2022 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive Tackle



The top 2022 Offensive Tackle prospects available for the 2022 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2022 prospect. ** - denotes 2025 prospect.

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2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  • '19 - Jawaan Taylor, Florida
1. Northern Iowa image Trevor Penning*, OT, Northern Iowa
Height: 6-7. Weight: 329.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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7/3/21: Penning impressed advance scouts and earned a favorable projection entering the 2021 season. He has good speed and athleticism to go along with his massive size. Penning has caught the attention of scouts and received high grades by some advance scouts. He could be a riser during the 2022 NFL Draft process.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jedrick Wills, Alabama
  • '19 - Andre Dillard, Washington State
2. Minnesota image Daniel Faalele*, OT, Minnesota
Height: 6-8. Weight: 379.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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7/3/21: Faalele is a massive blocker who has surprising quickness and athleticism for such a big-bodied blocker. He was very impressive for Minnesota in 2018 and 2019 before sitting out the 2020 season. It will be interesting to see how he performs after the lay-off.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Mekhi Becton, Louisville
  • '19 - Cody Ford, Oklahoma
3. Kentucky image Darian Kinnard*, OT, Kentucky
Height: 6-5. Weight: 342.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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7/3/21: Kinnard was an excellent contributor for the Wildcats in 2020. He is a massive beast at the point of attack who is a tough run blocker and plays with a mean streak. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection, but he shows some potential and upside to improve. For the next level, Kinnard's best fit might come as a right tackle in power-man scheme. After Kentucky lost Landon Young to the NFL, it will be interesting to see if the program moves Kinnard to left tackle or keeps him on the right side in 2021.

Kinnard was a tough run blocker in 2019, helping Lynn Bowden to a lot of success when running behind Kinnard and the right side of the offensive line. Kinnard could stand to drop some weight and improve his pass protection for the NFL. He could be a candidate to slide inside to right guard as a pro.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  • '19 - Jonah Williams, Alabama
4. Washington State image Abraham Lucas*, OT, Washington State
Height: 6-7. Weight: 318.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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7/3/21: Lucas is a massive edge protector with excellent length and surprising quickness for such a big-bodied blocker. After redshirting in 2017, Lucas broke into the starting lineup at right tackle in 2018 and has been a mainstay for the Cougars. He plays with good leverage bending at the knee and shows nimble feet, quickness, athleticism, and an ability to pull well. Assuming he stays healthy, Lucas will be a 4-year starter with a lot of experience, and he looks like a safe prospect to turn into a quality starter at the pro level.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Josh Jones, Houston
  • '19 - Greg Little, Ole Miss
5. Penn State image Rasheed Walker*, OT, Penn State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2022): 1-2.
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7/3/21: Walker is a large offensive tackle with upside to get better as he gains experience. He has flashed the ability to be a tough run blocker and reliable pass protector. Walker has a good skill set with size, speed and athleticism to be a riser.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Austin Jackson, USC
  • '19 - Tytus Howard, Alabama State
6. Miami image Zion Nelson, OT, Miami
Height: 6-5. Weight: 312.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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7/3/21: Nelson showed a good skill set with serious upside after earning the starting left tackle job in the preseason before his freshman year and making all 13 starts for the Hurricanes. He followed that up with a quality 2020 season. Nelson could be a fast riser for the 2022 NFL Draft.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
  • '19 - Kaleb McGary, Washington
7. Alabama image Evan Neal, OT, Alabama
Height: 6-7. Weight: 360.
Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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7/3/21: Neal is a massive blocker who started at left guard as a freshman. He has the size and length to kick out to tackle and could be the Crimson Tide's replacement for Alex Leatherwood in 2021.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Prince Tega Wanogho, Auburn
  • '19 - Dalton Risner, Kansas State
8. Tennessee image Wanya Morris*, OT, Tennessee
Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2022): 1-3.
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7/3/21: Morris was so effective at left tackle as a freshman that he gave the Volunteers the ability to play Trey Smith at his natural position of guard. Morris showed a lot of potential with a pro skill set in his first season and continued to make progress in 2020. Morris has the upside to perform even better as a junior.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Trey Adams, Washington
  • '19 - Trey Pipkins, Sioux Falls
9. Boston College image Zion Johnson, OT/G, Boston College
Height: 6-2. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
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7/3/21: Johnson played well in 2020, showing improvement thanks to his year of experience with the Eagles. The NFL's preseason watch list has him as an offensive tackle, but given his lack of height and length, he might be better off moving inside to guard at the next level.

