NFL Offensive Line Rankings Insights- Rookie Landing Spots

by Dan Fornek · NFL Draft

After months of mock drafting and debating, the NFL Draft has finally come and gone. Now we can start analyzing landing spots, parsing through fits, and finding sleepers to target in our upcoming fantasy drafts. This isn’t just true for skill players, but also for the offensive line prospects that have made the jump from the college ranks to the pros. There is no doubt that the 2024 NFL Draft will have a profound impact on NFL Offensive Line Rankings.  

An important part of the NFL game that doesn’t get nearly enough love is the importance of the offensive line. The offensive line makes up nearly half of the players on the field on every single play. Their ability to succeed has a direct impact on the run game and the passing game. One of the things we try to do at PlayerProfiler is to identify the best offensive lines so that fantasy managers can uncover one of the big, unrecognized edges in the game.

Previously this offseason, I broke down my top rookie offensive linemen in the 2024 draft class. Now we finally have landing spots and can start plugging those players in to see which teams got better in the trenches. Below, you’ll find a breakdown of every offensive lineman and landing spot on the first two days of the NFL Draft. Additionally, there will be a handful of Day 3 players that could have an opportunity to contribute in the NFL.

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Round 1

Joe Alt, OT | Los Angeles Chargers

The chorus of social media GMs clamoring that the Chargers had to go wide receiver at No. 5 fell silent during the NFL Draft. Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman did the most Harbaugh and Roman thing possible. They drafted Notre Dame’s Joe Alt to fortify their offensive line and establish the damn run.

Joe Alt Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Now that the dust has settled, we can see a new world where Justin Herbert will be turning and handing the ball to Gus Edwards, J.K. Dobbins, and Kimani Vidal for the 2024 season while working a vertical play-action game. The Chargers figure to follow the blueprint that Harbaugh and Roman have established in their careers. A downhill running scheme that utilizes gap-based blocking to impose their will in the trenches is the direction they will go.

Alt will be familiar with this approach based on his time at Notre Dame. The 6-8, 322-pound tackle established himself as the most technically sound offensive lineman in the NFL Draft class with the testing measurables to stick at left tackle. Time will tell if Alt sticks on the left side or moves over to right tackle based on the presence of Rashawn Slater. Either way, he has the size, athleticism, and technique to fortify the Chargers unit in the trenches. Additionally, this gives the team arguably the best young tackle duo in the NFL.

JC Latham, OT | Tennessee Titans

The Titans entered the 2024 NFL Draft with a gaping hole at left tackle after investing in the offensive line during last year’s draft (left guard Peter Skoronski) and the 2024 free agency period (center Lloyd Cushenberry). With Joe Alt off the board, the Titans selected Alabama’s JC Latham. Latham was a late-stage fast riser in the NFL Draft process. Tennessee selected him with the No. 7 overall pick of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Latham measured in at 6-6 and 360 pounds at the NFL Combine and had numerous “wow” plays during his time with the Crimson Tide. Latham is an exceptional mover and a tone-setter at tackle in the run game. Additionally, he showed enough on the edge against speed rushers to suggest that he can play the position well. The biggest criticism is his occasional lapse against power rushers (despite his massive size) and a tendency to let his feet die to stop his momentum.

A Curious Decision

The Titans selecting Latham was a curious decision. This is especially true considering 1,753 of his 1,888 career snaps came at right tackle. The early indications are that Latham will be put at left tackle in the NFL. Still, Latham will be 21 for most of his rookie season. He has the ability and flexibility to transition to the left side of the line. At the very least, his presence will be felt in the run game, working double team blocks with Peter Skoronski to displace defenders with ease.

Offensive line coach Bill Callahan has forgotten more football than most people know (and had a considerable voice in this selection). This means if he thinks Latham can stick at left tackle, then we have no room to judge his decision-making until we see it fail.

Olu Fashanu, OT, New York Jets

Widely considered a top-10 pick in the 2023 NFL Draft, Olu Fashanu surprised many when he opted to return to Penn State for another season. And while Fashanu ultimately had some struggles for the Nittany Lions in 2023, it didn’t affect his draft stock much after he was selected with the No. 11 pick of the 2024 NFL draft.

