2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive Tackle



The top 2022 Offensive Tackle prospects available for the 2022 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2022 prospect. ** - denotes 2025 prospect.

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Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  • '19 - Jawaan Taylor, Florida
1. Alabama image Evan Neal*, OT, Alabama
Height: 6-7. Weight: 360.
Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
Projected Round (2022): 1.
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12/11/21: The Crimson Tide have moved Neal to left tackle this season, and he played well on the blind side in the season opener against Miami. Neal saw a good test against Florida in Week 3. He had some problems with the Gators speed rushers getting upfield against him, but Alabama helped protect Neal with a lot of quick passing. The Florida game made Neal look like a better fit for right tackle in the NFL. To a lesser degree, the same lesson was given proof against Texas A&M. An NFL team could get away with Neal at left tackle, but he would be a more dominant player at right tackle or guard.

In 2020, Neal was a mauler at right tackle for Alabama, blasting open a lot of holes and being a reliable protector for Mac Jones. In his first year starting on the edge, Neal was superb. However, the fast edge rushers at Florida gave Neal problems in the SEC Championship game. Neal has surprising quickness and athleticism for such a massive edge blocker, but sometimes his feet get stuck in the ground, and his feet aren't quick enough for fast edge rushers.

7/3/21: Neal is a massive blocker who started at left guard as a freshman. He has the size and length to kick out to tackle and could be the Crimson Tide's replacement for Alex Leatherwood in 2021.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jedrick Wills, Alabama
  • '19 - Andre Dillard, Washington State
2. N.C. State image Ikem Ekwonu*, OT, N.C. State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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12/11/21: Ekwonu (6-4, 320) is putting together an impressive 2021 season that is earning him high grades from NFL teams. One director of player personnel said their team had Ekwonu as a mid- to late first-round pick for the 2022 NFL Draft. Ekonwu has experience at both guard and tackle with the Wolfpack, but he projects as being able to play left tackle in the NFL. Ekwonu is a fierce and physical run blocker. While he has some things to work on as a pass blocker, the potential is there for him to stay on the edge at the next level.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Mekhi Becton, Louisville
  • '19 - Cody Ford, Oklahoma
3. Mississippi State image Charles Cross, OT, Mississippi State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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12/11/21: The 6-foot-5, 310-pound Cross looks like a future starting left tackle in the NFL and has impressed team evaluators this season. Cross has excellent feet, athleticism, and quickness to play on the edge. For the next level, sources say Cross needs to get stronger and bigger for taking on pro linemen, but that is not abnormal. They feel after a little developmental time, Cross could be a good pro left tackle.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  • '19 - Jonah Williams, Alabama
4. Ohio State image Nick Petit-Frere*, OT, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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12/11/21: Petit-Frere won the starting right tackle job for the 2020 season and played really well. He has been superb in pass protection, barely allowing any pressures all season. There were projections of the Tampa, Florida product being moved to left tackle for 2021 with senior Thayer Munford kicking inside to guard, and that is what has happened. Petit-Frere has played well thus far in 2021. He is a good athlete with quickness, athleticism and a quality build. He could stand to get stronger to pack more of a punch in the ground game.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Josh Jones, Houston
  • '19 - Greg Little, Ole Miss
5. Northern Iowa image Trevor Penning*, OT, Northern Iowa
Height: 6-7. Weight: 329.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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12/11/21: Northern Iowa almost knocked off Iowa State in the season opener. Penning is taking on a lesser level of competition, so getting to an all-star game and impressing there will be the true test for him before the 2022 NFL Draft.

7/3/21: Penning impressed advance scouts and earned a favorable projection entering the 2021 season. He has good speed and athleticism to go along with his massive size. Penning has caught the attention of scouts and received high grades by some advance scouts. He could be a riser during the 2022 NFL Draft process.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Austin Jackson, USC
  • '19 - Tytus Howard, Alabama State
6. Penn State image Rasheed Walker*, OT, Penn State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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12/11/21: Walker had some rough moments in the season opener against Wisconsin and in the loss to Ohio State. Versus the Buckeyes, Walker allowed two quarterback hits that resulted in turnovers that produced huge points. He has played better aside from those games. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. Walker has an excellent skill set with height, length, quickness and athleticism, but he needs to develop his technique for the NFL.

