NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective

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NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective

2020 NFL Draft

NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings 2020: From The College Perspective


2020 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings Top Ten

10. Ezra Cleveland, Boise State

Size: 6-6, 311

The Good: Really, really athletic, he’s built and moves like a bulked up tight end. He helped himself in a huge way at the combine. The size is right, the frame is right, and the 4.9 40 and explosive leaps and drills were very right. He’s a true left tackle who can handle the speed rushers and be a star, but …

The Not-So-Good: He has to be in the right system. If you want him to be a blaster of a blocker in a power running game, that’s not going to work. If you want him to be in a zone-scheme where he can dance with speed ends, he’ll be fantastic. He’ll have issues with the bull rushers, though.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: There’s not quite enough power to his game to guarantee him a spot in the top 50, but for the modern NFL he’s more than good enough to be a starter for a team whose first priority is keeping its quarterback in one piece.

Projected Round: Second

9. Trey Adams, Washington

Size: 6-8, 318

The Good: Can you look past all of the health problems? If so, and if he can somehow recapture his pre-injury status, he’s got the upside to be a special blocker and a star on a line. He’s got great size, can still move fine despite the issues, and he’s a pass protection technician, however …

The Not-So-Good: He’s not a blaster against the run, and he’s a massive risk pick. Between major injuries to his back and knee, he had a rough time getting through his college career. His game was built on his all-around athleticism, and while he can pop, he’s never been a bulldozer.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: He was potential top ten overall talent before all of the injuries, and now he’s going to be a value section in the hopes that he can get further and further away from the past problems. Taking him, though, is a shot for the stars – he could turn into a solid starting left tackle.

Projected Round: Third

8. Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn

Size: 6-5, 308

The Good: A wonderful story and an easy guy to root for – he came over from Nigeria and took to high school football right away – he’s a phenomenal athlete with a great frame and the quickness to grow into someone’s starting left tackle.

The Not-So-Good: He still needs a little while. He’s got all the skills and the upside to be great, but he’s going to need more experience and time to figure it all out to be more consistent. It’s all about his technique work to unlock everything he can bring, and even then he’s not going to be a top-shelf run blaster.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: Welcome to one of the biggest and toughest calls in the draft. There are a whole lot of scouts and GMs who will lose sleep over passing on a potential superstar, but it will take a little bit. He might be maxed out on his frame, but guys with this much size and athleticism are rare.

Projected Round: Second

7. JoshUA Jones, Houston

Size: 6-5, 319

The Good: A prototype looks-wise, he’s got the right size, length, and body type to fit the idea of what an NFL left tackle should be. He was just okay at the combine, but he’s got more than enough athleticism to go along with a tough guy attitude to potentially turn him into an anchor of a line. There’s no problems with him as a big-time pass protector who can be ready right away.

The Not-So-Good: There’s still a lot of work to do on his all-around game. He’s not as consistent as the NFL might like as a possible plug-and-play left tackle – there’s a whole lot to play around with technique-wise. However …

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: The knocks are based on him possibly being a first rounder – he’s fine. There are way too many good parts to the puzzle to not work with as a possible franchise left tackle. He’ll need a while to get all the finer points to his style down, but with his size and athleticism, he’s got the basics.

Projected Round: First

6. Isaiah Wilson, Georgia

Size: 6-6, 350

The Good: A fantastic football player to go along with his massive size and bulk, he helped himself at the combine with a more-than-good-enough 5.3 in the 40 – the guy is 350 pounds – while showing off impressive all-around athleticism. With his size and bulk, at worst he could kick inside and be a devastating guard – but he’s a tackle.

The Not-So-Good: The pass protection skills are still developing. He’s more of a mauler who can engulf his man, but he’ll have a whole slew of problems early on against the NFL speed rushers. While he has all of the skills, he’s still a project.

NFL Draft College Perspective Thought: As good as he is, he’s still getting started. The player the NFL is getting this year is already great, but there’s a world of upside once he matches the size and the tools with more experience and better technique work.

Projected Round: Second

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