2017 NFL draft rankings: Offensive tackles
Get ready to hear plenty about the deficiencies in this year’s tackle class. As always, starters will emerge from the players selected, but there is not an overwhelming number of obvious candidates, nor much in the way of top-10 talent.
|1||Cam Robinson||Alabama||6' 6″, 327 lbs.|
|2||Ryan Ramczyk||Wisconsin||6' 6″, 314 lbs.|
|3||Mike McGlinchey||Notre Dame||6' 7 1/2″, 310 lbs.|
|4||Taylor Moton||Western Michigan||6' 5″, 291 lbs.|
|5||Roderick Johnson||Florida State||6' 7″, 311 lbs.|
|6||Adam Bisnowaty||Pitt||6' 6″, 305 lbs.|
|7||Chad Wheeler||USC||6' 6″, 310 lbs.|
|8||Jon Heck||North Carolina||6' 7″, 300 lbs.|
|9||Conor McDermott||UCLA||6' 8″, 310 lbs.|
|10||Erik Magnuson||Michigan||6' 6″, 305 lbs.|
Robinson really has been better than the narrative would suggest this season. Case in point: His work earlier this season against Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett, who is almost unanimously the 2017 draft’s No. 1 prospect. Robinson projects as a long-term answer at left tackle, provided he continues to develop his defenses against speed rushers—he already plays with power. Ramczyk has been excellent this season on the left side, too, and he moves extremely well for his size. More people are taking notice of Moton now that Western Michigan is climbing the ranks. He’s probably the best pure right tackle in this class. The wild cards are McGlinchey and Johnson, who face decisions on their futures after this season. McGlinchey could fly into the first round if he goes; Johnson has been among the more disappointing prospects this year.