Last updated 22 February 2021
|2||Wyatt Davis||Ohio State|
|7||Josh Myers||Ohio State|
The top 3 guys on this list could all be first or early-second round picks. Alijah Vera-Tucker has played both guard and tackle at USC and while others seem quick to anoint him as a starting left tackle in the NFL off the back of a few games in a COVID-affected season, I’ll keep him as my top guard.
Wyatt Davis and Deonte Brown both played key roles in anchoring the offensive lines that saw their teams to the CFP Final by keeping their respective QBs upright and paving the way for two of college football’s leading rushers.
Creed Humphrey is the most experienced Center on this list and he has all the tools to come in and be a week one starter somewhere.
Landon Dickerson was the undoubted leader of the Alabama offensive line and would undoubtedly be higher if he’d been able to stay fit and healthy during his college career. There’s a chance someone takes a risk on drafting him earlier than his injury history deserves, but if he can stay healthy then he could prove to be a bit of a steal.
Some analysts are projecting Tennessee’s Trey Smith at tackle but I’d take him late in the second or early in the third and give him a year to learn the scheme and then look to slot him in at guard.
The guys in the rest of this list are all developmental prospects and unlikely to go any earlier than the third round – but if you’re a franchise with a fairly set offensive line but perhaps guys who are free agents in a couple of years’ time then Senior Bowl darling Quinn Meinerz, Ben Cleveland or Trey Hill could all be intriguing options early on day three.