Three Draft Sleepers at Every Position: Offensive Tackle

Now here’s a positional group that doesn’t get enough love. Giants GM Dave Gettleman refers to these guys as “hog-mollies”, which is both accurate and hilarious.

It’s difficult to find a sleeper at the offensive tackle position, but there are some examples in the NFL. Terron Armstead was a third round pick in 2013; Charles Leno Jr. was a seventh round pick; and Jason Peters went undrafted!

So, who are the three potential offensive tackle sleepers in the 2018 NFL Draft?

Joseph Noteboom, TCU

If you watch tape on this guy, you’ll marvel at how athletic he is. Noteboom has a wide stance and is able to beat the quickest edge rushers. He needs to work on his strength, but there is loads of potential here.

Projected Round: 4th round

Projected Team: Minnesota Vikings

I like Minnesota as a fit for Noteboom. They have a solid coaching staff who can coach him some decent technique. Also, he has the potential to start at either tackle spot.

TCU OT Joseph Noteboom.

Greg Senat, Wagner

If there’s any position that is home to small school standouts, it’s the offensive line. Senat is technically sound and has a pro-ready frame.

Projected Round: 5th round

Projected Team: Detroit Lions

Detroit has improved their offensive line immensely, but they still need some depth. Could the Lions benefit from having a solid right tackle? You better believe it.

Wagner OT Greg Senat.

Brandon Parker, North Carolina A&T

Here is another small school standout. Two seasons ago, Parker blocked for Tarik Cohen, who had a surprise breakout campaign for the Chicago Bears. Parker has shown that he can play against solid competition, and has the potential to start.

Projected Round: 5th round

Projected Team: Miami Dolphins

Miami needs more hard workers. Parker can come in and compete for a starting job and hopefully bring in some nastiness to the practice field.

North Carolina A&T OT Brandon Parker.


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