season in 2016 after making the move to left tackle. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Pass blocking strength, run blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, and run blocking footwork checks out. Opened things up for running back D'Onta Foreman in 2016. Had hardly any penalties in 2016. High football IQ. Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue.


    Played left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle at Coppel High School so versatility is not an issue. Two-year starter at left tackle. That kind of consistency at left tackle is why some believe Williams has a shot to be the first left tackle drafted.


    Keeps his back straight. Shows proper knee bend. Has tremendous balance and an excellent frame for an offensive tackle. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    Weaknesses: Needs to maintain blocks longer. He can get his hands on a defender for 3-5 seconds, but not 5-7 seconds. That's a problem since elite offensive tackles that start give their quarterbacks at least 5-7 seconds in the pocket.


    Opportunities: Williams played left tackle at Texas. I think where he plays in the NFL depends largely on who drafts Williams. A team like the Minnesota Vikings will draft Williams if they want a left tackle. A team that wants a right tackle could be someone like the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, or the Los Angeles Chargers. Teams in the market for left guards include the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Philadelphia Eagles. A team like Atlanta or Indianapolis could start Williams at right guard right away. There are a lot of team fits for Williams, but where he starts will ultimately come down to who drafts him.


    Threats: If you want a can't miss left tackle this may not be the guy to get. Archie Lewis out of Boise State does a much better job maintaining blocks on tape than Connor Williams, but he lacks Connor's massive frame. The other threat with Connor Williams is that he may have short arm length. Having short arm length would force the 6-6 320 lb Williams to move to either right tackle or kick inside to guard. He's still a first round talent that warrants top 10 consideration, but that arm length could limit what role he plays in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 94/99



    Before 2017

    Connor Williams started at Texas right away as a true freshman in 2015 after playing left tackle, left guard, right guard, and right tackle at Coppell High School. He started every game in 2016 after being a five star recruit. Some believe he's versatile enough to play center as well with the ability to play any of the five spots on the offensive line.




  4. Archie Lewis, OT, Boise State Projected Round 1st Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-3 300 lb Archie Lewis enters his senior season. He has not missed a game in two seasons.


    Archie Lewis SWOT Report

    Strengths: Archie Lewis is a natural pass blocker. He only allowed 1 sack and 4 quarterback hurries all season in 2016 after making the move to left tackle. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Pass blocking strength, run blocking strength, pass blocking footwork, and run blocking footwork checks out. Opened things up for running back Jeremy McNichols and protected Brett Rypien in 2016. Had hardly any penalties in 2016. High football IQ. Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue.


    Capable of playing left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, or right tackle with his versatility. Keeps his back straight. Shows proper knee bend. Maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    Weaknesses: One year starter. Has an extremely limited frame.


    Opportunities: Lewis played left tackle at Boise State. I think where he plays in the NFL depends largely on who drafts Lewis. A team like the Minnesota Vikings or Seattle Seahawks will draft Lewis if they want a left tackle. A taeam that wants a right tackle could be someone like the Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Rams, or the Los Angeles Chargers. Teams in the market for left guards include the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Philadelphia Eagles. A team like Atlanta or Indianapolis could start Lewis at right guard right away. There are a lot of team fits for Lewis, but where he starts will ultimately come down to who drafts him.


    Threats: His limited frame at 6-3 300 lbs may prevent him from playing left tackle in the NFL. He could still be a good right tackle or a guard if teams are not satisfied with his frame. Lewis will be 25-years-old when he is a rookie in the NFL.


    Potential Grade: 92/99



    Before 2017

    Archie Lewis was a backup left tackle to Rees Odhiambo until 2016. He hasn't suffered an injury at Boise State despite missing his first two seasons in High School due to injuries.




  5. Trey Adams, OT, Washington Projected Round 1st Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-7 302 lb Trey Adams is a two-year starter at left tackle for the Washington Huskies. He is getting hyped up as someone who is better than McGlinchey or Williams. He has first round potential, but you can argue he's a project player.


    Trey Adams SWOT Report

    Strengths: Trey Adams is a natural pass blocker. He only allowed 2 sacks and 5 quarterback hurries all season in 2016. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is off the charts.


    You can argue Adams has better footwork and foot speed than any offensive tackle in this class along with the biggest frame for a left tackle. Opened things up for running back Myles Gaskin and protected Jake Browning in 2016.


