2024 SEC OT Rankings: Will Campbell Picks Up Where JC Latham, Javon Foster Left Off

    Six of the conference's top offensive tackles entered the NFL Draft. Who fills the void in the 2024 SEC OT Rankings?

    With the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma Sooners joining the conference, the 2024 SEC OT Rankings have plenty of talent to sort through. Top tackles JC Latham, Amarius Mims, Javon Foster, Tyler Guyton, Christian Jones, and Walter Rouse left via the NFL Draft, which will test the depth of that talent this season.

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    10) Percy Lewis, Auburn Tigers

    After starting the last seven games of 2023 for Mississippi State, Percy Lewis transferred to Auburn to bolster the offensive line. His first start was an utterly dominant performance against Western Michigan, and he had several steller pass-blocking outings that followed. At 6’8″ and 345 pounds, Lewis is a literal brick wall on the blindside.

    9) Diego Pounds, Ole Miss Rebels

    Lane Kiffin and Ole Miss weren’t shy in the transfer portal, and one of their notable offensive additions was North Carolina OT Diego Pounds. The 6’6″ and 330-pounder started eight of 13 games as a true sophomore, hitting his stride in the final five contests.

    Pounds isn’t the nimblest mover, but his long arms stun quicker edge rushers, and he’s still improving as a technician.

    8) Fernando Carmona, Arkansas Razorbacks

    In a 7-6 campaign for San Jose State, Fernando Carmona put on a clinic on the left side. His play warranted a jump to the SEC, where he’ll protect fellow Mountain West transfer former Boise State QB Taylen Green’s backside. Carmona can get over his toes at times, but he carries his 6’5″, 325-pound frame well and packs a punch in the run game.

    7) Earnest Greene III, Georgia Bulldogs

    Next off the Georgia-to-NFL OT conveyor belt is Earnest Greene III. A four-star recruit from St. John Bosco, he redshirted his true freshman season in 2022 and earned the starting left tackle role in 2023.

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    Greene was part of an offensive line that ranked first in the SEC and seventh in the country in sacks allowed (0.93). He’ll play a huge role in the Bulldogs vying for another national championship bid after missing the playoffs last season.

    6) Armand Membou, Missouri Tigers

    Missouri’s offensive line is undergoing a bit of a facelift with players leaving and coming in. But one constant is RT Armand Membou. He started the last five games of his true freshman campaign and maintained his level of play through all 13 contests last season.

    Outside of back-to-back poor outings vs. South Carolina and Georgia, Membou was on point all year. With another offseason to hone the craft around his natural leverage at 6’3″, Membou will vie for all-conference recognition.

    5) Marques Cox, Kentucky Wildcats

    Returning for his seventh collegiate season, Marques Cox is as expected as offensive tackles can come. He took his lumps in his first year in the SEC, but now he knows what to expect. His long arms help keep his chest clean in pass pro and torque defenders off balance in the run game.

    4) Emery Jones, LSU Tigers

    Emery Jones has started since his true freshman season in 2022. He showed immense growth last year, and if he continues that developmental trajectory, he could crack the top three in the 2024 SEC OT Rankings.

    With Garrett Nussmeier taking over for Jayden Daniels under center, Jones’ job could be easier, as Daniels scrambled away from clean pockets and turned pressures into sacks at a high rate.

    3) Trey Zuhn III, Texas A&M Aggies

    Another SEC behemoth at 6’7″ and 315 pounds, Trey Zuhn III has the anchor to absorb power and the movement skills to carry speed rushers around the arc. Despite his height, he works to stay low and will vary his pass-pro approach to what he sees at the snap. A full season of Conner Weigman under center should only allow Zuhn to be more aggressive.

    2) Kelvin Banks Jr., Texas Longhorns

    Kelvin Banks Jr. stepped off the plane in Austin and immediately shined at left tackle, particularly in pass protection. The former five-star recruit has lived up to his billing and then some, as with another commanding season, he could be a top-10 2025 NFL Draft prospect.

    Banks’ run-blocking prowess trails his mastery as a pass blocker, but he has shown flashes over the last two years, especially at the end of the 2023 campaign. If it were not for the No. 1 player on the 2024 SEC OT Rankins, Banks would be the top tackle in the nation.

    1) Will Campbell, LSU Tigers

    Like Banks, Will Campbell has started at left tackle since his true freshman season in 2022 and has been elite. The 6’6″ and 325-pound OT is a mauler in the ground game and didn’t allow a sack in 2023. He’s balanced, has strong hands, and is explosive off the ball with the range to pull in the run game and mirror twitchier edge rushers.

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    Yes, the Tigers lost QB Jayden Daniels and WRs Malik Nabers and Brian Thomas Jr. to the NFL Draft, but they can take solace in returning the best OT in the country this season.

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    11) Brandon Crenshaw-Dickson, Florida
    12) John Campbell Jr., Tennessee
    13) Xavier Truss, Georgia
    14) Austin Barber and Devon Manuel, Florida
    15) Bradley Ashmore, Vanderbilt
    16) Cayden Green, Missouri
    17) Spencer Brown, Oklahoma
    18) Dametrious Crownover, Texas A&M
    19) Ty’Kieast Crawford, Arkansas
    20) Lance Heard, Tennessee

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