Olu Fashanu Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

From a prototype standpoint, Fashanu is everything you hope for in a left tackle. He’s got a massive, yet lean frame (6-6 and 317 pounds). Fashanu is light on his feet in pass protection. He offers arguably the best athleticism in the class at left tackle (unfortunately an injury at the NFL Combine robbed us of his explosive testing). This athleticism shows up frequently in both the pass and run game. There were some struggles with technique and strength during his time at Penn State, but those things can be worked on at the NFL level.


Like Latham, Fashanu will be 21 for the majority of his rookie season. The Jets invested heavily in the tackle position this offseason. They signed Tyron Smith and traded for Morgan Moses. That will potentially leave Fashanu without a consistent role in his first season. That could be for the best as the team develops Fashanu’s strength so that he can find a full-time role in 2024. He also could move to guard in a pinch. This would give the Jets depth along the offensive line that they desperately needed in 2023.

In a worst-case scenario (for Fashanu), the rookie is a rotational piece (or guard) in his first season because Tyron Smith and Morgan Moses stay healthy. In the best-case scenario, Smith (who hasn’t played in 16 games since 2015) goes down and Fashanu gets to ascend to his role as the “left tackle of the future” starting immediately. Either way, this was a fantastic pick at a position of need.

Taliese Fuaga, OT | New Orleans Saints

The Saints entered the 2024 offseason with a big problem. Their perpetual “win-now” window was being threatened thanks to the tackle position. The Trevor Penning experiment continued to flop in 2024 and long-time right tackle Ryan Ramczyk is facing possible retirement thanks to a degenerative knee issue. Nobody should be surprised that the Saints circled the tackle position as a massive need in Round 1. However, Saints fans should be ecstatic that the player who fell to them was Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga.

Fuaga (6-6, 334-pounds) was an established ass kicker during his two years as a starter with Oregon State. When you think of right tackles, you think of mauling punishers who establish a tone in the run game and can function as pass protectors. Fuaga’s film in the PAC 12 (RIP) is just an endless clip of him decimating an overmatched defensive lineman. In the protection game, Fuaga struggles with being over-aggressive in pass sets. This opens him up to getting beat on the perimeter. He also has less than ideal arm length (33 ¼ inches) for a tackle prospect. Even if those flaws hinder his ability, his mentality and power will make him a Pro Bowl caliber guard if needed.

Time Will Tell

Time will tell where Fuaga finds a home along the offensive line. If Ramczyk can play, the team could start him out as a fix for Trevor Penning. Although, he may not have the athletic chops to be a left tackle. If Ramczyk is done, the team could easily plug him in at right tackle and forget about the position for the foreseeable future. Either way, Fuaga was an excellent pick. He will have an immediate impact somewhere in the trenches for the Saints.

Amarius Mims, OT | Cincinnati Bengals

There wasn’t a more tantalizing offensive tackle prospect in this class from a physical perspective than Georgia’s Amarius MimsThe former Bulldog broke the NFL Combine. He measured in at 6-6 and 340-pounds with 36” arms, and then blazed through a 5.07 40-yard dash. Those figures were enough to not only impress the casual viewer but also PlayerProfiler’s Athleticism score.

As a prospect, there are some flags with Mims. Namely, his lack of collegiate experience. Mims started just eight games and played just 803 snaps during his tenure with Georgia thanks to injuries. There are some serious technical aspects that Mims needs to clean up (mainly due to his lack of live reps). However, when he’s on the field and everything comes together, he can be a devastating blocker in the run game and an absolute brick wall as a pass protector.

Luckily for the Bengals, they have two excellent mentors on their offensive line who can work with Mims as a massive offensive lineman with raw physical tools. Both Orlando Brown (6-8 and 345-pounds) and new right tackle Trent Brown (6-8 and 355-pounds) are veterans who have found ways to utilize their massive frames into sustained NFL success.

For 2024, Mims will likely work to become the right tackle of the future since Trent Brown is on a one-year deal. Given Brown’s injury history, there is a chance we see Mims at some point this season. The Bengals could also opt to see if Mims can provide an upgrade at left guard over Cordell Volson. However, realistically, this is a pick for the future that dropped straight into the Bengals’ laps.

