Trey Adams*, OT, Washington
Height: 6-7. Weight: 302. Projected 40 Time: 5.32. Projected Round (2019): 1. 6/9/18: In October of the 2017 season, Adams tore an ACL, which 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 thinking 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.
Greg Little*, OT, Ole Miss
Height: 6-6. Weight: 325. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 1-2. 6/9/18: 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 could become elite as a junior. Little could end up being a good left tackle prospect. He has size, length and mobility.
"I'm holding my breath on Little. He could soar or topple but, no question, he has the talent," said one NFC scout. "He's not Laremy Tunsil as a player even though Little is two inches taller and 20 pounds bigger with great length. Little is a typical five-star kid who needs to develop the tenacity that Tunsil had. Little would be a top-five pick if he showed that."
Jonah Williams*, OT, Alabama
Height: 6-6. Weight: 290. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 1-3. 6/9/18: 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 an intelligent blocker who has the versatility to be effective in the run game and in pass protection. He has size, flexibility and mobility.
One AFC scout for National said he had Williams graded on the second day entering the 2018 season. They thought he may have to play at right tackle or guard in the NFL, but they said that Williams is very smart and reliable. With a good year, he could be a late first-round candidate given the need at the position across the league.
Michael Deiter, OT/G, Wisconsin
Height: 6-6. Weight: 328. Projected 40 Time: 5.30. Projected Round (2019): 2-3. 6/9/18: 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 had entered 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 was wide to return to Madison for 2018. He was not creating 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): 2-4. 6/9/18: 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 fast 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.
Bobby Evans, OT, Oklahoma
Height: 6-5. Weight: 299. Projected 40 Time: 5.30. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 6/9/18: Evans started at right tackle for two seasons and formed a steady tandem with Orlando Brown on the right side. Evans opened a lot of holes in the ground game while also being a reliable protector for Baker Mayfield. Evans is projected to move to the left side for 2018, and the senior has the athleticism and quickness to play left tackle. Team sources say that Evans has a projection of being a candidate to go in the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft entering the 2018 season.
Yodny Cajuste, OT, West Virginia
Height: 6-4. Weight: 316. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 6/9/18: In speaking with sources, Cajuste has a preseason projection from NFL teams of being a prospect for the first four rounds in the 2019 NFL Draft. Cajuste had an ACL tear in 2016, but he came back to have a strong junior year. He had a good season as the blind side protector for Will Grier. The Miami native Cajuste has good athleticism with a pro build.
Kaleb McGary, OT, Washington
Height: 6-6. Weight: 325. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 6/9/18: Since Trey Adams is back, Washington could have one of the top tackle tandems in the country with McGary on the right side. In 2017, McGary was one of the top right tackles in the nation, opening a lot of holes in the ground game while also providing steady pass protection for Jake Browning. McGary looks like a starting right tackle candidate for the NFL. Team sources say that his preseason projection from their advance scouts has him going in the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Calvin Anderson, OT, Texas
Height: 6-5. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 6/9/18: Anderson is a graduate transfer to Texas from Rice and is a plug-and-play starter for the Longhorns. Team sources have Anderson with a preseason projection of being a prospect for the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft. He has good athleticism and is steady pass protector at tackle. Anderson could use more strength for run blocking in the NFL.
Chris Linstrom, OT/G, Boston College
Height: 6-3. Weight: 307. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 6/9/18: Linstrom broke into the lineup at guard as a freshman and stayed as the starter at right guard during his sophomore year. Sources from teams have him as a potential first-fourth round prospect entering the 2018 season, plus they have him listed as a tackle. Given his height, Linstrom would be an undersized tackle.
Jawaan Taylor*, OT, Florida
Height: 6-5. Weight: 340. Projected 40 Time: 5.35. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 6/9/18: Taylor played right tackle for the Gators last year and has impressed some team evaluators. "Taylor at Florida is very talented with size, movement skills, and strength," said one scout. "His stock could boom with a strong season. He needs to be more consistent though." In the final two games of the 2017 season, Taylor started at left tackle for Florida. If he can't play on the blind side, he could be a guard or right tackle in the NFL.
