2017 NFL Draft – Top Offensive Guards

Offense: QB | WR | RB | FB | TE | OT | OG | C

Defense: DT | DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S

Note: These are ordered in regards to general overall rating.  This is not necessarily a reflection of predictive draft order as other variables such as scheme, coaching, etc. will alter each team’s rating of each prospect.

  1. Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky – An exceptional guard at both pass protection and in the run game. The most balanced guard to come out of college in years, he is at the top of most can’t miss prospect lists.
  2. Dan Feeney, Indiana – Very strong initial punch, and knocks defenders back quickly and can get to the next level often. Long arms and able to pass protect against speed and power rushers.  Will need to work on sustaining blocks against elite pass rushers.
  3. Nico Siragusa, San Diego State – Strong, with good footwork, excels in clearing out defenders in the run game. His agility and length allow him to occupy defenders in pass protection, but will be drafted early on as a run game road grader.
  4. Zach Banner, USC – Plays right tackle at USC, but most likely will move inside as a guard, a giant man with athletic ability, his size will intrigue teams if they can keep his weight under control and keep working on his overall technique and awareness. A player with his extreme size will need to show, through the draft process, that he is not just a leaner that has depended on size advantage, but that also is disciplined enough to learn all of the skills needed to play at the next NFL.
  5. Isaac Asiata, Utah – A true mauler in the run game, he displays impressive athleticism for a man of his size. With quick feet and balance, excellent with pulling in the run game, and holds up very well in pass protection. Powerful initial burst that pushed defenders back and can get to the next level quickly.
  6. Danny Isidora, Miami – Very dependable, experienced, and versatile right guard prospect that could play from day 1 in the NFL. Extremely powerful base, and can hold blocks well. Shows very quick feet and burst when asked to pull, and can also block and get to the next level quickly.  Highly productive in his career at Miami, and will be a plug and play prospect.
  7. Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh – Experienced pulling guard with excellent footwork leading running backs. Excellent agility that allows him to get to the next level quickly coupled with the smarts to know where to set up blocks for the run game.
  8. Damien Mama, USC – Extremely powerful at the point of attack, he clears out space quickly to get to the next level, opening up huge holes in the run game. Best moving forward, but has proven to hold up against speed and power rushers.
  9. Corey Levin, Chattanooga – Very strong and can play either right or left tackle. Has shown that he can hold his own against top level talent during the all star game process.
  10. Greg Pyke, Georgia – A tremendously sound and smart interior lineman. Understands how to use his feet and hands well, and is continuing to develop outstanding technique. Quick burst off the snap and gets in position quickly, gets set well, and can move defenders, getting to the second level, setting up the run. Very good in pass protection, with a strong anchor and consistent effort.

Comments: Forrest Lamp and Dan Feeney are the stars of this group, but it is a deep group including a lot of developmental prospects.