7/3/21: Walker is a large offensive tackle with upside to get better as he gains experience. He has flashed the ability to be a tough run blocker and reliable pass protector. Walker has a good skill set with size, speed and athleticism to be a riser.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
  • '19 - Kaleb McGary, Washington
7. Kentucky image Darian Kinnard*, OT, Kentucky
Height: 6-5. Weight: 342.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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12/11/21: Kinnard looks like he trimmed weight in 2021, appearing quicker and more athletic in space. He has a good skill set and a nasty attitude. Kinnard is a sleeper who could be a nice value pick.

7/3/21: Kinnard was an excellent contributor for the Wildcats in 2020. He is a massive beast at the point of attack who is a tough run blocker and plays with a mean streak. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection, but he shows some potential and upside to improve. For the next level, Kinnard's best fit might come as a right tackle in power-man scheme. After Kentucky lost Landon Young to the NFL, it will be interesting to see if the program moves Kinnard to left tackle or keeps him on the right side in 2021.

Kinnard was a tough run blocker in 2019, helping Lynn Bowden to a lot of success when running behind Kinnard and the right side of the offensive line. Kinnard could stand to drop some weight and improve his pass protection for the NFL. He could be a candidate to slide inside to right guard as a pro.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
  • '19 - Dalton Risner, Kansas State
8. Minnesota image Daniel Faalele*, OT, Minnesota
Height: 6-8. Weight: 379.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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12/11/21: Faalele had a solid season, including Week 1 against Ohio State. He will have to play right tackle or guard at the next level because his feet are too slow for left tackle. In pass protection, sometimes Faalele's feet seem to get stuck in the ground. He has excellent size and length that make him tough to run around, but he also as some limitations in speed, athleticism and movement.

In the ground game, Faalele can be very tough when he plays with good leverage. He can push defenders around and shows the strength to tie them up and an ability to manipulate defenders away from the play.

7/3/21: Faalele is a massive blocker who has surprising quickness and athleticism for such a big-bodied blocker. He was very impressive for Minnesota in 2018 and 2019 before sitting out the 2020 season. It will be interesting to see how he performs after the lay-off.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Trey Adams, Washington
  • '19 - Trey Pipkins, Sioux Falls
9. Washington State image Abraham Lucas*, OT, Washington State
Height: 6-7. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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12/11/21: Lucas had a decent season. He was solid against USC and has been a steady protector while showing some ability to contribute in the ground game.

7/3/21: Lucas is a massive edge protector with excellent length and surprising quickness for such a big-bodied blocker. After redshirting in 2017, Lucas broke into the starting lineup at right tackle in 2018 and has been a mainstay for the Cougars. He plays with good leverage bending at the knee and shows nimble feet, quickness, athleticism, and an ability to pull well. Assuming he stays healthy, Lucas will be a 4-year starter with a lot of experience, and he looks like a safe prospect to turn into a quality starter at the pro level.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Matt Peart, Connecticut
  • '19 - Max Scharping, Northern Illinois
10. Washington image Jaxon Kirkland, OT, Washington
Height: 6-6. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
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12/11/21: Kirkland played left tackle for Washington this season, but for the NFL, he looks like a better fit at guard or right tackle. In Week 2, he had some struggles with Michigan's Aiden Hutchinson, but Kirkland made some nice plays as well. In November, he had a mixed showing against Oregon's Kayvon Thibodeaux, but Washington sent a lot of double teams and extra attention to Thibodeaux.

