NFL Draft: Breaking Down the Top Offensive Line Prospects

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Texas A&M Aggies offensive linesman Jake Matthews (75) sets to pass block Duke Blue Devils defensive end Kenny Anunike (84). John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

 

The 2014 NFL Draft is only a few weeks away, and as we inch closer, I will continue providing my position rankings for the draft and discuss which prospects the Green Bay Packers may consider selecting come draft day.

I have already provided my rankings for safety, tight endinside linebacker, wide receiver, and defensive line. Click on the links if you’d like to check these outs.

This year’s crop of offensive linemen is deep at the tackle position but thin at guard and center. The Packers are in need of starting-caliber center and may draft a player to compete with J.C. Tretter for the job.

Even though there are a few solid center prospects in this draft, like Weston Richburg and Marcus Martin, don’t be surprised if the Packers draft a tackle or guard with the intention of transitioning them to center.

Here are my top 25 offensive linemen for the 2014 NFL Draft. I grouped the players into four tiers.

Tier One being potential impact players at the next level.

Tier Two being players who could be solid starters or make contributions as a rookie.

Tier Three being developmental prospects who have some upside but may not be ready to contribute immediately.

And Tier Four being role players who could offer depth on the roster.

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