2013 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings

Brett Davis-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

There are few more premier positions in the NFL Draft than offensive tackle. Teams that don't have good tackles want them and they take them early. In the past three years, 12 offensive tackles have been taken in the first round of the NFL Draft. The importance of the position often leads to players going much higher than maybe they should.

None of the senior offensive tackle prospects profiles as first-round picks. But it won't be a surprise to see one or two go on the first day of the draft if some of the top juniors don't declare. How poor is the senior class? We rate Tennessee's Dallas Thomas as the third-best senior tackle, but he's playing guard this season.

There is top talent in the junior class with Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel. He's assuredly a first-round pick if he comes out, and potentially a top 10 player. Michigan's Taylor Lewan has just as much talent, but he's been inconsistent. There are also good right tackle prospects in juniors D.J. Fluker and Jake Matthews.

SENIORS

1. Brennan Williams | 6'7, 310 pounds | Offensive tackle | North Carolina
2. Oday Aboushi | 6'6, 310 pounds | Offensive tackle | Virginia
3. Dallas Thomas | 6'5, 300 pounds | Offensive tackle | Tennessee
4. Ricky Wagner | 6'6, 322 pounds | Offensive tackle | Wisconsin Prospect notes
5. Eric Fisher | 6'8, 305 pounds | Offensive tackle | Central Michigan
6. Brian Winters | 6'6, 294 pounds | Offensive tackle | Kent State
7. Alex Hurst | 6'6, 340 pounds | Offensive tackle | LSU
8. Matt Summers-Gavin | 6'4, 300 pounds | Offensive tackle | California
9. John Wetzel | 6'8, 302 pounds | Offensive tackle | Boston College
10. Reid Fragel | 6'8, 310 pounds | Offensive tackle | Ohio State
11. Tanner Hawkinson | 6'5 1/2, 295 pounds | Offensive tackle | Kansas
12. Jeff Nady | 6'7, 290 pounds | Offensive tackle | Nevada
13. Xavier Nixon | 6'5, 292 pounds | Offensive tackle | Florida
14. Manase Foketi | 6'5, 325 pounds | Offensive tackle | West Texas A&M
15. Sean Hooey | 6'9, 295 pounds | Offensive tackle | Cincinnati
16. Emmett Cleary | 6'7, 313 pounds | Offensive tackle | Boston College

JUNIORS

1. Luke Joeckel | 6'5, 310 pounds | Offensive tackle | Texas A&M
2. Taylor Lewan | 6'8, 302 pounds | Offensive tackle | Michigan Prospect notes
3. D.J. Fluker | 6'6, 335 pounds | Offensive tackle | Alabama
4. Jake Matthews | 6'5, 305 pounds | Offensive tackle | Texas A&M
5. Jack Mewhort | 6'6, 312 pounds | Offensive tackle | Ohio State
6. James Hurst | 6'7, 310 pounds | Offensive tackle | North Carolina
7. Cyril Richardson | 6'5, 328 pounds | Offensive tackle | Baylor
8. Chris Faulk | 6'6, 325 pounds | Offensive tackle | LSU
9. Justin Pugh | 6'5, 292 pounds | Offensive tackle | Syracuse
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