Kirkland has good size, but quickness and athleticism issues could make him a better fit on the right side or inside at the next level. Guard could be his best fit, but he looks like he could have enough ability to play right tackle. To start out his career, Kirkland might be a valuable sixth offensive lineman who can serve as swing backup at guard and tackle while he develops. He could have a shot to develop into a decent starter in time, and left guard might be the position where he is best.

7/3/21: Kirkland was the Huskies' starting right guard as a redshirt freshman and sophomore before moving to left tackle as a junior in 2020. While Kirkland has good size to block on the edge, his feet, quickness and athleticism make him a better fit at guard for the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
  • '19 - David Edwards, Wisconsin
11. Wake Forest image Zach Tom, OT, Wake Forest
Height: 6-5. Weight: 295.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2022): 3-4.
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12/11/21: Tom has played tackle and center for Wake Forest over the past three seasons and gradually has evolved into a tough blocker at the point of attack. The 6-foot-5, 295-pounder has quality height, but at his weight moving, inside to center could be his best fit for the NFL. Team sources say they've been impressed by Tom this year, and they believe he should man the middle of the line as a pro. They feel Tom could end up being a third-round pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Yasir Durant, Missouri
  • '19 - Isaiah Prince, Ohio State
12. Southern Utah image Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah
Height: 6-5. Weight: 303.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 3-4.
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12/11/21: Jones played against easier competition, so impressing at an all-star game will be important for him.

7/3/21: Jones has good size to go along with speed and athleticism. He played some defense early in his career before moving to offensive tackle and turning into an impressive edge protector for the Thunderbirds. Jones could be a riser, and it would help him to impress at the Senior Bowl or the East-West Shrine.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Lucas Niang, TCU
  • '19 - Dennis Daley, South Carolina
13. North Dakota image Matt Waletzko, OT, North Dakota
Height: 6-7. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-4.
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12/11/21: Waletzko played well against the weak competition he faced.

7/3/21: Waletzko was a starter in the past three seasons for North Dakota. He has good length and size to play on the edge in the NFL. It would help Waletzko to impress at an all-star game against better competition.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Charlie Heck, North Carolina
  • '19 - Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia
14. LSU image Austin Deculus, OT, LSU
Height: 6-5. Weight: 326.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Deculus sustained a shoulder injury in the season opener, but he has been on the field playing through it. Deculus looks like a mid-round backup who could develop into a bigger role.

7/3/21: LSU kept Deculus at right tackle in 2020 even though it lost its starting left tackle to the NFL. Deculus could be a candidate to move inside to guard in the NFL, as pro speed rushers could give him lots of problems. He could start out his career as a backup guard and right tackle.

Deculus was the Tigers' starting right tackle in 2019, and he provided decent protection to keep rushers out of the face of Joe Burrow. For the NFL, Deculus' run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. He did a nice job of run blocking for Clyde Edwards-Helaire in 2019. For the NFL, Deculus would fit best as a right tackle or guard.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Cameron Clark, Charlotte
  • '19 - Nate Davis, Charlotte
15. Central Michigan image Bernhard Raimann*, OT, Central Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 303.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Raimann is a developmental prospect after switching from tight end to offensive tackle. Given his size, he is a big edge protector who might be more of a right tackle candidate for the NFL. If he blocks well in pass-rushing one-on-ones at the Senior Bowl, he could be a riser.

7/3/21: Raimann started out his college career at tight end and didn't switch to left tackle until 2020. He had an impressive debut at the position with quality size, length, and athleticism on the edge. He could improve as he gains experience and develops technique. If he improves with further experience, Raimann could be a riser.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Terrance Steele, Texas Tech
  • '19 - Ryan Bates, Penn State
16. Miami image Zion Nelson*, OT, Miami
Height: 6-5. Weight: 312.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Nelson had an ugly start to the season against Alabama, as the Crimson Tide edge rushers wrecked havoc on the Miami offense. Nelson should return to school to improve before going to the NFL.