    Had hardly any penalties in 2016. Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    Weaknesses: Pass blocking strength and run blocking strength are a huge issue with Trey Adams. Adams is a pure left tackle and there is no versatility for him to move to another position if he does terrible at left tackle in the NFL.


    NFL teams may value foot speed over anything else when it comes to offensive tackles, but I value a player that maintains blocks for a long period of time. I don't see that with Adams. Scouts said he played good versus Alabama, but he didn't maintain a block on every single play against their stacked defense in the 2017 College Football Playoff.


    Garrett Bolles had this exact same issue. He corrected it though after the Broncos drafted him. If Trey Adams can get stronger and correct this weakness than he has a chance to be the first offensive tackle drafted.


    Opportunities: Trey Adams is a pure left tackle. I think Seattle is the best fit for Trey Adams. Adams can go top 5 if he gets stronger.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Trey Adams. He's a pretty safe prospect in my mind.


    Potential Grade: 92/99



    Before 2017

    Trey Adams became Washington's left tackle right away in 2015. He did even better in 2016. Now he added 7 lbs of muscle and is looking to dominate in 2017.




  6. Brian O'Neill, OT, Pittsburgh Projected Round 1st Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 290 lb Brian O'Neill played right tackle across from Adam Bisnowaty in 2016. He has one career start at left tackle under his belt though and is going to move back to left tackle in 2017 showing NFL scouts the versatility to play on both sides of the offensive line.


    Brian O'Neill SWOT Report

    Strengths: Brian O'Neill is a natural pass blocker. He only allowed 2 sacks and 6 quarterback hurries all season in 2016. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Displays outstanding pass blocking strength and run blocking strength. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is off the charts.


    Opened things up for running back James Conner and protected Nate Peterman in 2016. Had hardly any penalties in 2016. Is versatile enough to play left tackle or right tackle.


    Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    Weaknesses: Only 290 lbs. Still needs to fill out his frame. He's considered raw by some and you'd like to see him maintain blocks better. Other than these areas, he's pretty complete for the most part as an offensive tackle.


    Opportunities: The Denver Broncos, Los Angeles Chargers, Oakland Raiders, and Indianapolis Colts would all be great fits for Brian O'Neill.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Brian O'Neill. He's a pretty safe prospect in my mind.


    Potential Grade: 90/99



    Before 2017

    Brian O'Neill redshirted in 2014. He was a starting right tackle for Pittsburgh in 2015 and 2016 with 1 start at left tackle when Adam Bisnowaty was injured. The junior redshirt is making the move to left tackle in 2017. If he does well there, it opens things up for his draft stock.




  7. Orlando Brown, OT, Oklahoma Projected Round 1st Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-8 345 lb Orlando Brown also known as Orlando Brown Jr., is the son Orlando "Zeus" Brown. Orlando Brown has dominated in his last two seasons at Oklahoma as the temas starting left tackle.


    Orlando Brown SWOT Report

    Strengths: Orlando Brown is a natural pass blocker. Extremely durable He only allowed 1 sacks and 4 quarterback hurries all season in 2016. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Displays outstanding pass blocking strength and run blocking strength. His pass blocking footwork is incredible for someone that is over 340 lbs. Opened things up for the running back tanem of Samaje Perine and Joe Mixon. Also protected Baker Mayfield in 2016. Had hardly any penalties in 2016.


    Is versatile enough to play left tackle or right tackle. High football IQ. Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    Weaknesses: Orlando Brown is a pretty complete left tackle despite his massive size. Run blocking footwork is his only weakness on tape.


    Opportunities: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants would be great fits for Orlando Brown.


    Threats: The only threat is will his foot speed translate to the NFL. If his foot speed doesn't translate the possibility of him moving to right tackle or kicking inside to guard becomes a distinct possibility. I think Orlando Brown is a pretty complete left tackle for the most part though so I'm not concerned about him. If he can condition himself a little better he has Pro Bowl potential.


    Potential Grade: 90/99



    Before 2017

    Orlando Brown also known as Orlando Brown Jr. redshirted in 2014. He took over as Oklahoma's left tackle in 2015. Orlando Brown has two consectuive seasons with 13 starts at left tackle.




