2023 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive Guard



The top 2023 Offensive Guard prospects available for the 2023 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2023 prospect. ** - denotes 2026 prospect.

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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2023 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

2024 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

  • '22 - Kenyon Green, Texas A&M
  • '21 - Alijah Vera-Tucker, USC
  • '20 - Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
1. Northwestern image Peter Skoronski*, G/OT, Northwestern
Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.00.
Projected Round (2023): 1
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9/17/22: Sources with NFL teams who traveled through Evansville during Wildcats training camp said the Northwestern staff was hyping up tackle Peter Skoronski as a better player than Rashawn Slater. Skoronski has since started the 2022 season very well.

"[Skoronski is] athletic, moves well, and is smooth," said an AFC Director of player personnel. "He has very short arms, like 32 inches - he plays with better length than he has - but he doesn't have a tackle body and looks more like a guard. Some guys I have spoken with compare him to Jonah Williams and some others have said Jonah Jackson."

Pro sources say Skoronski looked heavier and stronger in fall camp than he did in 2021, and he has shown more strength in the early going of 2022. They say that adding a little power could help him to get some movement and not be as finesse. They note that like Slater, Skoronski can bend move. Not all pro teams are sold on Skoronski being as good as Slater, and the debate about Skoronski staying at tackle or moving to guard will probably extend through the 2023 NFL Draft until his franchise decides where to start him out.

6/28/22: Skoronski is slated to play left tackle for the Wildcats in 2022, but NFL teams have him as a guard on their preseason watch list. That is easy to understand because he is short and lacks length for tackle as a pro. Skoronski broke into the starting lineup as a freshman and played well over the past few seasons. Skoronski is a tough, polished technician who could be a good NFL guard.





Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Zion Johnson, Boston College
  • '21 - Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
  • '20 - Cesar Ruiz, Michigan
2. Ohio State image Paris Johnson*, G, Ohio State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3
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9/17/22: Johnson is starting at left tackle for the Buckeyes, and he is off to a good start this year, including an impressive performance against Notre Dame in Week 1.

6/27/22: Johnson has a quality skill set with size, quickness and athleticism, and that made him a top recruit in the nation. Johnson started at guard in 2021 and was a solid blocker for the Buckeyes. With Nick Petit-Frere moving on to the NFL, Johnson is expected to be the starting left tackle in 2022. He has lot of upside to break out for the Buckeyes, and he could be a high riser if he performs well as the blind-side protector for C.J. Stroud.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Luke Goedeke, Central Michigan
  • '21 - Trey Smith, Tennessee
  • '20 - Robert Hunt, La.-Lafayette
3. Ole Miss image Nick Broeker, G/OT, Ole Miss
Height: 6-4. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.00.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3
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9/17/22: Broeker is starting at left guard, which could be his best fit for the NFL.

6/28/22: Broeker had an impressive debut as a freshman in 2019, starting 12 games at left tackle. He remained at left tackle in 2020 and 2021 and did a solid job of protecting quarterback Matt Corral. Broeker's size and length might make him a better fit at guard as a pro, but he is a tough blocker who should enter the NFL with good development and experience as a 4-year starter.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Ed Ingram, LSU
  • '21 - Wyatt Davis, Ohio State
  • '20 - Solomon Kindley, Georgia
4. Wisconsin image Jack Nelson, G/OT, Wisconsin
Height: 6-7. Weight: 304.
Projected 40 Time: 5.40.
Projected Round (2023): 1-3
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9/17/22: Nelson is starting at left tackle this season. He has the upside to rise as he gains experience.

6/28/22: Nelson has started at guard and tackle for the Badgers. Given his height and length, Nelson could fit as a starting tackle in the NFL. If he does well against speed rushers, he could really rise. Nelson is the projected left tackle for the Badgers in 2022, but he could also get consideration as a right tackle for the pros.





Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Jamaree Salyer, Georgia
  • '21 - Aaron Banks, Notre Dame
  • '20 - Logan Stenberg, Kentucky
5. Florida image O'Cyrus Torrence*, G, Florida
Height: 6-5. Weight: 335.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2023): 2-3
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9/17/22: Torrence has blocked well for the Gators and has especially been a beast in the ground game.

6/28/22: Torrence was a three-year starter at La.-Lafayette, but after last season, he transferred to Florida to continue his playing career under the same head coach, Billy Napier. With big size, Torrence is a load at the point of attack and is well-rounded as a pass blocker and run blocker. If he handles the SEC defensive linemen, he could really rise.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Luke Fortner, Kentucky
  • '21 - Robert Hainsey, Notre Dame
  • '20 - Shane Lemieux, Oregon
6. Kansas State image K.T. Leveston, G, Kansas State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2023): 2-3
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9/17/22: Team sources say they have been impressed with Leveston this season. He has good size, strength, and some quickness with athleticism. Leveston was part-time starter and rotational backup over the previous years at Kansas State, but he has settled in at left guard this season and is playing well for the Wildcats. Leveston is a tough run blocker with the skill set to develop into a well-rounded blocker.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Marquis Hayes, Oklahoma
  • '21 - Quinn Meinerz, Wisconsin-Whitewater
  • '20 - Damien Lewis, LSU
7. Georgia image Broderick Jones*, G/OT, Georgia
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2023): 2-3
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9/17/22: Jones is starting at left tackle for the Bulldogs. They have continued to dominate to open the 2022 season.

