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2023 NFL Draft: Offensive Line Big Board



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Written by: Joseph Yun


It’s time to take a gander at the offensive linemen in the 2023 draft class. There’s plenty of depth spread amongst these positions and a few power players at the top of the charts. So who are these blockers that will pave the way forward to the ever-increasing offensive output in the league? Who will be OT1 in a tightly contested race in a photo finish at the wire? Is the battle for the honor of C1 clear as it was last cycle, or will it be an election too close to call between two conference-sparring colleagues?


If you missed any of the previous big board articles, they can be found below:



Note: All statistics courtesy of college football reference and RAS courtesy of Kent Lee Platte (@MathBomb)


OT


1. Paris Johnson, Jr | 6’6 313 | Junior | Ohio State


- PJJ is the top tackle on the board after a remarkable debut campaign protecting QB1’s blindside. He converted to left tackle for the 2022 season from playing right guard in 2021. He’s a solid to great athlete with plus feet and lateral quickness to drop into pass sets and run at the point of attack. The inexperience at left tackle has shown up in flashes with inconsistent hands and unconnected power. All coachable traits can be fixed with more instruction in the pros. Johnson is in the running for being the first lineman off the board, much less at tackle. He formed a powerful combo tackle alongside the much bigger Dawand Jones. The junior has to add some mass and strength to his frame to compete with bigger pass rushers. The basement for him is the first 15 selections. PFF graded him as the third highest overall among draft eligible tackles, scoring 83.0. While he does have guard experience to fall back on, should left tackle not work out, he’s on a top-tier franchise tackle type of trajectory. His physical and stylistic comparison resembles the Cowboys’ young star tackle, Terence Steele, who is soon due for a big pay rise.


Round Projection: Top 15


Player / RAS Comp: Terence Steele



2. Broderick Jones | 6’5 311 | Redshirt Sophomore | Georgia


- The former Bulldogs franchise tackle prospect is one of the best overall prospects in the entire class. He has major plus athleticism to get to the second level and wipe out targets using his frame and power, along with a quick lateral kick in pass sets. However, he is somewhat inexperienced due to having less than 20 starts to his name, so he’s still learning the nuances. He formed the best tackle duo in the country, with Warren McClendon acting as the right tackle. Jones was a former five-star recruit who sat behind current Chargers standout Jamaree Salyer for several seasons before making his impact. The total package as a left tackle with supreme athleticism and a defining power game full of coachable traits. He’s not a technical finesse type but rather a brute force. Based on his physical attributes, BJ is likely a surefire top-20 selection, if not the first tackle off the board. He compares athletically and stylistically to the Cowboys’ legendary tackle, Tyron Smith. PFF graded him as the eleventh-best draft-eligible tackle with an overall score of 78.2.


Round Projection: First


Player / RAS Comp: Tyron Smith


3. Anton Harrison | 6’4 312 | Junior | Oklahoma


- Harrison is the premier half of a bookend tackle duo for the Sooners and has the right-side experience, albeit limited to just two games. He has been getting some hype as a top-three tackle prospect that could go in the early to middle of the first round. The junior prospect is a solid athlete who can mirror and pull quickly when asked. He’s powerful with a strong anchor in pass sets to pair with impressive arm length to entrap defenders. Hand usage is above average but can get slippery when reaching too far. The former Sooners tackle projects to being a left tackle in the pros but can be coached to move to the right side if needed. Former Seahawks and Texans legendary tackle Duane Brown is his athletic and physical comparison. PFF gave him an overall grade of 72.6 for 2022, good for a top 100 ranking.


