2024 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive Guard



The top 2024 Offensive Guard prospects available for the 2024 NFL Draft. * – denotes 2025 prospect. ** – denotes 2026 prospect.

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2024 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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2025 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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1. Washington image Troy Fautanu*, G/OT, Washington
Height: 6-3. Weight: 317.
40 Time: 5.01.
Projected Round (2024): Top-25.

4/6/24: Fautanu was a very reliable and steady left tackle for Michael Penix Jr. in 2023. Fautanu became the starting left tackle in 2022 and was a consistent contributor for Washington. Multiple NFL team sources said they like Fautanu and see him as a legit top-25 talent. Some project him to move to guard because of his height limitations, but others shared they believe he could start every position on the offensive line except for center.

Pro evaluators said they like Fautanu’s athleticism, which lets him move and be a nimble blocker. He moves well on the edge while having some quickness and strength in his build. Fautanu also has 35-inch arms. Sources note Fautanu is not particularly powerful, that his anchor is just okay, and he can have some mental lapses. As a shorter offensive tackle, Fautanu could be similar to Rashawn Slater, Dion Dawkins or David Bakhtiari.



2. Oregon State image Taliese Fuaga, G/OT, Oregon State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 333.
40 Time: 5.13.
Projected Round (2024): Top-25.

4/6/24: Fuaga has received some media hype as a potential first-round pick for the 2024 NFL Draft. He was a starter and solid player for the Beavers over the last couple of seasons. In speaking to some NFL team sources, some felt he was a legit first-round pick as a starting right tackle while a few teams had him graded as a guard prospect for Round 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft. Fuaga is viewed as a safe pick to be a solid starter at right tackle or guard. Given his short – 33.38 inches – arms, Fuaga might end up moving inside over time.



3. Oregon image Jackson Powers-Johnson, G/C, Oregon
Height: 6-3. Weight: 334.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2024): 1.

3/9/24: Powers-Johnson is a large center who looks like a safe pick to be a very good pro starter. He is a powerful run blocker who can push defensive linemen back and open up holes in the ground game. With impressive quickness, Powers-Johnson is fast to the second level, and he packs a mean streak, laying some violent blocks on defenders. In pass protection, Powers-Johnson is rock solid, possessing the ability to one-on-one block tackles. He shows the strong base to stop large nose tackles with the speed and agility to mirror speed rushers. Team sources think Powers-Johnson could be a Pro Bowler at guard or center in the NFL.

It took some time over an odd journey, but eventually Powers-Johnson turned himself into an impactful player for the Ducks. Back in 2021, he was a backup who played defensive line in an emergency role to close out that season. He was back to being a backup in 2022, but took over as the starting center in 2023 and had a superb season.



4. Duke image Graham Barton, G/OT/C, Duke
Height: 6-5. Weight: 313.
Projected 40 Time: 5.30.
Projected Round (2024): 1-2.

4/6/24: Some pro sources said their teams are projecting Barton to move inside to guard in the NFL. They noted that Barton plays with short arms and his body type could fit better on the inside. He also has anchor issues with stopping speed to power. Pro evaluators said they like how Barton is physical, nasty and strong in the ground game.

At left tackle for Duke, Barton was a consistent run blocker and pass protector. He missed time and played through some injuries in 2023. Some sources said they think Barton would be a fabulous center in the NFL. He played some center as a freshman, but might need development in terms of snapping the ball.

9/1/23: The 2023 season will be the third straight year of Barton starting at left tackle for Duke. He has shown improvement over each season. Barton has quality technique and plays with good leverage. Depending on his length, he could be a candidate to move inside to guard as a pro. Barton is a tough and physical blocker that plays with a lot of fight and tenacity.



5. Kansas State image Cooper Beebe, G, Kansas State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 322.
40 Time: 5.03.
Projected Round (2024): 2-3.

4/6/24: Beebe played some snaps at tackle for Kansas State, but mostly was at guard. Guard is his best fit for the NFL. Team sources said they liked Beebe’s 2022 tape more than what they saw in 2023. They shared they felt Beebe lost some intensity in his play. He is limited athletically and faces some issues with speed and quickness for the next level. However, Beebe has power and can be productive in the ground game. He looks like a future NFL starter. Team sources say he interviewed well at the 2024 NFL Scouting Combine.

9/2/23: Beebe was an offensive tackle for a couple of seasons before settling in as a guard in 2022. He was superb in pass protection, not allowing a sack while being a steady run blocker for Deuce Vaughn. Beebe will enter the NFL with a lot of experience and developed technique.



6. West Virginia image Zach Frazier, G/C, West Virginia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 314.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2024): 2-3.

4/6/24: Frazier was solid for West Virginia in 2023. He is tough and has enough size to be a potential starter in the NFL. Team sources said they had Frazier projected to Day 2 of the 2024 NFL Draft and think he could start at guard or center.

