2016 NFL Draft Top 5 Guards
1). Joshua Garnett, G, Stanford
Height: 6-5. Weight: 325. Arm: 33.88. Hand: 9.88.
40 Time: 5.32.
Garnett is well-balanced in the ground game and with the passing attack. He is good at pulling and has nice technique for the NFL. Garnett has the potential to add strength and could be a difference-maker as a run blocker at the next level.
2). Joe Thuney, G, N.C. State
Height: 6-5. Weight: 304. Arm: 32.25. Hand: 9.63.
40 Time: 4.95.
Very versatile player can play any position along the line, is not a great athlete and probably not long enough to play tackle in the NFL. I believe he will develop into a solid NFL guard.
3). Cody Whitehair, G, Kansas State
Height: 6-3. Weight: 300. Arm: 31.38. Hand: 10.
40 Time: 5.08.
The fact that he is number 3 tells you how poor this draft class is for guards. Played tackle in college, but will be a guard in the NFL, needs to build up his strength.
4). Sebastian Tretola, G, Arkansas
Height: 6-4. Weight: 314. Arm: 30.5. Hand: 10.
40 Time: 5.45.
Struggles in space, which of course means he is not a very good pass blocker. The one saving grace for him is his toughness.
5). Vadal Alexander, G/OT, LSU
Height: 6-5. Weight: 326. Arm: 34.5 Hand: 10.5.
40 Time: 5.57.
Weight problems are a concern, played Tackle at LSU, but he is a big lumbering player that will play guard in the NFL, also has weight concerns.