Troy Fautanu, OL | Pittsburgh Steelers

Personally, Troy Fautanu is one of my favorite prospects to watch on film. He’s a physical mauler in the run game with the athletic skill set to match up with longer edge rushers. Fautanu went into the NFL Draft process seen more as a guard due to his size. However, he checked the major boxes for tackles by measuring in at a solid 6-4 and 317-pounds with a tackle wingspan (34”). That means that Fautanu has the makeup (both physically and mentally) to play all five positions at the NFL level.

Troy Fautanu Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Few players in this class have a better player and team match in terms of mentality than Fautanu landing with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Fautanu’s physicality and finish as a blocker is exactly what the Steelers covet. While many have pegged the Washington product as a guard or a center (more on the Steelers’ center a bit later), he has the athleticism and length to stick at left tackle and serve as an instant upgrade to incumbent starter Dan Moore Jr. The Steelers could also opt to move 2023 first-round pick Broderick Jones to left tackle to let Fautanu play right tackle. He could also serve as an upgrade to solid, but unremarkable, right guard James Daniels.

Fautanu is a chess piece on the offensive line (similar to the Jets’ Alijah Vera-Tucker). He will have an impact somewhere for the Steelers in 2024.

Jordan Morgan, OL | Green Bay Packers

The Green Bay Packers were known to be targeting offensive linemen in the 2024 NFL draft. They checked that box by selecting Arizona’s Jordan Morgan with the No. 25 pick in the first round. Like the Packers’ other offensive lineman, Morgan is a plus athlete who has positional versatility and could factor in for this team in numerous ways.

Few linemen in this class offer the blend of experience and athleticism that Morgan possesses. The former Wildcat was a multi-year starter in college (37 games). He is an excellent run blocker who can match up with athletic pass rushers. His game is more based on finesse than power. However, he has enough strength to stick where he is needed.

Shorter Arms

He has shorter arms than other prospects (32”). Therefore, it seems likely that he will be kicked into guard. Then again, the Packers already have two tackles (Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom) with shorter-than-ideal arm length. They don’t seem to care about that, so it could be anyone’s guess where he lands next season.

At the very least, the Packers now have another piece that they can move around at will on their offensive line. Both Rasheed Walker and Zach Tom played well enough last season to warrant staying on the edge. This means Morgan could factor in as a right guard opposite Elgton Jenkins. Either way, he will be on the field as a rookie and won’t suffer from the growing pains of other prospects in this class.

Graham Barton, OL | Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Many thought that Duke’s Graham Barton established himself as the top interior offensive line prospect in the 2024 class based on his athletic testing. Similar to Jordan Morgan, Barton played left tackle in college but lacks the ideal size (6-5 and 314-pounds) and arm length (32”) to stick at tackle in the NFL. Like Troy Fautanu, Barton has five-position ability. He will likely kick inside to center (he played center his freshman year at Duke).

Graham Barton Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

It wasn’t surprising then when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers targeted Barton with their first-round pick in the 2024 NFL draft. The Buccaneers were set after strong seasons from the tackle tandem of Tristan Wirfs and Luke Goedeke. However, their interior offensive line is a mess. The Buccaneers struggled to adjust after the abrupt retirement of long-time center Ryan Jensen in 2023. It seems like a near-certainty that Barton will serve as his replacement in 2024. Given his demeanor and athleticism as a blocker, he could emerge as a Pro Bowl caliber player in short order.

Tyler Guyton, OT | Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys lost plenty of veteran experience on their offensive line during the offseason. This left them with massive holes at tackle and center. One player that Dallas was frequently connected to in the pre-draft process was Oklahoma tackle Tyler Guyton. The Cowboys were able to move back in the first round and still secure him with their selection.

Guyton, a former tight-end recruit at TCU who transferred to Oklahoma, has the requisite size (6-7 and 327-pounds) and athleticism (117.5 Athleticism Score) to play left tackle at the NFL level. However, like many other prospects in this NFL Draft class, he was a limited starter in college (14 games) who played almost exclusively on the right side of the offensive line.

