2017 NFL draft rankings: Guards
Pound-for-pound, the guard class could be one of the draft’s most impactful when it comes to making early contributions—especially since several of the top center prospects also have thrived here in the past. Typically, we don’t see more than one interior lineman slip into the first round, but there should be a run on guard/center types starting somewhere on Day 2.
|1||Dan Feeney||Indiana||6' 4", 304 lbs.|
|2||Dorian Johnson||Pitt||6' 5", 315 lbs.|
|3||Dion Dawkins||Temple||6' 3", 317 lbs.|
|4||Nico Siragusa||San Diego State||6' 4", 326 lbs.|
|5||Isaac Asiata||Utah||6' 3", 325 lbs.|
|6||Danny Isadora||Miami||6' 3", 311 lbs.|
|7||Jessaman Dunker||Tennessee State||6' 4", 306 lbs.|
|8||Greg Pyke||Georgia||6' 6", 325 lbs.|
|9||Kyle Kalis||Michigan||6' 5", 305 lbs.|
|10||Jordan Morgan||Kutztown||6' 3", 313 lbs.|
This is never a position that drums up a lot of pre-draft fervor, but obviously an important one nonetheless. And fortunately for the guard-needy teams out there, the 2017 class boasts at least a handful of prospects capable of stepping in early. Tops on that list is Feeney, an intelligent pass protector whose run-blocking footwork will have zone teams drooling. Johnson is more of a mauler.
Dawkins is another on the list of prospects who could stick at tackle, where he played in college. His perceived ability to be inside or outside will help his stock.
Sleeper: Jordan Morgan. Playing tackle, he often dominated the lower-level competition he faced by using his athleticism and through-the-whistle edge. He’s nimble enough to be very intriguing as a pulling guard.