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2024 NFL Draft Position Rankings: Top 5 Offensive Tackles | Pre NFL Combine

We are entering the next stage of the NFL Draft player rankings process. As always, I start with the top 5 quarterbacks (QB), top 5 running backs (RB), top 10 wide receivers (WR), and the top 5 tight ends (TE) before diving into the updated offensive line and top defender grades.


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The Top 5 OT's

The top 5 OT's according to our updated 2024 NFL Draft Big Board player rankings, ranked ahead of the 2024 NFL Combine.


Joe Alt Notre Dame Offensive Tackle

(1) Joe Alt, Notre Dame (OT, 6'7", 318 lbs)

Grade: Elite


Analysis: Joe Alt epitomizes the modern offensive tackle with his unique blend of size and athleticism. His lateral agility and nimbleness, honed from his basketball background, make him an exemplary fit for zone-blocking schemes. Alt's adeptness at handling complex defensive schemes and his potential as a day-one starter at left tackle are evident. While he seeks to refine his hand technique and balance, Alt's foundational skills suggest a trajectory toward becoming a Pro Bowl-caliber left tackle, embodying an elite prospect ready for the NFL's challenges.


Draft Projections

  • Projected NFL Draft Round: 1st

  • Consensus Overall Pick #: Top 10 Overall

  • NFL Teams Mocked: Titans, Giants, Chargers


(2) Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Penn State (OT, 6'6", 308 lbs)

Grade: Near Elite


Analysis: Olumuyiwa Fashanu stands out for his prototypical left tackle attributes, blending size, strength, and agility. His proficiency in pass protection and effectiveness in space position him as a linchpin for any offensive line. Fashanu's work ethic and finish on plays add significant value, indicating his readiness for a significant role in the NFL. Projected as a Day 1 selection, Fashanu is anticipated to quickly ascend to All-Pro status with advancements in pad level and consistency.


Draft Projections

  • Projected NFL Draft Round: 1st

  • Consensus Overall Pick #: Top 10 Overall

  • NFL Teams Mocked: Jets, Titans, Bears


(3) Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State (OT, 6'6", 333 lbs)

Grade: High-End Starter Potential


Taliese Fuaga Oregon State Offensive Tackle

Analysis: Taliese Fuaga's powerful and physical play style defines him as a key asset for run-first offenses. His ability to dominate in the run game and his adaptability to perform in pass protection underline his versatility. Fuaga's fit in zone concepts and his potential to play both guard and tackle at the professional level spotlight his comprehensive skill set. His path to becoming a significant contributor in the NFL is marked by his exceptional run blocking and evolving pass protection skills.


Draft Projections

  • Projected NFL Draft Round: 1st

  • Consensus Overall Pick #: Top 20 Overall

  • NFL Teams Mocked: Raiders, Jets, Saints


(4) J.C. Latham, Alabama (OT, 6'6", 326 lbs)

Grade: High-End Starter Potential


Analysis: J.C. Latham embodies the ideal offensive tackle with his impressive blend of strength, agility, and technical skill. His versatility shines in both pass protection and the run game, fitting seamlessly into diverse offensive schemes. Latham's immediate impact potential and pathway to Pro Bowl recognition are bolstered by his adaptability and technical prowess. With continued refinement, he is poised to emerge as a premier lineman in the NFL, showcasing the ability to succeed across various blocking schemes.


Draft Projections

  • Projected NFL Draft Round: 1st

  • Consensus Overall Pick #: Top 20 Overall

  • NFL Teams Mocked: Bengals, Saints, Steelers


(5) Amarius Mims, Georgia (OT, 6'7", 340 lbs)

Grade: High-End Starter Potential


Analysis: Amarius Mims's combination of size, agility, and strength positions him as a versatile and impactful offensive tackle. His quick footwork and effective engagement with defenders highlight his capability in both run blocking and pass protection. Mims is particularly suited for zone-blocking schemes but also has the flexibility to excel in multiple positions along the offensive line. With focused improvement on technique and engagement consistency, Mims is on a trajectory toward becoming a foundational piece of an NFL offensive line, offering substantial value as a high-end starter.


Draft Projections

  • Projected NFL Draft Round: 1st

  • Consensus Overall Pick #: Top 20 Overall

  • NFL Teams Mocked: Bengals, Dolphins, Packers

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