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2009 NFL Draft: Offensive Tackle Rankings


The top 2009 offensive tackle prospects available for the 2009 NFL Draft in the order in which I believe they will be drafted. * - denotes 2010 prospect.

This page was last updated Nov. 1, 2008.

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  1. Michael Oher, Ole Miss
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 318.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.19.
    Projected Round (2009): Top 3 Pick.

    11/1/08: Still as dominant as ever. If Michael Oher isn't drafted with the first three picks, I'll be shocked.

    5/24/08: One of the best offensive tackle prospects to come along in a long time. Lesser teams should actually tank to have the opportunity to draft a guy with Orlando Pace- and Walter Jones-like potential.

    2007: After declaring for the 2008 NFL Draft, Michael Oher has decided to come back for his senior year.

    Reminds me of a much better version of Justin Blalock; like the former Longhorn, can play guard and tackle. One of the best linemen prospects in this class.

  2. Eugene Monroe, Virginia
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.19.
    Projected Round (2009): Top 5 Pick.

    11/1/08: Eugene Monroe has been instrumental in Virginia's unexpected success this season. He'll be the second left tackle off the board, in all likelihood.

    5/24/08: Eugene Monroe played a lot better than he did in 2006. He didn't allow any sacks last season, earning himself an honorable mention on the All-ACC team.

    2007: Eugene Monroe had big shoes to fill, as he stepped in for D'Brickashaw Ferguson last year. He didn't fare too well, although reports are he looked solid in the spring.

  3. Andre Smith*, Alabama
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 339.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.26.
    Projected Round (2009): Top 10 Pick.

    11/1/08: Less athletic than Michael Oher and Eugene Monroe, but still very talented.

    5/24/08: A unanimous All-SEC first-teamer, Andre Smith has started every game in his career at Alabama.

    2007: Andre Smith is an extremely hard-worker; at the request of new head coach Nick Saban, Smith lost about 30 pounds this offseason. Even despite the fact that Smith was overweight last year, he still was the starting left tackle as a true freshman in the SEC. If Smith keeps losing weight and getting quicker, he'll shoot up this list.

  4. Ciron Black*, LSU
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.27.
    Projected Round (2009): Top 25 Pick.

    11/1/08: Paving the way for Charles Scott this season, Ciron Black is likely the fourth tackle to go in the first round.

    5/24/08: A member of the All-SEC second team, Ciron Black is a tremendous athlete who should be the third tackle off the board come April 2009.

    2007: Like Andre Smith, Ciron Black was a true freshman starting at left tackle for an SEC powerhouse. To be fair, it's a bit easier to play on the front with a scrambling quarterback.



  5. Jason Smith, Baylor
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.10.
    Projected Round (2009): 1-2.

    11/1/08: The ultra-athletic Jason Smith has been a consistent force on Baylor's front. There's a possibility he goes toward the first round.

    5/24/08: Earned an All-Big XII honorable mention last year. A former tight end, so you know the athletic ability is there.

  6. Eben Britton*, Arizona
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.05.
    Projected Round (2009): 2.

    7/27/08: An athletic tackle who earned a spot on the All-Pac-10 second team as a sophomore.

  7. Russell Okung*, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 299.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.17.
    Projected Round (2009): 2.

    7/27/08: Played extremely well for the Cowboys as a sophomore. Rossell Okung should be able to play multiple positions at the next level, as he also works out at guard.

  8. Xavier Fulton, Illinois
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 298.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.95.
    Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

    5/24/08: For a guy coming off a season-ending knee injury, Xavier Fulton played pretty well in 2007. A former defensive lineman, Fulton's athleticism will make him a good fit in a zone-blocking scheme.

  9. Sam Young*, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 313.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

    11/1/08: As expected, Sam Young really improved this season and has emerged as a possible second-round prospect.

    2007: Sam Young really struggled at Penn State. On one drive, he was guilty of holding and false start penalties. He was also responsible for a few sacks allowed.

    Young was arguably the top recruit in the 2006 high school class, and you can tell why by just looking at him. Started for Notre Dame as a true freshman and went against the likes of Lawrence Jackson. Still has room to grow, which is pretty scary.

  10. Adam Ulatoski*, Texas
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.19.
    Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

    5/24/08: An imposing figure on the offensive line with his 6-8 frame, Adam Ulatoski is a solid run-blocker who can play guard. An honorable mention for the All-Big XII Team.

