2010 NFL Draft: Top Offensive Tackles

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2010 NFL Draft: Top Offensive Tackles

With the 2010 NFL Draft less than two weeks away, I will be highlighting the top players at each position in this year's class.

These are my top offensive tackle prospects available in the 2010 NFL Draft.


1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State

A four-year starter for the Cowboys, Okung started 47 consecutive games to end his collegiate career. The Big 12's Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2009, Okung earned first-team all-conference honors each of his final two seasons and was a consensus first-team All-American as a senior.

A prototypical left tackle, Okung (6-5, 307) has good size and measurables along with top-notch athleticism. He's a near-lock for the top 10 and could feasibly go as high to Detroit at No. 2, although Nebraska defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh is more likely there.


2. Trent Williams, Oklahoma

A three-year starter for the Sooners, Williams initially played right tackle before moving to left tackle after Phil Loadholt moved on to the NFL. Williams earned All-Big 12 honors each of his last two seasons and was a first-team All-American as a senior.

Williams doesn't have the measurables you'd prefer in a left tackle, but he's a strong all-around blocker. Possibly better suited for the right side and/or a zone-blocking scheme, Williams seems unlikely to fall past the Seahawks at No. 6.


3. Bryan Bulaga, Iowa

Bulaga started three seasons for the Hawkeyes, earning All-Big Ten honors during his junior and senior seasons while being named the conference's offensive lineman of the year in 2009.

The latest offensive lineman in the long line of Kirk Ferentz projects, Bulaga has a great blend of measurables, ability, and intangibles. He should crack this year's top 10 with someone like Kansas City (No. 5), Seattle (No. 6), or Buffalo (No. 9).


4. Anthony Davis, Rutgers

Prior to leaving Rutgers following his junior year in 2009, Davis earned All-Big East honors each of his final two seasons and was a three-year starter for the Scarlet Knights overall.

An extremely talented blocker with all the ability to be an elite NFL tackle, maturity and conditioning issues have Davis' stock all over the map, and he could go anywhere from Oakland at No. 8 to the end of the first round.


5. Charles Brown, Southern California

A former tight end, Brown was a two-year start for the Trojans and earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors as a senior in 2009.

Although he's still developing and is somewhat of a project, Brown has great physical tools and can be a quality tackle in this league. He has a chance of cracking the first round and won't fall out of the second.


Who are you top offensive tackle prospects in the 2010 NFL Draft? Share your thoughts on the forum here !

 

 


Chris J. Nelson is a journalism major at Georgia State University. He operates his own Miami Dolphins Web site, The Miami Dolphins Spotlight, and can be followed on Twitter here.
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