Updated tackle rankings for the Saints after the NFL Combine

The New Orleans Saints will likely take a tackle in the 2024 NFL Draft. Here’s a look at the tackle rankings following the 2024 Scouting Combine.
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As the 2024 NFL Draft approaches, many analysts believe that the New Orleans Saints will select an offensive tackle with the 14th-overall pick. With Ryan Ramczyk’s knee injury, Andrus Peat’s pending free agency, and Trevor Penning’s underwhelming development, it’s time for the Saints to invest in the offensive tackle position.

Fortunately for New Orleans, and other tackle-needy teams, this is an extremely talented and deep tackle class. That was on display at the 2024 scouting combine. Several of the top offensive tackles went to Indianapolis and put on a show. How do the top tackle prospects compare to each other after a day of testing?

Let’s go through what the tackle rankings should look like for New Orleans following the Combine.

1. Joe Alt - Notre Dame

Notre Dame producing another top offensive lineman shouldn’t surprise anyone. With dominant linemen like Quenton Nelson and Zack Martin already thriving in the league, Joe Alt is expected to be the next Fighting Irish offensive linemen to exceed in the NFL.

Alt showed up to the combine at 6-foot-9, 321 pounds. He ran a 5.05 40-yard dash, had a 28-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-4 broad jump, and competed 27 reps of the 225-pound bench press. It couldn’t have been a better weekend for who many consider the top tackle prospect.

Considering that he is the top tackle prospect, the chances of him landing with the Saints are incredibly slim. Alt will likely go in the top five, definitely the top 10. New Orleans isn’t on the clock until pick 14. Barring a trade up, Alt will be off the board before the Saints are on the clock.