  11. Phil Loadholt, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 350.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.36.
    Projected Round (2009): 2-3.

    11/1/08: Phil Loadholt was beaten easily by Brian Orakpo a few weeks ago. Orakpo has abused everyone this year, but Loadholt's lacking athleticism was glaring on that play. Still, he should make for an outstanding right tackle on the next level.

    7/22/08: Phil Loadholt was arrested for suspicion of DUI in June.

    5/24/08: A mammoth of an offensive tackle and a tremendous run-blocker. I have a feeling Phil Loadholt is going to be blocking for tons of 1,000-yard backs throughout his NFL career as a right tackle.

    2007: I'm going out on a limb by saying this guy likes cheeseburgers.



  12. Jamon Meredith, South Carolina
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 304.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.03.
    Projected Round (2009): 3.

    11/1/08: Jason Meredith was having a solid season before getting dinged up with an ankle injury in a home loss to LSU.

    5/24/08: An athletic lineman who started every game as a junior and four contests as a sophomore in the tough SEC.

  13. Alex Boone, Ohio State
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 314.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.23.
    Projected Round (2009): 3.

    11/1/08: Not a very good season for Alex Boone, though problems on the rest of Ohio State's front can attribute to that.

    5/24/08: Versatile enough to play both tackle positions. I was happy to see Alex Boone, a member of the All-Big Ten second team, come back for his senior campaign.

    2007: Stricken with knee injuries last year. Another junior who should wait until 2009.

  14. Fenuki Tupou, Oregon
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 328.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.23.
    Projected Round (2009): 3.

    5/24/08: A monstrous right tackle who will also be able to play some guard at the next level. Fenuki Tupou started 12 games in 2007 after red-shirting the 2006 season.

  15. Augustus Parrish, Kent State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 308.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.13.
    Projected Round (2009): 4.

    11/1/08: One of the more athletic linemen in the country, Augustus Parrish has vastly improved every year.

    5/24/08: A quick offensive tackle and an effective run-blocker, Augustus Parrish is a two-year starter and a member of the All-MAC second team.

  16. Troy Kropog, Tulane
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 295.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.86.
    Projected Round (2009): 4-5.

    5/24/08: A very athletic zone-blocking lineman who had a long streak of consecutive snaps going into the 2007 season.

  17. Andrew Gardner, Georgia Tech
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 298.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.18.
    Projected Round (2009): 5.

    5/24/08: Andrew Gardner is a very solid run-blocker who sparked Tashard Choice the past few years. He has 39 collegiate starts entering 2008.

    2007: Andrew Gardner has started every game for the Yellow Jackets the past two years. A bit light for a tackle, but his skills make up for that.



  18. Jason Watkins, Florida
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 306.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.16.
    Projected Round (2009): 5.

    11/1/08: Jason Watkins may be the best lineman Florida has, but the offensive front has really struggled this year.

    5/24/08: Florida's starting left tackle for every game in 2007. Another former tight end on this list.

  19. Selvish Capers, West Virginia
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 291.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.92.
    Projected Round (2009): 5-6.

    11/1/08: Perfect for the zone-blocking scheme, Selvish Capers' athleticism will turn some heads at the Combine.

  20. Garrett Reynolds, North Carolina
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.23.
    Projected Round (2009): 5-6.

    5/24/08: Garrett Reynolds was a first-year starter in 2007 (he started half the year in 2006). A right tackle.

  21. Ryan Stancheck, West Virginia
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 301.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
    Projected Round (2009): 6.

    11/1/08: Ryan Stancheck has started 41 consecutive games - a very impressive feat.

    5/24/08: A two-year starter who has all the fundamentals to be successful in the NFL.

  22. Joel Bell, Furman
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 317.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.13.
    Projected Round (2009): 6.

    5/24/08: Despite missing a start, Joel Bell was a member of the All-SoCon first team.

  23. Andrew Hartline, Central Michigan
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 294.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.08.
    Projected Round (2009): 6.

    11/1/08: The dependable Andrew Hartline has started 47 straight games.

    5/24/08: Andrew Hartline had big shoes to fill with Joe Staley heading to the NFL. It's safe to say that he performed well, earning a spot on the All-MAC second team. Hartline, an athletic lineman, anchored a front that yielded just 16 sacks.