Round Projection: First to Second


Player / RAS Comp: Duane Brown



4. Dawand Jones | 6’8 374 | Senior | Ohio State


- Jones is a gargantuan mountain, coming in at 6’8 374 after the offseason process. He was dominant at the Senior Bowl, swallowing every defender and stonewalling them on every rep. The size is a concern as he isn’t the most fluid athlete in the class, and defenders can just beat him with speed. Another downside to being so massive is that defenders can out-leverage him as the senior is too top-heavy sometimes. Still, the upside is too great for teams to let him slip in the draft for too long. He has immense power in his hands, and defenders just can’t recover quickly enough once they’re stunned by it. He has the longest wingspan of any lineman in the class with a whopping 84” wingspan, which is longer than highly touted NBA prospect Victor Wembenyama is tall. He compares to Patriots tackle Trenton Brown physically and athletically.


Round Projection: Second to Third


Player / RAS Comp: Trenton Brown





5. Matthew Bergeron | 6’5 318 | Senior | Syracuse


- Bergeron brings versatility as he transitioned to the left side as a junior after starting his career on the right. He’s an outstanding athlete who can quickly mirror well and easily reach the second level. He was a Senior Bowl invitee who joined the cadre of linemen who did well in that setting before performing well at the Combine. Given his athleticism on the hoof, the former Syracuse lineman projects well in a movement-based offensive scheme. He’s not the strongest in the class, so some hand-strength training will need to be done. MB possesses a decent punch, but defenders sometimes get past it. The footwork is good for his position as well. He could be a versatile swing piece at the next level. Syracuse’s best lineman is currently projected to go in the third round. He compares both physically and stylistically to veteran lineman Rodger Saffold. PFF’s overall grade of 75.2 allows Bergeron to be safely ensconced within the top twenty draft eligible tackles.


Round Projection: Third


Player / RAS Comp: Rodger Saffold





6. Darnell Wright | 6’5 333 | Senior | Tennessee


- Wright is a versatile tackle prospect who started on the right for his first two seasons, transitioning to left as a junior before returning to the right as a senior. He’s a big road-grading physical force. Tennessee’s best lineman through the years as a result. Wright projects to be a right tackle at the next level but could play left in a pinch if necessary. He carries his weight on his frame well and doesn’t have a lot of bad weight. When asked to move in the run game, he is not the most fluid athlete, but he does make do with what he has. The testing numbers were incredible for any lineman, much less a guy his size. The former Volunteers tackle stood out at the Senior Bowl and carried a good run of form into the Combine. He has a powerful punch once he connects and has the hands to clamp down the rusher. He has risen up the boards this past season and off-season process. DW could be taken as early as the second round. Eagles legendary tackle Jason Peters is his athletic and play style comparison


Round Projection: Second to Third


Player / RAS Comp: Jason Peters




7. Jaelyn Duncan | 6’5 306 | Redshirt Senior | Maryland


- The former Terrapin is a prime-time athlete at the position. He can move very well laterally, mirroring and up the field in the run game. He doesn’t have the best hands nor the strength in anchor to keep bigger defenders at bay, though. Duncan’s athleticism is a major plus for any zone-based team who can best use those traits. He was a Senior Bowl standout as well. He won a majority of his reps there. Strength is an issue as defenders can catch him unawares using bull rushes, forcing him to adjust his anchor or lack thereof. The athletic tools are enticing enough for a team to take a chance on him as early as Day 2. Physically, he compares to former SDSU lineman Terry Poole.


Round Projection: Third to Fourth


Player / RAS Comp: Terry Poole



8. Tyler Steen | 6’6 321 | Redshirt Senior | Alabama


- Steen transferred to Alabama from Vanderbilt after playing both tackle spots for the Commodores. He started every game for the Tide at left tackle in 2022. A battle-tested SEC lineman who has seen the best of the best the conference has to offer. He has impressive bloodlines, as his father played at LSU. His grandfather was a Vietnam veteran bestowed with the Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest military honor for gallantry in combat. The former Tide tackle is an impressive athlete, given his size, and can move well laterally. Like most Alabama linemen, he’s a physical force in the run game. Hands are powerful; the defenders are usually done for the day once they connect. He’s confident in his talent, that’s for sure. A Senior Bowl participant who stood out at the event all three days of practice. He projects as a fifth-round selection. The athletic profile matches up to Andre Dillard, while the play style is similar to Garrett Bolles.


