2017 NFL draft rankings: Offensive tackles
Get ready to hear plenty about the deficiencies in this year’s tackle class. As always, starters will emerge from the players selected, but there is not an overwhelming number of obvious candidates, nor much in the way of top-10 talent.
|1||Cam Robinson||Alabama||6' 6", 327 lbs.|
|2||Ryan Ramczyk||Wisconsin||6' 6", 314 lbs.|
|3||Garett Bolles||Utah||6' 5", 300 lbs.|
|4||Adam Bisnowaty||Pitt||6' 6", 305 lbs.|
|5||Forrest Lamp||Western Kentucky||6' 4", 300 lbs.|
|6||Roderick Johnson||Florida State||6' 7", 311 lbs.|
|7||Antonio Garcia||Troy||6' 7", 302 lbs.|
|8||Dion Dawkins||Temple||6' 5", 315 lbs.|
|9||Chad Wheeler||USC||6' 6", 310 lbs.|
|10||Conor McDermott||UCLA||6' 8", 310 lbs.|
Robinson really has been better than the narrative would suggest this season. Case in point: His work earlier this season against Texas A&M’s Myles Garrett, who is almost unanimously the 2017 draft’s No. 1 prospect. Robinson projects as a long-term answer at left tackle, provided he continues to develop his defenses against speed rushers—he already plays with power. Ramczyk was excellent this season on the left side, too, and he moves extremely well for his size. Bolles will be 25 in May. That’s going to cap his draft ceiling. Johnson is the wild card, a prospect with very obvious natural gifts but who was not able to put it all together this season.