NFL Hot Press: Teams See A Superb OL Class in 2024 NFL Draft

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Every draft has positions of strength and weakness, and in speaking with some team sources, it sounds like they are very high on the offensive line class for the 2024 NFL Draft. There has been a lot of media hype around Penn State’s Olu Fashanu and Notre Dame’s Joe Alt, but team sources think there are many other tackles who will be good values in the early rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft.

One AFC director of player personnel told

I haven’t even worked through my entire list, and I already have eight guys with starter grades.

It’s early, but this is a really strong class. Amarius Mims (Georgia) is probably the most impressive I’ve seen so far. The knock on him about not being physical is not true. He was toying and dominating the Ohio State ends in the playoff last year. The BYU kid (Kingsley Suamataia) is a physical freak, and he’s great in pass pro. We’re projecting the Duke kid (Graham Barton) inside to guard. He’s similar to Skoronski, but not as athletic but tougher, stronger. There are some sleeper tackles at Pitt (Matt Goncalves), Houston (Patrick Paul), and Illinois (Julian Pearl). Some guys are going to fall and be really good values.

When an NFL team gives a player a “starter grade,” that equates to them being a first- or second-round pick. The organizations have degrees within that starter grade, like a color system in which blue means elite, and red means above-average. With so many good offensive line prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft, teams picking late in the first round and in the second round could come away with some excellent value picks.