At this point, Guyton is more refined as a pass blocker (72.9 PFF grade) than a run blocker (60.5). However, the Cowboys can afford to leave him to develop next to one of the best left guards in the NFL in Tyler Smith. Guyton allowed just two sacks in his career at Oklahoma in 546 pass-blocking snaps.

There was a lot of debate on whether the Cowboys would keep Tyler Smith at left guard or move him to his collegiate position of left tackle. The Guyton selection seems to suggest that Smith will remain on the interior. He will be a Day 1 starter. While there will be some growing pains, he has a great chance to develop into a very good tackle down the road.

Day 2 and 3 Picks

Jackson Powers-Johnson, OL, Las Vegas Raiders

For many, Jackson Powers-Johnson was the top interior offensive lineman in the class. Powers-Johnson only started one year at Oregon, but he made the most of the opportunity by winning the Rimington Award for the best center in the nation. Powers-Johnson combines a solid frame with excellent athleticism and could play at any interior offensive line position in the NFL. He also dominated the Senior Bowl. However, rumors came out close to the NFL Draft that medical concerns were pushing him down team’s boards.

Jackson Powers-Johnson Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Powers-Johnson is a perfect fit for a Raiders team that wants to run the ball down your throat. The team already has a starting center (Andre James) but were slated to go into the season with Cody Whitehair at left guard. Expect Powers-Johnson to immediately take over that position in his first season with the potential to kick over to center. If the Raiders opt to cut him loose after the 2025 season ($1.7 million dead cap hit), he could be their starting center.

Zach Frazier, OC | Pittsburgh Steelers

There was speculation that Troy Fautanu could potentially serve as the Steelers’ center in 2024 after the team used a first-round pick on him. Those conversations ceased once the Steelers drafted West Virginia’s Zach Frazier in the second round of the NFL draft.

Zach Frazier Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Frazier is an absolute ass kicker in the trenches and was one of the two best pure center prospects (not including position changes) in the college ranks. He was a four-year starter for the Mountaineers and was a four-year state champion heavyweight wrestler in high school. Those skills frequently show up as he wins with leverage at the point of attack and frequently drives defenders down the field.

Expect Frazier to enter training camp as the team’s starting center and to hold the position as long as he can stay healthy. Frazier is a perfect player match with the Steelers and instantly fortifies an offensive line that has been upgraded completely in the past two seasons.

Patrick Paul, OT | Miami Dolphins

The Dolphins’ offensive line went into 2023 as a strength. However, a multitude of injuries forced the team to dip into their depth (or lack thereof) quite a bit. The Dolphins were also forced to make some serious cuts to their offensive line during the 2024 offseason due to their cap situation, letting two interior starters (Connor Williams and Robert Hunt) walk in free agency.

That leaves Miami with significant roster holes on the inside and a massive health question mark at left tackle (Terron Armstead). The Dolphins opted to ignore their interior issues until later in the draft by selecting insurance in left tackle Patrick Paul from the University of Houston in the second round.

Paul is another experienced veteran (44 starts in college) with excellent length to be a tackle at the NFL level. It seems very unlikely that he projects as an interior lineman due to his inconsistency with pad level and size. Therefore, this is more of a developmental pick than a Day 1 starter. It isn’t the best pick but given how much Armstead has missed over the last few seasonslikely a necessary one.  

Blake Fisher, OL | Notre Dame

Fun fact: Blake Fisher, not top-10 draft pick Joe Alt, was the first freshman offensive lineman to start a game at left tackle in Notre Dame’s history. Unfortunately, he suffered a knee injury in that game. Alt took over and never gave the job back.

Blake Fisher Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Fisher moved to the right side of the offensive line and became a two-year starter for Notre Dame. He has excellent length and a great demeanor as a run blocker. However, he’s stiff in the lower body and struggles with consistency. The Texans were decimated by injuries along the offensive line last season. Therefore, at the very least, Fisher is an excellent depth piece that can work on the interior or out at tackle.

In the best-case scenario, Fisher could compete in Year 1 at left guard if the team is done with Kenyon Green. At the very least, he will get excellent tutelage from incumbent starters Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard. Fisher just turned 21, and his best football is arguably in front of him. He may not make much of an impact in 2024, but he is a player with starter level upside down the road.

