2013 NFLDraft: Offensive Line Rankings

Shane February 19, 2013 0
2013 NFLDraft: Offensive Line Rankings

Offensive Tackle

1. Luke Joeckel (TAMU) - Joeckel is a ten year starter type lineman. Top 5 pick.

2. Eric Fisher (CMU) - A fantastic senior bowl catapulted Fisher up the board.  He is now a lock for the first round and the combine could push him further. Top 10 pick.

3. Lane Johnson (Oklahoma) – Like Fisher, Johnson proved himself in Mobile, Alabama and is now firmly in the first round conversation. Top 20.

4. D.J. Fluker (Alabama) - A steady tackle on a dominant Tide offensive line.  Look for Fluker to sneak into the first with demand high for tackles. First-second round.

5. Justin Pugh (Syracuse) - He is not in the same class as the four above him, but should be solid prospect for an early Friday pick. Second round

Next…David Quessenberry (SJSU), Reid Fragel (Ohio State), Ricky Wagner (Wisconsin)

Offensive Guard


1. Chance Warmack (Alabama) 
- If he were a tackle, he would be up for the number one pick, but guards don’t get quite the same draft status. Still, he is a dominant interior lineman that should go early in the first.  Top 15 pick.

2. Jonathan Cooper (North Carolina) - Another high pick offensive guard is Cooper.  A balanced blocker in both passing and running game should be coveted by a number teams in the mid-first. Top 20 pick.

3. Brian Winters (Kent State) - Great size and played well in Senior Bowl. Will likely not go in the first but I think will go higher than most rankings have him going. Second round.

Next… Dallas Thomas (Tennessee), Kyle Long (Oregon), Brian Scwenke (Cal), Larry Warford (Kentucky)

Center

1. Barrett Jones (Alabama) - There are some serious questions about his health and durability, but no question on his talent.  Won a national championship three times and each at a different position.  Versatile and intelligent.  Late first/early second.

2. Travis Frederick (Wisconsin) - Solid run blocker and has dealt with a steady rotation at quarterback. Second-third round.

Next… Khaled Holmes (USC), Braxton Cave (Notre Dame), Dalton Freeman (Clemson)

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