Top Analytical Left Tackle Prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft:

This list of players is compiled of Draft eligible Left Tackles that were standouts statistically this season in the listed statistics below. Each players statistics are an average of their career not just the 2022-23 NCAA season.

To give everyone a benchmark to compare these players to, here is roughly your average Draft Eligiable tackle stats from the 2023 Draft Class: (Concluded by taking the 9 most average tackle prospects according to PFF grading and also where players ranked in hurries and pressures given up for the 2022 season)

Averages One Penalty Every 200 Offensive Snaps
Averages One Sack every 148 Pass Blocking Snaps
Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 131 Pass Blocking Snaps
Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 29 Pass Blocking Snaps
Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 20 Pass Blocking Snaps

Peter Skoronski: Northwestern Wildcats

  • 6’4″ / 315lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 280 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 252 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 105 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 48 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 29 Pass Blocking Snaps

Skoronski recorded PFFs highest Pass blocking grade for any draft-eligible tackle in the 2022 college football season and it’s easy to see why. He allowed only 1 sack all season, allowed the second-fewest number of hurries in the nation (3), and allowed the second-fewest amount of QB Pressures allowing only 6 all season.

Braeden Daniels: Utah

  • 6’4″ / 297lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 101 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 282 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 353 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 32 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 27 Pass Blocking Snaps

Daniels is a versatile Left Tackle who can play multiple positions on the offensive line. Daniels started his career at left guard, playing there for 2 and a half seasons before switching to right tackle in 2021. It was announced in 2022 that he would transition to left tackle and Daniels has really found a home there. Allowing no sacks, no quarterback hits, and only receiving two penallities all season, Daniels has proven he is an NFL caliber Left Tackle.

Blake Freeland: BYU

  • 6’8″ / 305lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 164 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 701 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 127 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 48 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 33 Pass Blocking Snaps

Freelands first two season at BYU were spent at right tackle where he was still a solid lineman, but wasn’t getting much NFL buzz. After the 2020 season he made the switch to left tackle where he has solidified himself as the nations leading stasiticial left tackle. He cut his pressures and hurries allowed in half after making the positional switch and in total has allowed just 8 quarterback hurries in the last two seasons combined (872 pass blocking snaps).

Karsen Barnhart: Michigan

  • 6’5″ / 308lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 371 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 271 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 180 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 32 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 25 Pass Blocking Snaps

Barnhart is a lineman that has never really found his home on the Michigan offensive line. He’s played 550 snaps at right tackle, 361 at left tackle, 174 at left guard, and 25 at right guard. If a team is looking for a swing tackle or a solid versatile lineman who can play anywhere on the offensive line, Barnhart is worth a look.

Anton Harrison: Oklahoma

  • 6’5″ / 315lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 124 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 250 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 334 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 39 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 30 Pass Blocking Snaps

Harrison is your classic lockdown Left Tackle prospect who is a two year starter on the Sooners offensive line. He has played over 95% of his college snaps at Left Tackle and seems to have ahold of that position.

Kadeem Telfort: UAB

  • 6’8″ / 330lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 101 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 198 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 132 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 80 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 38 Pass Blocking Snaps

Telfot is one of the few players on this list that is a pure left tackle. Telfort was a 4 star Offensive Tackle recruit coming out of High School and orinagally committed to Florida before switching his enrollment to UAB. He is an absolute eraser on the edge and handles Conference USA edge rushers and defensive ends with ease. His mobility isn’t the greatest (Being 6’8″ and 330lbs) and struggled a bit during his only non conference game this season against LSU allowing 2 QB hits which were his only ones allowed all season.

Darnell Wright: Tennessee

  • 6’6″ / 335lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 122 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 146 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 132 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 44 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 27 Pass Blocking Snaps

Wright is a swing tackle that has progressed every single year he’s played at Tenessee. He was considered the top offensive tackle in the class of 2019 and came into Knoxville as a right tackle. After his first two seasons he moved to left tackle where he played and started the 2021 season before being moved back to right tackle for the 2022 season. He really came into his own this year allowing no sacks and only 5 hurries all season. Against Georgia and Alabama combined, Wright allowed only one pressure and one hurry and the starting right tackle. While Wright broke out this season at a right tackle, it is still a possibility he could work his way back to being a left tackle in the NFL with some time and coaching.

Anderson Hardy: Appalachian State

  • 6’6″ / 290lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 164 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 138 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 122 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 46 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 27 Pass Blocking Snaps

Hardy is another pure LT prospect.

Matt Goncalves: Pittsburgh

  • 6’6″ / 315lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 499 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 268 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 101 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 40 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 26 Pass Blocking Snaps

Goncalves is an extremely disciplined swing tackle prospect. Playing over 500 career snaps at left tackle, over 800 snaps at right tackle, and even over 40 snaps at left guard, he can provide extreme value to a team that values versatile linemen up front. He is perhaps the most consistent tackle prospect eligable for the draft never allowing more than 8 hurries a season all 3 years at Pitt.

Javon Foster: Missouri

  • 6’5″ / 319lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 163 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 150 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 210 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 39 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 27 Pass Blocking Snaps

Ryan Hayes: Michigan

  • 6’7″ / 305lbs
  • Averages One Penalty Every 339 Offensive Snaps
  • Averages One Sack every 237 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hit Every 118 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Hurry Every 33 Pass Blocking Snaps
  • Allows One Quarterback Pressure Every 23 Pass Blocking Snaps

Author: Gabriel

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