NFL Draft 2020 – Offensive Tackle Rankings & Grade Your Mock

Dalbin Osorio ranks the top offensive tackles in the 2020 NFL Draft and we grade your mock!

As currently constructed, the Jets have the worst starting tackles in football hands down in George Fant and Chuma Edoga. Joe Douglas was smart to sign Connor McGovern, one of the better Centers in the NFL, but the OL rebuild is far from finished. Other than WR, this is the only logical position group to be the pick at 11.

We, also, continue our #GradeYourMock series where Team TOJ grades a fan-submitted mock….

Offensive Tackles

  1. Andrew Thomas, Georgia (Overall: 7): sometimes we get knee deep in #DraftSZN and start to overthink some of these prospects, and Andrew Thomas is one of those prospects. Thomas is excellent in both pass protection and run blocking, and has all the tools of a franchise left tackle from day one. He has the lowest ceiling of the Big 4, in my opinion, but with his quick feet and athleticism he’s the most likely one to start from day one.
  2. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa (Overall: 9): Wirfs was one of my favorite prospects going into the NCAA season, and he definitely did not disappoint. This season, and his subsequent combine, also showed just how much more potential the former Hawkeye has to tap into. I think he can play tackle or guard at the next level, so that flexibility is key to really making it likely that he is the first OL taken in round one, and as he gets out of his stance pretty quickly and is really athletic. 
  3. Jedrick Wills, Alabama (Overall: 16): Quickness and athleticism were on full display for Tua’s personal bodyguard, but the kid is also freakishly strong. He uses his hands well, is violent in the run game, and has the Alabama pedigree so he already knows the rigors of the pro game. Wills doesn’t have any red flags, and will be  a10 year starter in this league.
  4. Mekhi Becton, Boston College (Overall 28): the OL with the highest ceiling out of the big four, Mekhi Becton is a literal monster. At 6’7” and 357 pounds, a man his size should not move the way he does, and it is scary to see this behemoth running at you in the open field. He is very good in the run game, but could improve in the passing game and is still fairly raw. Him going in the top 15 will feel like a reach, but a team is drafting him for what he can become and not the player he is right now. He can start day one, though. 
  5. Lucas Niang, TCU (Overall: 29):
  6. Isaiah Wilson, Georgia (Overall: 34): In a draft where I 5 left tackles with first round grades, you might think Wilson being 6th for left tackles and 34th overall means that I do not think he can be a franchise-level LT. On the contrary, Isaiah Wilson has decade-long starter potential at tackle and the team that nabs him in the second round is going to get themselves a legitimate stud. Mekhi Becton has a higher ceiling, so he is ranked a little higher here, but Wilson is currently the better player with the lower ceiling. He is massive, quick off the snap, and just a ferociously violent blocker in both pass protection and run blocking. Point blank, he is an absolute beast. 

TOJ’s #GradeYourMock

Today, our TOJ grades the submitted mock draft from @JPensReal21:

Grades via Greg Armstrong 

Lamb: Im firmly in the “draft OL at 11” camp but Lamb is my WR1 and has been since April 2019. If you miss out on the 4 OTs and can’t trade back, Lamb is an incredible piece to help Darnold. Your WR1 doesn’t wear grills? I can’t relate.

Jackson: I don’t hate this pick at all considering I’ve seen Jackson being mocked in the middle of the first round in some mocks. Get OL, protect Sam, score points, win football games. That’s all that matters.
Pittman: Getting a guy that’s played with Sam and is actually really good at a huge position of need in the third?? Yes please! Pittman can probably start Day 1…if we have football.
Wilson: If the Jets get Wilson in the third round, I will run around my apartment complex without clothes on. You have my word.
Jackson: I think this is a little bit of a reach for Jackson. He’s got the size and length that you want in a corner but throws down field give him fits. With the lack of a pass rush, and the fact that he’s not all that great in run support make this a no go for me.
Stanley: I do not like this pick. Im all for drafting a QB but not here. Ideally I’d like to take someone on defense here. Maybe a stab at edge or CB? But definitely not Stanley.
Coulter: He has the height and also the speed and also the ability to make insane catches. His route running is raw but somehow ends up getting to where he needs to get to? Sensing a little Robby Anderson type player here. Could be a steal.
Kelley: A bulldozer at running back. Could be a short yardage guy but I’m not a fan of his skill set for this team. Get me a guy, preferably earlier in the draft, who can contribute on all 3 downs even when Bell is on the field (god forbid Adam Gase utilizes that).
Overall: C+ Like the first four picks but after that it takes a tumble.

Author: Dalbin Osorio

Dalbin Osorio is a Case Planner for Graham-Windham, New York's oldest child welfare agency. He is, also, a student at the Silberman School of Social Work at Hunter College. Dalbin graduated from Monroe College with a degree in Business Administration. A 3 sport utility man in high school (think a mix of Jerome WIlliams, Brad Smith, and Jayson Nix), he joined TOJ in 2013.