Johnson started out his college career at Davidson before transferring. In 2019, Johnson made seven starts at left guard in his first season with Boston College. Johnson has good size to him and ability. He could be better in 2021 now that he has more time with the Eagles.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Matt Peart, Connecticut
  • '19 - Max Scharping, Northern Illinois
10. Southern Utah image Braxton Jones, OT, Southern Utah
Height: 6-5. Weight: 303.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
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7/3/21: Jones has good size to go along with speed and athleticism. He played some defense early in his career before moving to offensive tackle and turning into an impressive edge protector for the Thunderbirds. Jones could be a riser, and it would help him to impress at the Senior Bowl or the East-West Shrine.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Ezra Cleveland, Boise State
  • '19 - David Edwards, Wisconsin
11. North Dakota image Matt Waletzko, OT, North Dakota
Height: 6-7. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
Projected Round (2022): 2-3.
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7/3/21: Waletzko was a starter in the past three seasons for North Dakota. He has good length and size to play on the edge in the NFL. It would help Waletzko to impress at an all-star game against better competition.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Yasir Durant, Missouri
  • '19 - Isaiah Prince, Ohio State
12. TCU image Obinna Eze, OT, TCU
Height: 6-6. Weight: 329.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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7/3/21: Eze is a big edge protector who will enter the NFL with a lot of experience. Unless he gets injured, he will have had three seasons as a starting left tackle. Eze started out his college career at Memphis and played left tackle for there for six games in 2018.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Lucas Niang, TCU
  • '19 - Dennis Daley, South Carolina
13. Ohio State image Thayor Munford, OT/G, Ohio State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 327.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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7/3/21: Munford had a solid 2020 season for Ohio State. He is a decent college player, but is not especially dominant and does not always play up to his skill set. Munford took advantage of the extra year of eligbility due to the pandemic to return to the Buckeyes.

Munford was a candidate to be a potential early-round pick who left school early for the 2020 NFL Draft, but in 2019, he was not that impressive and did not stand out by showing the skill set to be a franchise left tackle. NFL sources felt Munford did not make the case that he should skip his senior year and enter the 2020 NFL Draft, so he was wise to return to Columbus.

Munford needs to improve his technique and become more polished to take on pro edge rushers. He had an ugly outing versus Wisconsin in 2019 and could be better off moving inside to guard at the next level.

Munford was a rotational backup as a freshman before breaking into the starting lineup at left tackle in 2018. The sophomore had some issues during his first year as a starter, and those might cause him to move inside to guard for the NFL. Munford also played with a hip injury as a sophomore, and he missed the game against Maryland with a leg injury. He then missed the Rose Bowl with another injury.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Charlie Heck, North Carolina
  • '19 - Yodny Cajuste, West Virginia
14. Maryland image Jaelyn Duncan, OT, Maryland
Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 3-5.
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7/3/21: Duncan broke into the starting lineup as a redshirt freshman in 2019 and has been a mainstay at left tackle for the Terrapins. He has good size to him with quickness and athleticism. Duncan has the potential to rise with a strong senior season.





Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Cameron Clark, Charlotte
  • '19 - Nate Davis, Charlotte
15. Arizona State image Kellen Riesch, OT, Arizona State
Height: 6-7. Weight: 292.
Projected 40 Time: 5.15.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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7/3/21: Riesch has good length and some athleticism, but he could stand to add weight and strength for the NFL. He started out his career at Texas A&M and was a backup left tackle before transferring to the Sun Devils.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Terrance Steele, Texas Tech
  • '19 - Ryan Bates, Penn State
16. USC image Jalen McKenzie, OT/G, USC
Height: 6-5. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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7/3/21: McKenzie has been a solid blocker for the Trojans. He might be better off moving inside to guard in the NFL. McKenzie has played right guard and right tackle for the Trojans. He has good size to him with some upside to improve.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
  • '19 - Olisaemeka Udoh, Elon
17. Nevada image Aaron Frost, OT, Nevada
Height: 6-4. Weight: 309.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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7/3/21: Frost has played well at guard and tackle for Nevada. He has enough size and quickness to compete on the edge, but moving inside to guard could be his best fit in the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
  • '19 - Chuma Edoga, USC
18. La.-Lafayette image Max Mitchell, OT, La.-Lafayette
Height: 6-5. Weight: 301.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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7/3/21: Mitchell showed versatility playing both right tackle and left tackle well for the Ragin' Cajuns in 2020. It was his second season as a starter. For the NFL, Mitchell could start out as a swing tackle backup while seeing if he develops into being a potential starter.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tyre Phillips, Mississippi State
  • '19 - Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
19. Temple image Isaac Moore*, OT, Temple
Height: 6-6. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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7/3/21: Moore broke into the starting lineup in 2019 as a sophomore. After playing elsewhere early in 2020, Moore ended up back at left tackle for the last five games. He has quality size and length and could use more development in his technique.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jack Driscoll, Auburn
  • '19 - Bobby Evans, Oklahoma
20. Texas image Derek Kerstetter, OT/G, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 299.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 4-6.
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7/3/21: Kerstetter was solid, but unimpressive, for Texas in 2020. For the next level, he could offer versatility as a game=day backup who can be cross-trained at a few positions. He has played all over the offensive line for the Longhorns. On NFL team's preseason watch list, they have him as a tackle but given his size he could easily end playing more on the inside. He could stand to get stronger for the next level.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Alex Taylor, South Carolina State
  • '19 - Calvin Anderson, Texas
21. Arkansas image Myron Cunningham, OT, Arkansas
Height: 6-5. Weight: 327.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
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7/3/21: Cunningham did a decent job for the Razorbacks in 2020, but he has some limitations for the NFL. Cunningham has enough length with some agility on the edge, but he needs to clean up technique for the next level. That isn't surprising considering he started out his collegiate career in the community college ranks, so it is understandable that he needs some development. Cunningham had a good debut for Arkansas in 2019, only allowing one sack over his opening season.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
  • '19 - Alex Bars, Notre Dame
22. LSU image Austin Deculus, OT, LSU
Height: 6-5. Weight: 326.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
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7/3/21: LSU kept Deculus at right tackle in 2020 even though it lost its starting left tackle to the NFL. Deculus could be a candidate to move inside to guard in the NFL, as pro speed rushers could give him lots of problems. He could start out his career as a backup guard and right tackle.

Deculus was the Tigers' starting right tackle in 2019, and he provided decent protection to keep rushers out of the face of Joe Burrow. For the NFL, Deculus' run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. He did a nice job of run blocking for Clyde Edwards-Helaire in 2019. For the NFL, Deculus would fit best as a right tackle or guard.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jared Hilbers, Washington
  • '19 - Andre James, UCLA
23. Connecticut image Ryan Van Demark, OT, Connecticut
Height: 6-6. Weight: 302.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2022): 5-7.
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7/3/21: Connecticut's lack of a 2020 season - even in the spring - didn't help Van Demark. Van Demark has started at left tackle since his sophomore year for Connecticut. He has been a solid edge blocker, but he must get stronger for the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Alex Givens, Ole Miss
  • '19 - Ului Lapuaho, BYU
24. Central Michigan image Bernhard Raimann*, OT, Central Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 303.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
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7/3/21: Raimann started out his college career at tight end and didn't switch to left tackle until 2020. He had an impressive debut at the position with quality size, length, and athleticism on the edge. He could improve as he gains experience and develops technique. If he improves with further experience, Raimann could be a riser.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - D'Ante Smith, East Carolina
  • '19 - Tyler Roemer, San Diego State
25. Michigan image Andrew Stueber, OT, Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 341.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
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7/3/21: Stubbier played guard and right tackle for Michigan in 2020. He missed the 2019 season with injury and only started two games at right tackle in 2018. As a sophomore, he played mostly as a backup. Stueber could be better in 2021 after getting some experience in 2020.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Brandon Bowen, Ohio State
  • '19 - William Sweet, North Carolina
26. Southern image J'Atyre Carter, OT, Southern
Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.03.
Projected Round (2022): 6-FA.
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7/3/21: Carter is fast and athletic, but he has size limitations. Moving inside to guard or center could be the best play for Carter. He should look to get stronger for the NFL, and it would help him to play well at an all-star game like the Senior Bowl or the East-West Shrine.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Scott Frantz, Kansas State
  • '19 - Sean Rawlings, Ole Miss
27. Illinois image Vederian Lowe, OT, Illinois
Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.37.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
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7/3/21: Lowe had a decent 2020 season for the Illini. He needs to play better though to be more than a late-round pick. Lowe has been the starting left tackle for the Illini over the past few seasons. He still needs to show an improved ability to handle dangerous edge rushers. Lowe has a good build and some athleticism. He could be a candidate to be cross-trained at a few positions and be a game-day backup at a few spots.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame
  • '19 - Jackson Barton, Utah
28. Texas image Denzel Okafor, OT, Texas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
Projected Round (2022): 7-FA.
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7/3/21: Okafor did not impress in 2020 and needs to play better in 2021 to be more than a late-round pick. Prior to 2020, Okafor had been a consistent starter for Texas, but the NFL advance scouts placed him on their preseason watch list for the 2021 NFL Draft and then again for the 2022 NFL Draft. Okafor might fit better competing at guard for the pros.




