Ohio State's Donovan Jackson, Clemson's Tate Ratledge lead offensive guard watch list for 2025 NFL Draft

Who are the top offensive guards leading the 2025 NFL Draft class?
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NFL Mocks continues its look at the top players of each position in the 2025 NFL Draft by looking at this year’s offensive guard class. This group is led by Ohio State’s Donovan Jackson who likely would have been a second-round pick in the 2024 NFL Draft.

2025 NFL Draft: One offensive guard to watch in each conference

ACC: Marcus Tate, Clemson: Marcus Tate was named my sleeper at the offensive guard position going into the 2023 season. Unfortunately, though he suffered a season-ending leg injury which is the second straight season he has seen his year cut short due to injuries. On the positive side, he is a strong run blocker who gets his share of pancake blocks.

Big 10: Donovan Jackson, Ohio State: Going into the 2023 season I had a first-round grade on Ohio State’s Donovan Jackson, and despite having a down season last year we could still see him going in the top 32 picks next April. What stands out when watching his film is how well he moves for a 320-pound lineman and he should have the versatility to play in either a gap or zone-blocking scheme.

Big 12: Luke Kandra, Cincinnati : An underrated offensive guard in the 2025 NFL Draft is Luke Kandra. Last season, he had an 81.9 overall grade via Pro Football Focus and in 2022 he didn’t give up a sack or pressure.

SEC: Tate Ratledge, Georgia: In the past two drafts, the Georgia Bulldogs have produced back-to-back round picks and they could again in the 2025 NFL Draft. This year’s prospect is offensive guard Tate Ratledge who was named first-team All-SEC last season.

Non-Power Four: Clay Webb, Jacksonville State: One of the top Non-Power Five players in the 2024 NFL Draft is Jacksonville State offensive guard Clay Webb. Last season, he tied for the lead among FBS interior offensive linemen along with 2024 to-50 selection Jackson Powers-Johnson with an 87.5 overall grade according to Pro Football Focus.

2025 NFL Draft offensive guard watch list

Tate Ratledge, Georgia

Tyler Booker, Alabama

Donovan Jackson, Ohio State

Clay Webb, Jacksonville State

Luke Kandra, Cincinnati

Jaeden Roberts, Alabama

Dylan Fairchild, Georgia

Willie Lampkin, North Carolina

Michael Ford Jr., Kansas

Logan Parr, SMU

Connor Colby, Iowa

Nick DeJong, Iowa

Josh Priebe, Michigan

Joe Brunner, Wisconsin

Keylan Rutledge, Georgia Tech

Vinny Sciury, Texas Tech

Joshua Gray, Oregon State

Tyler Stephens, Indiana

AJ Gillie, Louisiana

Daniel King, Troy

Marcus Tate, Clemson

Michael Gonzalez, Louisville

DJ Campbell, Texas

Mose Vavao, Fresno State

Cade Bennett, TCU

Garrett Dellinger, LSU

Miles Frazier, LSU

Luke Newman, Michigan State