14 NFL Draft: Offensive Tackle Rankings

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  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    The offensive tackle class has the potential to be special next May. The position features nearly a handful of potentially dominant prospects at the top of the board as well as good depth through the third round. If the top underclassmen enter the draft as expected day one starters as well as future front line tackles will be available through the third round.

    Jake MatthewsTexas A&M4Sr1st
    [​IMG]Terrific tackle prospect with a versatile game. Possesses the size and strength necessary to run block at right tackle as well as the footwork and mobility needed in pass protection on the left side. Better prospect than former teammate Luke Joeckel, the second selection of the 2013 NFL draft.

    2Taylor LewanMichigan5Sr1st
    [​IMG]Consistent tackle with tremendous size and skill. Can be overwhelming at the point of attack and easily smothers opponents run blocking. Lacks great footwork and agility in pass protection yet does enough to block the edge on the blind side.

    3Cyrus KouandjioAlabama3Jr1st
    [​IMG]Potentially dominant prospect mired in a disappointing campaign. Large, possesses a thick build and for the most part, blocks with solid fundamentals. Has shown himself to be an outstanding pass protector and dominant run blocker yet out of sorts this season. Play has lacked balance and consistency in 2013.

    4Antonio RichardsonTennessee3Jr1-2
    [​IMG]Developing tackle with great upside. Large, strong yet also mobile. Effective on the line of scrimmage as well as blocking in motion. Has the tools to be a dominant left tackle but must step up his consistency.

    5Cameron ErvingFlorida State4Jr1-2
    [​IMG]Athletic tackle prospect with terrific size whose game is on the rise. Moves well on his feet, strong at the point and flashes dominance. Playing lacks balance and can be all over the place. Must also improve his blocking fundamentals but still learning the position after moving from the defensive line in 2012.

    6Cedric OgbuehiTexas A&M4Jr1-2
    [​IMG]Athletic tackle prospect with a terrific upside. Strong run blocker and possesses the footwork and agility to slide in pass protection. Lacks classic size but has shown weekly improvement in 2013.

    7Cameron FlemingStanford4Jr2nd
    [​IMG]Underrated tackle prospect with potential on the left or right side. Athletic, effective blocking in motion or sliding out in pass protection. Strong and holds his own run blocking.

    8Corey RobinsonSouth Carolina4Jr2nd
    [​IMG]Terrific left tackle prospect still developing at the position since moving from the defensive line. Large, moves well and blocks with terrific fundamentals. Comes with a huge upside.

    9Greg RobinsonAuburn3So2nd
    [​IMG]Red-shirt sophomore with a developing game and a prospect with huge upside. Possesses a terrific combination of size, strength and athleticism. Has shown weekly progress on the field in 2013.

    10Brandon ScherffIowa4Jr2-3
    [​IMG]The next big time line prospect from Iowa. Terrific pass blocking left tackle that get overlooked due to the headlining names in the Big Ten.

    11James HurstNorth Carolina4Sr3rd
    [​IMG]Tough, smart offensive tackle who gets the most from his ability. Not the prettiest or most athletic but consistently gets the job done. Lacks great upside yet at the same time comes with minimal downside risk.

    12Zack MartinNotre Dame5Sr3rd
    [​IMG]Solid pass blocking left tackle many project to guard. Fundamentally sound and does the little things well.

    Note: The following college tackles have been rated at offensive guard; La’el Collins/LSU, Billy Turner/North Dakota State, Charles Leno/Boise State, Joel Bitonio/Nevada, Brandon Thomas/Clemson, Michael Schofield/Michigan

    Best of the Rest

  2. xwalker

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    My rankings:
    Jake Matthews
    Cameron Erving
    Cyrus Kouandjio
    Greg Robinson
    Taylor Lewan
    Cedric Ogbuehi
    Antonio Richardson

    Projected to Guard but could probably play RT (all have played LT as some point):

    David Yankey
    Cyril Richardson
    La'el Collins

    I have not studied these:
    Cameron Fleming
    Corey Robinson

    Matthews is at the top due to being a near zero risk; however, the next 3 in my list could end up better than Matthews at some point.
  3. RS12

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    Taylor Lewan - T - Wolverines
    Bucknuts.com reports that Michigan senior T Taylor Lewan is facing assault charges for an alleged incident that happened after last month's loss against Ohio State.

    The alleged act occurred in front of The Little Brown Jug restaurant in Ann Arbor during the morning hours of Dec. 1, shortly after the previous day's game. The following comes from Bucknuts.com's report: "Between the road and the sidewalk front of The Little Brown Jug is a seating area with a metal fence around the perimeter. That night, the sidewalk was full of people when the accuser and his friends walked through the area en route to Panchero's Mexican Grill – next to The Little Brown Jug. Unaware of the perimeter fence, one of the people in the group bumped into it and tripped. 'We were sort of just walking by when the crowd started making a bunch of noise,' Curtis, a victim and eyewitness, said. 'I had no idea what was going on, but the next thing I knew, the crowd parted and a huge guy in a red polo shirt came up to me and punched me in the face." Sergeant Mike Scherba of the Ann Arbor Police Department declined to comment on the report.

    Source: Bucknuts.com
    Dec 23 - 2:49 PM
  4. Tezz

    Tezz Active Member

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    Greg Robinson is going to make a Eric Fisher jump at the combine and become maybe the first tackle drafted
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  5. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    I think so too. Easy top 10.
  6. Future

    Future Intramural Legend

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    Depending on how things shake out, I really like the idea of moving down a bit and picking up one of those OTs at the end of the first. Though it might be tougher to get a good pass rusher in the second.

    I think we should be looking to upgrade Free, rather than the guard spots, especially if drafting a guy would mean we have both tackles and center set for the next decade.
  7. NeonDeion21

    NeonDeion21 Well-Known Member

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    I think Cyrus could be a dominant Right Tackle. He could just as easily kick inside to guard. He looks just like D.J. Fluker as a prospect from last year.
  8. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Seantrel Henderson | Tackle
    Team: Miami (FL) Hurricanes
    Age / DOB: (21) / 1/21/1992
    Ht / Wt: 6'8' / 345

    Miami T Seantrel Henderson will attend the Senior Bowl.
    This could be quite a moment for Henderson. It is difficult to question Henderson's talent, as he offers one of the best combinations of power and athleticism in this class. There is a reason he was only a part time player this year, however, and his struggles at Miami date back for a few seasons. Dec 23 - 12:55 PM
    Source: Senior Bowl on Twitter
  9. IAmLegend

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    OT position is really deep this year. I'm hoping we grab one, just not sure what round and which one. First pick needs to be DL though.
  10. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    He is much more athletic than Fluker.
  11. RS12

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    5. OT Cyrus Kouandjio, Alabama

    One of the top prep players I can remember seeing, Alabama left tackle Cyrus Kouandjio looks to be equally as impressive as an NFL blocker. With legitimate top-five potential, Koudanjio can put a statement on his college career with a big performance against a talented Oklahoma defense.

    Kouandjio needs to show better burst out of his stance and consistent balance tracking to his left—two areas that will be tested by Oklahoma's pass rush. I'll have my eyes on Kouandjio the entire game.

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