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Six of the top ten offensive line prospects have played multiple positions in college. Pure tackles appear to be a bit thin as of now, but the overall talent is deep for 2018 and it wouldn’t be surprising to see 5-6 offensive linemen selected in the first round of the draft.


Martinas Ranklin, OT Mississippi State Ranklin is my top tackle prospect currently. He should be an early selection as he has the potential to play in a variety of systems. I see him as a good, though maybe not great, left tackle, although I also think he has potential on the right side.

Mike McGlinchey, OT Notre Dame McGlinchey is close to Rankin and could very well surpass him with a strong showing as a senior. Like Rankin McGlinchey has scheme versatility which will increase his draft stock. He looks like a better right tackle prospect to me.

Martez Ivey, OG Florida Ivey has played both guard and tackle at Florida but figures to be a much better guard prospect in the NFL. He’s a potential first round selection and in contention to be the first interior offensive lineman selected.

Braden Smith, OG Auburn Like Ivey Smith can play both tackle and guard but is probably a superior prospect at guard. Unlike Ivey, Smith has a high floor at tackle and I could see him projecting to the outside for several teams, depending on his season at right tackle for Auburn.

Billy Price, OG Ohio State Smith is a solid guard that should be able to start immediately.

Quenton Nelson, OG Notre Dame Nelson could get lost in the mix without a stellar season. RIght now he’s probably the 5th or 6th best guard prospect.

Will Clapp, OG/C LSU Clapp might have been LSU’s best offensive lineman last season. He offers enough versatility to play 3 positions along the line in a variety of schemes. He carries a very high grade as of now and could be selected early in round 1.

Ross Pierschbacher, OG, Alabama Can play either guard spot or at center. Is steady, although not dominating.

Mason Cole, OC Michigan Cole played tackle for most of his career but the Wolverine staff felt like he would be a better center, and moved him this year. How quickly he transitions will be key to his draft position but he projects nicely as a center.

Austin Golson, OC Auburn Golson has also played tackle but is best at center. He is poised for a big year and could be a fast riser in the 2018 draft.

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