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2017 NFL Draft Prospect Rankings: Offensive Guard

With the 2017 NFL Draft just a few months away, Zach continues his big board series where he breaks down the top prospects at each position in the draft. Next up: offensive guards.

By: Zach Metkler, GZ Sports Report Writer

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After breaking down the offensive tackles, we will now take a look at this year’s offensive guard 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 guard class.

  1. Forrest Lamp, OG, Western Kentucky
  2. Dan Feeney, OG, Indiana
  3. Dorian Johnson, OG, Pittsburgh
  4. Isaac Asiata, OG, Utah
  5. Zach Banner, OG, USC
  6. Nico Siragusa, OG, San Diego State
  7. Damien Mama, OG, USC
  8. Greg Pyke, OG, Georgia
  9. Jordan Morgan, OG, Kutztown
  10. Danny Isidora, OG, Miami
  11. Jessamen Dunker, OG, Tennessee State
  12. Sean Harlow, OG, Oregon State
  13. Kyle Kalis, OG, Michigan
  14. Cameron Lee, OG, Illinois
  15. Erik Austell, OG, Charleston Southern

Class Position Strength: Above Average/Solid

Class Superlatives:

Biggest Riser: Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
Biggest Faller: Jordan Morgan, Kutztown
Most NFL-Ready: Dan Feeney, Indiana
Best Run-Blocker: Dan Feeney, Indiana
Best Pass-Blocker:
Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
Highest Ceiling: Forrest Lamp, Western Kentucky
Could Disappoint: Jordan Morgan, Kutztown
Could Surprise: Dorian Johnson, Pittsburgh
Biggest Question Mark: Zach Banner, USC
Biggest Risk: Dan Feeney, Indiana (Injury)
Biggest Sleeper: Isaac Asiata, Utah

Previous Rankings:
Quarterback
Running Back
Wide Receiver
Tight End
Offensive Tackle

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7 comments

  1. Feeney suffered a foot injury, (2013), and a concussion in 2016. He started every game at RG beginning with his freshman through his senior year when he moved to RT due to O-line injuries. His pass protection skills are showcased all over game films. Feeney allowed only 2 sacks charged against him with Indiana’s hurry-up offense. This stat is remarkable considering the powerhouse Big10 defenses he faced every year. You should view the 2016 Ohio State’s pregame video that highlights OSU’s attempts to neutralize Feeney. OSU had to double team Feeney who continually provided the holes for Tevin Coleman and Jordan Howard to blaze through. 2015 was also a season the Hoosiers led the Big10 in many offensive statistics. With all due respect, I disagree that Feeney is your selection for biggest risk. He was a veteran 4 year starter that contributed to IU’s ability to contain and advance on some Big10 teams that were regularly slated as contenders for a championship. Thanks for listening, I look forward to your reply.

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