5 OL the Giants and Joe Schoen should focus on for the 2024 NFL Draft

Will Joe Schoen look to draft a lineman in the early rounds yet again?

Jan 1, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Joe Alt (76)
Jan 1, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish offensive lineman Joe Alt (76) / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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4. Notre Dame's Joe Alt

Joe Alt is the No. 2 offensive lineman on most expert's boards, and some have him as No. 1. Alt, who will definitely be a Top 15 pick and likely a Top 10 pick, was PFF's No. 1 graded offensive tackle in 2023 among linemen who played at least 50 percent of their team's snaps, recording an elite 90.8 grade. In each of the last two seasons, he recorded a grade above 90, which is considered elite.

The 6-8, 322-pounder has allowed just four sacks in three seasons, three of which were in his freshman season. He has only played left tackle at Notre Dame, but like Fashanu, he can play either side of the line.

Alt was a first-team All-American in 2022 and a unanimous All-American in 2023 and has an athletic bloodline. His father, John, played for the Kansas City Chiefs, and his older brother, Mark, is a pro hockey defenseman who has played for three NHL teams.

3. Oregon State's Taliese Fuaga

Oregon State had one of the best offensive lines in football in 2023, and Taliese Fuaga was the main reason. The 6-6, 334-pounder was dominant in 2023, allowing just two hits and no sacks.

Oregon State operated a run-heavy offense under Jonathan Smith in 2023, which tends to breed nasty, physical offensive linemen. Fuaga definitely developed a nasty streak.

Fuaga was PFF's second-highest-graded offensive lineman in 2023, right behind Alt. Like Fashanu, Fuaga has not allowed a sack in his three-year college career. His build and physical play style are very similar to 2021 first-round pick and current Detroit Lions right tackle Penei Sewell.