Posted On: 03/22/21 10:33 PM

Offensive tackles are key to any offense, with being able to set the edge and control the outside in the run game or whether showing the athletic ability and footwork in pass pro protection, good offensive tackles are hard to come by.

The ability to kick slide and anchor versus an oncoming defensive end who oftentimes is considered more explosive and athletic of the two in battle, but nowadays you see offensive tackles being just as athletic as their defensive lineman counterparts.

Let’s take a look at five 2022 offensive tackles to watch this upcoming season from the state of New Jersey!

Nelson Monegro Nelson Monegro 6'7" | OL Union City | 2022 NJ 6-7 280 Union City High School

The athletic Rutgers commit demonstrates good body control and good hand placement in the run game which allows him to move people off the line of scrimmage and has a nasty demeanor when finishing blocks. He demonstrates the ability to jump set in pass protection and lock-on and take control of the defensive end.

Joe De Croce Joe De Croce 6'6" | OL Northern Valley | 2022 NJ 6-6 290 Northern Valley Regional High School-Demarest

The Rutgers commit is an absolute mauler in the run game, demonstrates good flexibility transitioning in and out of stance, and shows

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