A Breakdown of Philly’s Top 30: Offensive Linemen

Hoiwe and the Eagles are doing their due diligence on NFL prospects. According to Anthony DiBona of Pro Football Network, nine of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ top 30 visits have been reported. He broke them down in a tweet. I have the breakdown of Philly’s top 30 focusing on offensive linemen.

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Zak Zinter, OL, Michigan

Zak Zinter from Buckingham Browne & Nichols High School was rated a 4-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Zinter opted to join Michigan. In 2020, as a freshman, Zinter saw action in 5 games and played 214 snaps for the Wolverines. While playing right guard, he allowed just 3 quarterback hurries, 3 quarterback hits, and no sacks.

As a sophomore in 2021, he played in 13 games and 733 snaps. While playing right guard, he conceded 11 quarterback hurries, 4 quarterback hits, and one sack. In 2022, as a junior, Zinter saw action in 13 games and 835 snaps. He gave up 6 quarterback hurries, no quarterback hits, and one sack while playing right guard.

Zitner has a strong, thick build that is best suited for guard but has the length to play right tackle. Quick feet and bends at knees. He sinks his hips in the running game. Accurate with hand placement. Excellent body control. He has the athleticism to pull. Physical and finishes blocks. He plays with a nasty streak. Once engaged can overpower on second level. Needs to improve lateral quickness. Smart and high football IQ. The development of a kick step is essential. Multi-year starter at Top 20 program. He should develop into a Day 3 NFL draft pick.

Christian Mahogany, OL, Boston College

Christian Mahogany from Paramus Catholic High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Mahogany opted to join Boston College. In 2020, as a freshman, Mahogany saw action in 10 games and played 706 snaps. He allowed 8 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and 3 sacks while playing at left guard.

As a sophomore in 2021, he played in 11 games and had 706 snaps. He conceded 4 QB hurries, 2 QB hits, and one sack while playing at right guard. In 2023, as a junior, Mahogany played in 12 games and totaled 862 snaps. He gave up 7 quarterback hurries, no quarterback hits, and no sacks while playing most of his snaps at right guard.

Cooper Beebe, OL, Kansas State

Cooper Beebe played in 51 career games with 48 starts. His 48 starts rank fifth among Wildcat offensive linemen since 1990. Beebe was named the 2022 and 2023 Big 12 Offensive Lineman of the Year, one of just five players to earn the honor in consecutive seasons since the award began in 2006.

He is joined on that list by Oklahoma’s Creed Humphrey (2019 and 2020) and Orlando Brown (2016 and 2017), as well as Baylor’s Spencer Drango (2014 and 2015) and Cyril Richardson (2012 and 2013). Cooper was a three-time First Team All-Big 12 honoree, only the second offensive lineman in school history to do so in three straight years (Dalton Risner, 2016-18). He allowed only five sacks among his 1,488 career pass-blocking snaps (according to Pro Football Focus), with four of those coming in his redshirt freshman season of 2020, as he only allowed one sack in his final 42 games.

Tyler Guyton, OL, Oklahoma

Tyler Guyton is a 6’7″ lineman with experience on the defensive interior but a long-term projection at offensive tackle. He wears his weight well and should easily reach a 300-pound plateau in the college strength and conditioning program. He has shown encouraging mobility in pursuit on the defensive side of the ball. Guyton’s height and length should help with moving to offensive tackle. He is technically raw and has no experience in the projected college position. Must play with better pad level and bend. Tyler can get stronger and play with more punch power at the point of attack—intriguing low-floor, high-ceiling offensive tackle prospect who projects to FBS level.

Brandon Coleman, OL, TCU

Brandon Coleman is from Trinity Valley Community College High School and was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 3-star grade by 247 Sports. Following high school, Coleman opted to join TCU. In 2020, as a freshman, Coleman saw action in 4 games and played a total of 115 snaps for the Horned Frogs. He allowed just one QB hurry, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing at right tackle.

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As a sophomore in 2021, Coleman played in 11 games and a total of 479 snaps. He conceded 5 QB hurries, no QB hits, and no sacks while playing most of his snaps at left guard. In 2022, as a junior, Coleman saw action in 13 games and totaled 885 snaps. He gave up 14 QB hurries, 8 QB hits, and 3 sacks while playing at left tackle. In 2023 as a senior, Coleman saw action in 11 games and played a total of 720 snaps for the Horned Frogs. He allowed an unimpressive 17 QB hurries, 3 QB hits, and no sacks while playing the majority of his snaps at left tackle and the rest at left guard. He is best on the outside because of his height and athleticism, but he is capable of blocking on the move. Coleman had issues against quality counter moves, struggling to readjust. He’ll see that frequently against NFL technicians in the pass rush.

Al Zaffiri
Al Zaffiri

Al is one of the two co-creators of Edge of Philly Sports. Al started radio and podcasting in 2012 and covering sports in 2015. A lifelong Philly sports fan since watching the Eagles, Phillies, Sixers, and Flyers with his grandfathers at age 7. Al always looks at the other side of the hot topics and gives his different outlook on those topics. Web and Graphic Design.

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