Credit: Mina Kimes Show

While the quarterbacks get all the headlines, the 2024 NFL Draft could be a banner draft for offensive linemen.

ESPN’s Booger McFarland thinks the 2024 class is so strong that we could see a record-breaking number of linemen taken in the first round.

Appearing on the Mina Kimes Show, hosted by his ESPN colleague, McFarland went incredibly heavy on the OL players in their mock first round.

“I think there’s at least six going in the first round,” McFarland told Kimes. “At least six.”

However, when push came to shove, Booger went even higher.

As part of their mock draft, McFarland picked Notre Dame’s Joe Alt going with the 7th pick to the Tennessee Titans, Washington’s Troy Fautanu going 10th to the New York Jets, Penn State’s Olumuyiwa Fashanu going 11th to the New England Patriots, Oregon State’s Taliese Fuaga going 12th to the Los Angeles Chargers, Alabama’s JC Latham going 14th to the New Orleans Saints, Georgia’s Amarius Mims going 20th, Duke’s Graham Barton going 21st, Oregon’s Jackson Powers-Johnson going 24th, Oklahoma’s Tyler Guyton going 25th, and Arizona’s Jordan Morgan rounding out the first-round O-linemen.

“It should be noted, by the way, we have taken a f-ton of tackles so far, which might be how this draft goes,” said Kimes.

Kimes noted on X that the record for most offensive linemen selected in the first round of the draft is 10, set way back in 1968.

[Mina Kimes]

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