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Draft preview: Offensive linemen

Posted Apr 22, 2013

MAYOCK'S TOP OFFENSIVE TACKLES

Luke Joeckel
6-6, 306 pounds, Texas A&M

Joeckel is widely regarded as the top player available and many see him as the overall No. 1 pick... Started all 37 games at left tackle at Texas A&M and is poised to play the valued position right away in the NFL... Possesses all the tools necessary to become a dominant NFL tackle and scouts struggle to find any weaknesses.

Eric Fisher
6-7, 306 pounds, Central Michigan

Those who don't have Joeckel as the No. 1 overall pick often have Fisher slotted there instead... Another elite tackle prospect with a combination of strength and athleticism, Fisher anchored the left side of the Central Michigan offensive line for the past two seasons... Wowed scouts with a dominant week of Senior Bowl practices.

Lane Johnson
6-6, 303 pounds, Oklahoma

A high school quarterback who started his career at Oklahoma as a tight end, Johnson is another tackle slated to come off the board early in the first round... A terrific athlete with great mobility given his rare positional history, Johnson started at right tackle in 2011 before switching to left tackle in 2012.

D.J. Fluker
6-5, 339 pounds, Alabama

A three-year starter at right tackle for the physically dominant Crimson Tide offense, Fluker is another tackle prospect that will likely hear his name called in the first round... Massive blocker that is expected to continue manning the right tackle position in the NFL.


MAYOCK'S TOP OFFENSIVE GUARDS

Chance Warmack
6-2, 317 pounds, Alabama

Another member of the Crimson Tide's overpowering offensive line, Warmack was a three-year starter at left guard and consensus All-American as a senior... A mauler in the running game, Warmack is projected to come off the board early in round one. 

Jonathan Cooper
6-2, 311 pounds, North Carolina

Another gifted guard prospect and consensus All-American as a senior, Cooper was a four-year starter at North Carolina... Displays rare athleticism and quickness for a player his size... Projected to be drafted early in the first round.

Larry Warford
6-3, 332 pounds, Kentucky

The biggest of the guard bunch, Warford was a three-year starter at Kentucky and made 37 consecutive starts... Finished senior season without a single sack allowed... Expected to be a second round draft choice.

Kyle Long
6-6, 313 pounds, Oregon

Long – who some project to the tackle position at the next level – is the son of Hall of Famer Howie Long and brother of Rams defensive end Chris Long... Started college career at Florida State before transferring to Saddleback College, where he played defensive end... Played for Oregon in 2012 and performed at both guard and tackle and made four starts... Projected to be a second-round pick.