The 2013 NFL draft is now just a month away, and there is still little consensus about the order in which offensive tackles will be taken, save for maybe the top few.
After coming out with my rankings of each position, I decided to start breaking down each position individually, giving more in-depth analysis of my top-10 players at each position on the field.
So far I have looked at defensive ends and wide receivers, and I'm now taking a shot at the increasingly important offensive tackle position. There are a few top-tier players here, but then we see a bit of a drop-off and a lot of disparity in opinions about some of the middle-tier guys.
I want to remind everyone that this does not reflect the order I think they'll be drafted, because different types of players have different values to teams. A light-footed, smaller tackle may be ranked behind a stronger, slower tackle, but get taken earlier by a team who needs that particular style.
Those things are impossible (and effectively pointless) to try to predict, so I just provide a breakdown of each player and the order I would rank them going into the NFL draft. I also include a sleeper pick who may get taken late in the draft but has significant upside.
Here's my top offensive tackles for the draft.