Round Projection: Fifth


Player / RAS Comp: Andre Dillard / Garret Bolles





9. Wanya Morris | 6’5 307 | Senior | Oklahoma


- Morris was a highly-ranked Tennessee signee who transferred to Oklahoma to form another formidable tackle pairing. He was a Senior Bowl talent who performed reasonably well there. A major plus to his game is that he’s versatile, having experience at both tackle spots. However, it appears he’s right tackle exclusive at the next level. A solid athlete with impressive arm length to ward off rushers. He possesses a good frame as well. The hand usage is above average in this year’s class. The athleticism is good as well to match the hand power. He can move well to the second level. Currently, he projects to be an early Day 3 selection. Stylistically and athletically, Morris is comparable to former Virginia tackle Brandon Albert.


Round Projection: Fourth to Fifth


Player / RAS Comp: Brandon Albert





10. Blake Freeland | 6’8 302 | Senior | BYU


- The former BYU tackle is an ATHLETE, scoring the highest RAS for this year’s tackle class with an amazing 9.82, which would be good for 22nd all-time as a tackle. Interestingly he’s slightly below another former Cougars tackle in Brady Christensen. Freeland blew away the Combine in terms of testing numbers. He was also a Senior Bowl participant who had an inconsistent week. He’s a spectacular athlete firing off the ball in the run game and can quickly accelerate to the second level. As with most tackles his size, the biggest worry is the height allowing defenders to gain leverage. He has the wingspan and frame to counter most rushers, but the technique isn’t there yet. The athleticism will get him drafted early on Day 3. He compares favorably to current Atlanta Falcons tackle Kaleb McGary. PFF graded him as the top draft-eligible tackle with an overall score of 91.0


Round Projection: Fourth


Player / RAS Comp: Kaleb McGary




11. Ryan Hayes | 6’6 298 | Redshirt Senior | Michigan


- Hayes is a giant mountain of a man but is a sneaky athlete with underrated lateral athleticism. He can move well to the second level for a prospect his size. The tremendous frame swallows defenders whole, leaving little room for them to out-leverage them. He has a bit of power in his game and has the requisite attitude to go along with it. RH was the left tackle for the Wolverines’ two straight Joe Moore Award-winning line. He showed a lot of tackle versatility and little dropoff from left to right in Mobile, which only helps his stock. While he doesn’t have a lot of arm length for an excellent tackle, once he locks on with his strong hands, it’s a game-set match. PFF has him graded as a top 20 tackle in the class with a 76.3 grade. The former Wolverine blindside tackle is projected to be a middle Day 3 selection. He compares similarly to Colts’ tackle Bernhard Raimann in terms of play style and athleticism.


Round Projection: Fifth to Sixth


Player / RAS Comp: Bernhard Raimann





12. Warren McClendon, Jr | 6’4 306 | Redshirt Junior | Georgia


- McClendon was a three-year starter for the reigning national champion Bulldogs, which is saying something given the talent churning through Athens. He’s the other half of a dynamic tackle duo to a higher-ranked teammate on this board. A Senior Bowl participant that stood out some in drills. However, he plays too top-heavy at times, allowing the rusher to get leverage on him. A solid athlete with good steady but quick feet to anchor down and move laterally. He’s a bit smaller and lighter than the ideal tackle so a move to guard might be in the works. He compares physically and stylistically to former Mississippi State lineman Martinas Rankin.


