1. Abraham Lucas, Washington State
Washington State’s Abraham Lucas has all of the makings of a solid NFL tackle. He has the size that you look for in a tackle at 6-foot-7 and 319 pounds. He also plays with a strong blend of speed and power.
While at Washington State, Lucas recorded 3,006 snaps at the right tackle position. 2,195 of his snaps came on passing plays. This past season he lined up on offense a total of 801 times. He finished the year with an offensive grade of 78.6 and a pass-blocking grade of 91.0 according to PFF.
From a playstyle standpoint, Lucas is seen as a developmental prospect by many. He has flaws in his game, such as issues with his technique. He played in an offense in college that allowed these problems to not impact his game, but they could play a factor in his success in the NFL.
When looking at what Lucas is good at, there is a lot to get excited about. His experience in pass protection could be vital to how quickly he can transition into the NFL. He has already proven that he is solid in that area of his game.
He played well in a particularly strong PAC-12 conference that will have several pass-rushers selected within the first two rounds of the draft.
He recorded a pass-blocking grade of 85.0 or higher in six games last season according to PFF. He also recorded a grade lower than 81.0 just once over 13 games.
Given that he can adjust his game to the NFL, Lucas has a high ceiling at the next level. If the Chargers take a gamble on him, he could be a force in the near future.