Written by Joe Marino on February 6, 2016
Over the past eight NFL Drafts (2008-2015) an average of 4.5 offensive tackles have been selected in the first round. Over the past nine NFL Drafts (2007-2015) there has been 15 top-10 picks that were offensive tackles, a whopping 16.6% of all top-10 selections. Whether it’s because they are “safe” picks or protecting your franchise quarterback is that important to NFL teams, it’s clear that teams like taking offensive tackles high in the draft.
The 2016 NFL Draft class features two, top-10 caliber prospects in Notre Dame’s Ronnie Stanley and Mississippi’s Laremy Tunsil. Which one is the better prospect? The information will make that decision as I examine them in five key areas.
Born on March 18, 1994, Stanley was a 4-star recruit in 2012 as rated by 247 Sports Composite Recruiting Rankings. He was ranked 127th best recruit in the nation and 13th best (read more…)