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2020 NFL Draft Rankings: Offensive Linemen

Editor's Note: These rankings were originally published before the combine. We will be updating our position rankings throughout draft season.

The top four offensive tackles all had strong combine performances that either improved or solidified their draft stock.

Matching the talent in this year's draft class with the offensive tackle help needed by so many teams, the top four offensive tackles could be off the board in the first half of the first round. In my latest mock draft, six offensive tackles were selected in Round 1.

Here are my updated offensive line prospect rankings:

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1. Jedrick Wills, OT, Alabama (JR, 6'4", 312 pounds)

Wills has started the past two seasons in Tuscaloosa at right tackle, Tua Tagovailoa's blind side. Not only did Wills show significant year-over-year improvement from his sophomore to junior season, but his development continued throughout 2019. Dominant as a run blocker, Wills generates plenty of movement at the point of attack, has the mentality to finish blocks and excels at getting to the second level. While he doesn't have experience at left tackle, Wills has the quick feet and hands and smooth movement skills to become a high-end starter on either side.

2. Tristan Wirfs, OT/OG, Iowa (JR, 6'5", 320 pounds)

Even if some teams prefer him at guard, Wirfs mostly started at right tackle for the Hawkeyes, though he did make a few starts at left tackle. In fact, he became the first true freshman to start at offensive tackle for Iowa during the Kirk Ferentz era. A former state champion wrestler, Wirfs has elite hand usage.

Wirfs led all offensive linemen at the combine in 40-yard dash (4.85), vertical jump (36.5") and broad jump (10'1") and showed impressive movement skills during the on-field drills in Indianapolis.

3. Mekhi Becton, OT, Louisville (JR, 6'7", 364 pounds)

Starting at left tackle in a new offense in 2019, Becton had switched sides (LT to RT) mid-game during the previous two seasons. Becton has rare size and length. Given his size, Becton has the strength you'd expect and is a mauler in the run game. While he has work to do for his pass protection to catch up to his prowess as a run blocker, he has rare movement skills for a man of his size with tremendous upside. Becton ran a 5.10, 40 with a 1.77 10-yard split at the combine.

4. Andrew Thomas, OT, Georgia (JR, 6'5", 315 pounds)

Thomas is a three-year starter with experience at right tackle (2017) and left tackle ('18 and '19). The recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given to the best offensive lineman in the SEC, Thomas has been great in the run game. Thomas has had some balance issues in pass protection, but he has outstanding length (36 1/8" arms) and good foot quickness. Thomas has the versatility, size and length to play either tackle spot at the next level and showed well in the agility testing (7.58 three-cone, fourth-best among OL) at the combine.

5. Josh Jones, OT, Houston (SR, 6'5", 311 pounds)

Starting 45 games at left tackle, Jones may have some work to do in terms of cleaning up his technique, but he has steadily improved over his four seasons for the Cougars. Jones continued that positive momentum with a strong week in Mobile, although he didn't test as well in Indy as I had expected. Light on his feet, Jones has the movement skills that allow him to reach blocks at the second level with ease. Jones has the athleticism and length to remain at left tackle in the NFL.

Here are my top 20 offensive tackles:

1. Jedrick Wills, Alabama (JR, 6'4", 312 pounds)

2. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa (JR, 6'5", 320 pounds)

3. Mekhi Becton, Louisville (JR, 6'7", 364 pounds)

4. Andrew Thomas, Georgia (JR, 6'5, 315 pounds)

5. Josh Jones, Houston (SR, 6'5", 319 pounds)

6. Austin Jackson, USC (JR, 6'5", 322 pounds)

7. Ezra Cleveland, Boise State (rJR, 6'6", 311 pounds)

8. Matt Peart, UConn (rSR, 6'7", 318 pounds)

9. Isaiah Wilson, Georgia (rSO, 6'7", 350 pounds)

10. Lucas Niang, TCU (SR, 6'6", 315 pounds)

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11. Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn (SR, 6'5", 308 pounds)

12. Jack Driscoll, Auburn (rSR, 6'5", 306 pounds)

13. Ben Bartch, St. Johns (MN) (SR, 6'6", 309 pounds)

14. Alex Taylor, South Carolina State (rJR, 6'8", 308 pounds)

15. Saahdiq Charles, LSU (JR, 6'4", 321 pounds)

16. Charlie Heck, North Carolina (SR, 6'8", 311 pounds)

17. Hakeem Adenjii, Kansas (SR, 6'4", 302 pounds)

18. Colton McKivitz, West Virginia (rSR, 6'6", 306 pounds)

19. Trey Adams, Washington (SR, 6'8", 318 pounds)

20. Jared Hilbers, Washington (rSR, 6'7", 316 pounds)

Here are my top 15 interior offensive linemen:

1. Cesar Ruiz, Michigan (JR, 6'3", 307 pounds)

2. Lloyd Cushenberry III, LSU (rJR, 6'3", 312 pounds)

3. Matt Hennessy, Temple (rJR, 6'4", 307 pounds)

4. Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin (rJR, 6'4", 314 pounds)

5. Damien Lewis, LSU (SR, 6'2", 327 pounds)

6. Jonah Jackson, Ohio State (rSR, 6'4", 306 pounds)

7. Netane Muti, Fresno State (rSR, 6'3", 315 pounds)

8. Logan Stenberg, Kentucky (SR, 6'6", 317 pounds)

9. Robert Hunt, Louisiana (rSR, 6'5", 323 pounds)

10. Ben Bredeson, Michigan (SR, 6'5", 315 pounds)

11. Nick Harris, Washington (SR, 6'1", 302 pounds)

12. Kevin Dotson, Louisiana (rSR, 6'4", 321 pounds)

13. John Simpson, Clemson (SR, 6'4", 321 pounds)

14. Shane Lemieux, Oregon (SR, 6'4", 310 pounds)

15. Danny Pinter, Ball State (rSR, 6'4", 306 pounds)

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