6/28/22: Jones was a backup in 2020 and 2021, but injuries forced him onto the field in crunch time. Jones became the Bulldogs starting left tackle for the final four games of the 2021 season and helped Georgia to finish off its National Championship. Jones has quality size, but might fit better at guard in the NFL similar to the player he is replacing in 2022, Jamaree Salyer.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Chasen Hines, LSU
  • '21 - Royce Newman, Ole Miss
  • '20 - Netane Muti, Fresno State
8. Utah image Braeden Daniels, G, Utah
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.28.
Projected Round (2023): 3-4
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9/17/22: Daniels is playing left tackle for Utah, but he would fit better as a guard at the next level.

6/28/22: Daniels has split time starting at left guard and right tackle for Utah. The NFL advance scouts project him as a guard for the NFL. Daniels has quality size for a guard and is tough at the point of attack. Continuing to improve his pass protection and blocking speed rushers would help him for the 2023 NFL Draft.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Justin Shaffer, Georgia
  • '21 - David Moore, Grambling
  • '20 - Cameron Clark, Charlotte
9. North Dakota State image Cody Mauch, G, North Dakota State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 301.
Projected 40 Time: 5.48.
Projected Round (2023): 3-4
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9/17/22: Mauch has played well for North Dakota State thus far in 2022.

6/28/22: Mauch is a tall guard with quality length for the NFL. It would help him to add some weight to his frame to grapple with pro defensive linemen. If Mauch impresses at an all-star game, he could rise.





Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Logan Bruss, Wisconsin
  • '21 - Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame
  • '20 - Ben Bartch, St. John's
10. N.C. State image Dylan McMahon**, G/C, N.C. State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2023): 3-5
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9/17/22: McMahon has played well so far this year. He is playing right guard for the Wolfpack, but he could be a center or a guard at the next level.

6/29/22: McMahon has played a lot of guard for the Wolfpack, but the NFL advance scouts project him as a center for the NFL. Adding some strength would help McMahon as a pro, but he has talent to develop for the next level.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Thayor Munford, Ohio State
  • '21 - Sadarius Hutcherson, South Carolina
  • '20 - Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
11. Clemson image Jordan McFadden, G/OT, Clemson
Height: 6-2. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2023): 3-5
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9/17/22: McFadden is starting at left tackle for Clemson. The Tigers have had easy opponents thus far.

6/28/22: McFadden is the starting left tackle for Clemson and is coming off a solid 2021 season. He has played left tackle and right tackle for the Tigers, but moving to guard could be his best fit for the NFL due to his lack of height and length. Perhaps McFadden can prove to be an undersized, shorter left tackle prospect like Rashawn Slater or Isaiah Wynn.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Tyrese Robinson, Oklahoma
  • '21 - Jack Anderson, Texas Tech
  • '20 - Calvin Throckmorton, Oregon
12. Michigan image Ryan Hayes, G/OT, Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 307.
Projected 40 Time: 5.00.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6
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9/17/22: Hayes is starting at left tackle for the Wolverines.

6/28/22: Hayes broke into the starting lineup in 2020 at left tackle for the Wolverines. He locked down the starting blind-side spot in 2021 and had a good season. Hayes and the Michigan line, however, really struggled with the Georgia defensive line in the football semifinal. That performance suggested that Hayes might be a better fit at right tackle or guard in the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Spencer Burford, Texas-San Antonio
  • '21 - Robert Jones, Middle Tennessee
  • '20 - John Simpson, Clemson
13. Washington image Henry Bainivalu, G, Washington
Height: 6-7. Weight: 330.
Projected 40 Time: 5.50.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6
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9/17/22: For Washington this season, Bainivalu is starting at right guard.

6/28/22: Bainivalu is a large guard who possess solid weight. He was a starter at right guard for the Huskies during the past two seasons. Staying low and playing with proper leverage will be points of emphasis for Bainivalu to compete at the NFL.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Dylan Parham, Memphis
  • '21 - Tristen Hoge, BYU
  • '20 - Ben Bredeson, Michigan
14. BYU image Barrington Clark, G, BYU
Height: 6-6. Weight: 302.
Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6
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9/17/22: Clark is starting at left guard this year. He put together a decent outing versus Baylor.

6/28/22: Clark has height and length for the NFL. Entering his senior year, Clark's run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. It would help him to do well in pass-rushing one-on-ones at an all-star game.





Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech
  • '21 - Deonte Brown, Alabama
  • '20 - Jonah Jackson, Ohio State
15. Alabama image Javion Cohen*, G/OT, Alabama
Height: 6-4. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2023): 4-6
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9/17/22: Cohen is a backup right now.

6/28/22: Cohen saw only 27 snaps as a backup in 2020, but he was still an All-SEC Freshman Team selection. In 2021, Cohen won the starting left guard spot and played well for Alabama. He did a very good job of opening holes for Brian Robinson and was consistent at protecting Bryce Young. Cohen has a good skill set and could rise as a junior.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Cole Strange, Chattanooga
  • '21 - Kayode Awosika, Buffalo
  • '20 - Keith Ismael, San Diego State
16. Iowa State image Trevor Downing, G/C, Iowa State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.28.
Projected Round (2023): 5-7
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9/17/22: Downing is starting at center. He was solid versus Iowa.

6/28/22: Downing has played guard and center for the Cyclones, with guard being his primary position. He has solid technique in pass protection and did a respectable job of run blocking for Breece Hall in 2021. Downing could fit as an interior backup at guard and center.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Xavier Newman-Johnson, Baylor
  • '21 - Joe Sculthorpe, N.C. State
  • '20 - Michael Onwenu, Michigan
17. Ohio State image Matthew Jones, G, Ohio State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 310.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2023): 5-7
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9/17/22: Jones is playing right guard for the Buckeyes so far in 2022.

6/28/22: Jones has been a quality starter for the Buckeyes over the past few seasons. In the ground games, Jones is a steady presence to get a push and create running lanes while also being reliable to keep the interior pocket clean.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Aaron Frost, Nevada
  • '20 - John Molchon, Boise State
18. Quincy image B.J. Wilson, G, Quincy
Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.40.
Projected Round (2023): 6-FA
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9/17/22: Wilson will have to be very impressive and play well at an all-star game to rise for the 2023 NFL Draft.

6/28/22: Wilson has NFL size, and his play was good enough despite his D-II level of competition to earn a spot on NFL teams' preseason watch list. It would help Wilson to play well and stand out at an all-star game.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Josh Rivas, Kansas State
  • '20 - Simon Stepaniak, Indiana
19. Boston College image Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College
Height: 6-3. Weight: 335.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2023): 6-FA
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9/17/22: Mahogany tore his ACL and will miss this season. He should return to Boston College for 2023.

6/28/22: Mahogany would be rated higher if it weren't for a torn ACL he suffered in offseason training. That injury will cause him to miss the 2022 season. It would make more sense for Mahogany to take an injury redshirt and return to the Eagles for 2023. Mahogany was a good guard in 2020 and 2021.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Ben Brown, Ole Miss
  • '20 - Tremayne Anchrum, Clemson
20. Old Dominion image Nick Saldiveri, G, Old Dominion
Height: 6-6. Weight: 307.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2023): 6-FA
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9/17/22: Saldiveri needs to play well at an all-star game to rise.

6/28/22: Saldiveri has been the starting right tackle for Old Dominion for the past few seasons, but NFL teams have him projected at guard for the next level. It would help Saldiveri to impress at an all-star game.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Derek Kerstetter, Texas
  • '20 - Kohl Levao, Hawaii
21. Georgia image Warren Ericson, G/C, Georgia
Height: 6-4. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2023): 6-FA
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9/17/22: Ericson did not win a starting spot and is currently a backup.

6/28/22: Ericson was stuck behind Trey Hill for a few years, but started to work his way onto the field in 2020 at guard and center. In 2021, Ericson was a starter at right guard and center for the Bulldogs, showing the ability to run block and help keep a clean pocket. Ericson has a quality skill set and the upside to be an interior flex starter at guard or center.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Marcus McKethan, North Carolina
  • '20 - Alex Givens, Ole Miss
22. South Dakota State image Garrett Greenfield, G, South Dakota State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 295.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2023): 7-FA
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9/17/22: Greenfield needs to have a good season and play well at an all-star game to rise.

6/28/22: Greenfield has started at right tackle for the Jackrabbits, but NFL advance scouts have him listed at guard. Greenfield possesses good length and height, but needs to fill out his frame for taking on pro defensive linemen. Getting to impress, and succeeding, at an all-star game is important for Greenfield.



Previous Seasons

  • '22 - Jalen McKenzie, USC
  • '20 - Ben Cleveland, Georgia
23. Nebraska image Turner Corcoran*, G/OT, Nebraska
Height: 6-6. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2023): 2-4
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9/17/22: Corcoran has moved inside to left guard. He was decent against Northwestern to open the season.

6/27/22: Corcoran dealt with an injury in 2021, but ended up playing well, starting nine games at left tackle and then two games at right tackle. Corcoran has quality size, and if he does well against speed rushers, he could be a riser.





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

2023 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

2024 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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