Ului Lapuaho, OT, BYU
Height: 6-6. Weight: 355. Projected 40 Time: 5.30. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 6/9/18: Lapuaho is a right tackle prospect who is a real fighter at the point of attack. He has starting right tackle potential in the NFL. Teams are projecting him to be a candidate to go in the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft entering the 2018 season.
Dalton Risner, OT/C, Kansas State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 300. Projected 40 Time: 5.10. Projected Round (2019): 2-4. 6/9/18: 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. 6/9/18: 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.
Isaiah Prince, OT, Ohio State
Height: 6-7. Weight: 310. Projected 40 Time: 5.14. Projected Round (2019): 3-4. 6/9/18: With Jamarco Jones at left tackle, Prince was the Ohio State right tackle in 2017. Prince is projected to remain at right tackle despite Jones' departure for the NFL. Prince has a next-level skill set with size and athleticism. He is a big, raw blocker who needs development. He stands up too high and lunges after too many blockers rather than using his feet to cut off edge rushes. Along with getting stronger, Prince could stand to get more aggressive and be less of a finesse blocker. Team sources said this about Prince, "He's big and raw but has some athletic ability. He's inconsistent and plays with poor pad level that negates his power in the run game and ability to anchor against bull rushes. He has more upside than Jamarco Jones, but was not consistent."
Max Scharping, OT/G, Northern Illinois
Height: 6-6. Weight: 312. Projected 40 Time: 5.32. Projected Round (2019): 3-4. 6/9/18: The Huskies right tackle has good size to him and has been a steady blocker for them. NFL sources say they are projecting Scharping to move inside to guard at the next level, but entering his senior year, he is being projected to go in the first four rounds of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Mitch Hyatt, OT, Clemson
Height: 6-5. Weight: 295. Projected 40 Time: 5.12. Projected Round (2019): 3-5. 6/9/18: Hyatt had a disappointing season in 2017, getting pushed around regularly. Even undersized defensive ends had success winning with power against Hyatt. He clearly needs to get stronger for the NFL. Hyatt also has had problems with speed rushers, including the edge rushers from Miami in the ACC Championship. Prior to him announcing his return to Clemson, some team sources say they had graded Hyatt as a fourth-rounder for the 2018 NFL Draft and might drop s grade to Round 5. That being said, they noted the huge demand for tackles could cause a team to reach on Hyatt higher than where he belonged. Returning for his senior year to get stronger was a wise decision to help his draft grade.
Hyatt played well in 2016 and did his job to keep Deshaun Watson healthy. Hyatt had an impressive freshman season as the blind-side protector for Watson in 2015 as well. Not only did he help protect Watson, Hyatt did a nice job of opening holes for Wayne Gallman. Hyatt might be better suited to move inside and play guard as a pro.
David Edwards*, OT, Wisconsin
Height: 6-7. Weight: 315. Projected 40 Time: 5.44. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Edwards had a quality 2017 season as the right tackle for the Badgers. He is a tough run blocker who is strong at the point of attack. For the NFL, Edwards needs to improve his pass protection and his ability to take on speed rushers.
Scott Frantz*, OT, Kansas State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 297. Projected 40 Time: 5.00. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: After redshirting for a season, Frantz took the starting left tackle position as a freshman for Kansas State. He has been a steady blocker on the blind side for the Wildcats over the past two seasons. Frantz possesses quality technique and is an intelligent blocker. Given his size, he may have to move inside to guard or center in the NFL.
Robert Hainsey*, OT, Notre Dame
Height: 6-4. Weight: 291. Projected 40 Time: 5.29. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Hainsey split the right tackle job with Tommy Kraemer in 2017, but both could end up starting in 2018 since Notre Dame lost Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey to the NFL. Hainsey has more athletic upside with talent to develop. He needs to get stronger and add weight to his frame.
Drew Richmond*, OT, Tennessee
Height: 6-5. Weight: 309. Projected 40 Time: 5.22. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Richmond has some physical talent, but he really needs to make big improvements with his technique. There is some good players on Tennessee's offensive line, so Richmond could benefit from help around him. If he improves his technique, he could rise.
Landon Young*, OT, Kentucky
Height: 6-7. Weight: 305. Projected 40 Time: 5.25. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Young flashed some potential during his sophomore year when he held his own while starting six games at left tackle. It will be interesting to see if Young can develop as a junior and senior.