Roger Rosengarten, OT | Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens desperately needed a starting offensive lineman after letting John Simpson and Kevin Zeitler walk in free agency and after they traded away Morgan Moses. The team opted to address one of those holes with Washington right tackle Roger Rosengarten on Day 2 of the NFL Draft.

Rosengarten didn’t get as much hype as his counterpart at Washington, but he was arguably more impressive on film at times throughout the season. He’s got an extremely lean build that doesn’t help him much as a run blocker, but his movement skills are excellent, and he flashes consistently as a pass protector. Rosengarten played over 1,800 snaps in his last two seasons and allowed zero sacks (27 pressures) during that time.

Rosengarten will immediately compete with Daniel Faelele and Patrick Mekari for the starting right tackle job in Baltimore. He could very well win the job in Year 1. If not, he will be excellent depth and have time to develop physically as a future starter.

Kingsley Suamataia, OT | Kansas City Chiefs

The Chiefs were a popular left tackle destination in the first round of mock drafts. BYU’s Kingsley Suamataia was a popular connection given his impressive bloodlines (his cousin is Penei Sewell), and Andy Reid’s BYU roots. The Chiefs didn’t take him in the first round but made sure to trade up to draft him at the end of the second.

Kingsley Suamataia Advanced Stats & Metrics Profile

Suamataia is a former five-star recruit who transferred from Oregon to BYU and became a two-year starter. He has both left and right-side experience and is a perfect developmental tackle given his size, athleticism, and age. He needs work as a run blocker but was great in pass protection (two sacks and 14 hurries in 742 pass-blocking snaps at BYU).

Suamataia will have an opportunity to compete with Wanya Morris for a left tackle spot in 2024 after Morris had an up-and-down first season in the NFL. Even if he doesn’t win the job, he will likely factor into the team’s offensive line plans in 2025 and beyond.

Brandon Coleman, OL, Washington Commanders

The Commanders desperately needed a left tackle after releasing Charles Leno Jr. during the offseason. The team opted to fill other holes in the first two rounds of the NFL Draft before landing TCU’s Brandon Coleman in the third round.

Coleman would have been selected much higher in the draft had he been able to come out of school after an excellent 2022 season (79.6 PFF grade with 15 pressures and three sacks in 997 left tackle snaps). He had his struggles in 2023 but was moved between left tackle (465 snaps) and left guard (255 snaps). Coleman didn’t surrender a sack in 445 pass-blocking snaps but did give up the most pressures of his career (17) in 2023.

Ultimately, Coleman has the necessary size and athleticism to get a shot at left tackle in 2024 for the Commanders. In a worst-case scenario, he struggles with athletic edge rushers and becomes very solid guard for the rest of his career. Either way, he will factor into the Commanders’ offensive line plans immediately.

Caedan Wallace, OT | New England Patriots

Of all the Day 1 and 2 offensive line selections, this one was certainly the most curious. Caedan Wallace was overshadowed by Olu Fashanu during his time with Penn State, but he’s an experienced prospect who made 40 career college starts at right tackle in college.

Wallace had his best season in 2023, giving up just one sack and 11 pressures on 359 pass-blocking snaps. He’s an older prospect (24 years old) with the necessary measurables to stick at tackle in the NFL. He’s also has enough athleticism to at least warrant a shot at left tackle.

The Patriots need to find a way to replace Trent Brown at left tackle and will likely have a training camp competition between Wallace and free-agent acquisition Chukwuma Okorafor. At the very least, Wallace will serve as an excellent depth tackle with enough experience to hold down a starting spot on either side of the line thanks to his experience.

Isaiah Adams, OT | Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals have spent plenty of resources upgrading their offensive line the past two offseasons, drafting Paris Johnson Jr. in the top-10 in 2023 and adding free agents like Hjalte Froholdt and Jonah Williams in free agency the past two years.

