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Grading the active five-star OL in college football

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Five-star prospects are rare in each recruiting class and, as we know, some pan out and some don’t. We are looking into the five-stars still playing in college football and grade how they’ve been doing. Today, we continue with the offensive linemen.

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CLASS OF 2016

Landon Young - Kentucky

Young has been up and down during his long career at Kentucky. Even with more ups than downs he hasn’t lived up to his five-star ranking out of high school.

Grade: B-

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CLASS OF 2017

Alex Leatherwood - Alabama

Leatherwood started off very strongly as a young lineman but has taken it to the next level now. He’s a future first-rounder.

Grade: A

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Walker Little - Stanford

Little isn’t playing this season but his career at Stanford was a good one before sustaining an injury last season. He’s been excellent and should be drafted high.

Grade: B+

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Foster Sarell - Stanford

Sarell has been very up and down in his career and hasn’t lived up to his five-star ranking but he hasn’t been bad, either.

Grade: B-

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Wyatt Davis - Ohio State

Davis had a great season last year but has been down a bit so far this year. That being said, the NFL loves him.

Grade: B+

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CLASS OF 2018

Jamaree Salyer - Georgia

Salyer is finally a leader on the Georgia offensive line and he’s been very solid. He’s been slow to live up to the hype but he’s improving.

Grade: B

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Nick Petit-Frere - Ohio State

Petit-Frere is off to an amazing start this season and coming into his own. He’s going to continue to get better.

Grade: A

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Jackson Carman - Clemson

Carman has emerged as one of the best linemen in college football and is considered a potential first-rounder.

Grade: A-

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Cade Mays - Tennesseee

Mays was solid at UGA and he’s been solid at Tennessee, but he hasn’t lived up to his five-star billing.

Grade: B-

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CLASS OF 2019

Evan Neal - Alabama

Neal was very good as a true freshman and has been even better this season. He’s going to be a first-rounder if he keeps this up.

Grade: A

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Darnell Wright - Tennessee

Wright wasn’t good as a true freshman and he’s been slightly better this year, but so far he isn’t looking anything like a five-star.

Grade: C-

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Charles Cross - Mississippi State

Cross is adjusting to the new offense and doing a lot more pass blocking than run blocking. So far he’s been average.

Grade: C

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Kenyon Green - Texas A&M

Green has improved this season a bit but he’s still playing at a level below his five-star ranking.

Grade: C+

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Kardell Thomas - LSU

Thomas missed his freshman season with injury and hasn’t cracked the starting lineup yet so he’s off to a tough start.

Grade: C-

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Clay Webb - Georgia

Webb still hasn’t done much of anything and, even though it is still early, it’s very puzzling for our first ever five-star center.

Grade: C-

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CLASS OF 2020

Broderick Jones - Georgia

Jones hasn’t cracked the lineup so it’s too early to judge.

Grade: Incomplete.

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Tate Ratledge - Georgia

Ratledge saw a little time this year but nothing close to merit a grade.

Grade: Incomplete

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Paris Johnson, Jr. - Ohio State

He’s only had a few snaps as expected and looked good but it’s too small a sample size.

Grade: Incomplete.

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Myles Hinton - Stanford

Hinton has only played a couple of snaps so far as a true freshman.

Grade: Incomplete.