Let’s look at my favorite sleepers in the NFL Draft by position. These players will mostly be Day Three picks or even undrafted free agents. We started with the offensive skill position players.
Let’s look at the offensive line now.
• Jaylon Moore, Western Michigan: An experienced, athletic tackle who needs better balance at times.
• D’Ante Smith, East Carolina: After starting in 2018 and 2019, an injury limited him to only one game in 2020, but he uses his hands well and plays with good balance.
• Josh Ball, Marshall: After being dismissed by Florida State, Ball flourished. He needs to add some weight and muscle, but at 6-foot-8 and 309 pounds, he can and will. Uses his hands really well, too. Why was he asked to leave FSU, though?
• Cordell Volson, North Dakota State: He’s right tackle prospect, but could he move to guard? He has the demeanor for it! Plays hard and is a true asset in the run game.
• Walker Little, Stanford: Suffered a season-ending knee injury early in 2019 and opted out of 2020. A first-round talent who can be had in the third or fourth round.
• Robert Jones, Middle Tennessee: Powerful and plays angry. He was an offensive tackle in college but will be pushed inside at the NFL level.
• Kendrick Green, Illinois: A first-team All-Big Ten and second-team All-American selection who can play guard and center.
• David Moore, Grambling: Looks the part, plays tough and strong, but could use some work in pass protection. A true space creator.
• Quinn Meinerz, Wisconsin-Whitewater: I am almost obligated to list him here with all the hype he has received, but it was earned. He was the star of Senior Bowl week.
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