9/2/23: As an underclassman, Frazier was a good blocker for West Virginia, starting his freshman season at guard before moving to center as a sophomore. Frazier did not allow a sack during his freshman season at guard before giving up three sacks in 2021. In 2022, he was the starting center and allowed only one sack all season. Center could be Frazier’s best fit in the NFL.



7. Texas A&M image Layden Robinson, G, Texas A&M
Height: 6-3. Weight: 302.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2024): 2-3.

4/6/24: Team sources were impressed with the play of Robinson in 2023. They said Robinson looks like a potential starting right guard in the NFL. They also noted that while he has some athletic limitations, he is strong and is a people mover at the point of attack. Robinson is a tough, nasty, power right guard for the next level. He could be limited on some of the wide zone-run plays in the NFL because he lacks foot quickness and overall athletic ability. Still, he has a violent playing style and demeanor. At the Senior Bowl, Robinson had a respectable week of practice. He could be a second-day prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft.



8. Connecticut image Christian Haynes, G, Connecticut
Height: 6-2. Weight: 318.
40 Time: 5.03.
Projected Round (2024): 3-4.

4/6/24: Haynes started at right guard for Connecticut in 2023 and had a solid year. He has size limitations for the NFL, but he is a pure football player who battles hard. Haynes is strong for his size and is tough. After a strong week at the Senior Bowl, Haynes could be a potential second-day pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

9/2/23: Haynes is short and lacks length, but he has a strong build and is tough at the point of attack. If Haynes stays healthy in 2023, he will have been a 4-year starter for the Huskies. Haynes may only be a guard prospect for the next level because he lacks the length to play tackle and may not have the athleticism of a center.



9. Michigan image Zak Zinter, G, Michigan
Height: 6-6. Weight: 309.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2024): 3-4.

4/6/24: Zinter was a very good starting right guard for Michigan in 2023. He was a steady pass protector and a key contributor as a run blocker. In the regular-season finale against Ohio State, Zinter suffered a broken tibia and a broken fibula. He is already recovering from the surgery to repair the breaks. Zinter broke into the starting lineup at right guard and locked down the position over the remaining time with the Wolverines. He has starting potential for the NFL.



10. Michigan image Trevor Keegan, G, Michigan
Height: 6-5. Weight: 310.
40 Time: 5.24.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

4/6/24: Keegan was the starter at left guard for the Wolverines over the past three seasons. He was a very reliable blocker and a steady producer in the ground game. For the NFL, Keegan could stand to improve his pass protection.



11. Miami image Javion Cohen, G, Miami
Height: 6-4. Weight: 319.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

4/6/24: The Alabama transfer Cohen was decent for Miami in 2023. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. He didn’t impress at the Senior Bowl, but he also was not embarrassed.

9/2/23: 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 in 2023.



12. Illinois image Isaiah Adams, G/OT, Illinois
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
40 Time: 5.22.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

4/6/24: Adams was a starter at left guard and right tackle over the past few seasons for the Illini. During his senior campaign, Adams primarily played at right tackle. For the NFL, he could be a valuable game-day backup at guard and tackle while possessing the upside to possibly develop into being a starter.



13. Arkansas image Beaux Limmer, G/C, Arkansas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 302.
40 Time: 5.22.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

4/6/24: Limmer was the starter at center for the Razorbacks in 2023. He was solid, but he faces some athletic limitations for the NFL. Limmer accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl and had a mixed week of practice. Some sources said Limmer helped himself in Mobile, but others were not enthusiastic about him. Limmer should play center at the next level.

9/2/23: Limmer was a steady interior blocker for the Razorbacks during the past few seasons. As a senior, it would help him to show more strength and add some weight to his frame for the NFL.



14. Boston College image Christian Mahogany, G, Boston College
Height: 6-3. Weight: 322.
40 Time: 5.13.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

4/6/24: Mahogany returned to the field in 2023 and started at right guard for Boston College. He was solid, but faces some limitations for the NFL.

9/2/23: Mahogany had a strong start to his collegiate career, starting two years – 2021 and 2020 – straight. He then missed the entire 2022 season with a torn ACL. Mahogany will need to return to his pre-injury form to restore his draft potential.



15. Michigan image Karsen Barnhart, G/OT, Michigan
Height: 6-4. Weight: 306.
40 Time: 5.21.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

4/6/24: Over his career at Michigan, Barnhart was a starter at guard, left tackle and right tackle. His best fit at the next level would probably come inside at guard. However thanks to having a lot of starting experience at tackle, Barnhart could be a valuable game-day backup who provides depth at both guard and tackle. He will need to work on his pass protection for the pros.



16. Ohio State image Matthew Jones, G, Ohio State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
40 Time: 5.21.
Projected Round (2024): 3-5.

4/6/24: Jones started at right guard for the Buckeyes. He was solid, but not overly impressive.

9/2/23: Jones could have entered the 2023 NFL Draft, but he decided to return for his final season of eligibility. In 2022, his run blocking was ahead of his pass protection. Jones has quality size for the next level and the potential to rise if he improves in his final season.



