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2015 NFL Draft offensive tackle rankings: A vast group of maulers

Some think Brandon Scherff and La'el Collins are guards. Don't believe them. They lead a class of offensive tackles that could see six taken in the first round.

Just how many offensive tackles will we see taken in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft? Well, that depends on how you think of the two top players at the position.

Leading a deep and talented group of offensive tackles this year is Brandon Scherff of Iowa and La'el Collins of LSU. Some consider them guards moving forward because they're not overly athletic or light on their feet. Although it might not be a shock if either of them start their career as guards, they're more than good enough to play tackle.

Both are powerhouse blockers who make their name first as run blockers. They can toss defenders around with ease and are hard to move off their spot. Scherff spent his entire career with the Hawkeyes at tackle while Collins does have experience inside. Both have the skill sets to work on the right side, but should be quick enough to stick at left tackle.

If there are doubts about Scherff and Collins sticking at tackle, there are plenty of options to be had high in the draft.

Stanford's Andrus Peat is likely to get selected in the first 20 picks of the draft because of his size and athletic combination. He's physical enough as a run blocker, but really excels at picking up speed rushers on the edge. The same can be said of Florida's D.J. Humphries.

Ereck Flowers of Miami and T.J. Clemmings of Pittsburgh are two more offensive tackles getting plenty of first-round buzz. Clemmings is an athletic right tackle who is just scratching the surface of how good he can be. Flowers is a monstrous left tackle who knows how to use his length.

Under the radar: There isn't a lot of finesse or intimidation in Rob Havenstein's game. He just routinely gets the job done in both areas of the game. We've seen so many Wisconsin linemen enter the NFL and be solid, and Havenstein should be no different.

Position grade: B+

1. Brandon Scherff, 6’5, 320 pounds, OT, Iowa
2. La’el Collins, 6’4 5/8, 308 pounds, OT, LSU
3. T.J. Clemmings, 6’4 5/8, 307 pounds, OT, Pittsburgh
4. Andrus Peat, 6’7, 316 pounds, OT, Stanford
5. Ereck Flowers, 6’6, 324 pounds, OT, Miami
6. D.J. Humphries, 6'5, 295 pounds, OT, Florida
7. Cedric Ogbuehi, 6’5, 305 pounds, OT, Texas A&M
8. Jake Fisher, 6’6 1/8, 306 pounds, OT, Oregon
9. Daryl Williams, 6'5, 327 pounds, OT, Oklahoma
10. Jeremiah Poutasi, 6'6, 330 pounds, OT, Utah
11. Rob Havenstein, 6’7 3/8, 332 pounds, OT, Wisconsin
12. Donovan Smith, 6'5 3/4, 341 pounds, OT, Penn State
13. Ty Sambrailo, 6’5 3/4, 309 pounds, OT, Colorado State
14. Tyrus Thompson, 6’5, 336 pounds, OT, Oklahoma
15. Sean Hickey, 6’5 3/4, 309 pounds, OT, Syracuse
16. Terry Poole, 6’5 1/8, 307 pounds, OT, San Diego State
17. Corey Robinson, 6’7, 324 pounds, OT, South Carolina
18. Eric Lefeld, 6’6, 309 pounds, OT, Cincinnati
19. Andrew Donnal, 6’5 7/8, 313 pounds, OT, Iowa
20. Chaz Green, 6’4 5/8, 314 pounds, OT, Florida
21. Darrian Miller, 6’5 1/8, 307 pounds, OT, Kentucky
22. Laurence Gibson, 6’5 3/4, 305 pounds, OT, Virginia Tech
23. Trenton Brown, 6'8 1/2, 376 pounds, OT, Florida
24. Rob Crisp, 6’7, 301 pounds, OT, North Carolina State
25. Jamon Brown, 6'4 3/8, 330 pounds, OT, Louisville
26. Tayo Fabuluje, 6'6 5/8, 353 pounds, OT, TCU
27. Austin Shepherd, 6’4 1/2, 324 pounds, OT, Alabama
28. Mitch Morse, 6’6, 305 pounds, OT, Missouri
29. Brett Boyko, 6’6 5/8, 301 pounds, OT, UNLV
30. Bobby Hart, 6'4 3/4, 336 pounds, OT, Florida State
31. Takoby Cofield, 6’4 1/4, 310 pounds, OT, Duke
32. Brey Cook, 6’7, 314 pounds, OT, Arkansas
33. Patrick Miller, 6'7, 289 pounds, OT, Auburn