Jonah Williams, Alabama
Jonah Williams is possibly not just the first tackle to be taken, but possibly the first overall pick in the draft. It makes sense why. He’s measured in at 6-5 and 300 pounds, comes from a blue-blood school, and has long arms.
His biggest strength is definitely his run blocking. He’s got an excellent first step off the snap and turns his hips towards the defender well. Playing at Alabama, where they run more than anything, he’s obviously had plenty of practice.
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In pass blocking, for most of the season, he has played well. Able to use his quick first step and long arms against speed rushers on the edge.
His performances against Georgia and Clemson in the last two games were polarizing performances.
He was very good against the Bulldogs front, which featured another potential first-round pick in D’Andre Walker.
Against Clemson, which featured an entire line of NFL draft picks, he struggled mightily and could be a factor for some teams after seeing him up against players like who he’ll face on a weekly basis. He’s still a likely first-round player but don’t be too surprised if he falls closer to the Browns.
Greg Little, Mississippi
At 6-foot-6 and 325-pounds, Greg Little (not the wide receiver) was a giant among men at Ole Miss. He forwent his final year of college to be an almost for-sure first round pick. Little is Todd McShay’s No. 1 rated offensive lineman in the country and a started 29 games while in college. He’s got the size and skill to be a really good offensive tackle on either the left or right side.
The fact that he played in the SEC, like Jonah Williams, will be a plus to scouts since he has faced many future NFL defensive linemen. His receiver teammates, D.K. Metcalf, and A.J. Brown get more attention but Little is in contention to be a potential top-10 pick. Possibly the very first one overall.