Written by Matt LaPan, Analyst on June 19, 2015
Offensive tackle is known as one of the most important positions on a NFL roster. The tackle position has become a “money position”, with the top 10 tackles in the NFL averaging a base salary of over $7.8-million. To place the franchise tag on an offensive lineman in the NFL will cost a team $12.943-million.
This has not been lost in the NFL Draft. Since 2011, 22 offensive tackles have been selected in the 1st round of the NFL Draft – an average of over four tackles selected per year. This includes five in the 1st round of the 2015 draft, and 24 tackles selected overall.
That means there is a lot of money to be made, or lost, by the top tackle prospects as they approach the 2015 NCAA football season and begin their draft journeys. Some of the top tackles in the class include Ronnie Stanley from (read more…)