2022 NFL Draft – Offensive Tackle Rankings

Zion Nelson, Miami Evan Neal, Alabama Charles Cross, Mississippi State Rasheed Walker, Penn State Thayer Munford, Ohio State Jamaree Salyer, Georgia Logan Bruss, Wisconsin Nick Broeker, Ole Miss Austin Deculus, LSU Wanya Morris, Oklahoma

2022 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings includes a prospect ranking, a breakdown of scouting for the position, key questions about the position, and a link to learn more.

2022 NFL Mock Draft

Offensive Tackle Rankings:

  1. Evan Neal, Alabama
  2. Ikem Ekwonu, NC State
  3. Charles Cross, Mississippi State
  4. Trevor Penning, Northern Iowa
  5. Daniel Faalele, Minnesota
  6. Bernhard Raimann, Central Michigan
  7. Tyler Smith, Tulsa
  8. Nicholas Petit-Frere, Ohio State
  9. Abraham Lucas, Washington State
  10. Matt Waletzko, North Dakota

2022 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Ranking

  • “Length” is key component of left tackles. Height, arm length, hand size all super important.
  • Footwork is very important, important for left tackles to handle speed.
  • Hand placement is needed for locking onto defenders, especially against power.
  • “Good overall technique” common trait for well coached, experienced tackles.
  • Left tackle prospects need to have a lot of starts at left tackle and against top competition to generally be considered elite.
  • Good “bend” and able to use “leverage”?
  • How did they fared against top DE prospects also in the draft?
  • Right Tackles may lack length, but need to be known as good run blockers.
  • “Road Grader” is exceptional run blocker.
  • “Ability to get to next level”… in run game or short passing game, able to beat a blocker, and move deeper into defense to block linebackers or other defenders.
  • “Versatility” – able to play guard as well.
  • Many tackles in college are best suited to move inside, but could be great guards in the NFL.
  • Able to defend “speed” and “power”.
  • Number of sacks allowed.
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