2020 NFL Draft Prospects: Guards



By Charlie Campbell.
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The top 2020 Guards prospects available for the 2020 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2022 prospect.

This page was last updated Aug. 14, 2018. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.
2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

  1. Tre Smith*, G/OT, Tennessee
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.32.
    Projected Round (2020): 1.

    8/14/18: Quenton Nelson was the top offensive lineman in college football in 2017, but the second-best guard in the nation could have been Smith. Considering there were other good guards like Will Hernandez and Braden Smith who were second-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, that is really saying something for how Smith played as a freshman.

    Smith dominated at the point of attack and was extremely impressive when taking on Alabama. He looks like he is just scratching the surface the upside to be even better with more experience. Smith played guard and left tackle for the Volunteers as a freshman. It will be interesting to see where the Volunteers line him up in the years to come, but Smith is extremely talented with a ton of upside. If he doesn't succeed at tackle, he should be a safe pick to be a good guard.






  2. Michael Jordan, G/C, Ohio State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 312.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-3.

    8/14/18: Jordan broke into the starting lineup as a freshman at guard and showed improvement in 2017 as a sophomore. Jordan should keep up the recent tradition of early-round interior line prospects from Ohio State. He has good size to go with strength and athleticism. After gaining experience and developing, Jordan could dominate as a junior and senior to become an early-round pick in his draft class. Ohio State has given Jordan practice time at center, so he could offer versatility to play any position on the interior.


  3. Darryl Williams, G/C, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    8/14/18: Williams had an impressive sophomore season and was one of the best guards in the SEC. He started at left guard and was a tough run blocker while being a steady pass protector. Elgton Jenkins is the Bulldogs' starting center, but once Jenkins moves on to the NFL, Williams could move to the middle. Williams' size and lack of height would translate better to center as a pro rather than staying at guard.


  4. Ross Pierschbacher, G/C, Alabama
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 297.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.34.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    8/14/18: Pierschbacher started at left guard and blocked well for Alabama in 2017. He is a tough run blocker who opened a lot of holes for Bo Scarbrough, Damien Harris, Josh Jacobs and Jalen Hurts in 2016. Pierschbacher has played left guard and center for the Crimson Tide. He is a plus run blocker and should continue to improve as a pass protector. With Bradley Bozeman moving on to the NFL, Pierschbacher will probably move to center as a senior.




  5. Ben Cleveland, G, Georgia
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 340.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    8/14/18: Cleveland broke into the starting lineup during the 2017 season and flashed some real ability. In the ground game, Cleveland was a force to help open holes for Sony Michel and Nick Chubb. Cleveland is a massive guard who has tremendous strength. It will be interesting to see how Cleveland develops over 2018 and 2019.


  6. Erik McCoy, G/C, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
    Projected Round (2020): 2-4.

    8/14/18: McCoy started at guard and center for the Aggies during the 2017 season after being the starter at center during his freshman year. McCoy has good size to him, and his run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. For the NFL, he could fit as a guard or center.


  7. Bobby Evans, G/OT, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 301.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.24.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-4.





  8. Toa Lobendahn, G/C/OT, USC
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 295.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.17.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

  9. Cody Ford, G, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 338.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.55.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.

  10. Tommy Kraemer, G/OT, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 314.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.29.
    Projected Round (2020): 3-5.



  11. Ryan Bates, G/OT, Penn State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 301.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.09.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

  12. Nate Herbig, G, Stanford
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 350.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.55.
    Projected Round (2020): 4-6.

  13. Calvin Throckmorton, G/OT, Oregon
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 290.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.12.
    Projected Round (2020): 5-7.



  14. Colton Prater, G, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.28.
    Projected Round (2020): 6-FA.

  15. Levi Brown, G/C, Marshall
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 296.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.18.
    Projected Round (2020): 7-FA.

2018 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2019 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P




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