Troy Fautanu, Cooper Beebe, and Christian Mahogany lead the 2024 NFL Draft offensive guard class

This year's offensive guard group is one of the more talented groups in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Troy Fautanu
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2024 NFL Draft offensive guard class ranking No. 9-12

9. Delmar Glaze, Maryland: One of the top pass blockers in college football the past two seasons in the Big Ten was Maryland’s Delmar Glaze. This season he was named third-team All-Big Ten and in 2022 he was the second-highest-graded pass-blocking tackle in the Big Ten and seventh in the FBS with an 85.7 grade according to Pro Football Focus. While he lacks the quickness to protect the edge in the NFL he should be a good offensive guard at the next level. His top pro trait is his powerful grip which allows him to control his defender consistently. He also shows enough mobility to hold up at this spot. Draft Grade: Fifth Round

10. Marcus Tate, Clemson: A sleeper in this year’s offensive line class is Clemson’s Marcus Tate. What shines through with Tate is his run blocking. He shows impressive strength and routinely pancakes his man by just tossing him to the ground. He also shows a great understanding of the game which should help him transition to the NFL The biggest concern with him in the predraft process is he has had back-to-back season-ending injuries. His lack of mobility will likely make him the best fit for a gap-blocking scheme since he struggles to block in space. However, if he can go to the right team the franchise that picks him could be getting a starter late in the 2024 NFL Draft. Draft Grade: Sixth Round

Will Shipley, Marcus Tate, Davis Allen, Joseph Ngata
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11. Sataoa Laumea, Utah: Another offensive lineman who could be an ideal fit as a guard in a zone-blocking scheme is Utah’s Sataoa Laumea. Laumea who has played both tackle and guard for the Utes is an impressive athlete who shows elite quickness off the ball. He also blocks well in space and has no trouble making the wide-reach block. The reason why he carries a sixth-round grade on my board though is his lack of power. He is routinely pushed back by college defensive ends due to his high pad level and overall lack of strength. This raises concerns about how he will hold up against NFL defensive tackles if asked to block them one-on-one. Draft Grade: Sixth Round

12. Dominick Puni, Kansas: An offensive guard who is viewed as a day-two prospect by other draftniks but carries a seventh-round grade on my board is Kansas’s Dominick Puni. The reason I only have a late-round grade on him is his limited athletic ability. He doesn’t look comfortable in space, plays upright, and overall looks like the 0 star recruit he was coming out of high school. In addition to not being a very impressive athlete, he also has short arms which will likely cause him trouble in the NFL. On the positive side, he does show good strength and has a chance of making it as a backup offensive guard in a power-running scheme. Draft Grade: Seventh Round