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2013 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings

Posted by Brad On January - 31 - 2013
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Jake Matthews and Taylor Lewan opted to stay in school and many came to the conclusion that the tackle class was ‘weak’. It couldn’t be further from the truth. Lewan and Matthews would have added to quality at the top of the draft but this remains a solid class with two headliners.

By now everyone is in agreement that Texas A&M’s Luke Joeckel is not only the top tackle but may be the top overall player in the 2013 NFL Draft. Joeckel is a certainty in a draft of uncertainties at the top. A top four lock with the skill set to be an instant impact tackle at the next level, ala 2012’s No. 4 overall pick Matt Kalil.

Since October I have been ringing the bell and pounding the table for Central Michigan’s Eric Fisher. Fisher has drawn comparisons to former Chippewa Joe Staley but it has been my thought that he was a better overall player coming out of college. That’s high praise considering Staley is arguably one of the top tackles in the game.

Outside of the top two, this class doesn’t lack for depth at the position. Lane Johnson is a fast rising tackle prospect with loads of athleticism. Don’t be surprised if Johnson is taken in the top 15 selections. I could see as many as 13 tackles taken in the first three rounds of the draft.

After the break check out our 2013 NFL Draft offensive tackle rankings.

RANKPLAYERSCHOOLHEIGHTWEIGHT
1LUKE JOECKELTEXAS A&M6061310
2ERIC FISHERCENTRAL MICHIGAN6072305
3LANE JOHNSONOKLAHOMA6062302
4DALLAS THOMASTENNESSEE6052308
5D.J. FLUKERALABAMA6047355
6JUSTIN PUGHSYRACUSE6047301
7KYLE LONGOREGON6061304
8ODAY ABOUSHIVIRGINIA6052310
9CHRIS FAULKLSU6050323
10MENELIK WATSONFLORIDA ST6045310
11JORDAN MILLSLOUISIANA TECH6050315
12BRENNAN WILLIAMSNORTH CAROLINA6067315
13REID FRAGELOHIO STATE6067304
14TERRON ARMSTEADARKANSAS PINE BLUFF6046304
15RICKY WAGNERWISCONSIN6061310
16LA’ADRIAN WADDLETEXAS TECH6060330
17MANASE FOKETIWEST TEXAS A&M6055320
18BRADEN BROWNBYU6051305
19MARK JACKSONGLENVILLE STATE6054341
20XAVIER NIXONFLORIDA6054311
21LUKE MARQUARDTAZUSA PACIFIC6080312
22ELVIS FISHERMISSOURI6046291
23OSCAR JOHNSONLOUISIANA TECH6060330
24DANN O’NEILWESTERN MICHIGAN6071317
25JOHN WETZELBOSTON COLLEGE6070308
26JEFF NADYNEVADA6055302
27TANNER HAWKINSONKANSAS6045300
28MATT SUMMERS-GAVINCAL6044300
29R.J. DILLRUTGERS6063316
30ALEX HURSTLSU6057332
31NICK BECTONVIRGINIA TECH6060318
32ROGERS GAINESTENNESSEE ST6070312
  • Reggie

    So you believe Dallas Thomas will be an OT at the next level or an OG?

    • bradc11

      I think he truly is a guy that could play either. I was really impressed with him on tape at both positions. Projected him as a tackle because I think teams will try him out there first. I don’t see any reason a team wouldn’t draft him with the intention of playing him at tackle.

  • neighborhooddrunkpart2

    Man o man would I love to see ERIC FISHER,LANE JOHNSON or JORDAN MILLS in a Steelers uniform.

    • bradc11

      Don’t think Fisher or Johnson make it anywhere near 17. But Jordan Mills is a guy that I think they could target in the 3rd round. He’s a guy that will continue to move up draft boards, although NFL teams probably already had him in that 3-4 rd. range.

      • Bex_R1986

        I’m not getting the love for Jordan Mills. He came in and did ok as a late call up for the senior bowl, but his tape is poor, struggles in pass protect, can’t handle speed rushers, and when he’s put under pressure his hands and feet technique loses all control. He’s been an undrafted free agent in my rankings throughout and remains there. Why for you is he worthy of a 3rd round pick? He does ok in run blocking and could project to guard but he’s way down for me on the list, with many more better prospects