The 2013 NFL Draft saw three offensive tackles off the board in the top four picks and the run continued with eight off the board in the top 100 selections. As the NFL continues to turn the offensive page to high tempo, passing attacks – pass protectors continue to increase draft value.
The 2014 NFL Draft should be filled with quality pass protectors as the senior class feature two tackles that were widely thought to be headed out of school to join the ranks of the NFL. Jake Matthews and Taylor Lewan opted to stay in school and could provide a tandem of top ten tackles.
The underclassmen tackles will feature a high ceiling prospect in Cyrus Kouandijo but it’s far from a complete class and lacks depth beyond a couple of junior tackles.
After the break check out our 2014 NFL Draft offensive tackle rankings. Read the rest of this entry » «2014 NFL Draft: Offensive Tackle Rankings»