    2007: Andrew Hartline, who was in the starting lineup every week in 2006, will be a perfect second- or third-round pick for any team using zone blocking.

  24. Robert Brewster, Ball State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 311.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2009): 6-7.

    5/24/08: Robert Brewster started 13 games and anchored an offensive line that helped Nate Davis throw for 3,667 yards and 30 touchdowns.

  25. Eric VandenHeuvel, Wisconsin
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 323.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
    Projected Round (2009): 6-7.

    5/24/08: Once a second-round prospect on this chart, Eric VandenHeuvel has dropped because of inconsistent play and a series of leg injuries.

    2007: With an amazing crop of offensive tackles entering the 2008 Draft, Eric VandenHeuvel would probably be better served waiting until next year.



  26. Gerald Cadogan, Penn State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2009): 7.

    11/1/08: Gerald Cadogan struggled at Ohio State, but is otherwise having a solid season.

  27. George Bussey, Louisville
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 304.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2009): 7.

    11/1/08: George Bussey's consecutive starts streak concluded in September when he suffered an ankle injury.

    5/24/08: Starter of 25 consecutive games, George Bussey is a versatile lineman who's athletic enough to be a solid zone blocker.

    2007: Can play either tackle or guard. Member of the first team All-Big East last season.

  28. Cornelius Lewis, Tennessee State
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.20.
    Projected Round (2009): 7-FA.



  29. Scott Burley, Maryland
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 335.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.27.
    Projected Round (2009): 7-FA.

    5/24/08: Despite being hampered by ankle injuries throughout the season, people thought enough of Scott Burley to vote him on the All-ACC second team. Burley should be able to play right tackle and guard at the next level.

  30. Jon Brost, Northern Illinois
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 304.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
    Projected Round (2009): 7-FA.

    5/24/08: A member of the All-MAC third team, Jon Brost played really well in 2007, surrendering his first sack in Week 7.

    2007: Jon Brost needs to somehow get quicker if he wants to avoid the sixth or seventh round of the NFL Draft.

  31. Ryan Delrosal, Dixie State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 313.
    Projected 40 Time: 4.94.
    Projected Round (2009): 7-FA.

    5/24/08: I'm not going to bash the name of Ryan Delrosal's school. Mentioning 40s for linemen is useless, but a 4.94 at 313 pounds is just really impressive.

  32. Dace Richardson, Iowa
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 307.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.14.
    Projected Round (2009): 7-FA.

    11/1/08: The knee injury won't go away. Out for 2008.

    5/24/08: Dace Richardson is a very talented offensive tackle coming from a program with a history of sending talented linemen to the NFL. Unfortunately, Richardson suffered a nasty knee injury in October, so some GMs may have reservations about drafting him.

    2007: Missed some playing time in 2006 because of an ankle injury. Dace Richardson will have to be the man now that Marshal Yanda is in the NFL.

  33. Sean Sester, Purdue
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 323.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.14.
    Projected Round (2009): FA.

    11/1/08: In and out of the lineup with injuries.

    5/24/08: Curtis Painter was seldom sacked last year considering how many times he had to throw, and Sean Sester was a major reason for that.

    2007: An underrated tackle who hasn't missed a start while playing at Purdue.

  34. Chris Kemme, Akron
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 304.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.24.
    Projected Round (2009): FA.

    5/24/08: Chris Kemme, a member of the All-MAC second team, played right tackle for a front that helped their runners gain 4.5 yards per carry. Kemme was also a full-time starter in 2006.

  35. Garry Williams, Kentucky
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.26.
    Projected Round (2009): FA.

    5/24/08: A two-year starter and a member of the All-SEC second team, Garry Williams was part of a front that helped the Wildcats average more than 33 points per game in 2007.

  36. William Beatty, Connecticut -
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 294. Projected 40 Time: 5.13. Projected Round (2009): FA.
  37. Jose Valdez, Arkansas -
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 312. Projected 40 Time: 4.94. Projected Round (2009): FA.
  38. Raphael Nguti, Albany -
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 326. Projected 40 Time: 5.38. Projected Round (2009): FA.
  39. Ramon Foster, Tennessee -
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 328. Projected 40 Time: 5.27. Projected Round (2009): FA.

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