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Last year, we saw five offensive linemen get selected within the first 10 picks of the draft.
This year, that number will shrink to just two names.
Texas A&M's Jake Matthews and Auburn's Greg Robinson are more dominant versions of Eric Fisher and Luke Joeckel—the top two left tackles taken in the 2013 draft.
Debating which player will have a better long-term career in the NFL isn't an easy chore.
MMQB.com's Greg A. Bedard wrote about both Robinson and Matthews, trying to figure out which is the better prospect.
After going through the tape and breaking down their strengths, Bedard said, "Matthews is better today, but Robinson’s vast potential shouldn’t be hard to unlock. That makes Robinson my pick as the top tackle prospect in this draft."
Matthews may be the more polished player coming out of the draft, but Robinson's upside is remarkable.
ESPN's Todd McShay (Insider subscription required) loves both guys, ranking Robinson No. 2 on his big board with Matthews not far behind at No. 5.
You can make the case that Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan is another prospect who should go in the top 10.
ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. (Insider subscription required) ranked Lewan as the seventh-best player in the entire draft.
Talking about his skill set, Kiper noted, "It's possible Lewan would have rated higher than any tackle in last year's draft, and he could be the second tackle taken this year. Lewan has great length and above-average athleticism (he showed well in Indy)."
Having a draft class with three franchise-caliber offensive linemen is great for NFL teams.
But because of their impressive upside and sustained effectiveness on the field, Robinson and Matthews will end up being the only left tackles selected in the top 10.