  8. Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson Projected Round 2nd Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 295 lb Mitch Hyatt is a two-year starter at left tackle for the Clemson Tigers. Hyatt has excellent footwork and could get drafted in the late first to early second round.


    Mitch Hyatt SWOT Report

    Strengths: Mitch Hyatt is a natural pass blocker. He only allowed 0 sacks and 1 quarterback hurries all season in 2016. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is off the charts. You can argue Adams has better footwork and foot speed than any offensive tackle in this class outside of Trey Adams.


    Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. Opened things up for running back Wayne Gallman and protected Deshaun Watson in 2016. Had hardly any penalties in 2016. Did well versus Bradley Chubb who is a first round prospect.


    Weaknesses: Pass blocking strength and run blocking strength are a huge issue with Mitch Hyatt. Adams is a pure left tackle and there is no versatility for him to move to another position if he does terrible at left tackle in the NFL. I watched 7 games of Mitch Hyatt on tape. He struggled against Alabama, Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, and Ohio State. He may have only allowed 1 quarterback hurry statistically, but he got beat by opposing defensive ends and outside linebackers off the edge quite a bit in 2016 even if the statistics don't indicate that. Struggles with double teams and getting to the second level.


    NFL teams may value foot speed over anything else when it comes to offensive tackles, but I value a player that maintains blocks for a long period of time. I don't see that with Hyatt since he can only maintain blocks for 1-3 seconds. Watson wasn't the best decision maker and had questions with accuracy, but his quick release kept Hyatt from giving up a lot fo sacks.


    Garrett Bolles had this exact same issue. He corrected it though after the Broncos drafted him. If Mitch Hyatt can get stronger and correct this weakness than he has a chance to be the first offensive tackle drafted.


    Opportunities: Mitch Hyatt is a pure left tackle. Someone like the New York Jets in the second round would be a great fit for Hyatt.


    Threats: Gets penalized a lot. Got called for multiple false start penalties in the 2016 ACC Championship game.


    Potential Grade: 87/99



    Before 2017

    Mitch Hyatt was the number one ranked offensive tackle in the class of 2015. He dominated in 2015 with only 1 sack allowed and 1 quarterback hurry. He did even better in 2016 with 0 sacks allowed and 1 quarterback hurry. He got beat by opposing defenders in a lot of games and had trouble maintaining blocks.




  9. Martez Ivey, OT, Florida Projected Round 2nd Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 315 lb left tackle played left guard the last two seasons after being a highly recruited five star recruit at left tackle in High School. He actually played left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, and right tackle in High School. His main position then was left tackle though and now we get to see *vey play his main position at Florida.


    Martez Ivey SWOT Report

    Strengths: Martez Ivey is an effective pass blocker. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. The pass blocking and run blocking strength that Ivey displays checks out as he can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is good. Extremely durable. High football IQ. Gets to the second level.


    Weaknesses: Was a natural left tackle in High School. He hasn't played left tackle against SEC players so we'll have to see how he does verus SEC pass rushers in 2017. Didn't get the chance to show he could take on double teams playing next to David Sharpe.


    Opportunities: I have a second round grade on Martez Ivey. He can play anywhere on the offensive line so its hard to say where he gets drafted and what position he gets drafted at in the NFL.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Martez Ivey. He's a pretty safe prospect in my mind.


    Potential Grade: 86/99



    Before 2017

    Martez Ivey was a five star recruit in the class of 2015 just like Mitch Hyatt. Ivey played left guard for two years at Florida. He's finally making the move to left tackle in 2017 after doing well at left guard in 2015 and 2016.




  10. Cole Madison, OT, Washington State Projected Round 2nd Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 314 lb right tackle is a two year starter at Washington State. He won All PAC 12 honors each of the last two seasons.


    Cole Madison SWOT Report

    Strengths: Cole Madison is an effective pass blocker. His pass blocking strength is also there. Maintains blocks for 5-7 seconds. Extremely durable. Durability is not an issue. Gets to the second level.


    Weaknesses: Inconsistent pass blocking footwork. He has plays where he uses his footwork to buy Falk time in the pocket on plays. He also shows poor footwork at times and gets beat by speedy rushers at defensive end or outside linebacker off the edge. Run blocking, run blocking strength, run blocking footwork, and zone blocking. Struggles with double teams.


