Oklahoma is tops in offensive tackles

Oklahoma is No. 1 in producing offensive tackles, according to Mike Huguenin, college football writer for NFL.com (College Football 24/7).

Here are the top 10 candidates for the title of “Offensive tackle U.,” based on a 15-year history of their draft picks at the position, and factoring in the overall quality of the group, too.

Huguenin relied heavily on the position designations given on NFL.com’s draft tracker when the player was selected –  that doesn’t necessarily line up with the position he eventually played.

  1. Oklahoma

OU had three tackles drafted in the first round, five in the top three rounds and a total of seven drafted.

Huguenin wrote, “The seven draftees is tied for third-most, and all three first-rounders – Jammal Brown, Lane Johnson and Trent Williams — have paid off. Second-rounder Phil Loadholt has started in each of his six NFL seasons. And third-rounder Donald Stephenson is in line to start for Kansas City this season. That leaves two rookies. Tyrus Thompson, a sixth-rounder, was one of three tackles selected by Minnesota in the 2015 draft. Daryl Williams, a third-round pick of Carolina, was OU’s other starting tackle last season, and though some expected him to play guard when he was drafted, he is expected to begin his NFL career at tackle for that tackle-needy team.”

  1. Boston College
  2. Michigan
  3. USC
  4. Iowa
  5. Miami
  6. Wisconsin
  7. Alabama
  8. Purdue
  9. Florida State