How the Chiefs should rank the top offensive tackles in the 2024 NFL Draft

We've got a special Chiefs-centric breakdown and rankings of this year's offensive tackle crop.
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As the calendar turns to April, the NFL Draft is just a few weeks away. Teams have begun finalizing their boards and are meeting with players to complete their scouting. The Kansas City Chiefs have an obvious need at offensive tackle, and fortunately, this class is full of talented prospects who can fill a variety of needs.

Our ranking of the tackles is based on their fit for the Chiefs and their overall potential. Some of these prospects are long-term projects and others are plug-and-play starters. With the Chiefs' current commitment to Jawaan Taylor at right tackle, there will be an emphasis placed on left tackle.

To keep up with all of the top prospects in the NFL Draft make sure to bookmark the Arrowhead Addict Big Board, a Chiefs-specific draft board tailored to the Chiefs' current roster needs.

1. Joe Alt, Notre Dame, LT

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Son of former Chiefs' first-round pick John Alt, Joe has cemented himself as the top tackle in a very talented class. He's a converted tight end that has slowly grown into a complete left tackle prospect. Size, speed, intelligence and finish in the run game. Alt has everything you look for in top tackle prospect.

2. Olu Fashanu, Penn State, LT

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Fashanu was looked at as the top tackle in the class at the start of the season. He had a few things he needed to improve upon: some hand placement issues, finishing in the run game, and some stiffness in his kicks. He didn't grow much from 2022 to 2023. Which is why Alt has passed him on consensus boards. He's still an elite pass blocker with excellent movement skills and a powerful punch. He's a plug-and-play starter at LT.

3. Taliese Fuaga, Oregon State, RT/IOL

Taliese Fuaga
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Fuaga's rise this draft cycle has been similar to Darnell Wright's last year. The comparisons don't stop there, since both rely on a powerful attacking style that dominate in the run game and bring a punch to pass protection. At times Fuaga can overextend as a blocker which makes him vulnerable. Fuaga is a right tackle only but also has the strength to kick inside. A team like the Jets or Saints who just need to get their best five on the field could move him inside if needed.

4. Troy Fautanu, Washington, OL

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Fautanu might be the most high-floor OL prospect in the class. With the ability to play all 5 spots along the line and intangibles through the roof, teams will covet Fautanu. With his tackle-length arms and movement skills he can play both sides, but he also compact enough to play along the interior. There's some play strength issues that might give him issues against top competition but he's agile enough to adjust. Similar to Fuaga, any offensive line-needy team could be in on him.

5. Amarius Mims, Georgia, LT/RT

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Mims might be one of the most physically gifted tackle prospects we've seen over the past few years. He also might have the highest ceiling and lowest floor of any of the prospects on this list. With just 10 games started in his college career, he's still very raw but the tape is incredible. He still has plenty of unrealized potential but he's struggled to stay healthy already. He could be a top-10 pick or on the board at 32. The range of outcomes for Mims varies wildly.

6. JC Latham, Alabama, RT/IOL

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A long and powerful tackle, Latham has the size and build to stay at right tackle or maybe move inside if needed. Latham has great feet and plenty of length to land his powerful punches. When he loses, it's often due to his anchor not being set or leaning at the waist rather than getting low. He should be a plug-and-play right tackle.

7. Kingsley Suamataia, BYU, LT/RT

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Cousin of Penei Sewell, Suamataia is a powerful tackle prospect with experience on both sides of the line. He carries his size well and is an impressive mover with his strength. He is a strong run blocker that moves well in space. He marks an important line in this class, as he and all of the tackle prospects after him would all benefit from development rather than starting right away.

8. Tyler Guyton, Oklahoma, RT/LT

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Guyton is one of the best athletes at the tackle position. His background as a defensive end shows as he fires off the ball. He has a powerful punch and excellent kick steps in his pass set. However, he's very much an athlete right now rather than a blocker. Without a ton of experience and some injury history, there's some projection with his draft profile but the movement skills are rare.

9. Patrick Paul, Houston, RT/LT

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An impressive physical specimen, Paul is an experienced left tackle who has elite length and consistent pass protection skills. Paul has had a strong draft cycle and reportedly rocked the interview process as well. He's an older prospect and not the strongest run blocker.

10. Kiran Amegadjie, Yale, LT/RT

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Amegadjie lost his 2023 season to injury, but his physical frame and tape make him an intriguing prospect. There are some obvious concerns over the level of competition but he's a technician in pass protection and has great feet too. He plays with a high pad level and doesn't have impressive down-the-field speed.

11. Jordan Morgan, Arizona, IOL/ Swing OT

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Morgan bounced back nicely from his knee injury this season. He's played left tackle for Arizona but shorter arms and his frame might have him kicking inside at the next level. His tape and athleticism might give him a chance at tackle for some teams. The Chiefs are a strict measurables team, so it's unlikely he'd be a left tackle option but he could factor into the 2025 line along the interior with the ability to kick outside if needed.

12. Blake Fisher, Notre Dame, RT

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Fisher is a right tackle only that excels in run blocking. He has the requisite size needed to stay at tackle however, slow feet make him vulnerable to speed rushers. He has the potential to be a starting right tackle but might need some pass protection development.

13. Roger Rosengarten, Washington, LT/ RT

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Rosengarten moved from the left side to the right side to protect left-handed QB Michael Penix's blindside. He and Troy Fautanu both helped protect one of college football's best offenses. He has the needed quickness and range to play even left or right tackle in the NFL. He's not the strongest blocker like Fautanu but he does have nice timing with his punches. Rosengarten could go much earlier than most expect purely based upon his time at LT and movement skills.