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Position Ranking: Offensive Tackle

We will skip WR ranking since we discussed that Davante Adams stacks up more with Marvin Jones than Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Michael Thomas yesterday. Let’s move on to Offensive Tackle.

1. David Bakhtiari LT

He is really good but he gets away with a ton of holds and draws faux bullshit hands to the face penalties. He has been an all pro and blocks Rodgers blind side incredibly well. Laremy Tunsil just got paid 22 per from the Texans and Bakhtiari is in a contract year.

2. Terron Armstead LT

Drew Brees was well protected for years before he turned racist. We shall see if that continues in 2020. Armstead always grades in the top 10 for tackles.

3A: Taylor Decker LT

Decker played really well for 3 out of 4 years with Detroit. He was 10th best ranked LT in 2019. He is in a contract year on the 5th year option and the Lions need to re-sign him.

3B: Russell Okung LT

The Panthers traded Trai Turner and a pick to the Chargers for Okung. Okung is up there in age and had injury issues in 2019 but still should be a top 10 LT for 2020.

3C: Ryan Ramczyk RT

Ryan is a stud right tackle for the Saints and graded as the top tackle in 2019 per PFF. The 1st rounder creates create bookends for Brees.

4. Taylor Moton RT

Moton is the Panthers right tackle and was graded 17th best in the league in 2019. The young 2nd round pick continues to develop and grow and Bridgewater will be protected in 2020 with Okung and Moton.

5. Jake Matthews LT

He has been a solid LT for years for the Falcons and had his best grade in 2019. His pass block is good but his run blocking is average at best.

6. Riley Reiff LT

Not flasy but dependable left tackle that rarely gets hurt. He is a solid run blocker and gets the job done in pass protection.

7. Charles Leno LT

Underatted left tackle for the Bears who is typically solid but had a poor year in 2019 for Chicago.

8a. Rick Wagner RT

Above average for three seasons with the Lions but poor last year dealing with injuries. Wagner was cut and Green Bay signed him to a nice cheap deal. If he returns to form, the Packers will have good book-ends. Bulaga (Chargers) played really well in 2019 though so the bar is set high for Wagner.

8b. Hal Vaitai RT

Stud run blocker and filled in well at LT for the Eagles Super Bowl run. He gets full-time work at right tackle for the Lions. He is average in pass pro and must improve that to match his run blocking.

8c. Brian O’Neil RT

Good second year for the 2nd round pick in 2018. Below average rookie year but he is developing nicely. Need more pass pro out of him.

9. Kaleb McGary RT

First round pick in 2019 for Atlanta but had major injury problems his rookie year. Has potential to develop and be a good tackle.

10. Tristan Wirfs RT

Rookie 1st round pick for Tampa Bay with potential to move up rapidly. Will be thrown in the fire year 1.

11. Donovan Smith LT

Four below average to average years until a solid 2019 campaign. Smith better bring his A game to block for the immobile Tom Brady.

12. Bobby Massie RT

Average at best right tackle for the Bears. They keep rolling with Leno and Massie every year.

Backups

Tyrell Crosby has been average at best as a backup LT and RT with some experience in 3 seasons. Dan Skipper is a poor 4th tackle

Greg Little in Panthers 2nd rounder from 2019 with a year of starting experience. If Okung continues to get hurt, Little should do the trick starting. Matt Caskey is the 4th tackle.

Rashod Hill is average backup for Vikings and they drafted Ezra Cleveland in Round 2 this year out of Boise State. Cleveland may be the future over Reiff at LT.

Alex Light and John Leglue are the Packers backups. John Wetzel and Evan Ksierzarcyk for the Falcons.  Will Clapp and Ethan Greenridger for the Saints. Brad Seaton and Joe Haeg is the Tampa Bay backups.

Jason Spriggs (woof) and Alex Bar (solid) for the Bears and Germain Ifedi could move back from guard to right tackle if needed.