Top 25 Offensive Guard Rankings for the 2012 NFL Draft

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Updated January 2012

1. David DeCastro, Stanford
2. Cordy Glenn, Georgia
3. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State
4. Kevin Zeitler, Wisconsin
5. Brandon Washington, Miami
6. Brandon Brooks, Miami (OH)
7. Amini Silatolu, Midwestern St.
8. Ryan Miller, Colorado
9. Lucas Nix, Pittsburgh
10. James Brown, Troy
11. Senio Kelemete, Washington
12. Rishaw Johnson, Cal (PA)
13. Joe Looney, Wake Forest (injury)
14. Desmond Wynn, Rutgers
15. Jaymes Brooks, Virginia Tech
16. Johnnie Troutman, Penn State
17. Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina
18. Derek Dennis, Temple
19. Will Blackwell, LSU
20. Kelvin Beachum, SMU

Updated 11/30/2011

We’ve been keeping track of things throughout the season and it’s changed up a bit. One of our biggest metaphors is Kevin Zeitlter and our new top dog is clearly David DeCastro who has become one of the best guard prospects in the last decade.

1. David DeCastro

2. Cordy Glenn

3. Kelechi Osemele

4. Kevin Zeitler

5. Lucas Nix

6. Barrett Jones

7. Brandon Washington

8. Amini Silatolu

9. Ryan Miller

10. Rokevious Watkins

1. Kelechi Osemele, Iowa State, 6’6” 354 (Senior)

**No scouting report yet available**

2. Ryan Miller, Colorado, 6’8” 310 (Senior)

**No scouting report yet available**
3. Cordy Glenn, Georgia, 6’5” 320 (Senior)

Massive offensive line prospect who is a pre-season first team All SEC selection by Athlon Sports for the 2011 season. Glenn has started 36 games for the Bulldogs, and was named an All American by Pro Football Weekly. Third team All SEC selection by Phil Steele last year, and one of the top power guard prospects in the country. There was a school of thought that Glenn could be the first guard selected had he come out after his junior season, and he looks like he could be a 2nd or 3rd round pick. Absolutely a mauling lineman who punishes anyone who gets in his way, Glenn and center Ben Jones will combine on the Georgia interior to open up holes for running backs and keep the quarterback off the ground. This is a guy who you project to go in the 2nd round or later because of the position he plays, but with another big season, he could be in the first round mix.

4. David DeCastro, Stanford, 6’5” 307 (Junior)

One of the reasons Stanford’s offense is so successful in so many different ways is the play of its offensive line. In a way, Andrew Luck has been really spoiled as a quarterback with three All-Conference linemen in front of him. DeCastro is probably the top guard prospect heading into the 2011 season, and could play two more years at Stanford should he choose. Very talented run blocker, and also developing into an excellent pass protector. Will be an instant starter in the NFL.

5. Barrett Jones, Alabama, 6’5” 311 (Junior)

**No scouting report yet available**

6. Rokevious Watkins, South Carolina, 6’4” 334 (Senior)

Entering his third season with the Gamecocks after transferring from a Military Academy. Big, powerful offensive lineman who returns as the leader of the South Carolina offensive line. Started at both guard positions in 2010, but projects as a right guard or tackle for this coming season with inexperience at the right tackle position. Definitely a road-grader and a hard worker who has done a lot and given up a lot to finally play for  the Gamecocks. Probably has the most potential at the next level as a right or left guard, where he can stay in a “phone booth” situation and dominate his man one one one.

7. Ken Plue, Purdue, 6’7” 358 (Senior)

**No scouting report yet available**

8. Brandon Washington, Miami (FL), 6’4” 320 (Junior)

Leader of a very strong Miami offensive line, Washington started all 13 games on the offensive line last year. He was absolutely dominant for the ‘Canes, on his way to a first team All-ACC campaign in his first full year as a starter at the right guard position. Obviously he has great size and projects to the NFL as either a right or left guard. He is a powerful blocker in the running game, but could really improve his footwork and technique in pass protection as he transfers to the next level, which is why two more years could be very beneficial for him at Miami.

9. Joel Foreman, Michigan State, 6’4” 310 (Senior)

Foreman is not a flashy offensive line prospect, but he could be a solid rotational player in the NFL, and has been a consistent performer for the Spartans. Was named as a third team All American by Phil Steele, and was an honorable mention All Big Ten performer as voted by the coaches. Three years in a row has been voted Academic All Big Ten. Smart player with a nasty streak and a blue-collar mentality. Has started 36 games at left guard for the Spartans, including 22 in a row.

10. Larry Warford, Kentucky, 6’3” 340 (Junior)

**No scouting report yet available**

11. Khaled Holmes, USC, 6’4” 300 (Junior)

**No scouting report yet available**

12. Lucas Nix, Pittsburgh, 6’6” 305 (Senior)

**No scouting report yet available**