1. Jawaan Taylor, Florida
6-5, 312: The best offensive tackle in this draft might be Alabama’s Jonah Williams – and he’s going to end up working as a guard.
So the real best offensive tackle in this draft might be for the right side, and that’s okay.
Taylor showed up for the workout process in excellent shape and down from the 330ish weight he normally played at. If he gets back up to that weight, he’ll likely end up at guard at some point, and he’s not a normal NFL left tackle, but on run blocking alone he’s worth a first round pick.
No, he’s not bad in pass protection and can move well for either tackle spot, but in this draft with a loaded first round, do you really want to drop a top 20 overall pick on a right tackle?
Yeah. In today’s NFL, all five spots up front need a star, and Taylor will be a Pro Bowl talent.
Projected Round: First
Real Value: First