Trey Adams*, OT, Washington
Height: 6-7. Weight: 302. Projected 40 Time: 5.32. Projected Round (2019): 1. 2/15/18: In October of the 2017 season, Adams tore an ACL and that led to him returning for his senior year even though he still could have been a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Adams was solid, but not dominant, before getting hurt. He didn't have a flawless season opener against Rutgers, but was better in other games. Adams showed good length, quickness, athleticism and agility. Sources from around the league thought he was a first-rounder with some liking him at left tackle and others think he would a better fit at right tackle. One college scouting director said they had a higher grade on Adams than they did on Garett Bolles in 2016, who was the first tackle taken in the 2017 NFL Draft.
During the summer leading up to fall camp for the 2017 season, scouting sources with NFL teams who had gone ahead to work the 2018 class during the spring told me that they thought Adams had the potential to be an elite prospect. Those evaluators felt that Adams could emerge as one of the top talents for the 2018 NFL Draft and had him in the top three of all players entering the 2017 season. They compared Adams' size and athleticism to Taylor Lewan coming out of Michigan, and also said that Adams has good technique to go with his impressive skill set.
Adams was one of the top left tackles in the Pac-12 in 2016. The Huskies fielded a potent passing offense, and Adams did a nice job of keeping his quarterback, Jake Browning, protected. Adams was excellent against Alabama in the playoff game. In pass protection, Adams shows serious athletic ability for a big-bodied offensive tackle. He is quick, agile, and very athletic playing in space. Adams uses his quick feet and length to neutralize speed rushes, and has an impressive ability to get depth in his drop. He does a superb job of keeping his feet moving and is able to play the typewriter while gliding with edge rushers.
As a run blocker, Adams can create a push at the point of attack. He is a true bull who overwhelms defenders at the point of attack, and he is able to knock defenders back to open holes in their gaps. Adams' speed and athletic ability can be seen as he is quick to hit blocks on the perimeter and the second level.
Jonah Williams*, OT, Alabama
Height: 6-6. Weight: 290. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 1-2. 2/15/18: Williams was a freshman starter at right tackle for Alabama in 2016 and did a nice job of opening holes in the ground game. The 6-foot-5, 296-pounder took over as the starting left tackle with Cam Robinson moving on to the NFL, and Williams played well on the blind side in 2017. He is a tough blocker who has the versatility to be effective in the run game and in pass protection. He has size, flexibility and mobility.
Williams could be the next Crimson Tide offensive lineman to emerge as an early-rounder.
Greg Little*, OT, Ole Miss
Height: 6-6. Weight: 325. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 1-3. 2/15/18: Little showed a ton of potential as a freshman starter. He was up and down as a sophomore in 2017, but has plenty of upside. The 6-foot-6, 325-pounder has improved as he gains experience and should only get better as a junior. Little could end up being a good left tackle prospect. He has size, length and mobility.
Michael Deiter, OT, Wisconsin
Height: 6-6. Weight: 328. Projected 40 Time: 5.30. Projected Round (2019): 2-3. 2/15/18: Deiter was the Badgers' replacement for Ryan Ramczyk at left tackle in 2017 and put together a solid season. He has good size with some athleticism, but he might be a better fit at guard in the NFL. Deiter is going to need to work on his feet and technique to handle NFL speed rushers. He could stand to play with better leverage in the ground game to get more out of his size and weight. If Deiter were to enter the 2018 NFL Draft, he would have been more likely to be a second-day pick rather than a first-rounder.
The Big Ten Championship game illustrated that Deiter should return to Madison for 2018. He was not getting a push in the ground game and was reaching after pass-rushers too often. He seemed to be surprised at the speed of a Ohio State's defensive line. Nick Bosa in particular had success going against Deiter.
Andre Dillard, OT, Washington State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.14. Projected Round (2019): 2-3. 2/15/18: Dillard is a player who created some positive buzz in the scouting community during the 2017 season. Sources say Dillard has some quickness and athletic ability to go with NFL size. He is quick to get out of his stance, plus has the ability to hit blocks on the second level. His quick feet and agility have impressed team sources for an NFL-sized blocker. Some team sources feel Dillard has left tackle potential for the NFL and felt better about him more than other highly touted tackle prospects like Washington's Trey Adams and Texas' Connor Williams. With his quality play protecting the blind side of Luke Falk, the junior Dillard has turned himself into a player to watch for the 2019 NFL Draft.
Dalton Risner, OT/C, Kansas State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 2/15/18: Risner started out his collegiate career well at the center position. After performing well on the inside of the line, the Kansas State coaches moved Risner to right tackle, and he performed well on the edge. Risner has been a reliable blocker for the Wildcats. For the NFL, moving back to center could be his best fit.
Alex Bars, OT/G, Notre Dame
Height: 6-6. Weight: 312. Projected 40 Time: 5.29. Projected Round (2019): 3-4. 2/15/18: Bars has experience starting at right tackle for the Fighting Irish, but he is a better fit on the inside at guard in the NFL. It will be interesting to see if Bars takes over at left guard or left tackle as a replacement for Quenton Nelson or Mike McGlinchey. Bars played well as the starting right guard for Notre Dame in 2017, opening a lot of holes for the team's potent rushing offense. Bars has some size and strength at the point of attack.