Round Projection: Fifth


Player / RAS Comp: Martinas Rankin





13. Malaesala Aumavae-Laulu | 6’5 317 | Senior | Oregon


- MAL was a junior college transfer that was a two-year starter for the Ducks at the right tackle spot. He really came on as a starter under the tutelage of now-Patriots OL coach Adrian Klemm. Especially so during the late stages of the season when he did his best work. He’s a physical force in the run game going downhill and has excellent spatial awareness. An underrated athlete who can move in space when asked. However, he can be fundamentally raw due to two vastly different line coaching schemes affecting his on-field IQ. The strength is a big part of his game. His size and athleticism can fit as a tackle but could be better off being utilized at guard. He performed well during the Combine to further boost his rising stock. The former Duck lineman would be a developmental piece that will likely be selected during late Day 3. MAL’s athletic profile resembles another Pac-12 tackle in veteran Levi Jones. His play style tracks similar to former Georgia lineman John Theus. PFF graded him as the 13th-best draft eligible tackle prospect with a grade of 77.


Round Projection: Sixth to Seventh


Player / RAS Comp: Levi Jones / John Theus



OG


1. Peter Skoronski | 6’4 313 | Senior | Northwestern


- Skoronski was a three-year starter at left tackle for the Wildcats but could be a much better guard at the next level. While his athleticism is on par for the tippy top of the tackle class, it’s even better at guard. He’s a technician more than a road grading mauler. The short arm length while not dooming him to being a guard-exclusive prospect, makes it difficult on the perimeter against bigger defenders. PFF graded him as the fourth-best tackle prospect with an overall of 89.5. He scored well during the offseason, scoring high in the testing numbers below. The former Wildcats blindside blocker probably won’t be a top-ten selection but his floor is 20th. Former USC and rising star Jets lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker is his athletic + play style comparison.


Round Projection: First


Player / RAS Comp: Alijah Vera-Tucker




2. Cody Mauch | 6’5 302 | Redshirt Senior | North Dakota State


- The latest lineman from NDSU trying to make his way into the league? According to PFF's grades, Mauch is the highest-graded tackle prospect, scoring 91.8. However, his physical limitations, such as short arm length and elite guard-level footwork, make him the second-best guard prospect in the class. If not for the presence of JMS, Mauch would’ve been the best overall lineman at the Senior Bowl. He showed a lot of versatility by putting on a great performance at both tackle and guard. The former Bison lineman offers interior versatility experience for teams looking at him. An undersized tackle but slightly oversized guard prospect who wins with top-level speed, lateral agility, and technique. He projects as a Day 2 selection currently. The play style and athletic profile are a near-perfect match to Chiefs star lineman Joe Thuney.


Round Projection: Second to Third


Player / RAS Comp: Joe Thuney



3. O’Cyrus Torrence | 6’5 330 | Senior | Florida


- The number one overall rated guard prospect by PFF (88.0) is a Ragin Cajun turned Gator. Torrence transferred to Florida to play for Billy Napier one last time in 2022. He didn’t lose a step against better competition as he continued his good form to the Senior Bowl. Florida’s top lineman offers guard versatility as he has much starting experience at both positions. He did get some reps at tackle while in Mobile, looking relatively smooth there despite a lack of experience. Teams will love his plug-and-play versatility and physical demeanor. While he isn’t the best athlete at the position, he’s serviceable. He is a big guy with difficulty moving laterally but has some impactful hands. The former Louisiana transfer is a near certainty for Day 2, given his talent and offseason process. His athletic and play style profile resembles former Kentucky lineman Darian Kinnard.


Round Projection: Second to Third


Player / RAS Comp: Darian Kinnard



4. Steve Avila | 6’3 332 | Redshirt Senior | TCU


- Avila is a brute force in both the run and pass game. He has strong hands that don’t let go of the defender once he clamps onto him. Another Senior Bowl standout who had a great week of practices, rarely losing a rep. He’s aggressive in enforcing his will on defenders and is an underrated athlete who can mirror and move laterally better than expected. He was the key cog in the Horned Frogs’ run to the national title game. A true road grader mentality. However, he’s a guard-exclusive prospect, limiting his draft stock. In the end, the former TCU prospect is a talented guard, so he’ll likely be a late Day 2 selection. Athletically and in style, he compares to Raiders lineman Jermaine Eluemunor. PFF has been graded as the 20th-best draft-eligible guard prospect with an overall of 71.


