2019 NFL Draft: Top Ranked OGs
1. Chris Lindstrom, Boston College, 6-4/308
Lindstom is clearly the best pure guard prospect in this year’s draft. He is really good at dropping his hips and dropping his rear to achor. The majority of time, he keeps his hands inside and delivers a punch with good power. He does all the little stuff right. Don’t be surprised if you hear his name at the end of day one.
2. Yodney Cajuste, West Virginia, 6-5/312
Cajuste has long arms, big hands, and is strong. Has excellent burst off the ball, which shows his background as a high school basketball star. Like Samia, he comes from a pass-happy offense; however, Cajuste doesn’t lose his temper and rarely gets flagged for anything.
3. Dru Samia, Oklahoma, 6-5/305
Is maybe the nastiest player in the draft. Love his passion, but gets called for too many re-active penalties, and some teams might be put off by that. However, he is athletic and agile and has 40+ starts in Oklahoma’s RPO heavy offense – and that will intrigue some teams.
4. Phil Haynes, Wake Forest, 6-4/322
Haynes is one of the strong-powerful inside guys that will help your running game. Four year starter that has only gotten bigger and stronger each year. Team captain. Athletic and durable mauler.
5. Nate Davis, Charlotte, 6-3/316
Davis has started close to 40 games at tackle for Charlotte, but will most likely move inside at the next level. His footwork, technique and mobility are his strengths. He’s got enough talent for coaches to mold him into an every down player.
6. Joshua Miles, Morgan State, 6-5/315
One of the more interesting prospects with a lot of upside. Miles dominated at the lower level, but turned plenty of heads at the East-West Shrine game. A technician with good study habits.
7. Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5/306
From Svendborg, Denmark, Froholdt is still learning the nuances of the game. Plays penalty free football. Has played a little center, but mostly right guard. Has good combination of strength and short area quickness.
8. Ryan Bates, Penn State, 6-4/306
Takes his conditioning seriously. Bulked up tremendously since arriving at Penn State. Has played in 37 contests in three years. Not as polished as some other players, but looks to have more upside.
9. Beau Benzschawel, Wisconsin, 6-6/309
Wisconsin is a school known for turning out really good offensive linemen. However, this year Benzschawel, Dieter, and Edwards all looked very average in post season events. Yet, the game film should give enough encouragement to teams that Benzschawel possesses enough traits and skills that they could eventually work him into the starting line-up.
10. Michael Dieter, Wisconsin, 6-5/309
Like his teammates, Dieter did little to standout during the post-season. His strength is his versatility, having played every position along the line.
OTHER PLAYERS TO KEEP AN EYE ON:
- Bobby Evans, Oklahoma, 6-4/312
- Tyler Jones, NC State, 6-3/306
- Tanner Farmer, Nebraska, 6-3/315
- George Asofo-Adjei, Kentucky, 6-4/306
- Drew Forbes, SEMO, 6-3/303
- Iosua Opeta, Weber State, 6-4/301
- Nate Trewyn, Wisconsin-Whitewater, 6-3/313
- Brian Wallace, Arkansas, 6-5/326
- Nate Herbig, Stanford, 6-3/335
- Alex Bars, Notre Dame, 6-6/312
- Venzell Boulware, Miami, 6-3/306
- Ethan Greenidge, Villanova, 6-4/327
- Terronne Prescod, NC State, 6-5/331
- Lester Cotton, Alabama, 6-4/325
- Bunchy Stallings, Kentucky, 6-3/305
- Brandon Knight, Indiana, 6-4/314
- Zach Bailey, So. Carolina, 6-5/299
- Andre James, UCLA, 6-4/299
- Patrick Vahe, Texas, 6-3/325
- Lanard Bonner, Arkansas State, 6-3/315
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The 2019 NFL Draft will be held Thursday-Saturday, April 25-27 in Nashville, Tenn.