2021 NFL Draft: breaking down the top three offensive guards

Wyatt Davis #52 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
Wyatt Davis #52 of the Ohio State Buckeyes. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images) /
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Daviyon Nixon #54 of the Iowa Hawkeyes is blocked by Rashawn Slater #70 of the Northwestern. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images) /

Rashawn Slater, Northwestern

Rashawn Slater is one of the most versatile offensive linemen in this draft class and him showing up on both the three best tackles and now guards list shows that. Some will see him more as a guard or center option because of his lighter and smaller frame, which will make him seem less likely to succeed at the tackle position in the NFL. Those are some scout’s opinions but he is an absolute freakish athlete that can play anywhere across the line at the next level and that will allow him to be drafted very high. If your team needs starting help in the offensive trenches then do not be surprised when this kid is the selection of your team. He is a great prospect that has all the tools people look for when they scout offensive linemen.

It will be interesting to see where the team plays him once he is drafted. Slater can do it all but many see him most likely starting at guard in the NFL. If the draft of previous years shows any indication of where he will go, it will probably be in the mid to late first round. Guards are not as valued across the league as tackles are but this guy and his versatility boost his draft stock significantly.