Arizona added an interesting depth piece to the offensive line with the selection of Illinois’ Isaiah Adams in the third round of the NFL Draft. Over the last two seasons, Adams played 934 snaps at left guard, 731 snaps at right tackle, and 128 snaps at left tackle. He struggled as a pass protector (especially on the perimeter), thanks to his limited athleticism, but was excellent as a run blocker, especially on zone blocking schemes.

Adams is likely an inside/outside depth piece in the NFL, but can at least push Elijah Wilkinson at left guard in his first season.

Cooper Beebe, OG | Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys addressed one of their major offensive line holes in the first round when they selected Tyler Guyton to serve as their new left tackle. Dallas went back to the well in Round 3, selecting one of the best pure guards in the draft, Kansas State’s Cooper Beebe.

During his time in college, Beebe played every offensive line position except for center. However, he had his most success playing left guard for the Wildcats (1,882 snaps the last two seasons). Beebe put together three straight seasons with a PFF grade above 80.0.

Beebe could give center a shot at the NFL level, or he can give the team flexibility with Tyler Guyton and Tyler Smith in his first season. If Guyton needs more development, Beebe can be a plug-and-play guard that allows the team to move Smith out to left tackle.

There may not be a clear path to playing time as of today, but Beebe has all the tools to be a Day 1 starter for the Cowboys on the interior offensive line.

Kiran Amegadjie, OT | Chicago Bears

The Bears passed on upgrading their offensive line in the first round of the NFL Draft but grabbed a very intriguing offensive tackle prospect in Yale’s Kiran Amegadjie. Amegadjie needs considerable development given the talent level of his competition (and a season-ending injury in 2023) but played over 1,500 snaps in the Ivy League between left tackle and left guard.

Amegadjie was dominant during his time in the FCS, allowing just one sack and 20 pressures during his three seasons in college. He will need time to develop but could factor into Chicago’s plans at either guard or tackle going forward. He is a pure upside prospect that could be a home run if he’s able to stay healthy and learn for a season.

Look for him to compete for a spot on the offensive line in the 2025 season when Teven Jenkins‘ contract expires.

Delmar Glaze, OT | Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders addressed their offensive line again in the third round, taking a swing on Maryland tackle Delmar (D.J.) Glaze. Glaze is an extremely experienced prospect (1,000 snaps at both left and right tackle in college) who is a solid prospect. While he needs a lot of work as a run blocker (63.3 PFF grade), he is one of the better pass blockers in the class (83.6 PFF grade).

Glaze won’t push Kolton Miller or Thayer Munford Jr. for starting snaps in 2024, but he will serve as a strong depth tackle (with developmental upside) in the future after the team let Jermaine Eluemunor walk in free agency.

Matt Goncalves, OT | Indianapolis Colts

The Colts’ offensive line stayed healthy in 2023 and got back to their dominant ways. Still, the team is hoping that Braden Smith can stay healthy and Bernhard Raimann can continue to ascend at left tackle. They addressed potential depth issues on Day 3, selecting Pittburgh’s Matt Goncalves in the third round of the NFL Draft.

Goncalves has experience in college starting at right tackle (976 snaps) and left tackle (526 snaps) over three seasons. He will be coming to the NFL after suffering a season-ending knee injury in 2023.

He likely doesn’t have the athleticism to profile as a long-term starter in the NFL. However, he will be a solid swing tackle that will offset the boom or bust profile from 2023 draft pick Blake Freeland who struggled at times in relief of Braden Smith in 2023.

Christian Haynes, OG | Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks had several holes on their interior offensive line but were able to be patient and land a Day 1 starter in Connecticut’s Christian Haynes with the No. 81 pick of the draft.

Haynes started for four years at Connecticut at right guard and not only dominated the college level but stood out at the Senior Bowl this offseason. He’s a sturdy offensive lineman who functions best as a zone blocker due to his quick footwork. Haynes played over 2,400 snaps over the last three seasons and surrendered just three sacks and 19 pressures.

Expect Haynes to find his way into the starting lineup on Day 1.

Zak Zinter, OG | Cleveland Browns

Had Zak Zinter not suffered a leg injury against Ohio State in 2023, he likely would have gone much higher in the draft. Cleveland was able to capitalize on the fall and add a quality player to their interior offensive line.

