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10 offensive tackles to know ahead of the 2025 NFL Draft

2T5KHDW LSU offensive lineman Will Campbell (66) faces off against Alabama linebacker Dallas Turner (15) during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Vasha Hunt)

• Will Campbell is the early OT1: The rising junior at LSU excels both as a pass-protector and run-blocker.

• Kelvin Banks Jr. is right behind him: The Texas left tackle is an outstanding athlete who dominates as a pass-protector.

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The 2024 NFL Draft was absolutely loaded with offensive tackle talent with a record eight going in the first round.

While the 2025 class might not reach those heights, there are still plenty of enticing prospects. Here are the 10 offensive tackles to know as we head into summer scouting for the 2025 NFL Draft.

(Please note: This isn’t necessarily a ranking of the top-10 prospects, rather a watch list.)

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Will Campbell, LSU

Campbell started immediately at left tackle for LSU and has been nothing but a star during his two years there. As a true freshman in 2022, his 85.6 pass-blocking grade on true pass sets trailed only Peter Skoronski among Power Five tackles. Skoronski was subsequently selected No. 11 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft by the Tennessee Titans. This past season, Campbell was fifth among FBS offensive tackles with an 84.9 run-blocking grade.

Campbell has a strong upper body and great hand placement. His anchor in pass protection could use some work, which could stem from his very narrow base. He also seems to be just an average athlete for the position. Still, Campbell is an all-around stud who is a candidate to be taken No. 1 overall next April.

Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas

Like Campbell, Banks has been the starting left tackle in each of his first two seasons and excelled as a pass-protector in that stretch. His 2.5% pressure rate allowed since 2022 is second among returning Power Five tackles. While inconsistent in the run game (70.0 run-blocking grade in 2023), Banks has flashes of dominance there. His 12 big-time blocks (PFF’s highest-graded blocks) were second to only Taliese Fuaga among FBS tackles last year.

The former five-star recruit is an excellent athlete, placing in the 86th percentile of offensive tackles in PFF’s Game Athleticism Score. Banks will push Campbell for the OT1 spot next year and both project as top-10 picks.

Jonah Savaiinaea, Arizona

Savaiinaea started at right guard for the Wildcats as a true freshman before kicking out to right tackle this past season. He looked comfortable at tackle, especially in pass protection. The sophomore’s 79.7 pass-blocking grade on true pass sets placed him in the 83rd percentile for FBS tackles.

Bull rushing him is a fool’s errand because he’s 335 pounds with good balance and strong hands. There’s work to be done as a run-blocker (61.0 grade in 2023) and he may be best as a guard long-term, but Savaiinaea still has first-round potential.

Emery Jones, LSU

Between Campbell and Jones, LSU could have two first-round tackles in the 2025 NFL Draft. While both started as true freshmen, it took Jones a bit longer to hit his stride. In 2022, his 7.6% pressure rate allowed stood just 262nd among 305 qualifying FBS tackles.

As a sophomore, Jones improved his pass-blocking grade by more than 16 points (71.7 in 2023 compared to 55.5 in 2022). His overall grade (74.8) and run-blocking grade (73.7) were both sixth among SEC tackles as well. He’s an above-average athlete with good upper-body strength to displace defensive linemen.

Ajani Cornelius, Oregon

Despite coming from an FCS school in Rhode Island, Cornelius was still one of the most coveted players in the transfer portal a year ago. He showed immediately why as Oregon’s right tackle this past season by not allowing a sack or hit on any of his 115 true pass sets. The junior also only surrendered a pressure on 2.1% of his total pass-blocking snaps in 2023, the lowest rate of any returning Power Five tackle. 

Cornelius is also an elite athlete, placing in the 94th percentile of FBS tackles in PFF’s GAS score. While he still needs to add some weight (308 pounds), he makes up for it with excellent hand placement.

Blake Miller, Clemson

Despite only being a rising junior, Miller is one of the most experienced tackles on this list. He’s been Clemson’s starting right tackle in each of his first two seasons and his 1,952 snaps since then are the second-most of any offensive tackle in college football. 

Since 2022, his 77.1 run-blocking grade is second among ACC tackles to only Graham Barton, who was selected in the first round of the 2024 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Miller also scored well in our Game Athleticism Score, so he’s more than athletic enough for the next level. His biggest area of improvement is undoubtedly in pass protection. He only placed in the 22nd percentile of FBS tackles in true pass-set grade this past season and often struggles with hand placement. 

Wyatt Milum, West Virginia

Milum has been a starter for all three of his years in Morgantown, spending his freshman campaign at right tackle before flipping over to left tackle for the last two seasons. Since moving to left tackle in 2022, Milum’s 82.5 grade is a top-15 mark among all tackles in college football. This past season, his 89.6 pass-blocking grade on true pass sets was second among FBS tackles to only Houston’s Patrick Paul

Milum has a good anchor and is overall a very strong player who projects best in a gap scheme. 

Josh Conerly Jr., Oregon

While LSU may have the best tackle duo in college football, Oregon isn’t close behind with Cornelius and Conerly. The latter became the Ducks’ starting left tackle as a true sophomore and particularly impressed as a pass protector. The former top-40 recruit only yielded a pressure on 3.3% of his pass-blocking snaps in 2023, sixth among Pac-12 tackles. His 0.6% knockdown (sacks/hits) rate allowed was third in that same group.

Conerly is a smooth athlete with great footwork to mirror speed rushers. He does need to get stronger though as he’s only 305 pounds.

Earnest Greene III, Georgia

Greene’s athleticism at 6-foot-4, 320 pounds pops off the tape. He explodes out of his stance in pass protection and can easily get to the second level. Greene is still relatively raw though. He only posted a 70.0 grade or higher in two of his 14 games last season, and one came against UAB. If Greene can become more consistent as a redshirt sophomore, he can go very high next April.

Riley Mahlman, Wisconsin

After missing nearly half of his redshirt freshman season with an injury, Mahlman took a major leap as a redshirt sophomore. In 2023, the right tackle was the sixth-most valuable offensive tackle in the country according to our wins above average metric. Mahlman’s 78.1 PFF grade was a top-15 mark among Power Five tackles as was his 73.1 run-blocking grade. He was also among the 20 best Power Five offensive tackles in pressure rate allowed (3%).

At 6-foot-8, Mahlman towers over opposing defensive linemen. He has great athleticism at that size which shines on zone runs.

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