    Opportunities: I have a second round grade on Cole Madison. He is a pure right tackle so that may limit where he can play in the NFL.


    Threats: I don't see any threats with Cole Madison. He's a pretty safe prospect in my mind.


    Potential Grade: 88/99



    Before 2017

    Cole Madison became Washington State's right tackle in 2015 as a sophomore redshirt. He retained that role in 2016 and enters 2017 as the starting right tackle. He's probably the best pure right tackle in this class.




  11. Jamarco Jones, OT, Ohio State Projected Round 3rd Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 310 lb Jamarco Jones has one year of starting experience. He took over for Taylor Decker in 2016.


    Jamarco Jones SWOT Report

    Strengths: Jamarco Jones is an effective pass blocker. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. The pass blocking and run blocking strength that Jones displays checks out as he can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is good. High football IQ.


    Held his own versus Taco Charlton. Won and lost some battles versus T.J. Watt. Has experience as a sixth man where he would come in as a rotational left tackle, left guard, center, right guard, or right tackle. The versatility to play all five spots on the offensive line is there with Jamarco Jones. Gets to the second level.


    Weaknesses: Jamarco Jones misses assignments at times. He showed this on tape versus Wisconsin. He also got manhandeled by Clellin Ferrell out of Clemson in the 2017 College Football Playoff. One year starter. Struggles with double teams.


    Opportunities: I have a third round grade on Jamarco Jones. I'm not sure where he goes, but he's versatile enough to play anywhere on the offensive line.


    Threats: There are no threats with Jamarco Jones. He's a safe prospect, but there is limited upside. He's solid enough to start though.


    Potential Grade: 85/99



    Before 2017

    Jamarco Jones became a full-time starter in 2016. He took over for Taylor Decker at left tackle and did well in his first year as a starter.




  12. Ike Boettger, OT, Iowa Projected Round 3rd Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 300 lb Ike Boettger has experience at left tackle, left guard, right gurd, and right tackle. Right now I have him projected as a right tackle in the NFL, but he may end up kicking inside to guard.


    Ike Boettger SWOT Report

    Strengths: Ike Boettger is an effective pass blocker. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. The pass blocking and run blocking strength that Boettger displays checks out as he can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is good.


    Did a great job run blocking for Akrum Wadley and pass blocking for C.J. Beathard. High football IQ. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    Weaknesses: He doesn't have a weakness. He doesn't have a lot of upside either though.


    Opportunities: I have a third round grade on Ike Boettger. He started against Wisconsin at left tackle and did well versus T.J. Watt. He started 9 other games at right tackle and 2 at left guard. It's hard to project what position he plays, but for now I'd have to think he's an NFL right tackle.


    Threats: Ike Boettger had a season ending injury in 2015. He stayed healthy in 2016. It's hard to say if durability is a threat. Right now its more of a question and depends a lot on how healthy Boettger is in 2017.


    Potential Grade: 85/99



    Before 2017

    Ike Boettger took over as a starter in 2015. He started five games before a season ending injury. He played all 12 games in 2016 with starts at left tackle, right tackle, and left guard. He's versatile enough to play left tackle, right tackle, left guard, or right guard in the NFL.




  13. K.J. Malone, OT, LSU Projected Round 4th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-4 321 lb K.J. Malone did not start until 2016. Malone started 12 games at left tackle.


    K.J. Malone SWOT Report

    Strengths: K.J. Malone is an effective pass blocker. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. The pass blocking and run blocking strength that Malone displays checks out as he can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is good. High football IQ. Gets to the second level and can take on double teams.


    The versatility to play all five spots on the offensive line is there with K.J. Malone. K.J. Malone did well versus Myles Garrett.


    Weaknesses: K.J. Malone is a one-year starter. That's the only weakness with him.


    Opportunities: I have a fourth round grade on K.J. Malone. Malone could move up with a big season.


    Threats: There are no threats with K.J. Malone. He's a solid starter you can get in the third or fourth round.


    Potential Grade: 85/99



    Before 2017

    K.J. Malone started 12 games in 2016. He did well in his first year as a starter.




  14. Toby Weathersby, OT, LSU Projected Round 4th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 308 lb Toby Weathersby was considered a 2018 first round pick at one point. He has limited experience though and only 4 career starts.