17. Michigan image Ladarius Henderson, G/OT, Michigan
Height: 6-4. Weight: 309.
Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

4/6/24: Henderson played four seasons for Arizona State over 2019-2022. Over his time with the Sun Devils, Henderson started 19 games at left guard and 10 at left tackle. After transferring to Michigan, he started 10 contests at left tackle in 2023. While Henderson has some backup flexibility for guard and tackle, guard would probably be his best fit in the NFL.



18. Wisconsin image Tanor Bortolini, G/C, Wisconsin
Height: 6-3. Weight: 305.
40 Time: 4.94.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

4/6/24: Bortolini was a versatile blocker for the Badgers over the past three seasons. He started at left guard, right guard, and center – and even one game at tight end. For the NFL, Bortolini would fit best as a backup guard and center. He worked out well at the combine.



19. Utah image Keaton Bills, G, Utah
Height: 6-4. Weight: 321.
40 Time: 5.38.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

4/6/24: As a redshirt freshman in 2020, Bills broke into the starting lineup at left guard. He locked down that position for the next four years. With 36 starts at left guard, Bills has a lot of experience at that spot, but did not log snaps at tackle or center. Bills could start out as a backup with the upside to develop into a bigger role.



20. Miami image Matt Lee, G/C, Miami
Height: 6-3. Weight: 301.
40 Time: 5.03.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

4/6/24: Lee spent four seasons at Central Florida before transferring to Miami. He has quality size and is a well-rounded blocker. He was very good in pass protection and a solid run blocker for the Knights. That trend continued in 2023 for Miami. Lee didn’t receive an invitation to the Senior Bowl, but he could be a nice backup selection from the third day of the 2024 NFL Draft.



21. South Carolina image Nicholas Garguilo, G/C, South Carolina
Height: 6-5. Weight: 318.
40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

4/6/24: Garguilo started out his collegiate career at Yale before landing with South Carolina for his final seasons of college football. Garguilo showed that he can hold his own in the SEC while starting half the season at guard and half at center. He could be a nice game-day backup for guard and center.



22. Tulane image Prince Pines, G, Tulane
Height: 6-4. Weight: 322.
40 Time: 5.34.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

4/6/24: Pines started out his college career at Sam Houston State, where he played for two seasons before joining the Green Wave. Pines went on to become a quality guard for Tulane over the past couple of seasons. He could be a nice developmental project for the NFL.



23. Arkansas image Brady Latham, G, Arkansas
Height: 6-5. Weight: 304.
40 Time: 5.31.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

4/6/24: Over four seasons, Latham was a steady starter at left guard for the Razorbacks. Latham’s run blocking was head of his pass protection, but he formed a dependable interior with Beaux Limmer. Latham could be a quality backup in the NFL.



24. USC image Jarrett Kingston, G, USC
Height: 6-4. Weight: 306.
40 Time: 5.02.
Projected Round (2024): 4-6.

4/6/24: Over three seasons at Washington State, Kingston started games at left guard and left tackle before transferring to USC in 2023. Kingston could be a swing backup in the NFL, but it would help him to get stronger.



25. Penn State image Hunter Nourzad, G/C, Penn State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 317.
Projected 40 Time: 5.29.
Projected Round (2024): 5-7.

4/6/24: Nourzad started out his career playing right tackle at Cornell before transferring to Penn State. In 2022, he played guard and center before being the Nittany Lions’ center in 2023. He could be a backup guard/center to start out his pro career.



26. Duke image Jacob Monk, G/C, Duke
Height: 6-3. Weight: 308.
40 Time: 5.09.
Projected Round (2024): 6-FA.

4/6/24: Monk was a reliable starting center for the Blue Devils over the past couple of seasons. Prior to that, he started at right guard in 2021 and 2020 after starting at right tackle in 2019. Monk would fit best as a center in the NFL.



27. South Dakota State image Mason McCormick, G, South Dakota State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 309.
40 Time: 5.08.
Projected Round (2024): 6-FA.

4/6/24: McCormick was a starting left guard over the past few seasons. He could be a late-round backup with some upside to develop.



28. Holy Cross image C.J. Hanson, G, Holy Cross
Height: 6-5. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.00.
Projected Round (2024): 7-FA.

4/6/24: Hanson was a multi-year starter at right guard for Holy Cross. He has some quickness and strength, but he could use development for the NFL.



29. Liberty image X'Zauvea Gadlin, G, Liberty
Height: 6-3. Weight: 322.
40 Time: 5.50.
Projected Round (2024): 7-FA.

4/6/24: Gadlin was a solid right tackle for Liberty for a few seasons seasons. He also logged some time at guard. Previously, he played for Tulsa. Gadlin does not have the size to play tackle in the NFL and will have to compete inside at guard.



30. Western Kentucky image Josiah Ezirim, G, Western Kentucky
Height: 6-6. Weight: 329.
Projected 40 Time: 5.45.
Projected Round (2024): 7-FA.

4/6/24: Ezirim was a starting right tackle for Western Kentucky. He could be a candidate to kick inside to guard in the NFL.



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:
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2025 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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