7/3/21: Nelson showed a good skill set with serious upside after earning the starting left tackle job in the preseason before his freshman year and making all 13 starts for the Hurricanes. He followed that up with a quality 2020 season. Nelson could be a fast riser for the 2022 NFL Draft.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
  • '19 - Olisaemeka Udoh, Elon
17. Fordham image Nick Zakelj, OT, Fordham
Height: 6-5. Weight: 325.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Zakelj was a solid left tackle for Fordham over the past three seasons, and his dependable play earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl. With his size, Zakelj has the height length, and bulk for the next level. If Zakelj struggles on the edge, he could kick inside to guard.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
  • '19 - Chuma Edoga, USC
18. La.-Lafayette image Max Mitchell*, OT, La.-Lafayette
Height: 6-6. Weight: 299.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Mitchell started at left and right tackle for the Ragin' Cajuns, earning All-Sun Belt Conference accolades. The senior has played well in 2021, helping to protect Levi Lewis, and the team has had a lot of success running the ball behind him over the past few seasons. For the NFL, Mitchell could be a swing tackle backup, but it would help him to get stronger for taking on pro defensive lineman.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tyre Phillips, Mississippi State
  • '19 - Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
19. North Dakota image Matt Waletzko, OT, North Dakota
Height: 6-7. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: After suffering a season-ending injury in 2020, Waletzko returned to the field in 2021 and played well enough to earn an invitation to the Senior Bowl. Waletzko broke into the starting lineup during his freshman season in 2018. It would help Waletzko to do well against the better competition in Mobile.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jack Driscoll, Auburn
  • '19 - Bobby Evans, Oklahoma
20. Texas-San Antonio image Spencer Burford, OT/G, Texas-San Antonio
Height: 6-5. Weight: 295.
Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Burford has been a standout for UTSA the past three seasons, playing well enough to earn a Senior Bowl invitation. Over the past three seasons, Burford has shown his versatility by starting at left tackle, right tackle, and guard. For the NFL, his best fit might come inside at guard. He could have the possibility to serve as a valuable game-day backup with his ability to provide depth at tackle and guard.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Alex Taylor, South Carolina State
  • '19 - Calvin Anderson, Texas
21. Central Michigan image Luke Goedeke, OT, Central Michigan
Height: 6-5. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Goedeke came back from missing the 2020 season with injury to put together a solid 2021 regular season that earned him a Senior Bowl invitation. Goedeke starts at right tackle, and that could be his best fit for the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
  • '19 - Alex Bars, Notre Dame
22. Ohio State image Thayor Munford, OT/G, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 327.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Munford volunteered to move inside to guard to help Ohio State get its best five linemen on the field together. It may have been a wise move for his draft stock, as Munford has looked better at guard in 2021 than he did at tackle in 2020. He is a solid blocker, but he is not overly special and does not have a dominant trait.

7/3/21: Munford had a solid 2020 season for Ohio State. He is a decent college player, but is not especially dominant and does not always play up to his skill set. Munford took advantage of the extra year of eligbility due to the pandemic to return to the Buckeyes.

Munford was a candidate to be a potential early-round pick who left school early for the 2020 NFL Draft, but in 2019, he was not that impressive and did not stand out by showing the skill set to be a franchise left tackle. NFL sources felt Munford did not make the case that he should skip his senior year and enter the 2020 NFL Draft, so he was wise to return to Columbus.

Munford needs to improve his technique and become more polished to take on pro edge rushers. He had an ugly outing versus Wisconsin in 2019 and could be better off moving inside to guard at the next level.

Munford was a rotational backup as a freshman before breaking into the starting lineup at left tackle in 2018. The sophomore had some issues during his first year as a starter, and those might cause him to move inside to guard for the NFL. Munford also played with a hip injury as a sophomore, and he missed the game against Maryland with a leg injury. He then missed the Rose Bowl with another injury.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jared Hilbers, Washington
  • '19 - Andre James, UCLA
23. Maryland image Jaelyn Duncan*, OT, Maryland
Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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12/11/21: Duncan has been solid for Maryland this season. He should probably return for his senior year and improve before going pro. Duncan is a team leader and captain.

