NFL Mock's Top 25: 2024 NFL Draft prospect rankings plus position rankings & analysis

In this March draft big board we look what prospects are being overrated and underrated in 2024 NFL Draft.
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2024 NFL Draft offensive guard rankings

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Underrated: Christian Haynes, UConn

A team looking for a tough, smart, strong offensive guard is going to like what they see in UConn offensive guard Christian Haynes. As a run blocker, Haynes uses his mass and impressive strength to consistently open up running lanes. When it comes to pass blocking he is almost impossible to bullrush which is one of the reasons he only allowed 12 pressures on the season. Another positive with him is he has plenty of experience having started 49 games for the Huskies.

Overrated: Dominick Puni, Kansas

When teams see you as a zone-blocking offensive guard and you run a 5.35 40-yard dash it is not a good thing. This lack of mobility when combined with him posing only average strength it raises questions about his NFL potential. On the positive side, he does give 100% every time he steps on the field and has played multiple positions on the offensive line.

Non-Power Five player to watch: Mason McCormick, South Dakota State

Another reason South Dakota State has the best offensive line in the FCS was the play of Mason McCormick who combined with Garret Greenfield gives the Jackrabbits two players who will hear their names called on day three of the draft. McCormick is a physical offensive lineman that is capable of playing either offensive guard or center at the next level.

NFL team who needs this position: Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins only have two picks in the first four rounds of the draft, but one position they will likely consider with these picks is an offensive guard.

Overall Rankings (NFL Draft grade I give the player)

1. Troy Fautanu, Washington (first round)

2. Jordan Morgan, Arizona (second round)

3, Christian Haynes, UConn (second round)

4. Cooper Beebe, Kansas State (second round)

5. Layden Robinson, Texas A&M (third round)

6. Zak Zinter, Michigan (third round)

7. Isaiah Adams, Illinois (third round)

8. Christian Mahogany, Boston College (fourth round)

9. Mason McCormick, South Dakota State (fifth round)

10. Javion Cohen, Miami (fifth round)

11. Delmar Glaze, Maryland (fifth round)

12. Sataoa Laumea, Utah (sixth round)

13. Dominick Puni, Kansas (seventh round)

14. Trevor Keegan, Michigan (seventh round)

15. McKade Mettauer, Oklahoma (seventh round)