The Eagles need to get younger up front. Jason Peters is coming back for presumably the last year of his Hall of Fame Career and the team could consider drafting his replacement this draft. Luckily for Philadelphia, this year is deep with offensive tackle talent with quite a few very good players at the top of the class.
10. Isaiah Prince, Ohio State: The 6’6”, 305 pound tackle is a long and athletic pass protector who can cover a lot of ground in the blink of an eye. Teams will view prince as more of a project than an instant impact starter, but there is a lot to like about the senior with 31 starts under his belt.
9. David Edwards, Wisconsin: Wisconsin consistently produces some incredibly technically sound tackles, but David Edwards strays from that formula. Edwards, a former quarterback, is more impressive in how he moves on the field then how he plays. He has light feet and impressive agility, but could improve technique and strength once he adds more weight to his 6’6” frame.
8. Max Scharping, NIU: At 6’6” and nearly 330 pounds, Scharping is built like an old school tackle. Scharping is a tough, high motor tackle who can maul in the run game and knock out defenders with an effective punch in pass protection. He is much more proficient in run blocking than pass protection, but teams will love the toughness he could bring to an offensive line.
7. Kaleb McGary, Washington: Kaleb McGary’s personal life is rife with adversity that he continues to overcome which is a marvel in its own right. McGary is also one hell of a player. The 6’7” tackle plays with a mean streak and a lot of power that immobilizes defenders trying to come in to stop the run or rush the passer. McGary needs to improve from a technique standpoint, but strength, size and athleticism is there in spades for him.
6. Dalton Risner, Kansas State: Dalton Risner is a classic Kansas State player: He’s a tough mauler with great technique. He’s no elite athlete and size might push him to play guard, but he’ll be a great lineman wherever he lines up.
5. Andre Dillard, Washington: An athletic, four year starter; Andre Dillard has everything an NFL team could want in a college prospect. Coming from an Air Raid offense, Dillard’s technique will need refinement but he is an instant impact player.
4. Cody Ford, Oklahoma: Cody Ford kept two Heisman winning quarterbacks upright in the last two years and was a catalyst for one of the best offenses in the country. Ford is an athletic mauler whose short arms may scare some teams from his ability as a tackle, but there is little reason to believe his outstanding play at the college level won’t translate.
3. Greg Little, Ole Miss: Greg Little has been an impact player since he stepped onto the field for Ole Miss. Little has prototypical size and athleticism, but could improve his ability to anchor. He could be a special player.
2. Jawaan Taylor, Florida: A lot of people have taken notice of Jawaan Taylor this offseason. The impressive tackle is incredibly impressive athletically and shows a lot of grit and grind on tape. His technique isn’t great, but he’s a bad ass blocker who loves throwing defenders out of the club. Teams will love the attitude he brings to the position.
1, Jonah Williams, Alabama: This is a bit contentious, but it’s amazing that one guy can be so good for so long and then be cast aside when people say his arms are too short. Williams has been an elite offensive lineman for Alabama since his freshman year and held in check tons of first round SEC players during his time there. He is athletic, consistent and technically sound. He could start his career out as a guard, but Williams could play any offensive line position at an extremely high level.