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1010XL Draft Guide: 2024 Offensive Tackle Rankings

todayFebruary 12, 2024

Background

Welcome to the latest edition of our 2024 NFL Draft prospect rankings! All the football heads at 1010XL/92.5 FM have gathered to preview the upcoming draft in April. Today, we’ll be focusing on offensive tackles.

Here’s how our internal panel of experts ranked* this year’s class.

*Subject to change. Final rankings will be released in a full Draft Guide in March. 

Here’s more information on our consensus top-five prospects.


Joe Alt, Notre Dame

Our consensus rank: 1 | National consensus rank: 1

Bio: Alt, son of Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame tackle John Alt, was a four-star recruit out of Totinio-Grace High Schoo where he played both tackle and tight endl. He committed to Notre Dame and continued to both positions but was a starter on the blindside for the final eight games of his true freshman season. In 2022, Alt started every game at left tackle and earned first-team All-American honors. He became a unanimous All-American and team captain the following season to cement his status as a shoo-in top-10 pick. 

Player comp: Taylor Decker

Strengths: Frame, footwork, balance

Weaknesses: Power, physicality, versatility


Olumuyiwa “Olu” Fashanu, Penn State

Our consensus rank: 2 | National consensus rank: 2

Bio: Fashanu was a three-star recruit out of Gonzaga College High School, where he played with projected first overall pick Caleb Williams. He committed to Penn State and started in one game, the 2022 Outback Bowl, in his first two seasons. Fashanu started eight games as a junior before suffering an undisclosed season-ending injury. In 2023, he started in 12 games on his way to earning a second-straight All-Big Ten selection, Big Ten Offensive Linemen of the Year, and All-American honors. 

Player comp: Ronnie Stanley

Strengths: Frame, footwork, football IQ

Weaknesses: Pad level, balance, physicality


Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

Our consensus rank: 3 | National consensus rank: 3

Bio: Fuaga was a three-star recruit out of Mount Tahoma High School, where he played offensive and defensive line. He played in the 2020 Polynesian Bowl and committed to Oregon State. Fauaga played in 13 games as a backup in his first two seasons before starting 25 games at right tackle in his final two years. He earned consecutive All-Pac-12 selections and first-team All-American honors in 2023. 

Player comp: Halapoulivaati Vaitai with a hint of Matthew Bergeron

Strengths: Frame, strength, versatility

Weaknesses: Footwork, flexibility, balance


Amarius Mims, Georgia

Our consensus rank: 4 | National consensus rank: 5

Bio: Mims was a five-star recruit out of Bleckley County High School and committed to Georgia. After playing eight games as a true freshman, Mims entered the transfer portal but elected to return to Athens. He finished his three-year career with two national championships but just seven total starts due to team depth and an ankle injury that resulted in tightrope surgery.

Player comp: Trey Lance as an SEC lineman

Strengths: Frame, balance, agility

Weaknesses: Pad level, footwork, experience


J.C. Latham, Alabama

Our consensus rank: 5 | National consensus rank: 4

Bio: Latham was a five-star recruit out of IMG Academy, where he played with projected first-round pick J.J. McCarthy and played on both sides of the line. He played in the 2020 Under Armour All-American game and committed to Alabama. Latham played in 14 games as a true freshman before becoming the starting right tackle in 2022. 

Player comp: Evan Neal

Strengths: Frame (notice a trend?), power, agility

Weaknesses: Footwork, balance, finishing


Follow along as we rank each position group leading up to the draft!

Quarterbacks

Running Backs

Wide Receivers

Offensive Tackles (you are here)

Interior Offensive Linemen (coming 2/14)

Tight Ends (coming 2/16)

Defensive Tackles (coming 2/19)

Edge Defenders (coming 2/21)

Inside Linebackers (coming 2/23)

Cornerbacks (coming 2/26)

Safeties (coming 2/28)

Written by: Gus Logue


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