Round Projection: Third


Player / RAS Comp: Jermaine Eluemunor





5. Emil Ekiyor, Jr | 6’2 314 | Redshirt Senior | Alabama


- Steady Eddie Emil. He’s been a three-year starter at right guard for the Tide, rain or shine. The former Tide lineman also stood out at the Senior Bowl, transitioning to center for the week after not playing the position in college. He has a league bloodline, as his father briefly played in the NFL after graduating from UCF. He’s a physical impact blocker who gets in your face, and defenders know it. He’s more athletic than he’s given credit for and can play both guard positions. However, he sometimes plays heavily on his feet and reaches on occasion. Overall, he shows great balance and lateral quickness in the mirror phase. He is physical in the run game as he looks for additional assignments. Ekiyor projects as a starting-caliber right guard with left versatility for the next level. PFF has graded him as a top 15 draft-eligible guard with a grade of 73.3. He could be an early Day 3 selection. The lineman’s play style and athletic profile resemble former Ohio State interior lineman Wyatt Davis.


Round Projection: Fourth


Player / RAS Comp: Wyatt Davis



6. Andrew Vorhees | 6’6 310 | Senior | USC


- Vorhees, unfortunately, tore knee ligaments during a Combine drill but astoundingly came back to participate in the bench press, posting a remarkable 38 reps. On-field-wise, he’s versatile with experience at both guard spots and left tackle. USC’s lineman prospect is a bit of a tweener with not long enough arms to play tackle but the size of a guard. He can be a swing depth piece before becoming a guard starter when he gets healthy. Before the injury, he was projected to be an early Day 3 selection with late Day 2 potential. Post-injury, he will likely be selected towards the middle of Day 3. The run game is where he shines. He was graded as the tenth-best guard by PFF with a score of 81.9. Hopefully, he can recover quickly from his injury and contributes to the team that drafts him. The former Trojan’s play style and athletic profile are similar to Kyle Long's.


Round Projection: Fifth to Sixth


Player / RAS Comp: Kyle Long



7. Anthony Bradford | 6’4 332 | Redshirt Junior | LSU


- Like many of his colleagues, Bradford is a versatile lineman with tackle experience on his CV, but the guard spots are a better long-term fit for him. However, the medical file is a bit concerning, as he’s missed several games in his career due to injury. He’s a bigger-bodied guard with immense mass and power as a result. The athleticism on tape isn’t the best, but he tested very well during the offseason to offset any concerns. Despite the medical issues, he projects early to middle Day 3 selection. The plus versatility and power game will only help him for certain teams needing a swing tackle/guard. Bradford’s athletic and style profile resembles former Chargers / Broncos veteran Louis Vasquez.


Round Projection: Fourth to Fifth


Player / RAS Comp: Louis Vasquez



8. Braeden Daniels | 6’3 294 | Redshirt Senior | Utah


- Daniels is a smooth and fluid athlete but needs help in the strength department. He’s among the best athletes for his position group, as the testing matches the tape. Power rushers can bully him. Undersized for either tackle or guard by a few pounds, he must add mass to his game. He has experience at tackle spots and guard, so the versatility and impressive numbers will help his stock. PFF has graded him as a top 25 draft-eligible tackle with a grade of 72.2. He currently projects as a middle Day 3 selection. The former Ute lineman’s athletic and stylistic profile is almost a perfect match to veteran lineman Joel Bitonio. BD can play either tackle or guard but is better suited for the interior.


