Top OTs in the 2024 NFL Draft: Ranking Olumuyiwa Fashanu, Joe Alt, and Others

Olu Fashanu, JC Latham, and Joe Alt are all projected Round 1 picks, but as these 2024 NFL Draft top OT rankings show us, the class has much more to offer.

The value of an elite offensive tackle can be indescribable for an offense, and the 2024 group might have several in that tier. As we carry on through the 2024 NFL Draft cycle, who are the top 10 OTs in the class?

These OT position rankings grant a look at a position group that could break records in Round 1 of the 2024 NFL Draft.

Ranking the OTs in the 2024 NFL Draft

The 2023 NFL Draft brought us a formidable group of tackle prospects, with Paris Johnson Jr., Anton Harrison, Darnell Wright, Broderick Jones, and Dawand Jones leading the way.

The 2024 class might end up being better — and by a substantial margin. There are upwards of four prospects at the top of the 2024 NFL Draft OT class with blue-chip upside and several more worthy of Round 1 consideration.

It’s tough to limit ourselves to 10 prospects without leaving someone out. But in such a restrictive exercise, who are the prospects who earn those coveted spots?

10) Patrick Paul, Houston

Since Houston was at the Group of Five level, Patrick Paul has had eyes as a potential early-round prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft cycle. He was an All-Big 12 performer in 2023 and has the tools to draw interest from NFL evaluators within the top 100 picks.

At 6’7″, 315 pounds, with 36″ levers for arms, Paul is simply difficult to get around, let alone beat in a hand fight. His anchors can be suffocating, and while he’s not the most spry or efficient mover, his knock-back power alone can eliminate rushers from reps.

9) Kiran Amegadjie, Yale

Yale’s Kiran Amegadjie is not only the top FCS offensive tackle prospect, but he also may be one of the top FCS prospects in the 2024 NFL Draft, period. The 6’5″, 320-pound Amegadjie lost much of the 2023 campaign due to a quad injury, but his tape was dominant when he was on the field.

Amegadjie still has room to keep refining his hand usage and synergy, but he’s one of the most explosive, powerful, and tenacious blockers in a class that’s stacked with high-end talent. He has a physical profile that’s easily worth investing in.

8) Kingsley Suamataia, BYU

The BYU Cougars produced a highly regarded OT in the 2023 NFL Draft with Blake Freeland. In the 2024 cycle, they could be represented again with Kingsley Suamataia. A former four-star recruit who transferred from Oregon, Suamataia truly has the potential to be a first-round RT selection in April.

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At 6’6″, 315 pounds, Suamataia has a wide and dense frame. He’s a stellar athlete with superlative explosiveness off the line.

His footwork and hand usage both stand to improve, even after 2023, and he can get drawn off-balance at contact with his tendency to lurch. Nevertheless, Suamataia is exceedingly powerful, with the torque to ruthlessly seal out opponents in both phases.

7) Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma

The sheer volume of the 2024 NFL Draft OT class is bound to leave some prospects under-appreciated. One of those under-appreciated prospects appears to be Oklahoma’s Tyler Guyton. Guyton started five games at right tackle for the Sooners in relief of Wanya Morris in 2022 and was the full-time starter in 2023.

At 6’7″ and 320 pounds, Guyton passes the initial eye test. He’s long and powerful, and his athleticism and freedom of motion pops, both in recovery and in space. He’s an explosive, exhaustive lead blocker who hunts down defenders and exerts maximum force at contact. In pass protection, Guyton’s effortless leverage acquisition, knee bend, and swivel freedom serve as a safety blanket.

6) Jordan Morgan, Arizona

Jordan Morgan had his eyes on the 2023 NFL Draft, and he could have been a fairly high pick. He’s 6’6″, 320 pounds, a high-energy athlete, and was a first-team All-Pac-12 performer. But a torn ACL suffered in mid-November delayed Morgan’s professional track. Morgan didn’t let that stop him, however. He returned in 2023 and didn’t look any different.

The biggest question with Morgan was whether or not he could get back to 100 percent. Now that he’s proven that, little stands in the way of an early-round ascent. Morgan is a fleet-footed, synergetic pass blocker with a rare mix of size and mobility. He can process stunts, keep his hands tight, and cover expansive gaps quickly with his recovery athleticism.

