2011 NFL Draft: Offensive Tackle Rankings

Published on January 22, 2011 by     Seahawk Fanatic

  1. Anthony Costanzo, OT, Boston College
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 295.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.96.
    Projected Round (2011): 1-2.

    10/2/10: Costanzo best fits the zone blocking scheme with his ability to get to the second level and angle off defenders. He really struggled against Steven Friday (Virginia Tech) and it isn’t a given that he can play left tackle in the NFL at the moment. Still, he’s the consensus top-rated tackle prospect as of now.

    4/3/10: Started at left tackle as early as a sophomore. Needs to bulk up to 300-plus pounds and maintain his athleticism. A borderline first-round pick for now.

  2. Derek Sherrod, OT, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
    Projected Round (2011): 1-2.

    10/2/10: Sherrod has been impressive this season with his strength, footwork, and hand extension. He is technically sound, moves well laterally, and has good range. He has more upside than Castonzo and could very well pass him before the year is up.

    4/3/10: Qualified for the All-SEC Second Team. A 2-year starter entering his senior campaign.

  3. Joseph Barksdale, OT, LSU
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.90.
    Projected Round (2011): 1-2.

    10/2/10: Barksdale isn’t getting the national recognition he deserves. He is by far the best technician in his draft class. He has elite knee bend, has textbook hand use, and displays nice patience in pass protection. He’s a very athletic, talented player who will eventually be climbing 2011 NFL Draft boards.

    4/3/10: Could be the first left tackle chosen in the 2011 NFL Draft. Joseph Barksdale is a very athletic lineman who had a great year with LSU. He’ll move over to the blind side in 2010.

  4. Darius Morris, OT, Temple
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 319.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.26.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

    10/2/10: Morris might be this year’s Rodger Saffold. He’s a versatile linemen with good strength, competitiveness, and a nice overall skill set. We like his ability to play both guard positions and right tackle in the league.
  5. Gabe Carimi, OT, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.01.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

    10/2/10: Carimi was simply overhyped to start the season. He is a raw offensive line prospect. While he is a bit of a mauler in the run game, his technique in pass protection leaves a lot to be desired. He isn’t a natural bender, and he struggles to move laterally. He can’t play left tackle.

    7/23/10: An athletic player for his size, Gabe Carimi could be the first offensive tackle off the board in the 2011 NFL Draft if he has a strong senior season. He wasn’t particularly good as a junior, looking sluggish at times.

  6. Matt Reynolds*, OT, BYU
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 325.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2011): 2-3.

    10/2/10: The biggest concern with Reynolds is he will be a 24-year-old rookie. He is very athletic, but his hand use needs to be polished up in a big way.

    4/3/10: A massive right tackle, Matt Reynolds qualified for the 2009 All-Mountain West First Team.

  7. Demarcus Love, OT, Arkansas
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.96.
    Projected Round (2011): 3-4.

    10/2/10: Love is a developmental tackle at the next level. He has the physical tools, but he gets out of control and has no balance. He doesn’t know how to use his hands, has bad instincts and has poor footwork.

    7/23/10: DeMarcus Love still has to improve his game, but athletic 315-pound left tackles don’t exactly grow on trees.

  8. Nate Solder, OT, Colorado
    Height: 6-9. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.84.
    Projected Round (2011): 3-4.

    10/2/10: Solder’s height is going to be a problem at the next level because he doesn’t have Orlando Pace’s or Jonathan Ogden’s elite level of agility. He struggles to bend at the knees and is often caught overextending.

    4/3/10: A raw left tackle prospect who has tons of athleticism. Was an All-Big XII first-teamer.

  9. Marcus Gilbert, OT, Florida
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.17.
    Projected Round (2011): 4-6.

    4/3/10: Has started one year at right tackle. Played guard in 2008.
  10. Derek Newton, OT, Arkansas State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.11.
    Projected Round (2011): 4-6.

    10/2/10: Newton has some physical tools to work with, but there is no doubt he needs time to be coached up.
  11. Chris Hairston, OT, Clemson
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 325.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.14.
    Projected Round (2011): 4-6.

    4/3/10: Struggled with a constant knee injury in 2009, but still made the All-ACC Second Team.
  12. Jason Pinkston, OT, Pittsburgh
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.16.
    Projected Round (2011): 5-7.

    4/3/10: An All-Big East First Team member, Jason Pinkston could be selected in the second round if teams aren’t concerned about his previous knee surgery.
  13. Lee Ziemba, Auburn
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
    Projected Round (2011): 5-7.

    4/3/10: Had knee surgery in the past, but is still an athletic left tackle who could be chosen on Day 2.
  14. Kyle Hix, OT, Texas
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.23.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.

    4/3/10: A right tackle only, Kyle Hix qualified as an All-Big XII honorable mention.
  15. Jarriel King, OT/G, South Carolina
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 312.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.04.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.

    4/3/10: Still learning how to play offensive tackle (a former defensive end). Benched during the 2009 season.
  16. James Brewer, OT, Indiana
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 333.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.34.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.
  17. Rob McGill, OT, Louisiana Tech
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.02.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.

    4/3/10: Made the All-WAC Second Team for two consecutive seasons. May move to guard in the pros.
  18. Tray Allen, OT, Texas
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.33.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.

    4/3/10: A top recruit coming out of high school, Tray Allen has never taken the next step at Texas. A right tackle/guard.

    7/27/08: Tray Allen didn’t start any games as a freshman, but he played in nine contests.

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  19. Butch Lewis, OT, USC
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 288.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.90.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.

    4/3/10: Was an All-Pac 10 honorable mention in his first full season as a starter. Will really move up these rankings if he can bulk up to around 300 pounds and maintain his athleticism.
  20. Johnny Culbreath, OT, South Carolina State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 298.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.11.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.

    4/3/10: An All-Division 1-AA Second-Team All-American.
  21. Cory Brandon, OT, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.01.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.
  22. Richard Lapham, OT, Boston College
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 322.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.34.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.

    4/3/10: A 2-year starter entering his season.
  23. Jah Reid, OT, Central Florida
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
    Projected Round (2011): 6-FA.

    4/3/10: An All-Conference USA first-teamer. No relation to Ja Rule.
  24. Casey Richter, OT, McNeese State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.19.
    Projected Round (2011): 7-FA.

    4/3/10: A member of the All-Southland Conference First Team.
  25. D.J. Scott, OT, East Carolina
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 323.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.40.
    Projected Round (2011): 7-FA.

    4/3/10: An honorable mention on the All-Conference USA Team.
  26. Kenny Wiggins, OT, Fresno State
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.31.
    Projected Round (2011): 7-FA.

    4/3/10: Made the All-WAC Second Team. Right tackle only.

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