NFL Draft – OT Rankings

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17.)  Justin Britt, Missouri (6’6, 315): Good feet and athleticism. Britt might not have the strength to play LT in the NFL, but could play RT or be a solid guard prospect. Draft Projection: 5th round

18.) Cornelius Lucas, Kansas St (6’8, 329): Massive developmental prospect with surprising athleticism for his size. Lucas shows a knack for understanding blocking angles, but needs a lot of work on the rest of his technique. He is too much of a waist bender and will get roasted against good NFL DEs unless he can learn to bend at the knees. Combine doctors discovered a stress fracture in his foot so he wasn’t allowed to work out but has a pro day scheduled for April 28. Lucas could make a huge leap in the rankings if he proves he’s healthy at his pro day and performs well. Draft Projection: 5th-6th round

19.) Donald Hawkins, Texas (6’5, 301): Quick feet and good technique have helped Hawkins have a successful career as a left tackle at Texas, but he is undersized for the position at the NFL level. Hawkins is more of a finesse blocker then most teams like, but could eventually become a solid swing tackle. Draft Projection: 7th – UFA

20.) Laurent Duverney-Tardiff, McGill (6’5, 298): A rare prospect from Canada, Duverney-Tardiff was one of two Canadians invited to the Shrine game. It was a huge step up in competition from anything he faced in the Canadian league and he held his own, but the NFL is a huge step up from the Shrine game. Duverney-Tardiff is a good athlete for his size and showed enough lateral agility to have potential as a pass blocker, but his run-blocking and overall technique will need at least a year or two of refinement before he can contribute at the NFL level. He’s an interesting practice squad candidate. Draft Projection: 7th – UFA

* Charles Leno (BSU) will be ranked as a Guard since that is the position I think he will play in the NFL.

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