Editor's note: This is the fourth installment of Bleacher Report's CFB 250 for the 2013 season. This signature series runs through December, with National College Football Lead Writer Michael Felder ranking the best players at every position. You can read more about the series in this introductory article. See the CFB 250 page for more rankings.
Which offensive tackle grabbed the nation’s top spot in 2013?
The college football landscape is littered with a myriad offensive schemes that shape offensive line play. Some teams run variations of the spread, while others opt for a more traditional pro-style attack. Some squads opt to pass more than they run, while others are primarily run-focused schemes.
With that in mind, in putting together B/R’s CFB 250, we factored both pass protection and run-blocking into evaluating the offensive tackles from across the nation. Once the criteria were established, players were viewed through that scope and given their grades. In the case of any ties, the edge went to the player we would rather have.
Keep in mind, these offensive tackles are being rated on their performance in college, not NFL potential. To see where these players may go in the NFL draft (whether they are eligible in 2014 or later), check out Bleacher Report draft expert Matt Miller's projections at the end of each player's slide.