The 2017 NFL Draft was the first time an offensive lineman was not selected in the top 15 since 1958. That won't be the case in 2018.
Though Garett Bolles, Ryan Ramczyk and Cam Robinson were touted as potential Pro Bowl tackles and guard Forrest Lamp was considered an elite interior linemen, none of those four or others came close to sniffing the top 10, with Bolles being the first lineman off the board at No. 20.
Next April, there's a chance that five offensive lineman could be selected in the top 20, including two from Notre Dame.
5. Quenton Nelson – Notre Dame
The first of two Notre Dame linemen in our rankings, Quenton Nelson is the lone guard in the top five.
The 6-foot-5, 329-pound two-year starter returned for his senior season despite receiving a second-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board, according to Irish Illustrated. He's a dominating run-blocker who, as Jon Dove of FanSided so perfectly said, "velcros to this target and generates a push."
4. Mitch Hyatt – Clemson
Mitch Hyatt became Clemson's first true freshman to start at offensive tackle since 1944, and he hasn't looked back since.
The 6-foot-5, 295-pound Hyatt (No. 75 in the video below), had 69.5 knockdown blocks in 30 games (29 starts) the last two seasons. He has near-flawless technique, can contain edge rushers and blitzing linebackers and already has the experience of a senior.
The sky's the limit for Mitch Hyatt.
3. Martinas Rankin – Mississippi State
One year after it looked like Martinas Rankin was a highly ranked JUCO player who couldn't make the SEC transition, he's on his way to becoming a first-round draft pick.
The 6-foot-5, 302-pound offensive tackle redshirted in 2015 after transferring from Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. He struggled for the first part of 2016 before transforming into an elite blocker in the second half of the season.
2. Connor Williams – Texas
Texas hasn't had a first-round pick since 2015 and haven't had a top-10 pick since 2006. Connor Williams may end both of those droughts.
The 6-foot-6, 288-pounder started as a true freshman in 2015 and already has 23 starts on his résumé. One scout told Matt Miller of Bleacher Report that Williams looks like a young Joe Thomas.
He is strong, smart, explosive and has excellent footwork and quickness. He'll earn top-five consideration with another terrific season.
1. Mike McGlinchey – Notre Dame
Mike McGlinchey is an enormous human. At 6-foot-8, 312 pounds, he will immediately become one of the tallest players in NFL history.
McGlinchey started 13 games at right tackle as a sophomore in 2015 before replacing first-round pick Ronnie Stanley at left tackle last year. He's remarkably fluid for his size, doesn't lack quickness in the run game and has little issue containing speedy edge rushers.
He could be a top-three pick in 2018.