Why is LT Russell Okung (Oklahoma State) getting so much attention for the upcoming draft?
It's because left tackle is a premier position in the NFL.
What do I mean by a premier position? I mean that if you are right-handed (which you probably are) and if you are a NFL quarterback (which you probably aren't), you need a solid LT.
If your LT is happily snoozing away at the snap, you are probably going to be in a world of hurt sooner than you can blink.
Defensive ends in the NFL are explosive, fast, and mean, and you need an LT who will protect your blind side on every down.
So for your viewing pleasure, here is a list of the NFL's best left tackles.