Before the injury, Zinter wasn’t an excellent mover, but he did well in Michigan’s power-heavy run scheme. Zinter posted consecutive 75+ PFF grades over each of the last two seasons, allowing just two sacks and 11 pressures during that time.

He won’t factor much into the team’s offensive line plans in 2024 because Wyatt Teller and Joel Bitonio are two of the best guards in the NFL. However, he could develop into a solid starter down the road.

Dominick Puni, OL | San Francisco 49ers

The 49ers finished the run on offensive lineman on Day 2 with the selection of Kansas left tackle Dominick Puni.

Puni, a former Division II transfer, started for two seasons at Kansas as both a left guard (848 snaps in 2022) and left tackle (728 snaps in 2023). Despite some rough technique in the passing game (high pad level), Puni surrendered zero sacks and 15 pressures in two seasons with Kansas. His calling card is his punishing play style in the run game.

Puni will likely land at guard in the NFL. While he may not contribute much to the 49ers in 2024, he will offer quality depth in 2024 with the ability to grow into a starter beyond this season.

Interesting Day 3 Picks and Fits

Javon Foster, OT | Jacksonville Jaguars

Javon Foster was an offensive line prospect who got some hype during the pre-NFL Draft process given his status as a three-year starter at left tackle in the SEC with Missouri. Foster posted a PFF grade above 80.0 during his last three seasons with the Tigers and surrendered just seven sacks in over 1,400 pass-blocking snaps. As a run blocker, he is best utilized as a zone blocker (91.0 PFF zone blocking grade in 2023).

Time will tell if he has the athleticism to stick at tackle in the NFL, but at the very least he is an interesting developmental depth piece behind Cam Robinson and Anton Harrison in Jacksonville.

Tanor Bortolini, OL | Indianapolis Colts

The Colts continued to build depth on their offensive line, selecting Wisconsin center Tanor Bortolini in the fourth round of the NFL draft. Bortolini played all over the Badger’s offensive line over the last three seasons, logging 942 center snaps, 469 left guard snaps, 229 right tackle snaps, and 179 right guard snaps since 2021.

Bortolini tested extremely well at the NFL Combine (4.94 40-yard dash at 6-4 and 303-pounds) but had extremely short arms for a typical offensive lineman (31”). At best, he can push Will Fries for his job as the starting right guard in 2024. At worst, he’s an exceptional depth piece at all three interior offensive line positions for a team that has had terrible injury luck in the trenches over the past few seasons.

Mason McCormick, OL | Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers continued to bolster their offensive line on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, selecting South Dakota State guard Mason McCormick with the No. 119 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

McCormick was dominant at the FCS level, erasing defenders in the run game throughout his career. According to PFF, McCormick had an 87.6 PFF grade and put up strong numbers in pass protection (85.4 grade) and as a run blocker (90.8 PFF grade).

He will require patience and development as he makes the jump from the FCS level, but he’s a player who can find his way into the starting lineup starting down the road as a replacement for either Isaac Seumalo or James Daniels.

Sedrick Van Pran, OL | Buffalo Bills

The Bills grabbed excellent value on Day 3 of the NFL Draft, grabbing Georgia center Sedrick Van Pran. Van Pran is an extremely smart player with three years (43 starts) worth of experience on Georgia’s offensive line. Van Pran allowed just one sack in college but did have struggles with athletic defensive tackles during his time in college.

Unlike other interior prospects, Van Pran lacks the strength to be anything but a center at the NFL level. The Bills let Mitch Morse walk in free agency and traded backup Ryan Bates. That leaves them with Connor McGovern slated to be their starting center.

Van Pran may not be able to beat out McGovern in 2024, but he could factor into the team’s long-term plans as a starting center in 2025 and beyond.

Christian Jones, OT | Arizona Cardinals

Christian Jones is one of the most experienced offensive linemen in this NFL Draft class and could have justifiably been taken on Day 2 of the NFL Draft. Jones logged over 3,200 snaps during his time with Texas at right tackle and has excellent size and agility.

Jones won’t beat out projected starters Paris Johnson Jr. or Jonah Williams at tackle in 2024, but he is an interesting player who could take over the right tackle position down the road.

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