Ask Farrell: Which three-star OL will emerge in the 2020 class?
Offensive line rankings could be one of the most difficult of all because projection is so important and that is almost impossible to know.
There have been many hits over the years in the Rivals rankings but there have also been misses and the 2019 NFL Draft is just one example of how tough figuring these players out could be.
The 2020 class of offensive linemen is led by Georgia five-star offensive tackles Broderick Jones and Tate Ratledge, Ohio State five-star offensive tackle Paris Johnson Jr., and Stanford five-star offensive tackle Myles Hinton.
But there are plenty of three-stars across the board who could outplay their ranking and emerge as first-round NFL Draft selections, if history is any indication.
At guard, Florida’s RIchie Leonard, Auburn’s Tate Johnson and Kentucky’s Reuben Adams Jr. are the top three-stars. Center is led by Alabama’s Seth McLaughlin, Michigan State’s Dallas Fincher and Ohio State’s Josh Fryar.
With the history of under-ranked players shining in college football and in the NFL Draft, we ask Rivals National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell to find some three-star players across the offensive line who could shine and outplay their ranking in the coming years.
“I’m going with Robert Scott out of Arkansas who is headed to Florida State. I know the Seminoles have not been good at developing offensive linemen in recent years but that will change under Mike Norvell. Scott has a ton of upside. He’s tall, long and athletic, and he just needs to be a bit more aggressive and physical and work on his technique.
"He’s a project of sorts but his ceiling is so high. I’d also throw in Karic, and guards Richie Leonard and Tate Johnson who are headed to Florida and Auburn respectively. There will be plenty of three-stars that develop over time along the offensive line but these guys stand out to me.”