    Toby Weathersby SWOT Report

    Strengths: Toby Weathersby is an effective pass blocker. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. The pass blocking and run blocking strength that Malone displays checks out as he can maintain blocks for 5-7 seconds. His pass blocking footwork and run blocking footwork is good. High football IQ. Can play right tackle or right guard. Gets to the second level.


    Weaknesses: Toby Weathersby only has 4 career starts. He's pretty raw for an offensive tackle and struggles with double teams.


    Opportunities: I have a fourth round grade on Toby Weathersby. Weathersby could move up with a big season.


    Threats: There are no threats with Toby Weathersby. He's a good rotational right tackle who can also play right guard.


    Potential Grade: 84/99



    Before 2017

    Toby Weathersby had 1 start in 2015. He played 8 games in 2016 with three starts last season.




  15. Tyrell Crosby, OT, Oregon Projected Round 4th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 310 lb Tyrell Crosby has the versatility to play left tackle and right tackle. He enters Oregon's senior season as one of the top offensive tackles in the country.


    Tyrell Crosby SWOT Report

    Strengths: Arguably the most physical offensive tackle in this class when healthy. Has experience at both left tackle and right tackle. Has the pass blocking, run blocking, and zone blocking you look for. Displayed superb pass blocking strength and run blocking strength at the right tackle position. Did very well versus both Demarcus Walker and Joey Bosa during the first College Football playoff in 2015 when Ohio State defeated Oregon to win it all. Gets to the second level.


    Weaknesses: Struggled with pass blocking and run blocking footwork. Did not maintain blocks well in his one start at left tackle versus Virginia. Struggles with double teams.


    Opportunities: I am not sure where Tyrell Crosby goes. I have a fourth round grade on Crosby. I was initially going to give him a seventh round grade, but he wowed me on tape at right tackle so I moved him up three rounds.


    Threats: Durability will become a threat with Tyrell Crosby if he misses any time with injuries in 2017. At the same time you are looking at a swing offensive tackle in the NFL until he fixes some areas of his game.


    Potential Grade: 83/99



    Before 2017

    Tyrell Crosby dominated as a true freshman when Jake Fisher was injured in 2015. He did well at right tackle in 2016 too. His season ending injury against Nebraska at left tackle really limited what Oregon did. He has Justin Herbert returning at quarterback after a promising freshman season along with Royce Freeman at running back plus he's playing left tackle. If Oregon has a huge season and Crosby stays healthy, look out since he's the one day 3 pick outside of the LSU offensive tackles that could surge into day 2 territory.




  16. Casey Tucker, OT, Stanford Projected Round 5th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 300 lb Casey Tucker enters his senior season at Stanford. He was mainly a right tackle, but he enters his senior season at Stanford.


    Casey Tucker SWOT Report

    Strengths: Casey Tucker is an effective pass blocker. His run blocking and zone blocking is superb as well. Run blocking strength and run blocking footwork is there. Can play left tackle or right tackle, but has more experience at right tackle.


    Weaknesses: Casey Tucker needs to maintain blocks longer. Struggled at left tackle. You want to see Tucker show more pass blocking strength and pass blocking footwork. Needs to get better at getting to the second level and taking on double teams.


    Opportunities: I have a fifth round grade on Casey Tucker. Tucker could move up with a big season.


    Threats: Casey Tucker has durability concerns. He hasn't missed a full season. On the flip side he's only played one full season at Stanford and that was in 2015. He's a good rotational right tackle for depth.


    Potential Grade: 80/99



    Before 2017

    Casey Tucker played right tackle for all 14 games in 2015. Casey Tucker started the first two games at left tackle. He struggled there and moved back to right tackle for 6 games before a season ending injury.




  17. Timon Parris, OT, Stony Brook Projected Round 5th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 320 lb Timon Parris has great size and is very durable. There are other issues with his tape.


    Timon Parris SWOT Report

    Strengths: Extremely durable with excellent size. Natural zone blocker with pass blocking and run blocking footwork. Possesses run blocking and run blocking strength.


    Weaknesses: Terrible pass blocker. Lacks pass blocking strength to make successful transition to the NFL at left tackle since he maintains blocks at left tackle for 1-3 seconds in the FCS. He may have to move to right tackle or guard, but he played those positions in High School. Struggles with double teams. Needs to become more consistent with getting to the second level.


