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Oregon State Football: The Top 5 Offensive Linemen The Beavers Will Face In 2021

The top big dudes up front to know on the Beavers slate.

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1. Jaxson Kirkland (Washington)

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A true “mountain masquerading as a mountain”, the ample Jaxson Kirkland is the Pac-12 lineman most likely to crash the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft, making a him a must-know name. Kirkland is a great athlete for his 6’ 7” frame and checks just about every box that the next level is looking for, including having an extremely consistent motor and great hand-to-hand skills. Washington has a truly special guy in Kirkland.

2. Abraham Lucas (Washington State)

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A powerful 6’ 7”, 320-pound who posted four pancake blocks against Oregon State last season, Abraham Lucas is not simply a good player who you should know, but one that your team can’t go without knowing if they want to find success in penetrating the backfield. An AP All-Pac-12 First Team choice last year to top a career full of accolades, Lucas should top it all off with a monster senior campaign.

3. Nick Ford (Utah)

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Extremely versatile with starts at every single position across the offensive line, Nick Ford could make the argument as the best mix of both a true run and pass blocker on the list. At 6’ 5”, 315 pounds, NFL scouts should start loving what they see from a guy who landed on the All-Pac-12 First Team in 2020 and might be even better for the Utes in 2021. Expect Ford to trend into one of the league’s top all-around players.

4. Dohnovan West (Arizona State)

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An extremely talented lineman who has a tendency to lose himself in the moment, when Dohnovan West is on his game, there’s few earth-movers in the land who are better at their job. In 2020, West made the preseason watchlist for the Outland Trophy as a rising sophomore who had come off a 2019 true-freshman season that included 13 starts. Last year he was solid, not great, but he’s trending upward.

5. Sataoa Laumea (Utah)

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While the rest of this group is more of the proven stars of the Pac-12, Sataoa Laumea would be more considered the up-and-comer who’s ready to crash the party as one of the best lineman in the country over the next few seasons. A second-team All-Pac-12 selection as just a redshirt freshman, the 6’ 4”, 305-pound guard should be considered among the league’s elites.