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.
|94||6||Austin Jackson||Southern Cal||Jr||6’6||308||8.2|
|107||8||Ben Bartch||Saint John’s (MN)||Sr||6’5||308||8.1|
|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|
|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|
|309||22||Terence Steele||Texas Tech||Sr||6’6||312||6.63|
|322||23||Drew Richmond||Southern Cal||Sr||6’5||301||6.4|
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.