Other late-round and third-dau prospects on NFL teams' radar according to team sources:


Connor Galvin, Baylor
Blake Bedier, Baylor
John Ojukwu, Boise State
Barry Wesley, Colorado State
Andrew Rupcich, Culver-Stockton
Ilm Manning, Hawaii
Alex Palczewski, Illinois
Caleb Jones, Indiana
Liam Fornadel, James Madison
Malik Clark, Kansas
Dylan Parham, Memphis
Sam Schlueter, Minnesota
Brent Laing, Minnesota-Duluth
Zeke Powell, Missouri
Dylan Cook, Montana
Conlan Beaver, Montana
Connor Wood, Montana State
Jordan Tucker, North Carolina
Tanner Owen, Northwest Missouri State
Brandon Kipper, Oregon State
Carter Warren, Pittsburgh
Greg Long, Purdue
Zachary Thomas, San Diego State
Jackson Snyder, San Jose State
Dylan Wonnum, South Carolina
Aron Johnson, South Dakota State
Grant Smith, South Dakota Tech
Jahmir Johnson, Texas A&M
T.J. Storment, Texas Tech
Vitaliy Gurman, Toledo
Kadeem Telfort, UAB
Alfred Edwards, Utah State
Bobby Deharo, UTEP
Ryan Swoboda, Virgina
Zach Tom, Wake Forest
Mason Brooks, Western Kentucky
Tyler Beach, Wisconsin
Alonzo Velazquez, Wyoming



Other late-round and undrafted free agent potential players according to team sources:


Dalton Wagner, Arkansas
Brodarious Hamm, Auburn
Chris Toth, Aurora
Devin Smith, Cortland State
David Kroll, Delaware
Tristen Taylor, Eastern Washington
Zein Obeid, Ferris State
Jean Delance, Florida
Devontay Love-Taylor, Florida State
Nick Zakelj, Fordham
Dontae Bull, Fresno State
Bo McKinney, Furman
James Fagan, Hampton
Gene Pryor, Hawaii
Brian Foley, Holy Cross
Tristan Schultz, Liberty
Sam Williams, Louisiana Tech
Will Ulmer, Marshall
Jawanza Adams, Marshall
Jarrid Williams, Miami
Willie Allen, Michigan
Anthony Arcuri, Michigan State
Jared Gossen, Minnesota State-Mankato
Sebastian Gutierrez, Minot State
Casey Doxtater, New Mexico State
Tyrone Riley, N.C. State
Jacob Brammer, North Texas
Erik Swenson, Oklahoma
Korbin Sorensen, Oregon State
Gabriel Houy, Pittsburgh
Wes Genant, South Dakota State
Ja'Chai Baker, Southeast Missouri State
Airon Servais, Syracuse
Amon Simon, Texas A&M-Commerce
Demarcus Gilmore, Towson
Joey Claybrook, Tulane
Nick Amoah, UC Davis
Clayton Bradley, UNLV
Darta Lee, UTEP
Spencer Burford, UTSA
Liam Ryan, Washington State




2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P





 








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