Zack Bailey, OT/G, South Carolina
Height: 6-6. Weight: 309. Projected 40 Time: 5.40. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Bailey played guard previously, but was moved to right tackle for 2017 and turned in a quality season for the Gamecocks. He missed multiple games with an ankle injury, but he was a tough run blocker for South Carolina. As a senior, Bailey needs to improve his pass protection. He is a versatile blocker with 15 starts at left guard and three at center. He could start out his NFL career as a swing backup.
Calvin Throckmorton*, OT/G, Oregon
Height: 6-6. Weight: 290. Projected 40 Time: 5.12. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Throckmorton started at right tackle and guard for Oregon during the 2017 season. As a redshirt freshman in 2016, he started at right tackle for the Ducks. Throckmorton has some athleticism but needs to gain weight and fill out his frame for the NFL.
Sean Rawlings, OT/C, Ole Miss
Height: 6-5. Weight: 294. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Rawlings has mostly played right tackle during his career at Ole Miss with some time at center. For the NFL, he is going to need to get stronger and add weight to his frame. Rawlings could be a candidate to be a backup tackle, guard and center as a late-round pick.
A.T. Hall, OT, Stanford
Height: 6-5. Weight: 306. Projected 40 Time: 5.20. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Hall was a good run blocker for Bryce Love during the 2017 season. He needs to improve his pass protection in his final season with the Cardinal. Hall is projected to start at right tackle in his final season, but he could easily move inside to guard for the NFL.
Prince Tega Wanagho*, OT, Auburn
Height: 6-7. Weight: 301. Projected 40 Time: 5.00. Projected Round (2019): 5-7. 6/9/18: Wanagho had a rough start to the year against Clemson and was eventually removed from the starting left tackle job. He is projected to be the left tackle in 2018, and scouts have told me that Wanagho has an excellent skill set. He is very raw and needs to be coached up. If Wanagho develops, he could easily rise high in these rankings and more importantly on teams' draft boards.
Brock Ruble, OT, Toledo
Height: 6-8. Weight: 319. Projected 40 Time: 5.40. Projected Round (2019): 6-FA. 6/9/18: Ruble left the Florida State program after the 2017 season. He was decent in the 2017 season opener against Alabama, but allowed more pressure than one would like to see. Ruble really struggled N.C. State's Bradley Chubb in a loss to the Wolfpack. The Florida State offensive line struggled all year, and Ruble was a part of the pass-protection problems as the Seminoles shuffled the line and playing time among their players. In prior seasons, Ruble was a solid run blocker, but he needs a lot of work to improve in pass protection.
Martez Ivey, OT/G, Florida
Height: 6-5. Weight: 305. Projected 40 Time: 5.15. Projected Round (2019): 6-FA. 6/9/18: During the fall, sources were really down on Ivey after going through Gainesville in 2017. Many thought that Ivey will have to move back to guard, the position that he played as a sophomore and freshman. They don't think that Ivey can play tackle in the NFL, with one source saying that Ivey's feet are terrible to be an edge protector. They were grading Ivey as a late-round pick.
Ivey was a five-star recruit coming out of high school. He had shoulder surgery after the 2015 season. A lack of strength and poor feet have limited what Ivey has been able to get out his skill set.
Grant Newsome*, OT, Michigan
Height: 6-7. Weight: 318. Projected 40 Time: 5.19. Projected Round (2019): 6-FA. 6/9/18: Newsome didn't play in 2017. He was Michigan's starting left tackle early in 2016 off to a good start to the season. He turned in quality performances against Central Florida and Penn State before going out for the year with a leg injury against Wisconsin at the start of October. The injury was so serious that Newsome was said to be minutes from losing his right leg. Newsome hopes to return to the field for the Wolverines in 2018 but as of early May, he had not received medical clearance even though he was working out with his teammates in the offseason program.
Tommy Kraemer*, OT, Notre Dame
Height: 6-5. Weight: 314. Projected 40 Time: 5.29. Projected Round (2019): 7-FA. 6/9/18: Kraemer split the right tackle job with Robert Hainsey last year. Kraemer was the more steady of the two, but Hainsey has more athletic upside. Both Kraemer and Hainsey could make strides now that they have some experience.