    Opportunities: I am not sure where Timon Parris goes. I have a fifth round grade on Parris.


    Threats: There are no threats with Timon Parris. At the same time you are looking at a career backup for depth.


    Potential Grade: 80/99



    Before 2017

    Timon Parris played offensive tackle, guard, and defensive tackle in High School. He ended up going to Stony Brook where he converted to left tackle. Parris has three consecutive seasons with 10 or more starts at left tackle for Stony Brook. He practiced against Victor Ochi, a 2016 NFL Draft prospect that was a pass rusher during his first two seasons at Stony Brook.




  18. Martinas Rankin, OT, Mississippi State Projected Round 5th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-5 302 lb Martinas Rankin enters his second year as a starter. There are some things he needs to work on. Rankin is a left tackle, but he did take reps at center during the Spring before moving back to left tackle.


    Martinas Rankin SWOT Report

    Strengths: Pass blocking and pass blocking strength is there when facing inferior competition. Mississippi State called him their best offensive lineman despite being a one-year starter.


    Weaknesses: Terrible run blocker and zone blocker. Run blocking strength needs to improve. Pass blocking and run blocking footwork needs to improve. On one play he showed no footwork versus Tim Williams. One year starter at Mississippi State. Doesn't get to the second level and struggles on double teams.


    Opportunities: I am not sure where Martinas Rankin goes. I have a fifth round grade on Rankin, but some scouts have a first round grade on him.


    Threats: He's a left tackle with arm length of a guard. There are no other threats with Rankin. At the same time you are looking at a backup left tackle unless Rankin can fix a good majority of his issues this season.


    Potential Grade: 80/99



    Before 2017

    Martinas Rankin had 10 starts at left tackle in 2016. He came in after Mississippi State's third game to start 10 games at left tackle.




  19. Brock Ruble, OT, Florida State Projected Round 6th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-8 320 lb Brock Ruble was an awesome run blocker in 2016. He still has issues in pass protection that he needs to correct though.


    Brock Ruble SWOT Report

    Strengths: Excellent run blocker with run blocking strength and run blocking footwork to pave the way for Dalvin Cook. He can have success if he goes to a team with a run blocking scheme as a backup right tackle if he can develop. Gets to the second level.


    Weaknesses: Terrible pass blocker and zone blocker. Pass blocking strength needs to improve. Pass blocking footwork needs to improve.


    Opportunities: I am not sure where Brock Ruble goes. I have a sixth round grade on Ruble heading into the College Football Season. Ruble has a chance to make me look foolish if he has a strong game versus Alabama.


    Threats: There are no threats with Brock Ruble. At the same time you are looking at a backup right tackle unless Ruble gets better in pass protection.


    Potential Grade: 77/99



    Before 2017

    Brock Ruble did a nice job run blocking for Dalvin Cook in 2016. He needs a strong 2017 season if he wants to move up on draft boards.




  20. Bentley Spain, OT, North Carolina Projected Round 7th Round

    2017 Season Recap The 6-6 310 lb Bentley Spain beat out Jon Heck to win the left tackle job in 2015. Spain has started at left tackle for two seasons now. He's heading into his senior season in 2017.


    Bentley Spain SWOT Report

    Strengths: Extremely durable. Has ideal size. Pancakes defenders at times. Led North Carolina's offensive line in pancake blocks. Gets to the second level. Coaches love his work ethic.


    Weaknesses: Terrible pass blocker, run blocker, and zone blocker. Lacks pass blocking and run blocking strength to maintain blocks. Shows poor footwork on both passing and running plays. Easily the worst offensive tackle I saw out of the 20 I watched on tape. Spain missing his assignments is one reason why Trubisky threw on the run as much as he did last season. Struggles with double teams since he had problems in one-on-one situations against pass rushers off the edge.


    Opportunities: I am not sure where Bentley Spain goes. I have a seventh round grade on Spain heading into the season.


    Threats: There are no threats with Bentley Spain. At the same time you are looking at a backup left tackle that is gonna be fighting to make a 53 man roster.


    Potential Grade: 71/99



    Before 2017

    Bentley Spain started at left tackle in 2015 by beating out Jon Heck for the starting job. He also started at left tackle in 2016 where he was Mitchell Trubisky's blindside.







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