2024 NFL Draft: Joe Alt in the Top 5?

We know that Notre Dame offensive tackle Joe Alt is going to go fairly early in the 2024 NFL draft but just how early might we be talking?

In one mock draft from a former NFL general manager Alt cracks the top-five.  Mike Tannenbaum, the former general manager of the New York Jets projected Alt goes fifth to the Los Angeles Chargers in his latest mock draft.

Says Tannenbaum of the Alt pick:

“The Chargers gave up 43 sacks last season, 13th-most in the NFL. So despite the top receivers all being on the board and a glaring need there after trading Keenan Allenand cutting Mike Williams, I’m choosing to instead protect quarterback Justin Herbert. Alt is 6-foot-9 with great movement traits, and he gave up just six sacks over 2,142 snaps in college. Fortifying the offensive line is the foundation of any Jim Harbaugh team, and that’s especially true after Herbert missed four games last season due to a fractured finger. The WR class is deep, so I’m taking my OT1 now and worrying about the pass-catchers on Day 2.”

Mike Tannenbaum, ESPN

The Chargers have been a recent landing spot for several Notre Dame players. Safety Alohi Gilman signed a contract to stay with the Chargers this off-season while Jerry Tillery and Drue Tranquill were both selected by the squad in 2019.

Story originally appeared on Fighting Irish Wire