5) Amarius Mims, Georgia

There’s still a very large amount of projection that goes into Amarius Mims‘ evaluation. Even as he approaches the 2024 NFL Draft, he has very little relative experience as a starter. But the tools will keep him in Round 1 territory.

Mims is a laboratory-built specimen who, despite being 6’7″, 330 pounds, looks more akin to an in-line tight end than an offensive tackle. Few players wear their weight better than he does, and it shows when he’s on the move.

Mims has all of the raw physical qualities that made Broderick Jones a safe bet early in the 2023 cycle — explosiveness, range, power, and gnawing ferocity at contact. Mims’ ceiling might be even higher.

4) JC Latham, Alabama

Alabama’s JC Latham argues to be the best right tackle prospect in the 2024  NFL Draft. The 6’6″, 335-pound powerhouse was already a near-dominant start in 2022, and in 2023, he was an absolute game-changer in both phases for the Crimson Tide.

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Latham explodes off the line as a run blocker and is surprisingly balanced and disciplined as a pass protector, showing patience, foot speed, and well-timed hands when matching rushers to the apex.

3) Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State

He’s not always mentioned in the same breath as blue-chip prospects like Fashanu, Alt, and Latham, but Taliese Fuaga might be just as compelling of a 2024 NFL Draft prospect. He stepped his game up in 2023 and locked down the right side of the line for the Beavers.

At 6’6″, 334 pounds, Fuaga is one of the most exciting space blockers in the class with his explosiveness, range, and physicality, but he’s also a balanced and synergetic pass protector with combative hands, spry recovery athleticism, and stifling strength.

2) Olu Fashanu, Penn State

It was the end of the 2021 season, and Penn State’s starting left tackle Rasheed Walker was out for the team’s bowl game against Arkansas. In stepped a redshirt freshman by the name of Olu Fashanu. Fashanu played well in that game, and it would come to be a premonition of his impact and ascent in 2022 and 2023.

Fashanu hit the ground running as the Nittany Lions’ full-time starter at LT in 2023, providing dominant performances week in and week out against some of the best college football had to offer. Derick Hall, J.T. Tuimoloau, and Zach Harrison all struggled to get consistent disruption against Fashanu.

As a redshirt junior, Fashanu is already an incredibly composed and controlled pass protector with a strong inside hand. He uses independent punches, swivels his hips to recover, and recognizes stunts.

And beneath all this age-defying refinement, Fashanu has high-end tools as well. He’s an energetic athlete out of his stance at 6’6″, 321 pounds, and has exceptional length, strength, and power capacity, with the flexibility to absorb power rushes within his frame. Fashanu is a blue-chip tackle prospect who’ll be extremely coveted in April.

Who Is the Best OT in the 2024 NFL Draft?

Deciding on an OT1 in the 2024 NFL Draft cycle is an entirely subjective exercise. Fashanu is a very worthy option. But in our latest 2024 NFL Draft OT rankings, it’s Notre Dame’s Joe Alt who comes away with the OT1 mantle.

1) Joe Alt, Notre Dame

Most preseason top OT rankings had Notre Dame’s Joe Alt near the top of the composite big board. Then he went out and improved his hand usage and play strength in 2023, building on an already dominant physical profile.

In a talented and tightly-contested first-round OT class, Alt stands above our updated OT rankings as the top positional prospect of the group.

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Interestingly, at 6’8″, 315 pounds, size isn’t even Alt’s top selling point. Rather, it’s what he can do at that size.

Alt’s an explosive, light-footed athlete — far from a surprise given his past as a former TE. But beyond that, he’s absurdly flexible, both in recovery and when flexing to increase his blocking range and wall-off rushers. His malleability is a stifling failsafe for defenders.

Honorable Mentions

  • Delmar Glaze, Maryland
  • Blake Fisher, Notre Dame
  • Anthony Belton, NC State
  • LaDarius Henderson, Michigan
  • Matt Goncalves, Pittsburgh
  • Roger Rosengarten, Washington

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