Updated Position Rankings – OTsPosted: September 27, 2011
The Offensive tackle position is loaded with talent this year. Their are two elite LT prospects and plenty more good RT and LT prospects as well. I could see up to five first rounders right now.
1. Matt Kalil, OT, USC: Kalil is the best LT prospect to come along in a long time. He is the reason that Tyron Smith played RT last year and he has no flaws to his game. He should be a top five pick.
2. Jonathan Martin, OT, Stanford: Martin in a normal year would be the first tackle taken. He is the best pass blocker in this draft but his run blocking is behind Kalil’s by a wide margin. He should be a top 10 pick.
3. Riley Reiff, OT, Iowa: Reiff looks like the best RT prospect in this draft. He is physical in the run game and above average in the passing game. He should be a first round pick.
4. Kelechi Osemele, OT/OG, Iowa State: Osemele is either a RT or a guard at the next level but he is a beast. He is incredible in the run game and is a very good pass blocker as well. He is right on Reiff’s heels and could pass him any week. He could be a top 15 pick when its all said and done.
5. Andrew Datko, OT, Florida State: Datko is a good pass blocker and an above average run blocker. Right now I have him rated as a second round prospect with a stock up arrow.
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6. Matt Reynolds, OT, BYU: Reynolds is a good tackle prospect and he is versatile. He can probably play either tackle spot in the NFL but is best suited on the right side.
7. Nate Potter, OT, Boise State: Potter is an average prospect at LT but an above average prospect at RT. He could be a mid round pick and I see him as a swing tackle that backs up both tackle spots.
8. Zebrie Sanders, OT, Florida State: If Sanders gets more consistent, he could be considered as a 2nd or 3rd round prospect. He can play either LT or RT at the next level.
9. Mike Adams, OT, Ohio State: Adams is probably the fourth or fifth best tackle in this draft but character concerns and the fact that he has not played yet are hurting him right now. By the time draft day roles around, he could be a late first round pick.
10. Blake DeCristopher, OT, Virginia Tech: DeChristopher is an average prospect that will be a mid to late round pick. However, he has some upside to be a starting RT in this league if developed properly.
11. Xavier Nixon, OT, Florida
12. Levy Adcock, OT, Oklahoma State
13. Barret Jones, OT, Alabama
14. Ricky Wagner, OT, Wisconsin
15. Bobby Massie, OT, Ole Miss