7/3/21: Duncan broke into the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and has been a mainstay at left tackle for the Terrapins. He has good size to him with quickness and athleticism. Duncan has the potential to rise with a strong senior season.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Alex Givens, Ole Miss
  • '19 - Ului Lapuaho, BYU
24. TCU image Obinna Eze, OT, TCU
Height: 6-6. Weight: 329.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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12/11/21: Eze had a solid season at left tackle for TCU. He might be better off moving inside to guard in the NFL.

7/3/21: Eze is a big edge protector who will enter the NFL with a lot of experience. Unless he gets injured, he will have had three seasons as a starting left tackle. Eze started out his college career at Memphis and played left tackle for there for six games in 2018. In 2019 and 2020 Eze made all 25 starts at left tackle for the Tigers.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - D'Ante Smith, East Carolina
  • '19 - Tyler Roemer, San Diego State
25. Arizona State image Kellen Diesch, OT, Arizona State
Height: 6-7. Weight: 292.
Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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12/11/21: Diesch has been a solid player for Arizona State, but he could stand to get stronger for the next level. Diesch might need a redshirt season at the pro level to develop physically, but he has developmental potential for the NFL.

7/3/21: Diesch has good length and some athleticism, but he could stand to add weight and strength for the NFL. He started out his career at Texas A&M and was a backup left tackle before transferring to the Sun Devils.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Brandon Bowen, Ohio State
  • '19 - William Sweet, North Carolina
26. Nevada image Aaron Frost, OT, Nevada
Height: 6-4. Weight: 309.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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12/11/21: Frost is a solid right tackle for Nevada, but for the next level, he could be a better fit at guard.

7/3/21: Frost has played well at guard and tackle for Nevada. He has enough size and quickness to compete on the edge, but moving inside to guard could be his best fit in the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Scott Frantz, Kansas State
  • '19 - Sean Rawlings, Ole Miss
27. Temple image Isaac Moore*, OT, Temple
Height: 6-6. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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12/11/21: Moore is a sleeper who has some talent and could rise in 2021 or 2022. He has size and some athleticism and was a mainstay at left tackle for the Owls.

7/3/21: Moore broke into the starting lineup in 2019 as a sophomore. After playing elsewhere early in 2020, Moore ended up back at left tackle for the last five games. He has quality size and length and could use more development in his technique.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame
  • '19 - Jackson Barton, Utah
28. Texas image Derek Kerstetter, OT/G, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 299.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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12/11/21: Kerstetter was solid, but unimpressive, for Texas in 2021. Versus Oklahoma, Kerstetter gave up a sack to Perrion Winfrey and had problems with the Sooners' speed. Kerstetter would be a better fit on the inside in the NFL.

7/3/21: Kerstetter was solid, but unimpressive, for Texas in 2020. For the next level, he could offer versatility as a game-day backup who can be cross-trained at a few positions. He has played all over the offensive line for the Longhorns. On NFL team's preseason watch list, they have him as a tackle but given his size he could easily end playing more on the inside. He could stand to get stronger for the next level.



Previous Seasons

  • '19 - Zack Bailey, South Carolina
29. Arkansas image Myron Cunningham, OT, Arkansas
Height: 6-5. Weight: 327.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
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12/11/21: Cunningham has been a quality blocker for Arkansas in 2021. He could be a swing tackle backup at the next level.

7/3/21: Cunningham did a decent job for the Razorbacks in 2020, but he has some limitations for the NFL. Cunningham has enough length with some agility on the edge, but he needs to clean up technique for the next level. That isn't surprising considering he started out his collegiate career in the community college ranks, so it is understandable that he needs some development. Cunningham had a good debut for Arkansas in 2019, only allowing one sack over his opening season.



