NFL Draft Odds: OL

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NFL Draft Offensive Line
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Offensive tackles are among the premium positions in the NFL Draft. While not quite valued as highly as quarterbacks, teams often pay up handsomely to draft a premiere offensive tackle. Below, we’ll look at NFL Draft odds for all offensive linemen, both inside and out. Which player will be taken first? This year, there’s no obvious answer.

Top candidates at OT include Penn State’s Olu Fashanu, Notre Dame’s Joe Alt, and Alabama’s JC Latham. Inside, Georgia’s Jackson Powers-Johnson, West Virginia’s Zach Frazier, and UConn’s Christian Haynes top the list.

NFL draft Offensive Line odds: First OL drafted

Odds for the first offensive lineman drafted are now available. Those odds are expected to be contentious, with at least four tackles being in the mix to be picked first. See the odds for the first OL drafted below.

How to bet on first OL drafted

At most online sportsbooks, you can find options for several NFL Draft bets including the first player drafted at each position. To find this section click the NFL tab and find a tab for “First Pick by Position” then view the odds listed below.

Teams early in the first round primarily needing offensive line help include:

  • Commanders (No. 2)
  • Patriots (No. 3)
  • Chargers (No. 5)
  • Giants (No. 6)
  • Raiders (No. 13)
  • Saints (No. 14)
  • Jaguars (No. 17)
  • Bengals (No. 18)
  • Rams (No. 19)
  • Steelers (No. 20)
  • Dolphins (No. 21)
  • Eagles (No. 22)
  • Packers (No. 25)
  • 49ers (No. 31)

NFL Draft: 2024 OL Prospects

  • Olu Fashanu, OT, Penn State
  • Joe Alt, OT, Notre Dame
  • JC Latham, OT, Alabama
  • Taliese Fuaga, OT, Oregon State
  • Amarius Mims, OT, Georgia
  • Jackson Powers-Johnson, OC, Georgia
  • Tyler Guyton, OT, Oklahoma
  • Jordan Morgan, OT, Arizona
  • Zach Frazier, OC, West Virginia
  • Graham Barton, OT, Duke
  • Kingsley Suamataia, OT, BYU
  • Christian Haynes, OG, UConn

NFL Draft OL history

Here is a list of the first offensive linemen taken in each NFL Draft going back to 2010.

YearTeamPlayerCollegePick (No. overall)
2023ArizonaParis JohnsonOhio State6
2022CarolinaIkem EkwonuNC State6
2021DetroitPenei SewellOregon7
2020NY GiantsAndrew ThomasGeorgia4
2019CincinnatiJonah WilliamsAlabama11
2018San FranciscoMike McGlincheyNotre Dame9
2017DenverGarrett BolesUtah20
2016BaltimoreRonnie StanleyNotre Dame6
2015WashingtonBrandon ScherffIowa5
2014St. LouisGreg RobinsonAuburn2
2013Kansas CityEric FisherCentral Michigan1
2012MinnesotaMatt KalilUSC4
2011DallasTyron SmithUSC9
2010WashingtonTrent WilliamsOklahoma4

NFL Draft odds, betting strategy, and trends

With more offensive linemen being on the field at once than any other NFL position on a typical play, they’re the most frequently-drafted players. Defense may win championships, but offensive lines get teams in the conversation. In recent years, we’ve seen explosive teams crumble to dust without an effective offensive line, most recently the 2021 Cincinnati Bengals and 2020 Kansas City Chiefs.

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