NFL Soup|Tuesday, May 21, 2013

2013 NFL Draft Rankings: Offensive Tackles 

Luke Joeckel

When you’re a team like the Kansas City Chiefs or Philadelphia Eagles, this 2013 NFL Draft class of offensive tackles really is intriguing.

Every team wants a Joe Thomas protecting their quarterback, and Luke Joeckel may be the next best thing.

Joeckle and Eric Fisher are outstanding tackles that could easily both go in the top five of April’s draft.

1.Luke Joeckel, Texas A&M

All around top talent. Stand up character and sound franchise tackle for years to come.

2. Eric Fisher, Central Michigan

Exceptional size and body control allows him to show off his ability in pass protection. Another franchise tackle.

3. Lane Johnson, Oklahoma

Absolute freak athlete of a tackle that can do it all. Can play both tackle spots.

4. D.J. Fluker, Alabama

Likely a better fit on the right side with his ability to run block. Long arms still help him as a pass protector.

5. Justin Pugh, Syracuse

Plays with quick feet and high intensity. Not the biggest body, but a potential zone blocker at the next level.

6. Menelik Watson, Florida State

Underrated newcomer to the top ten. He continues to impress in film with his ability to use his arms to bury defenders.

7. Dallas Thomas, Tennessee

Solid pass protector and excellent run blocker. Inconsistent at times and may need time to develop.

8. David Quessenberry, San Jose State

May be a better fit for guard at the next level, but versatility keeps his options open. Technically sound blocker.

9. Kyle Long, Oregon

Long frame and arms combined with his quick feet make him a solid riser. Versatile as well.

10. Brennan Williams, North Carolina

Above average kick slide and very solid run blocker. Best fit likely on the right side of the line.

11. Oday Aboushi, Virginia

12. Ricky Wagner, Wisconsin

13. Xavier Nixon, Florida

14. Chris Faulk, LSU

15. David Bakhtiari, Colorado

16. Luke Marquardt, Azusa Pacific

17. Terron Armstead, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

18. John Wetzel, Boston College

19. Braden Brown, BYU

20. Jordan Mills, Louisiana Tech

21. Reid Fragel, Ohio State

22. Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas

23. Manase Foketi, West Texas A&M

24. Rogers Gaines, Tennessee State

25. Vinston Painter, Arizona

26. Alex Hurst, LSU

27. Oscar Johnson, Louisiana Tech

28. Matt Summers-Gavin, California

29. Dann O’Neill, Western Michigan

30. Nick Becton, Virginia Tech

31. Elvis Fisher, Missouri

32. Ryan Schraeder, Valdosta State

33. Emmett Cleary, Boston College

34. Dan Spitz, Washington State

35. Jordan Devey, Memphis

36. Fou Fonoti, Michigan State

37. Patrick Ward, Northwestern

38. Jake Olson, Central Michigan

39. Trace Biskin, Arizona

40. Jason Weaver, Southern Miss

41. Joe Caprioglio, Colorado State

42. R.J. Dill, Rutgers

43. R.J. Mattes, North Carolina State

44. Kyle Magnuson, Wyoming

45. Michael Bowie, Northeastern St.

46. LaAdrian Waddle, Texas Tech

About the author: Keet Bailey

Keet Bailey heads the NFL Draft division of NFL Soup. Bailey’s 2012 NFL Mock Draft scored 12th overall among 112 participants according to The Huddle Report’s Annual Mock Draft scoring contest. An avid Cleveland Browns fan, Keet hails from and resides in Ohio. Follow Keet on Twitter @NFLSoupKeet

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