The quarterback is the highest paid position in the NFL. The second-highest paid position? Offensive tackles, mainly the blindside tackles. Either way, it’s pretty clear that a tackle is very important along the offensive line.
He has to be versatile in being able to move with quick defensive ends and edge rushers, while having the awareness to pick up stunts and twists along with the guard. If a player can do that, he will have a successful career in the NFL.
There are a number of talented tackles that should be getting much more recognition. Let’s take a look at those five players.