Who are the best offensive tackles coming into the 2019 college football season? Here are the 2019 CFN All-America offensive tackles and 30 top players.
2019 CFN Preseason All-America Offensive Tackles
Who are the best offensive tackles coming into the 2019 college football season? Based on projections for this year – and not necessarily based on pro talent and potential ….
Honorable Mention All-Americans
30. Charlie Heck, Jr. North Carolina
The improvement under new head coach Mack Brown should start around a decent offensive line. Sophomore Jordan Tucker is a good tackle on one side, the 6-8, 310-pound junior Heck is a good all-around pro prospect on the other.
– 2019 North Carolina Preview
29. Brady Christensen, Soph. BYU
He’s not a massive road grader, but the 6-6, 295-pound left tackle is a good all-around blocker who’ll keep star QB Zach Wilson upright. Bulked up, he added 50 pounds since joining the Cougars, and he can still move.
– 2019 BYU Preview
28. Julian Good-Jones, Sr. Iowa State
A steady part to the Cyclone offensive puzzle over the last few seasons, the two-time All-Big 12 blocker was good at center as a sophomore and was strong when moved to left tackle last season. At 6-5 and 308 pounds, he has a nice frame and is tough.
– 2019 Iowa State Preview
27. Dan Moore, Sr. Texas A&M
The size and the talent are there to grow into a terrific pro prospect – as a guard. For now, the 6-5, 325-pounder is a solid tackle, starting his career on the right side, and then spent all last year on the left. Now he’s in his second season starting in the all-important spot where he’ll be one of the keys to the season.
– 2019 Texas A&M Preview
26. Rashawn Slater, Jr. Northwestern
From his true freshman season on, he has been a mainstay for the Wildcat offensive front. Even though he’d probably be better as a guard, he’s been great for two years at right tackle. The 6-3, 314-pounder will move to left tackle and be the key blocker to keep Hunter Johnson safe.
– 2019 Northwestern Preview
25. Austin Jackson, Jr. USC
A phenomenal high school defensive end who has grown into a good college tackle, now he has to come into his own in the new-look offense. For a team that couldn’t run, the 6-6, 305-pound left tackle has to do his part – he’s got the upside to be great.
– 2019 USC Preview
24. Colton McKivitz, Sr. West Virginia
An all-star on the field and the classroom over his first three seasons, the 6-7, 312-pound all-around blocker now gets to be one of Neal Brown’s blocks to work around. A right tackle for most of his career, he has to shine on the left side.
– 2019 West Virginia Preview
23. Hakeem Adeniji, Sr. Kansas
Who’s going to be one of the good players the new coaching staff can build around? Here you go. The 6-5, 310-pounder is a fantastic run blocker who can work at either tackle spot, but he’ll be an All-Big 12 performer on the left.
– 2019 Kansas Preview
22. Victor Johnson, Sr. Appalachian State
It would be nice if the 6-5, 296-pounder was a little bit thicker and stronger on his great frame, but he’s a rock-solid steady starter on the left side. The all-star is going into his fourth year as a starter where he’ll be one of the Group of Five’s best blockers.
– 2019 Appalachian State Preview
21. Jake Brown, Sr. UCF
For all the fun and for all of the high-octane fun UCF has provided over the years, the infrastructure hasn’t received enough credit. The 6-3, 305-pound Brown was great as a guard two years ago, and now he’s become an even better tackle.
– 2019 UCF Preview
20. Cole Van Lanen, Jr. Wisconsin
While he’s not your typical Wisconsin mass of humanity type of offensive lineman, the 6-5, 300-pounder is a technician up front who doesn’t make a whole lot of mistakes … as a backup. Now he has to go from a great part of the rotation to a star at left tackle.
– 2019 Wisconsin Preview
19. Mekhi Becton, Jr., Louisville
It’s not supposed to be about pro potential when it comes to this list, but … the NFL does tend to enjoy 6-7, 369-pound guys who can move. The former star recruit for the program had his issues along with the rest of the Cardinal team, but once it all comes together, he’s got the tools to be special.
– 2019 Louisville Preview
18. Tremayne Anchrum, Sr. Clemson
He’d probably work better as a guard – he’s only 6-2 and 310 pounds – but he’s a whale of a college blocker on the outside. He worked last season on the other side of Mitch Hyatt, with the two in charge of protecting Trevor Lawrence. He wasn’t a star recruit, but he has turned himself into an all-star tackle.
– 2019 Clemson Preview
17. Thayer Munford, Jr. Ohio State
The 6-6, 310-pounder just has to stay healthy. The talent isn’t in question and the size and power are there, but he wasn’t healthy throughout last season, but now he appears to be ready to take over as the main man for a rebuilding Ohio State line.
– 2019 Ohio State Preview
16. Saahdiq Charles, Jr. LSU
While he’ll be a guard at the next level, for now, the 6-5, 305-pound veteran will be the anchor on what should be a terrific Tiger line. He’s a blaster who’ll shine at left tackle, but he can work anywhere needed up front.
– 2019 LSU Preview
15. Abraham Lucas, Soph. Washington State
For all the fun and pyrotechnics from the Wazzu offense, it needs the line to make it all go – it’s been an underappreciated aspect of the Mike Leach era. The 6-7, 320-pound Lucas is a rising star, stepping in as a redshirt freshman and making right tackle job his.
– 2019 Washington State Preview
14 Ezra Cleveland, Jr. Boise State
A very good, very sound veteran who started out with a terrific freshman season and grew into one of the nation’s best all-around blockers as a sophomore, the 6-6, 311-pound Cleveland is the foundation for a rebuilding Bronco attack.
– 2019 Boise State Preview
13. Isaiah Wilson, Soph. Georgia
Andrew Thomas is the star of a fantastic Georgia line, but once he’s off to the NFL, the 6-7, 340-pound Wilson will be the new main man everything works around. The big-time prospect was fantastic as a redshirt freshman, and now he’s about to take things to another level in his right tackle spot.
– 2019 Georgia Preview
12. Calvin Throckmorton, Sr. Oregon
This is one loaded Oregon offensive line, and the 6-5, 318-pound Throckmorton is as good as anyone up front no matter where he plays. One of the nation’s best all-around offensive lineman, he’s an ultra-consistent veteran who’ll finally stick at one position – tackle.
– 2019 Oregon Preview
11. Lucas Niang, Sr. TCU
There will be a TCU offense this season. There should be more from the skill guys, and the line will do its part around the 6-7, 328-pound Niang, coming off a brilliant All-Big 12 junior season. The massive right tackle is one of the nation’s better pass protectors.
– 2019 TCU Preview