Top 10 2025 NFL Draft OT Rankings: Kelvin Banks Jr., Will Campbell the Early Favorites

After a 2024 offensive tackle class that had seven Round 1 picks, how will the 2025 NFL Draft OT group match up? Let's take a closer look.

As we transition to the 2025 NFL Draft cycle, who are the preliminary top 10 offensive tackle prospects in the upcoming class? The 2024 class was well known for its overwhelming volume at the top of the board, and it’ll be tough to match up with — but the 2025 group has potential.

Way-Too-Early Top 10 OT Prospects in 2025 NFL Draft

Seven offensive tackles went in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft: Joe Alt, JC Latham, Olu Fashanu, Taliese Fuaga, Troy Fautanu, Jordan Morgan, and Tyler Guyton. That number increases to eight if you count Graham Barton, who played tackle in college but might be moving to center for Tampa Bay at the next level.

The 2024 offensive line class was incredibly strong, and it provided the NFL with an infusion of talent on the blocking front that it drastically needed. Will the 2025 NFL Draft have the same level of volume and depth? Let’s take a closer look at the initial findings.

10) Jack Nelson, Wisconsin

The Badgers have two offensive tackles worth watching in the 2025 NFL Draft cycle: Jack Nelson and Riley Mahlman. Nelson makes our preliminary top 10 list at 10th overall. Had he declared for the 2024 NFL Draft, he could’ve been a mid-round pick.

At around 6’7″, 305 pounds, Nelson boasts impressive explosiveness and energy off the snap and brings great power and physicality with his length. His hands can be uncontrolled at times, and his pad level and base load remain issues, but there’s plenty to work with.

9) Josh Conerly Jr., Oregon

Oregon is one of two teams with two tackles on the 2025 NFL Draft preliminary top 10 list at PFN. The Ducks were in play for the Joe Moore Award in 2023, and Jackson Powers-Johnson wasn’t the only OL worthy of praise. Five-star talent Josh Conerly Jr. is also an impressive prospect.

At 6’4″, 305 pounds, Conerly is a bit undersized relative to normal expectations at tackle, but he has good proportional length. Not only that, but he has great lateral mobility, and many of the little things — like acquiring leverage and staying balanced — come very easy to him.

8) Ajani Cornelius, Oregon

Whenever an FCS player transfers to the Power Five, you watch closely to see if they prove they belong. Ajani Cornelius not only proved he belonged at Oregon in 2023 but also became one of the best blockers in the Pac-12 and a rising 2025 NFL Draft prospect.

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At around 6’5″, 308 pounds, Cornelius does have a bit more room to fill out his frame — but he’s a long, powerful, and physical blocker with the explosive athleticism to traverse gaps off the snap and the terse physicality to channel maximum power on extensions.

7) Austin Barber, Florida

Quietly, the Florida offense put good things on tape in 2023. Graham Mertz enjoyed a bounce-back season throwing to Ricky Pearsall and Co. On the offensive line, left tackle Austin Barber showed off legitimate early-round tools against SEC competition.

At 6’6″, 316 pounds, Barber is one of the more well-put-together tackle prospects in the 2025 group. Despite his size, he plays with good knee bend and natural leverage, and he has the foot speed, corrective athleticism, and recovery flexibility to thrive under pressure.

6) Josh Simmons, Ohio State

The Ohio State offensive line will have several prospects worth watching in 2024. Donovan Jackson is the top name on the interior, and at tackle, Josh Simmons bears careful consideration. He played right tackle at San Diego State, then swapped to left in Columbus, Ohio.

At 6’5″, 310 pounds, play strength and anchor against power can be issues for Simmons, and he has trouble sealing lanes in the run game at times. But there’s no disputing his athleticism, flexibility, and freedom of motion — all tools that can help raise his ceiling.

5) Emery Jones, LSU

The LSU Tigers have a potential early-round duo at the offensive tackle spot in the 2025 NFL Draft cycle. The first of the two on our preliminary list is right tackle Emery Jones — a former highly-touted recruit who stands around 6’6″, 322 pounds.

Jones doesn’t have the same brand of mobility as his counterpart — who you’ll see later on this list — but he excels at playing square to his opponents, and when he’s able to fully load and exert power, he can pack a punch at the contact point.

4) Jonah Savaiinaea, Arizona

The Arizona Wildcats boasted a top-25 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft with offensive lineman Morgan. In the 2025 NFL Draft cycle, right tackle Jonah Savaiinaea could be another early-round blocker waiting in the wings.

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At 6’6″, 330 pounds, Savaiinaea has similar proportions and efficient mass to first-round pick Fuaga. His explosiveness and freedom of motion on recovery stand out. Although his hand precision can be more consistent, the tools are all there to mold.

3) Will Campbell, LSU

The OT1 battle for the 2025 NFL Draft is wide open right now, but the top three tackles on this list have the strongest claim to that title — at the moment. For evaluators who like good functional athleticism and natural skill, Will Campbell might be the favorite.

At 6’6″, 320 pounds, Campbell’s arm length is average, which may complicate his projection for some teams. But despite his lack of length, he’s surprisingly comfortable playing with controlled lean, and he has rare matching athleticism and fluidity at his size.

2) Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas

The Texas Longhorns football team became a hub for media buzz along the way to reaching the College Football Playoffs in 2023. That increased prestige gave visibility to talents like Kelvin Banks Jr., who could end up as an early-round pick next April.

At 6’4″, 324 pounds, Banks still has a lot of room to keep refining his game. He can be prone to lurches and plodding recalibration. But when he’s efficient with his technique, his power load and force output can be devastating for opponents, and he’s a plus athlete.

1) Earnest Greene III, Georgia

At this point in the 2025 NFL Draft cycle, the No. 1 ranking among offensive tackles is a placeholder only. This group is separated by a paper-thin margin, and there’s plenty of potential energy for movement — but Earnest Greene III is hard to ignore early on.

Following in the footsteps of first-round tackles Broderick Jones and Mims, Greene might not have the same level of elite athletic upside — but he’s an explosive linear mover at 6’4″, 320 pounds, with stifling length, anchor strength, and a mauler mentality.

Honorable Mentions

  • Reuben Fatheree II, Texas A&M
  • Jonah Monheim, USC
  • Izavion Miller, Auburn
  • Anthony Belton, NC State
  • Robert Scott Jr., Florida State
  • Jalen Travis, Princeton
  • Ashton Grable, Florida A&M
  • Spencer Brown, Oklahoma
  • Ozzy Trapilo, Boston College
  • Caleb Etienne, BYU

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