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2015 NFL Draft guard rankings: Another questionable class

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South Carolina's A.J. Cann is at the top spot of another average group of interior blockers, followed by Jarvis Harrison of Texas A&M.

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Are we on a downturn for guards in the draft? Sure, Zack Martin has been great for the Cowboys at guard, but he was a left tackle at Notre Dame. The first college guard wasn’t taken in the draft until the 33rd pick when the Texans picked Xavier Su’a-Filo, and he’s done little his rookie season.

The guard class for the 2015 NFL Draft may not be as bad as it was this year, but it’s not a stellar group either. Leading the way is A.J. Can of South Carolina. He’s markedly improved from a season ago and may challenge to be picked in the first round.

Jarvis Harrison of Texas A&M is a intriguing, athletic player. When A&M reshuffled its line, Harrison was moved from guard to left tackle. He’s better suited for the inside.

Florida State’s duo of Josue Matias and Tre Jackson are confounding. They’re obviously talented but haven’t played up to expectations this season.

For now, the guard list doesn’t include college offensive tackles who could be moved inside. That list, of course, starts with Iowa’s Brandon Scherff. It also includes Louisville’s Jamon Brown, Southern California’s Aundrey Walker and Central Florida’s Torrian Wilson.

Note: I have not watched Senior Bowl attendee Robert Myers of Tennessee State yet.

1. A.J. Can | 6’4, 311 pounds | G | South Carolina
2. Jarvis Harrison | 6’4, 330 pounds | G | Texas A&M
3. Josue Matias | 6’6, 325 pounds | G | Florida State
4. Tre Jackson | 6’4, 330 pounds | G | Florida State
5. Laken Tomlinson | 6’3, 330 pounds | G | Duke
6. Cody Whitehair | 6’4, 309 pounds | G | Kansas State *
7. Arie Kouandjio | 6’5, 315 pounds | G | Alabama
8. Jamil Douglas | 6’4, 300 pounds | G | Arizona State
9. Vadal Alexander | 6’6, 320 pounds | G | LSU *
10. John Miller | 6’2, 325 pounds | G | Louisville
11. Kaleb Johnson | 6’4, 300 pounds | G | Rutgers
12. Quinton Spain | 6’5, 332 pounds | G | West Virginia
13. Jon Feliciano | 6’5, 316 pounds | G | Miami
14. Adam Shead | 6’4, 339 pounds | G | Oklahoma
15. Junior Salt | 6’2, 315 pounds | G | Utah
16. Miles Dieffenbach | 6’3, 303 pounds | G | Penn State
17. Christian Lombard | 6’5, 311 pounds | G | Notre Dame
18. Shaquille Mason | 6’1, 300 pounds | G | Georgia Tech