Top 5 O-line prospects from the state of Tennessee since 2008

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It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Tennessee, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating offensive linemen the last few years.

Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked offensive lineman coming out of the state of Tennessee was Austin Long, who played sparingly his first few years at Georgia and then had an academic issue that cost him his senior season. Antonio Richardson declared for the NFL Draft in December, leaving a year of eligibility behind. He went undrafted last week, but he did sign a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings afterwards.

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Here’s a look at the top O-line recruits that came from the state of Tennessee since ’08.

NO. ATHLETE YR COLLEGE HOMETOWN 247 # THE SKINNY?
1. Austin Long ‘09 Georgia Memphis .9668 Academic issues ended career
2. Antonio Richardson ’11 Tennessee Nashville .9564 Undrafted, just signed w/Minn.
3. Cameron Clear ‘11 Tennessee/TexA&M Memphis .9482 Ended up at TE, transferred
4. Alex Bars ‘14 Notre Dame Nashville .9471 One of gems of N.D. class
5. Barrett Jones ‘08 Alabama Cordova .9269 Drafted in ’13 by St. Louis

 

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