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Top 10 interior offensive linemen in the 2022 NFL Draft:

Finishing up our breakdowns of the best offensive linemen in the draft, after going through the tackles last week, we’ll now shift our focus to the guys in-between those, as always grouping the guards and centers together.

I feel like this year we actually don’t have a lot of prospects with true flexibility between the two spots and many of them rather have experience at tackle and even played there for the majority of their collegiate careers. To me there’s a 1A and 1B at the top of the class, with a number two/three very closely behind them. To me they’re all worthy of being picked in the top 20-25 picks, even if positional value sticklers may disagree. After those there’s a significant drop-off. However, even more impressive to me is the group of second-to-fourth round evaluations I have, particularly at center. Altogether I believe there are 13-14 names among the IOL, who have a legitimate case to go in the top-100, even though I’m sure that depth will push them further down.

Since there are varying skill-sets and offenses these players have played in, I will try to specify where these guys fit most cleanly at, in regards to schemes and exact spots, after outlining the strengths and weaknesses of every prospects. There’s so many players who are of similar quality, that you will find a lot variety in the way people stack them up depending on what exactly they value and even the final player you can find in my “the next names” is somebody I could see be a long-term starter.

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Top 10 offensive tackles in the 2022 NFL Draft:

Two weeks into my positional draft rankings, we have arrived at the big boys! Today we’re looking at the best offensive tackles, before we get into the guys coming off the edge later this week. If you enjoyed reading my detailed analysis of this class, feel free to always read up my top running backs, linebackers, wide receivers and cornerbacks.

Back to this group – I believe there is clear top three, which at this point all seem like top-ten locks – and deservedly so. After that, there’s a significant drop-off, before we get to four other names, that I have graded in the late first to late second-round range. Rounding out my top ten, I believe the three remaining prospects are worthy of later day two picks, before we get into a bunch of guys, where either they can give you quality snaps early or have the talent to develop into starters down the road, but they all have certain limitations or questions.

And as a quick side note, there may be a few names that you feel like are missing here, because they qualified as interior offensive linemen for me, which I’ll break down next week. Some notable players that pertains to: Tyler Smith (Tulsa), Sean Rhyan (UCLA), Darian Kinnard (Kentucky), Andrew Stueber (Michigan) and Zach Tom (Wake Forest).

Let’s get into these tackles:

 

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Two weeks into my positional draft rankings, we have arrived at the big boys! Today we’re looking at the best offensive tackles, before we get into the guys coming off the edge later this week. If you enjoyed reading my detailed analysis of this class, feel free to always read up my top running backs, linebackers, wide receivers and cornerbacks.

Back to this group – I believe there is clear top three, which at this point all seem like top-ten locks – and deservedly so. After that, there’s a significant drop-off, before we get to four other names, that I have graded in the late first to late second-round range. Rounding out my top ten, I believe the three remaining prospects are worthy of later day two picks, before we get into a bunch of guys, where either they can give you quality snaps early or have the talent to develop into starters down the road, but they all have certain limitations or questions.

And as a quick side note, there may be a few names that you feel like are missing here, because they qualified as interior offensive linemen for me, which I’ll break down next week. Some notable players that pertains to: Tyler Smith (Tulsa), Sean Rhyan (UCLA), Darian Kinnard (Kentucky), Andrew Stueber (Michigan) and Zach Tom (Wake Forest).

Let’s get into these tackles:

 

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Top 10 running backs in the 2022 NFL Draft:

We have arrived at the time, where I’m ready to present my top ten draft prospects at every single position. Leading up to the final weekend of April, I will put my top ten list for all of them – along with some honorable mentions – one after the other, alternating between offense and defense, basically as counterparts to each other.

Concerning the criteria, this is purely based on tape study, while I back up my case for the final spot in the rankings with advanced statistics and testing numbers to some degree. Injuries and off-field situation can/will not be taken into account, although it may reflect itself in my finalized big board, as long as I have enough information on physical conditions.

With that being said, let’s kick things off with my top ten running backs:

 

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We have arrived at the time, where I’m ready to present my top ten draft prospects at every single position. Leading up to the final weekend of April, I will put my top ten list for all of them – along with some honorable mentions – one after the other, alternating between offense and defense, basically as counterparts to each other.

Concerning the criteria, this is purely based on tape study, while I back up my case for the final spot in the rankings with advanced statistics and testing numbers to some degree. Injuries and off-field situation can/will not be taken into account, although it may reflect itself in my finalized big board, as long as I have enough information on physical conditions.

With that being said, let’s kick things off with my top ten running backs:

 

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We have arrived at the time, where I’m ready to present my top ten draft prospects at every single position. Leading up to the final weekend of April, I will put my top ten list for all of them – along with some honorable mentions – one after the other, alternating between offense and defense, basically as counterparts to each other.

Concerning the criteria, this is purely based on tape study, while I back up my case for the final spot in the rankings with advanced statistics and testing numbers to some degree. Injuries and off-field situation can/will not be taken into account, although it may reflect itself in my finalized big board, as long as I have enough information on physical conditions.

With that being said, let’s kick things off with my top ten running backs:

 

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