Dan And Nate’s Big Board: Offensive Tackle

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Dan and Nate assemble their Big Boards of offensive tackles in the 2020 NFL Draft

We’re continuing our series with offensive tackle this time. Tackle is one of the deepest positions in the draft, with talent available on all three days. Could the Chiefs walk away with one? We break that all down here.

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2019 Outlook

The Chiefs had one of the best tackle combos in 2020. Mitchell Schwartz was amazing again as our right tackle, and when Eric Fisher was healthy he was really good, especially in the postseason (not the Super Bowl, though). Cam Erving was our swing tackle, but he was poor at that.

The Chiefs brought in Mike Remmers to replace him and he brings experience to the position. He won’t be much better than Erving, but it makes the need for the Chiefs low.

Dan’s Big Board

  1. Jedrick Wills, Alabama
  2. Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  3. Mekhi Becton, Louisville
  4. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  5. Lucas Niang, TCU
  6. Josh Jones, Houston
  7. Austin Jackson, USC
  8. Ezra Cleveland, Boise St
  9. Ben Bartch, St John’s
  10. Isaiah Wilson, Georgia

Nate’s Big Board

  1. Jedrick Wills, Alabama
  2. Tristan Wirfs, Iowa
  3. Mekhi Becton, Louisville
  4. Andrew Thomas, Georgia
  5. Josh Jones, Houston
  6. Austin Jackson, USC
  7. Lucas Niang, TCU
  8. Ezra Cleveland, Boise St
  9. Isaiah Wilson, Georgia
  10. Ben Bartch, St John’s (MIN)

The top five won’t be available for Kansas City at all, so if we’re looking for potential guys, we’re going to have to look deeper into the draft.

Ezra Cleveland

Cleveland tested incredibly well at the combine and projects as one of the better tackles athletically. Cleveland needs work with technique and power, but as the Chiefs have time to develop tackles, the athletic upside is high on Cleveland. If you can refine his game, he gives you someone who’s excellent at stopping guys up the arc, while being really good at getting downhill in the run game.

Isaiah Wilson

Wilson is being highly underrated in this draft process, as the top guys are so good. Wilson is really good in pass protection, and could step in day 1 and be a major contributor to any offense. Andrew Thomas tends to get a lot of attention, but any team would love Wilson as a pass protector on day 2.

Ben Bartch

Bartch is unique, as he can play multiple positions on the offensive line. No one really knows where he’s going to play quite yet, but he does have the athleticism to play tackle. If he’s there late day 2/early day 3, he projects as a guy who can play guard for a year or two then transition to tackle. Andy Reid and Andy Heck love linemen who can move around the entire line, and Bartch would give another person who can do that.

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