2017 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Offensive Tackle

By: Zach Metkler, GZ Sports Report Writer

After breaking down this years tight ends, we will now take a look at this year’s offensive tackle class, which is imperative for the passing league that is the NFL. With the evolution of the passing game in the NFL, having a top-tier offensive lineman elevate a team’s offense as a whole. Below is my initial big board for the 2017 offensive tackle class.

  1. Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin
  2. Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama
  3. Garett Bolles, OT, Utah
  4. Taylor Moton, OT, Western Michigan
  5. Antonio Garcia, OT, Troy
  6. Julie’n Davenport, OT, Bucknell
  7. Dion Dawkins, OT, Temple
  8. Roderick Johnson, Florida State
  9. Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh
  10. Chad Wheeler, OT, USC
  11. Will Holden, OT, Vanderbilt
  12. Erik Magnuson, OT, Michigan
  13. J.J. Dielman, OT, Utah
  14. David Sharpe, OT, Florida
  15. Conor McDermott, OT, UCLA

Class Position Strength: Weak/Below Average

Class Superlatives:

Biggest Riser: Garett Bolles, Utah
Biggest Faller: Roderick Johnson, Florida State
Most NFL-Ready: Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
Best Run-Blocker: Cam Robinson, Alabama
Best Pass-Blocker:
Ryan Ramczyk, Wisconsin
Highest Ceiling: Garett Bolles, Utah
Could Disappoint: Roderick Johnson, Florida State
Could Surprise: Adam Bisnowaty, Pittsburgh
Biggest Question Mark: Chad Wheeler, USC
Biggest Risk: Cam Robinson, Alabama
Biggest Sleeper: Taylor Moton, Western Michigan

Previous Rankings:

Quarterback
Running Back
Wide Receiver
Tight End

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