Many tend to neglect the importance of offensive linemen, but they are as important as any player on the field and several good prospects will be available at the 2013 NFL draft.
The majority of the teams in the NFL have an issue protecting their quarterback. Plain and simple.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was sacked 51 times during the season, a league-high. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck were each sacked at least 40 times. Twelve other quarterbacks went down at least 30 times.
In order to fix this problem, teams will look to strengthen their offensive lines with some of the top talent coming out of college. Here are the top five offensive line prospects heading into the draft.