Previous Seasons

  • '19 - Martez Ivey, Florida
30. USC image Jalen McKenzie, OT/G, USC
Height: 6-5. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
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12/11/21: McKenzie rotated along the line for the Trojans. He could be more of a swing backup at guard and right tackle in the NFL.

7/3/21: McKenzie has been a solid blocker for the Trojans. He might be better off moving inside to guard in the NFL. McKenzie has played right guard and right tackle for the Trojans. He has good size to him with some upside to improve.



Previous Seasons

  • '19 - A.T. Hall, Stanford
31. Connecticut image Ryan Van Demark, OT, Connecticut
Height: 6-6. Weight: 302.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
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12/11/21: Connecticut struggled in 2021. Van Demark looks like a potential depth player for the NFL. Playing well at an all-star game would help him.

7/3/21: Connecticut's lack of a 2020 season - even in the spring - didn't help Van Demark. Van Demark has started at left tackle since his sophomore year for Connecticut. He has been a solid edge blocker, but he must get stronger for the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '19 - Brock Ruble, Toledo
32. Michigan image Andrew Stueber, OT, Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 341.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
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12/11/21: Stueber has started at center for the Wolverines, and he is currently playing right tackle. Moving to the inside looks like his best fit for the NFL. He probably will have to play guard at the next level.

7/3/21: Stubbier played guard and right tackle for Michigan in 2020. He missed the 2019 season with injury and only started two games at right tackle in 2018. As a sophomore, he played mostly as a backup. Stueber could be better in 2021 after getting some experience in 2020.



33. Southern image J'Atyre Carter, OT, Southern
Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.03.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
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12/11/21: Carter needs to impress at a postseason all-star game, and he should probably move inside at the NFL level.

7/3/21: Carter is fast and athletic, but he has size limitations. Moving inside to guard or center could be the best play for Carter. He should look to get stronger for the NFL, and it would help him to play well at an all-star game like the Senior Bowl or the East-West Shrine.



34. Tennessee image Cade Mays*, OT, Tennessee
Height: 6-6. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
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12/11/21: Mays plays right tackle for Tennessee, but in the NFL, his best fit might come at guard. He lacks the quickness and athleticism to block on the edge at the pro level.

7/3/21: Mays played well in the first few games of 2020 before really struggling against Georgia. He was at right tackle for the Volunteers, but he looks like a guard for the next level, and that is how he is listed on NFL teams' preseason watch list.

Mays was a decent starter on Georgia's all-star offensive line in 2019 and could have been the replacement for Andrew Thomas at left tackle for 2020, but Mays decided to transfer to Tennessee. After being a top recruit, Mays started seven games as a freshman in 2018 for the Bulldogs while also dealing with injuries. With his versatile size, Mays could fit at guard or tackle, and it will be interesting to see where he settles in at Tennessee. Mays is a strong run blocker with good size to create a push at the point of attack.



35. Illinois image Vederian Lowe, OT, Illinois
Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.37.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
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12/11/21: Lowe was unimpressive in 2021. He looks like a late-round backup candidate for the NFL.

7/3/21: Lowe had a decent 2020 season for the Illini. He needs to play better though to be more than a late-round pick. Lowe has been the starting left tackle for the Illini over the past few seasons. He still needs to show an improved ability to handle dangerous edge rushers. Lowe has a good build and some athleticism. He could be a candidate to be cross-trained at a few positions and be a game-day backup at a few spots.



36. Texas image Denzel Okafor, OT, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
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12/11/21: Okafor was starting at left guard before sustaining a season-ending leg injury. He should stay on the inside for the next level.

7/3/21: Okafor did not impress in 2020 and needs to play better in 2021 to be more than a late-round pick. Prior to 2020, Okafor had been a consistent starter for Texas, but the NFL advance scouts placed him on their preseason watch list for the 2021 NFL Draft and then again for the 2022 NFL Draft. Okafor might fit better competing at guard for the pros.





2021 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

2022 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

2023 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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