2012 NFL Draft guard rankings: College tackles Washington and Glenn look best

ATHENS GA - NOVEMBER 27: Cordy Glenn #71 and Ben Jones #61 of the Georgia Bulldogs celebrate with Orson Charles #7 after Charles touchdown against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Sanford Stadium on November 27 2010 in Athens Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

It's still early in the college football season, but now is as good of a time as any to update individual position rankings for the 2012 NFL Draft.

The two best guard prospects are playing left tackle this season, so that should say a little about the class. It should also say something about those players – Brandon Washington of Miami and Cordy Glenn of Georgia. Washington is a natural guard but playing tackle out of necessity. Glenn has played tackle more, but has shown he doesn't have the lateral agility to stat outside. The best pure guard is Stanford's David DeCastro, a mauling guard who is the lynchpin of the team's running game.

Note: The position rankings aren't currently in line with the site's top 200. After each position ranking is released, a new top 200 will be published.

1. Brandon Washington | 6'4, 320 pounds | OT/G | Miami (Fla.) *- Prospect notes
2. Cordy Glenn | 6'5, 320 pounds | OT/G | Georgia - Prospect notes
3. David DeCastro | 6'5, 312 pounds | G | Stanford *- Prospect notes
4. Kevin Zeitler | 6'4, 315 pounds | G | Wisconsin
5. Lucas Nix | 6'5, 310 pounds | G | Pittsburgh
6. Larry Warford | 6'3, 340 pound | G | Kentucky *
7. Stephen Good | 6'6, 292 pounds | G | Oklahoma
8. Rokevious Watkins | 6'4, 325 pounds | G | South Carolina - Prospect notes
9. Chris Jacobson 6'3, 290 pounds | G | Pittsburgh
10. Joel Forman | 6'4, 310 pounds | | G | Michigan State
11. Ryan Miller | 6'8, 310 pounds | G | Colorado - Prospect notes
12. Derek Dennis | 6'3, 328 pounds | G | Temple
13. Jaymes Brooks | 6'2, 312 pounds | G | Virginia Tech
14. Antoine McClain | 6'5, 328 pounds | G | Clemson

 

* denotes underclassman

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