The 2013 NFL Draft saw several talented offensive linemen selected in the first round. It was the first time since Jake Long (Dolphins, 2008) that an offensive tackle was selected with the No.1 pick overall (Eric Fisher, Chiefs). In fact, offensive tackles were both the first AND second overall picks (Luke Joeckel, Jaguars, 1.02).
The amazing part of last year’s offensive tackle domination of round one is that there’s a chance the 2014 NFL Draft will have two players at the position graded HIGHER than Eric Fisher, yet it’s a virtual lock that neither will be the first selection come next May. With the 2014 NFL Draft class showcasing names like JaDeveon Clowney (DE, South Carolina) and Teddy Bridgewater (QB, Louisville), it’s likely that the best an offensive tackle can do is No.3 overall. Continue reading