Olumuyiwa Fashanu and Joe Alt lead the 2024 NFL Draft offensive tackle class

This year's offensive tackles class is one of the best positions in the 2024 NFL Draft.

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2024 NFL Draft offensive tackle class ranking No. 20-22

20. Javon Foster, Missouri: Missouri had one of the best offensive lines in college football this season giving up just 1.67 sacks a game and helping the Tigers average 443 yards a game. One of the leaders of this unit is Javon Foster who has started 38 straight games at left tackle. As a pro prospect he has ideal length coming in at 6-foot-5 and 319 pounds. He is also a strong run blocker showing impressive power overall, and was also named Pro Football Focus’s third best run blocker among SEC offensive tackles in 2022. However, he does have some limitations with one of them being a lack of quickness off the ball which will likely prevent him from playing left tackle in the NFL. He also lacks the flexibility to play with a low pad level. Draft Grade: Sixth Round

21. LaDarius Henderson, Michigan: Michigan has a long of history of developing NFL offensive linemen and look for LaDarius Henderson to join this list come April. What will likely make Henderson a day three pick is his strong run blocking. In this area he does a good job of staying on his blocks, and also has the strength to win at the point of attack. His versatlity will also help him having played both guard and tackle during his college career. Draft Grade: Seventh Round

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22. Julian Pearl, Illinois: A late-round prospect who could be an ideal fit for the practice squad is Julian Pearl. The reason why Pearl would be a good fit for this role is he has the raw tools to play in the NFL, but he must improve his technique. His top asset is his overall mobility as he is one of the quicker tackles in the 2024 NFL Draft. He also has good functional strength when using proper fundamentals. Unfortunately, he has a long ways to go when it comes to playing fundamentally sound football. This lack of technique shows up in his footwork as he often finds himself out of position due to taking improper steps. He also needs to improve his hand use and be more consistent with his initial punch. Draft Grade: Seventh Round

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