Round Projection: Fifth


Player / RAS Comp: Joel Bitonio



C


1. John Michael Schmitz | 6’3 301 | Redshirt Senior | Minnesota


- JMS dominated the Senior Bowl so thoroughly that he was the best lineman, regardless of position. He’s a smart player with above-average athleticism to climb and mirror. He was a three-year starter at center. While he isn’t fastest laterally nor in a straight line, he has proven that the athlete can do it consistently. The former Golden Gopher lineman has above-average punching ability but may be the most technically refined center in the class. He’s a surefire Day 2 selection with a sneaky chance to be a first-round selection. PFF has given him the highest grade in the position group, with an overall 92.3. The athletic profile is not entirely dissimilar to former Pitt center Jimmy Morrissey. In terms of style, he most resembles former Titans legend Ben Jones.


Round Projection: Second


Player / RAS Comp: Jimmy Morrissey / Ben Jones





2. Joe Tippmann | 6’6 313 | Junior | Wisconsin


- Another year, another dominating Wisconsin lineman. Tippman argues for the best overall center in the class in terms of athleticism, demeanor, and technique. He’s a tad taller than the average center, but that doesn’t harm him in leverage battles. The junior is a surprising athlete when he pulls and fires to the second level. He’s a nasty road-grading type who loves punishing defenders. While not in Travis Frederick’s class (very few in college are), he’s one of the best true centers to come out of Madtown in a while. He can mirror with great lateral quickness and outstanding balance. Not hurried or panicking in any situation. Once he locks on, it’s rapidly over for his assignment with his power. His defining trait may be his athleticism. PFF had him graded as the ninth-best draft-eligible center with a grade of 78.7. As it stands, it’s certainly possible that he’s gone sooner than the third round, but a Day 2 selection awaits him. Athletically, he’s comparable to underrated veteran Ethan Pocic while his style matches up to Graham Glasgow of Michigan fame.


Round Projection: Second to Third


Player / RAS Comp: Ethan Pocic / Graham Glasgow




3. Luke Wypler | 6’2 303 | Junior | Ohio State


- Wypler was a two-year starter for a star-studded Buckeyes offensive line that features multiple high draft selections. He’s one of the most athletic linemen in the class, regardless of position. He fires off the ball effortlessly and smoothly and has great lateral quickness to pull and move up. He is very technically refined in his hand usage as well. He showed out at the Combine and the Pro Day. The junior center has all the physical tools in the box to become a top ten center with some work on strength. He can get pushed by bigger defenders at times if he’s out-leveraged. PFF graded him as a top center regardless of draft class with 82.4. The athleticism is top-tier historically and should convince a team like Tennessee to take a chance on him on Day 2. His athletic and stylistic profile resembles former USC standout, Kris O’Dowd.


Round Projection: Second to Third


Player / RAS Comp: Kris O’Dowd




4. Olusegun Oluwatimi | 6’2 309 | Graduate Senior | Michigan


- Oluwatimi is a well-traveled and talented prospect who started at the Air Force Academy, transferred to Virginia for three seasons, and finally transferred to Michigan. He stood out at the Senior Bowl this offseason as the second-best center in Mobile. Football IQ is where he makes his bones as a high-end lineman. He is a solid athlete in space once he moves to the second level and often seeks out secondary assignments. He possesses an above-average punch and can stick with the defender like glue. He rarely loses an assignment due to a combination of IQ, hands, and quicker-than-average feet. OO was the point man for the line who called out protections and assignments for his teammates. He does have guard experience as well. PFF graded him as the fifth-best center in the class, with an overall grade of 80.4. The former Wolverine projects to be an early Day 3 selection. Former Washington State center Zach Williams is his athletic comparison, while his play style is reminiscent of Cowboys standout Zack Martin.


Round Projection: Fourth


Player / RAS Comp: Zach Williams / Zack Martin





5. Juice Scruggs | 6’3 301 | Redshirt Senior | Penn State


- Scruggs was a two-year starter for the Nittany Lions, primarily at center, and is an underrated athlete who can move a little in space. He showed well at the Shrine Game festivities and got on the radar due to that performance. Juice was also a standout performer at the Combine to further cement his stock as a top-five center prospect. While he isn’t a road grader in the truest sense of the phrase, he can stay with his assignment and get up the field with regularity. Stasis blocking is more his speed rather than a mauler. Sometimes, that’s all you need from a lineman. According to PFF, he’s ranked as a top 15 center prospect with an overall grade of 71.5 and is a slightly better pass blocker. The floor on his grade should be the fifth round, with a chance at the fourth round. Stylistically and athletically, he compares to former Arkansas center Jonathan Luigs.


