YOOOAdrian’s 2010 NFL Preview- OT Rankings

  • It’s one of the most important positions in the NFL, but it’s also one of the one’s that gets the most unnoticed.  Here are the skills I look at in a solid offensive tackle.
  • Balance- Keeping shoulders square, chin up, knees bent.  Sliding, shuffling and mirroring a defensive players every move without falling.  Playing with technique on pulls, and traps.
  • Intelligence Being alert, recognizing blitzes, stunts, and twists.  Pick out the right defender on the 2nd level to spring a running back.
  • Speed- When you get beat initially, can you recover and regain body control to finish a block.  The LT predominantly lines up against the opposing defense’s best pass rusher.  It’s important in space to have quick feet, and agility (especially tackles with shorter arms) to keep the rusher away from the quarterback. 

LT Rankings

(Jake Long)

  1. Jake Long (8.75)
  2. Ryan Clady (8.75)
  3. Joe Thomas (8.5)
  4. Michael Roos (8.25)
  5. D’Brickashaw Fergusen (8)
  6. Jason Peters (8)
  7. Jordan Gross (8)
  8. Jamaal Brown (7.75)
  9. Bryant McKinnie (7.5)
  10. Jared Gaither (7.5)
  11. Marcus McNeil (7.5)
  12. Levi Brown (7.5)
  13. Andrew Whitworth (7.25)
  14. Chad Clifton (7.25)
  15. Donald Penn (7.25)
  16. Sam Baker (7.25)
  17. Matt Light (7.25)
  18. Eugene Monroe (7.25)
  19. Jason Smith (7.25)
  20. Brandon Albert (7)
  21. Duane Brown (7)
  22. David Diehl (7)
  23. Joe Staley (7)
  24. Trent Williams (7)
  25. Russell Okung (7)
  26. Jeff Backus (7)
  27. Chris Williams (7)
  28. Doug Free (7)
  29. Max Starks (7)
  30. Demetrius Bell (7)
  31. Mario Henderson (6.75)
  32. Charlie Johnson (6.75)

RT Rankings

(Jeff Otah)

  1. Jeff Otah (8)
  2. Michael Oher (7.75)
  3. David Stewart (7.5)
  4. Damien Woody (7.5)
  5. Ryan Harris (7.5)
  6. Jon Stinchcomb (7.5)
  7. Phil Loadholt (7.5)
  8. Willie Colon (7.25)
  9. Eric Winston (7.25)
  10. Mark Tauscher (7.25)
  11. Marc Colombo (7.25)
  12. Vernon Carey (7.25)
  13. Kareem McKenzie (7.25)
  14. Ryan Diem (7.25)
  15. Jeremy Trueblood (7.25)
  16. Gosder Cherilus (7.25)
  17. Winston Justice (7)
  18. Jeromey Clarey (7)
  19. Andre Smith (7)
  20. Sebastian Vollmer (7)
  21. Tyson Clabo (7)
  22. Sean Locklear (7)
  23. Khalif Barnes (7)
  24. Anthony Davis (7)
  25. Artis Hicks (7)
  26. Eben Britton (7)
  27. Tony Pashos (7)
  28. Jeremy Bridges (7)
  29. Cornell Green (7)
  30. Frank Omiyale (6.75)
  31. Ryan O’Callaghan (6.75)
  32. Rodger Saffold (6.75)

 

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