By Michael Stewart@TheTruthNYG

This will be part 5 in a series of 13 as we breakdown the Offensive Tackle position. The 2024 OT class is arguably the deepest position aside of the Wide Receiver position as many are projecting possibly 6 Offensive Tackles going in round 1. Also, the uncertainty of where Evan Neal might play in 2024, should GM Joe Schoen consider an OT in this draft. Here are my top 5 offensive tackles in the upcoming 2024 NFL draft.

  1. Joe Alt (Notre Dame) 6’7/317: Alt has been the top Offensive Tackle for awhile now and it doesn’t seem to change anytime soon. Alt played LT primarily and has been a wall at the college level. The former Tight End displays extreme athleticism for his size and has exceptional hand placement and footwork. Project top 10.
  2. Olumuyiwa Fashanu (Penn State) 6’6/321: Fashanu made the Bruce Feldman’s Freaks list (#23) with his extreme athletic ability for his size. Fashanu at this point is a superior pass protector and needs to work on his run blocking to catch up. Fashanu played LT for Penn State, but can play both sides which shows his flexibility. Projected top 10.
  3. Taliese Fuaga (Oregon State) 6’6/325: Fuaga has leaped-frogged a few prospects after a tremendous performance during senior week. Fuaga blend of size and technique illustrates his rare talents and a fixture in the top 3 at Offensive Tackle. Keep an eye on him during the combine as he could increase his stock with a solid performance. Projected Top 15.
  4. JC Latham (Alabama) 6’6/360: One of the strongest offensive linemen in this draft, especially in his lower body. Latham is a highly athletic lineman for his size with strong hands with bull dog mentality. Needs to work on his footwork at the NFL level to adjust to the speed of the game. Otherwise, Latham should be a day 1 starter and a productive lineman as a rookie. Projected mid round 1.
  5. Amarius Mims (Georgia) 6’7/340: Mimssqueaks into the #5 spot ahead of notably offensive tackles Tyler Guyton and Jordan Morgan. Mims has extreme lateral mobility and quickness for his size. A dominant blocker within the tackles and a mean streak mentality. Mims could be limited in space as an effective blocker at the next level. Projected late round 1.

We should get a clearer picture of what direction the New York Giants will go in the draft once the free agency phase is completed. There are some notable OL in free agency to consider, regardless, I still see the Giants investing in an OL in the draft, but the million-dollar question will it be: OT or IOL. One thing all Giant fans will agree on and that is the Giants need to get the offensive line fixed. Keep an eye out for the top 5 Offensive Guards in the 2024 NFL Draft.