Round Projection: Fourth to Fifth


Player / RAS Comp: Jonathan Luigs





6. Ricky Stromberg | 6’3 306 | Senior | Arkansas


- The former Razorbacks center was a four-year starter who improved immensely once noted line coach Sam Pittman took charge in Fayetteville. He also has experience at the guard positions, so that only adds to his stock. He’s a mauling road grading center with the athletic and cognitive ability to finish his block and seek out secondary targets consistently. He has a lot of power in his punches to knock defenders back but can be consistently thrown back by bigger linemen. Stromberg sometimes plays too tall and can be caught trying to reach out and lean with his long arms. PFF has graded him as their third-highest draft-eligible center prospect with a stout overall of 82.4. He projects to be a sneaky late Day 2 selection, but his floor is early Day 3. Stromberg’s athletic and style profile resembles former Iowa lineman James Daniels who went relatively high in the 2018 class.


Round Projection: Third to Fourth


Player / RAS Comp: James Daniels





7. Jarrett Patterson | 6’5 306 | Senior | Notre Dame


- Patterson is another combo guard/center who participated in the Senior Bowl. He was largely effective in Mobile, with a few notable losses on his record. He’s a bigger guard who converted to that position after starting at center before 2022. Athletically and size-wise, he might be better suited at guard than center. The former Fighting Irish lineman isn’t the most athletic in his class but is serviceable. There’s no possibility that tackle is in his future due to the lack of sufficient foot speed. JP is a throwback type of road grader with a well-built upper body. His versatility will likely earn him an early Day 3 selection. He profiles athletically similar to former Texas Tech lineman Jack Anderson.


Round Projection: Fourth


Player / RAS Comp: Jack Anderson




8. Alex Forsyth | 6’3 303 | Senior | Oregon


- Forsyth brings dual guard experience and point guard duties to the Ducks’ offensive line. He’s not the fastest nor the quickest lineman there is, but those are serviceable for his position. His football IQ will be his calling card in the league, as he called out all the protections for Oregon. A technical marvel that knows exactly when to make the right call. He’s judicious in passing stunts and blitzes to the proper teammate while holding his own against bigger tackles. Hand usage is part and parcel of his game. The former Duck center isn’t the mostly overly nasty blocker, but he has it in him when necessary. Perhaps a redshirt season, his rookie year, honing his strength will do him wonders, as power isn’t a main focus. He’s currently projected to be a middle to late Day 3 selection, similar to former teammate Jake Hanson, who’s having some spurts in the league when healthy. His athletic profile resembles former NC State center Ted Larsen while stylistically; he looks the part of former Alabama center Barrett Jones.


Round Projection: Fifth


Player / RAS Comp: Ted Larsen / Barrett Jones





9. Jake Andrews | 6’2 306 | Senior | Troy


- Andrews was a Senior Bowl participant who was inconsistent there, often overpowered by bigger and faster defenders. He did recover some stock at the Combine and Pro Day, however. Overall, he’s a solid athlete with severe length limitations, with the short arms not being able to reach nor get any leverage on the defender. In 2022, he was a far more effective run blocker than a pass blocker, according to PFF’s metrics. The former Trojan ranked within the top 45 centers in the class and 15th overall that are draft eligible. He could project as an interior swing project as he’s experienced both guard spots before converting to center full-time in 2022. A middle to late Day 3 selection is his likeliest outcome. The former utility lineman's profiles resemble Oregon standout center Hroniss Grasu.


Round Projection: Fifth to Sixth


Player / RAS Comp: Hroniss Grasu / Ben Grubbs



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