Top 10 2025 NFL Draft IOL Rankings: Donovan Jackson, Parker Brailsford Kick Off the Class

Parker Brailsford, Donovan Jackson, and Tyler Booker lead off the top IOL prospects in the 2025 NFL Draft class on our preliminary rankings.

As we transition to the 2025 NFL Draft cycle, who are the preliminary top 10 interior offensive line prospects in the upcoming class? The 2024 class had more than a few early-round selections, but the 2025 group could grow to match it in time.

Way-Too-Early Top 10 IOL Prospects in the 2025 NFL Draft

The 2024 NFL Draft class was known for its strength on the offensive line. And particularly among the interior line unit, there was lots of interchangeable talent. Graham Barton can play all five spots. Jackson Powers-Johnson was drafted to play guard. Cooper Beebe will likely shift to center.

On the surface, the 2025 NFL Draft class appears a bit more confined. There are more prospects who are natural players at either the guard or center spot. But within those confined categories, there are many valuable names to know.

10) Nofoafia Tulafono, C, Wyoming

The 2024 NFL Draft center class was very strong at the top. On the surface, there isn’t that same kind of certainty in the 2025 class. That said, some sleepers could emerge down the stretch, and one of them is Wyoming’s Nofoafia Tulafono.

At 6’2″ and 324 pounds, Tulafono is a hyperdense pivot blocker with awesome strength and anchor ability. He also has a good burst off the snap and doesn’t hesitate to drive his opponent into the dirt with torque and power.

9) Jager Burton, G, Kentucky

Jager Burton could end up being a major riser in the 2025 NFL Draft interior offensive line class. Burton has logged starts at both center and guard to this point, and the former four-star recruit has the athletic profile at 6’4″, 307 pounds to earn early-round consideration.

At his size, Burton is an extremely explosive and fluid athlete who seamlessly adjusts his tracking angle as a space and pulling blocker. He has room to keep improving his play strength and sturdiness against power, but zone-heavy teams will have him circled.

8) Gus Hartwig, C, Purdue

Another candidate to join the early-round mix for center prospects in the 2025 NFL Draft is Purdue’s Gus Hartwig. Injuries have at times marred his career with the Boilermakers, but he’s an experienced starter who quietly has a very complete game in both phases.

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By default, Hartwig will win over coaches with his character — he was a finalist for the 2023 Campbell Award and a Wuerffel Trophy nominee — but on the field, he’s just as appealing with his burst off the snap, alertness as a pass protector, and high-IQ run blocking.

7) Xavier Truss, G, Georgia

After producing two 2024 NFL Draft picks in Amarius Mims and Sedrick Van Pran-Granger, the Georgia Bulldogs have three more offensive linemen set to hit the circuit in 2025. Two of them play on the interior. First up on our preliminary IOL list is veteran Xavier Truss.

Truss has been with the Georgia program since 2019. In that time, he’s logged snaps at left tackle, right tackle, and left guard. Wherever he plays in 2024, he likely translates better inside at the NFL level without high-end lateral mobility. There, he’ll be able to win in close quarters with his size and physicality.

6) Joshua Gray, G, Oregon State

Joshua Gray has started 44 games across five years at Oregon State. Now, in 2024, once he’s rehabbed fully from a foot injury, Gray — the team’s long-term left tackle — will get to try his hand at guard. That’s where he’s been projected by NFL evaluators for two cycles.

At 6’4″ and 305 pounds, Gray has an intriguing combination of natural leverage and proportional length. He combines those traits with smooth athleticism and gap-to-gap range off the snap. He’s smart, savvy, and mobile — traits that should help him ascend.

5) Tate Ratledge, G, Georgia

The Georgia offensive line always commands attention with the NFL Draft talent it generates year-over-year. On our interior offensive line rankings, Georgia’s highest-graded representative is Tate Ratledge, who returns as an experienced starter at the guard spot.

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At around 6’5″, 310 pounds, Ratledge is uniquely low-cut for his size. That build allows him to transition freely, get out in space, and pummel defenders with his momentum, power drive, and terse physicality. Subsequently, the Georgia lineman makes his money in the ground game.

4) Jaeden Roberts, G, Alabama

After grooming JC Latham into the Tennessee Titans’ selection at seventh overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, the Alabama Crimson Tide now has two guard prospects who could fight for early-round capital in 2025. The first one on our list is redshirt junior Jaeden Roberts.

Roberts began his career as a primary backup for Alabama, but down the stretch in 2023 he became a fixture at the team’s right guard spot. At 6’5″, 316 pounds, Roberts is a powerhouse in a phone booth, with the heavy hands and drive to dislodge defenders.

3) Tyler Booker, G, Alabama

Alabama’s offensive line production at the NFL level is well-documented. In the 2024 NFL Draft, Latham’s selection in Round 1 continued this cycle. In the 2025 NFL Draft, Tyler Booker could contend to be the first guard taken off the board.

A five-star talent, the 6’5″, 352-pound Booker moves unnaturally well for his size. He’s explosive on the ground and couples that mobility with equally explosive extensions. He has second-level range but can play square and anchor rushers in pass protection with suffocating strength.

2) Donovan Jackson, G, Ohio State

Donovan Jackson had a lot of hype heading into the 2024 NFL Draft cycle. There was hope that the former five-star recruit would end up declaring. Despite earning first-team All-Big Ten honors, he chose to return as a senior and keep refining his game.

At 6’4″, 320 pounds, with rumored 36″ arms, Jackson has a picture-perfect combination of natural leverage, core strength, and proportional length, and he’s an incredibly explosive athlete on both the lateral and vertical planes. The first round is still within his reach.

1) Parker Brailsford, C, Alabama

Doubt Parker Brailsford at your own risk. Plenty of college teams doubted him coming out of high school. Because he was undersized, he was only a three-star recruit. But by 2023, he was a 15-game starter (13 at center, two at right guard) and an All-Pac-12 performer.

Brailsford, who’s now followed head coach Kalen DeBoer from Washington to Alabama, has the potential to be the 2025 NFL Draft’s top center. At 6’2″, 275 pounds, he has the explosive athleticism, range, and physicality not dissimilar to Aaron Brewer, who’s become a quality NFL starter.

Honorable Mentions

  • Luke Kandra, G, Cincinnati
  • Jax Harrington, G, Louisiana
  • Davion Carter, C/G, Texas Tech
  • Wendell Moe, G, Arizona
  • Matthew Bedford, G, Oregon
  • Jacob Gideon, G, Western Michigan
  • Cam’Ron Johnson, G, Missouri
  • Tellek Lockette, G, Texas State
  • Brandon Yates, G/C, West Virginia
  • Javontez Spraggins, G, Tennessee

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