Brock Ruble has NFL first round draft choice size for an offensive tackle. And, if he continues to improve on his freshman and sophomore seasons he could be a first round draft choice in the 2018 NFL draft.
College: Florida State #71
Position: Offensive Tackle
- Also played basketball and baseball in high school.
- Redshirted 2014.
- Started six games his redshirt freshman year in 2015.
- 2016, started seven games.
- Blocked for potential 2017 NFL draft first rounder Dalvin Cook.
- As of right now the Florida State offensive line is not set for 2017. Brock Ruble is competing with Rick Leonard for the starting job.
NFL Draft Board Breakdown
Brock Ruble has the size and athleticism to break into the first round of the 2018 NFL draft, but there are still some moving parts that need to fall into place for Ruble.
Florida State Offensive Line
All-ACC Offensive Tackle, Roderick Johnson, bypassed his senior year for the 2017 NFL draft. As of right now, Johnson is not a first round draft choice candidate. He doesn’t appear on the NFL Draft Board. However, this is a weak year for offensive tackles, so he may have played his best hand.
During the 2016 season Ruble split time with Rick Leonard. In 2017 Ruble enters his redshirt junior year and Leonard enters his senior season. This spring Ruble continues to press Leonard for the starting position. But, the competition might come to a close by the Seminole coaching staff moving Leonard to left tackle. However, there is a redshirt freshman, Josh Ball, emerging as challenger to Leonard and Ruble for a starting position.
Brock Ruble and the 2018 NFL Draft
Right now, Brock Ruble sits just outside the first round on the NFL Draft Board. But, if Ruble starts all season and excels, Ruble could break into the first round of the 2018 NFL draft. If not, Ruble has the luxury of returning to Florida State for his senior year if he wishes.