2020 NFL Draft: Pre-Combine Offensive Tackle Rankings

The 2020 NFL Draft season is in full peak. We have made it through the Senior Bowl and we are now fast approaching the Scouting Combine.

Over the next couple of weeks, I will be releasing my Pre-Combine position rankings. No score is final because of the lack of athletic testing data. This data will come after combine and pro days are completed.

Today, we will look at the offensive tackle position. I have watched tape on 24 OT prospects to this point. This OT group is extremely talented at the top with some high upside sprinkled throughout.

OR PR NAME SCHOOL CLASS HEIGHT WEIGHT TAPE
10 1 Jedrick Wills Alabama Jr 6’5 322 9
15 2 Mekhi Becton Louisville Jr 6’6 355 8.93
18 3 Andrew Thomas Georgia Jr 6’5 320 8.8
46 4 Tristan Wirfs Iowa Jr 6’5 320 8.4
67 5 Josh Jones Houston Sr 6’5 311 8.3
94 6 Austin Jackson Southern Cal Jr 6’6 308 8.2
101 7 Isaiah Wilson Georgia rSo 6’7 340 8.13
107 8 Ben Bartch Saint John’s (MN) Sr 6’5 308 8.1
126 9 Trey Adams Washington Sr 6’8 309 8
127 10 Lucas Niang TCU Sr 6’6 328 8
128 11 Matt Peart Uconn Sr 6’6 310 8
158 12 Saahdiq Charles LSU Jr 6’4 305 7.8
165 13 Prince Teno Wanagho Auburn Sr 6’5 307 7.75
180 14 Ezra Cleveland Boise State Jr 6’6 315 7.67
196 15 Alex Taylor South Carolina State Sr 6’8 308 7.6
247 16 Charlie Heck North Carolina Sr 6’8 308 7.25
254 17 Evin Ksiezarczyk Buffalo Sr 6’5 313 7.2
267 18 Colton McKivitz West Virginia Sr 6’6 304 7.1
269 19 Victor Johnson Appalachian State Sr 6’4 285 7.07
282 20 Tyre Phillips Mississippi State Sr 6’5 342 6.9
298 21 Yasir Durant Missouri Sr 6’6 343 6.8
309 22 Terence Steele Texas Tech Sr 6’6 312 6.63
322 23 Drew Richmond Southern Cal Sr 6’5 301 6.4
330 24 Alex Givens Mississippi Sr 6’5 304 6.07

TOP GUYS

Jedrick Wills is an absolute road grader. His Auburn tape was like watching offensive line porn. Mekhi Becton has tremendous feet and athleticism for someone who is 6’6” 355 pounds. Andrew Thomas is another good athlete who has started for multiple years at left tackle in the SEC. Tristan Wirfs brings that Hawkeye offensive line pedigree and a nasty demeanor.

OTs I LIKE MORE THAN MOST

I considered Ben Bartch a guard before the Senior Bowl. He showed that he can handle left tackle. Bartch dominated nearly every rep of 1-on-1s.

OTs I LIKE LESS THAN MOST

Prince Teno Wanagho was a tad underwhelming in the games I watched of him this season. I was hoping to see him at the Senior Bowl but unfortunately, he bowed out due to an injury.

LATE ROUND PROSPECTS TO TAKE A FLIER ON

Alex Taylor has an incredible frame that includes a ridiculous 88-inch wingspan. His size and athletic ability are what late-round picks were made for. Evin Ksiezarczyk is a multi-year starter for Buffalo. He was impressive during the week at the Shrine Bowl. Ksiezarczyk is likely a 7th rounder who may need a year on the practice squad.

Next time out, we will look at the interior offensive linemen.

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