Bucky Brooks with the NFL.com
put together his list of the Top 10 offensive tackles to watch in 2014 and three of the players we're from the SEC. Texas A&M's Cedric Ogbuehi was No. 1, LSU La'el Collins came in at No. 4 and South Carolina's Corey Robinson rounded out the group at No. 10.
Here is the complete list: 1. Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
2. Cameron Erving, Florida State
3. Brandon Scherff, Iowa 4. La'el Collins, LSU
5. Andrus Peat, Stanford
6. Tyler Johnstone, Oregon
7. Donovan Smith, Penn State
8. Le'Raven Clark, Texas Tech
9. Spencer Drango, Baylor 10. Corey Robinson, South Carolina
1. Cedric Ogbuehi, Texas A&M
It's hard to find big, athletic pass protectors with long arms and quick feet, but scouts will quickly discover that Ogbuehi is a rare player at the position. The 6-foot-5, 300-pound senior is a technical marvel capable of manning either side of the line on the edges. More importantly, Ogbuehi is a standout performer with the size, athleticism and skill to be a franchise player at the next level. If he continues to put dominant performances on tape in 2014, it is quite possible Ogbuehi will extend the Aggies' streak of first-round offensive tackles to three.
4. La'el Collins, LSU
Scouts looking for a "diamond in the rough" will closely monitor Collins' progress throughout the fall. The LSU standout flashes big-time potential as an edge blocker, but needs some seasoning to join the conversation as an elite prospect. While he certainly possesses the athleticism and physical tools to merit first-round consideration, he needs to display better balance, body control and lateral quickness to convince evaluators that he will be a capable player at left tackle. If Collins can make strides in this area, he could make a significant move up the charts and become a household name by draft day.
10. Corey Robinson, South Carolina
Far from a finished product, Robinson intrigues scouts looking for a developmental prospect with prototypical physical dimensions. Robinson possesses size and length to smother elite rushers, but must develop the footwork and lateral quickness to play on an island without help. If he can make strides in this area, Robinson could climb up the charts as a right tackle prospect following the season.