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2011 NFL Draft - Ranking The OTs No. 11 to 30
Florida OT Marcus Gilbert
Florida OT Marcus Gilbert
CollegeFootballNews.com
Posted Apr 9, 2011


From a college football perspective, here's the ranking of all the top offensive tackle prospects. ... No. 11 to 30

2011 NFL Draft Position Rankings

Offensive Tackles - No. 11-25


By Pete Fiutak

- 2011 NFL Offensive Tackle Rankings - Top Ten

 11. Jason Pinkston, Pitt (OG) 6-3, 317
A great pass protector with good bulk on a decent frame. While he’s not a prototype tackle, he looks like an NFL player and can mash well; he could end up being better suited as a quicker guard than a clunkier tackle. He’s not a left tackle and he’s not going to handle any speed rushers, but he could play on the right side and could be a decent starter if he can stay healthy and get past a shoulder problem.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

12. Jah Reid, UCF 6-7, 325
A polarizing prospect, he lost over 50 points over his college career and became a more agile, more effective blocker with a long, strong frame that’s tough to get around. He has worked to become a solid player and still could be scratching the surface on his talent, but he doesn’t sink down enough and tends to block like he’s 6-7. He’s not the quickest or most athletic blocker around, and he’ll never work on the left side, but someone is going to be really, really interested in the possibilities of a blocker with his frame.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

13. Marcus Gilbert, Florida (OG) 6-6, 329
Enormous, the guy is a house and impossible to get around with long arms making him even tougher to get the edge on. While he’s probably going to be a guard in time, he has just enough quickness to take a shot at tackle. The problem is that he doesn’t play up to his size and his toughness is questionable to be a killer of a run blocker. Someone will want him because of his size and girth, but he needs a fire to be lit under him to reach his potential.
CFN Projection: Second Round

14. Byron Bell, New Mexico (OG) 6-5, 348
The huge blocker has the raw strength and the size to be a pounder of a run blocker. No one is going to push him around, and forget about getting any sort of a bull rush on him. He’s not quick and he doesn’t move too well, and he’s almost certainly going to be a guard early on in his career. Does he have the athleticism to survive in the league? That’s a huge question mark, but the bigger concern will be his lack of consistency. He was the best player on the Lobo line by far, but he didn’t always play like it.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

15. Kyle Hix, Texas 6-7, 319
He looks the part. With great height, good bulk for his frame, and with the ability to carry a little more weight without much of a problem, he should’ve been a star but it didn’t really work out. All the tools are there and he handled himself well at a high Big 12 level, but he never dominated like he was supposed to and he didn’t do nearly enough for the ground game. He doesn’t play up to his size and he’s the definition of a finesse blocker.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

16. Jarriel King, South Carolina (OG) 6-5, 317
There are a bazillon red flags with physical issues – most notably a heart problem that was fixed – along with problems with the NCAA, but the biggest concern is his inability to ever play up to his talent level. All the skills are there with phenomenal size, long arms, and tremendous quickness and athleticism, but he doesn’t beat anyone up and he doesn’t have the consistency to be a regular starter. However, the tools are too good to ignore.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

17. Willie Smith, East Carolina 6-5, 310
Shockingly smooth for his size, he moves well, looks the part, and fights to become a good player. Coachable, he’ll do whatever is asked and will play wherever needed, but he doesn’t have much in the way of pounding strength. He’s purely a finesse blocker, and while he could end up at left tackle, he’s not going to be a strong one. This is as good as he’s going to get; he’s about to turn 25.
CFN Projection: Fifth Round

18. Joe Barksdale, LSU (OG) 6-5, 325
Insanely strong and very big, he’ll make his money as a guard at some point in his career. While he has a massive body, he’s able to move well for his size and he shuffles into pass protection quickly. However, he doesn’t do much down the field and he doesn’t destroy his man. For a player with his bulk, he should be far, far better at burying a defender. He’ll be overdrafted.
CFN Projection: Third Round

19. Josh Davis, Georgia 6-7, 313
Very big and very long, he’s a decent pass protector on his frame alone and he pushes hard for the ground game. He’ll always bring the effort and he’ll always work, but he’s simply not that good a football player. Always banged up, not physical enough, and too slow, he’ll battle for a spot, but he won’t be anything more than a very big backup.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

20. Rich Lapham, Boston College 6-8, 315
With tremendous size and lone arms. He’s tough to get around and he’s tough and angry as a run blocker. He puts defenders into the ground when he gets his chance and he’s always going full tilt. The problem is his lack of athleticism that’ll keep him from being anything more than a right tackle at best, backup at worst. He’ll be a tough cut, but he could work as a swingman for either tackle spot.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

21. Mike Person, Montana State 6-5, 299
While he’s not all that big and lacks the raw bulk, he moves well and he has left tackle potential in the right offense. With good functional strength and great character, he’ll be a tough cut and he’ll work his tail off to do whatever is needed. However, he doesn’t have high level NFL skills in any one area,
CFN Projection: Free Agent

22. Derek Newton, Arkansas State 6-5, 311
A right tackle only, Newton is a good athlete and he can get to the next level, but he’s not going to handle any pass rusher with any sort of speed and quickness. While he has good size, he’s not a blaster of a run blocker and he isn’t going to blow anyone up, but he has just enough talent and moves well enough to deserve a good look.
CFN Projection: Sixth Round

23. Adam Grant, Arizona 6-6, 325
A tall, big blocker who does a nice job of pushing people around, he has the potential to work as a good backup in the right system. As long as he doesn’t have to move he can be fine, but he can’t handle anyone with any speed, he’s too old, and he’s always hurt with major knee problems.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

24. Mike Smith, Nebraska 6-5, 289
He doesn’t have the bulk and he doesn’t really look the part of a bruising NFL lineman, but he’s strong, moves well, and could become a nice fit in a zone-blocking scheme. While he has experience as a guard, he’s not going to work on the inside of any NFL line and he’s not going to shove anyone around. He’s limited and isn’t a starter, but he’ll have value as a versatile backup.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

25. Byron Stingily, Louisville 6-5, 312
Athletic and quick, he could impress at times in practices because he’ll look the part of an NFL pass protector. However, he’s not consistent and he’ll get beaten way too often. Yes, he’s athletic, but he doesn’t move well enough to overcome the problems. There’s no power to his game and he’s not going to shove around any NFL defensive lineman, but he’ll be an interesting prospect who’ll get a long look in a camp.
CFN Projection: Free Agent

- 2011 NFL Offensive Tackle Rankings - Top Ten