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The recent history at right tackle

Posted by Chris Brown on March 19, 2014 – 12:01 pm

As we covered in the first installment of our ‘On the Clock’ series driven by Michelin and Dunn Tire, ‘Rise of the Right Tackle’ there were several top tackle draft choices, who began their career playing right tackle instead of the more anticipated left tackle position. From 2007-2013 here is a look at the offensive tackles taken in rounds one and two and where they lined up to start their careers.

2007 Rd. 1&2
3 Cleveland Browns – Joe Thomas – whole career at LT
5 Arizona Cardinals – Levi Brown – first year at RT then LT
28 San Francisco 49ers – Joe Staley – first year at RT then LT
42 Indianapolis Colts – Tony Ugoh – LT then out of league

2008 Rd. 1&2
1 Miami Dolphins – Jake Long – whole career at LT
12 Denver Broncos- Ryan Clady – whole career at LT
14 Chicago Bears – Chris Williams – LT then RT & G
15 Kansas City Chiefs – Branden Albert – whole career at LT
17 Detroit Lions – Gosder Cherilus – whole career at RT
19 Carolina Panthers – Jeff Otah – RT then out of league
21 Atlanta Falcons – Sam Baker – whole career at LT
26 Houston Texans – Duane Brown – whole career at LT

2009 Rd. 1&2
2 St. Louis Rams – Jason Smith – whole career at RT
6 Cincinnati Bengals – Andre Smith – whole career at RT
8 Jacksonville Jaguars – Eugene Monroe – whole career at LT
23 Baltimore Ravens – Michael Oher – RT first year, then has flipped back and forth
39 Jacksonville Jaguars – Eben Britton – RT first two years then G
54 Minnesota Vikings – Phil Loadholt – RT whole career
58 New England Patriots – Sebastian Vollmer – LT first year then RT
60 New York Giants – William Beatty – LT whole career

2010 Rd.1&2
4 Washington Redskins – Trent Williams – whole career at LT
6 Seattle Seahawks – Russell Okung – whole career at LT
11 San Francisco 49ers – Anthony Davis – whole career at RT
23 Green Bay Packers – Bryan Bulaga – whole career at RT
33 St. Louis Rams – Rodger Saffold – LT for most of career
64 New Orleans Saints – Charles Brown – RT first three years now LT

2011 Rd 1&2
9 Dallas Cowboys – Tyron Smith – whole career at LT
17 New England Patriots – Nate Solder – RT first year, now LT
22 Indianapolis Colts – Anthony Castonzo – whole career at LT
25 Seattle Seahawks – James Carpenter – RT first year now G
29 Chicago Bears – Gabe Carimi – RT now G
32 Green Bay Packers – Derek Sherrod – RT whole career
46 Denver Broncos –  Orlando Franklin – RT whole career
63 Pittsburgh Steelers – Marcus Gilbert – RT whole career

2012 Rds. 1 & 2
4 Minnesota Vikings – Matt Kalil – whole career at LT
23 Detroit Lions – Riley Reiff – whole career at LT
37 Cleveland Browns – Mitchell Schwartz – whole career at RT
41 Buffalo Bills – Cordy Glenn – whole career at LT
42 Miami Dolphins – Jonathan Martin – RT first year then LT
56 Pittsburgh Steelers – Mike Adams – RT first year then LT

2013 Rds 1&2
1 Kansas City Chiefs – Eric Fisher – RT first year, now likely LT
2 Jacksonville Jaguars – Luke Joeckel – RT first year, now LT
4 Philadelphia Eagles – Lane Johnson – RT
11 San Diego Chargers – D.J. Fluker – RT
19 New York Giants – Justin Pugh – RT
42 Oakland Raiders – Menelik Watson – RT first year, up in the air for 2014


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