The 2020 NFL Draft is filled with great tackle prospects, but Georgia’s Andrew Thomas is the best, despite not being the flashiest.
The NFL is constantly in need of offensive line talent, and the 2020 NFL Draft has it in droves. As many as seven or eight tackles could be taken in the first round, with potentially five going in the top ten picks. Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton are all excellent prospect, but Andrew Thomas of Georgia is the cream of the crop this year, and is one of the best tackle prospects of the past ten years.
He is the best tackle this writer has ever personally evaluated.
Due to historical Combine performances, Becton, Wills, and Wirfs seem to have overtaken Thomas in many tackle rankings and mock drafts. But the three-year starter from Lithonia tested quite well in his own right, and has the best game film of any tackle in the class.
Based on college performance, he is a bona-fide top-five player this year, but is falling down into the late teens in many mocks. Regardless of what the community consensus is on Thomas now, He remains an elite prospect, and should have a long and successful NFL career.
Here is a thorough scouting report on the University of Georgia left tackle and future first round pick.