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2019 NFL Draft: OL Big Board

Who are the top offensive linemen in the 2019 draft class?

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OT

1. Dalton Risner 6’4 312 Kansas State

- There was talk entering the Senior Bowl week that he would have to move to guard to have pro success but leaving it, he was THE tackle of the entire event. He tested well at the Combine. He has risen up the boards so much so that he is my OT1.

2. Jonah Williams 6’4 302 Alabama

- The latest offensive lineman out of the Crimson Tide factory. He didn’t have a great Combine performance but that was expected. The tape tells a different story as he’s just a football player. I had to go back and check the tape due to the poor Combine. He’s still a top 3 tackle for me, regardless.

3. Jawaan Taylor 6’5 312 Florida

- Taylor has been skyrocketing up scouts boards during the offseason and with good reason. He’s a legit top 15 candidate after an impressive 2018 season. He did very little to sway everyone away from that opinion at the Combine.

4. Andre Dillard 6’5 315 Washington State

- There was a strong case to be argued that Dillard was the most dominant offensive tackle during the Senior Bowl week. He was great in one on ones and largely held his own during the team portion. I rewatched some Wazzu tape over the past month and he was great there too. He’s firmly in the conversation for a top 20 pick.

5. Yodny Cajuste 6’4 312 West Virginia

- One of the more underrated offensive tackle prospects due to the system he plays in. Football IQ is a plus. Technician. Fundamentally sound. Experienced as a senior. Could be drafted in the middle rounds and be a steal. Had a solid week in Mobile. He’s one of my favorite tackles in the class. Had a good Combine.

6. Chuma Edoga 6’3 308 USC

- Edoga was a force to be reckoned with in Mobile. He showed a ton of great footwork to go along with a fierce punch to wall off pass rushers. Won the Player of the Week award over some high quality talent at Senior Bowl. The tape lied to me somewhat as he was inconsistent before that week. It made me go back and watch it again but I still got the same results. He had an OK Combine performance. There are / were allegations that he wasn’t a great interview with some teams but I don’t believe anything this time of year.

7. Kaleb McGary 6’7 317 Washington

- Started at left tackle to begin the 2018 season when Trey Adams was out with injury. Did well in the interim before moving back to right tackle. Has risen up the boards really fast after a great Senior Bowl week. He had a great Combine. Has experience at both left and right tackle. Merits at least a discussion in the latter stages of the first round.

8. Michael Deiter 6’5 316 Wisconsin

- A versatile lineman that has played throughout the line in his Sconnie career. The versatility alone should get him drafted high. He reportedly had a good week in Mobile. I stuck him at tackle in this ranking due to it being his primary position.

G

1. Chris Lindstrom 6’3 308 Boston College

- Lindstrom was the star of the interior offensive linemen in Mobile. He was great throughout that week. He won about 90% of the reps that I watched him on. Was downright scary good during the actual game as well. He handled every assignment with ease. Fast riser up the boards. He didn’t need to do much of anything at the Combine to solidify his status as the top guard in the class but showed well. Has had an excellent offseason and should be the first guard off the board.

2. Beau Benzschawel 6’6 309 Wisconsin

- A typical Wisky type of offensive lineman in that he has a bunch of power but is slow of foot. One of the best guards on the best (on paper) offensive lines in college football. He had a good week at Senior Bowl practices as expected. Showed pretty decently at the Combine. He maintains as the second best guard on my board. It will be interesting to see how he fares at the next level.

3. Cody Ford 6’3 329 Oklahoma

- There’s a solid case that can be made that Ford is the best Oklahoma offensive lineman in this year’s class from the best OL in college football last year. He’s a solid talent. A guy that can move for his size. He has a really good argument for being G1 but alas, he’s G3 but barely missed out.

4. Nate Davis 6’3 316 Charlotte

- Davis proved that he belonged on the field despite his small school status at the Senior Bowl. He had a great week there. Has been moving up the boards as a result. He’s gotten a lot of love from the scouting community due to his Senior Bowl performance. I haven’t watched much tape of him but when I did, he pops out.

5. Connor McGovern 6’5 308 Penn State

- A versatile guard that can play center. A former top recruit that stayed near home. A dominant run blocker that has some pass blocking issues. He’s been rising up the boards as of late.

6. Dru Samia 6’5 305 Oklahoma

- Samia was a four year starter for the Sooners offensive line. Had a decent Senior Bowl week. Not the fastest guy but he makes do with sheer amounts of power in his game. Can play tackle in a pinch but not the best option there.

7. Ross Pierschbacher 6’4 307 Alabama

- Pierschbacher was the do everything guy for the Crimson tide. Can play center and guard. Like his former linemate Williams, he didn’t test well but is just a football player. I have him as a guard at the next level. The speed is a little concerning.

8. Ben Powers 6’4 307 Oklahoma

- One of the best interior offensive linemen in the nation. Can play both guard and center. Limited athleticism. Football IQ is a major plus. Knows how to use his hands to keep the rushers at bay. Footwork is somewhat decent but slow nonetheless. Didn’t stand out at either the Senior Bowl or Combine.

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1. Garrett Bradbury 6’2 306 NC State

- Bradbury was the offensive lineman who helped his stock the most in Mobile. He was a force of nature, rarely losing a rep at all. He was serving out pancakes like he was IHOP. Arguably the best center prospect in the class. Led the offensive linemen with an astounding 34 reps on the bench press at the Combine. Looked great during the on field portion as well. He can play a bit of guard as well. A top 20 pick for sure.

2. Erik McCoy 6’3 303 Texas A&M

- McCoy had a winning week in Mobile. He was very good in one on ones, winning most of his reps quite handily. He had a great Combine, logging the fast 40 of all linemen. One of the best centers in the class. He has increased his stock during the offseason process. He’s projected to be a second rounder but can sneak into the first round if things fall right.

3. Elgton Jenkins 6’4 310 Mississippi State

- Jenkins had a solid week of practices at the Senior Bowl, winning several reps in dominating fashion. He’s a hoss to deal with. The second best center in Mobile. He’s really good. Third round grade.

4. Lamont Gaillard 6’2 305 Georgia

- The most underrated center prospect that most people aren’t talking about. The leader of the Georgia offensive line. He’s really talented. East-West Shrine Game participant. He could be had in the third round.