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Evaluating the offensive tackle class in the 2019 NFL Draft

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BGN Draft Special #2!

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Being so close to the 2019 NFL Draft, it’s important to solidify the big board. That goes for teams and for us here at Bleeding Green Nation. Depending on how that board falls, the Philadelphia Eagles could have a decision to make regarding their future at offensive tackle.

Which tackles could see a slide into trade up territory and who would fit the Eagles? To answer that question, I spoke with Brandon Thorn. He’s long been one of my most trusted evaluators and knows offensive line play like few can claim. Thorn writes for USA Football, hosts Trench Warfare, and was involved in the “OL Masterminds” summit attended by the top linemen in the league, including our own Lane Johnson.

We kept our focus on the top of the class. What follows is Thorn’s rankings with his evaluation notes included. For more detailed summaries on these prospects, click here for his thread.

1. JONAH WILLIAMS - Alabama

2. JAWAAN TAYLOR - Florida

3. CODY FORD - Oklahoma

4. ANDRE DILLARD - Washington State

We also discuss Yodny Cajuste of West Virginia, who could be a potential round two target for the Eagles. You can hear the in-depth discussion on these prospects on the BGN Draft Special #2! Listen on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts? Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!