Nothing but uncertainty at offensive tackle

The hunt for offensive tackles is causing the NFL draft to test mathematical limits.

There are 24 different possible arrangements for a group of four, but it seems there are an infinite number of varying opinions when ranking Louisville’s Mekhi Becton, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs and Georgia’s Andrew Thomas. Each prospect is No. 1 on one draft board, No. 4 on another and squeezed in between elsewhere.

Perhaps the smartest move both the Giants (No. 4) and Jets (No. 11) could make next week is to spend their respective first-round draft pick on one of those four blockers. The complication with this year’s class is the lack of consensus at the top, rendering it impossible to project at the bottom.

“I think there are three really good ones who are going to be Pro Bowl players: Becton and Wills right close to each other, and then Wirfs,” NFL Network’s lead draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah told The Post.

“I think Thomas will be a steady, functional starter, but there is a little bit of a drop-off after those first three, for me. I don’t think there is anything artificial about the grades on those top-three guys. I think they are all legit.”

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Mekhi Becton and Jedrick Wills JrGetty Image, AP

Sure enough, Thomas is Pro Football Focus’ No. 1 option.

Either way, four of the first 11 picks could be linemen, which hasn’t happened since the notoriously weak draft class of 2013.

Are Becton (6-foot-7, 364 pounds), Wills (6-4, 312), Wirfs (6-5, 320) and Thomas (6-5, 315) really worthy of lofty evaluations? Or are they being forced up the board to fill a void at other positions?

“I don’t think there is a [worthy] top-10 pick in that tackle group,” one longtime NFL scout said. “There is not a Tyron Smith, not a Joe Thomas, not that guy that you put on the tape and say, ‘That guy is ready to go.’ ”

More dissension.

For football fans on draft night, there is no buzzkill quite like selecting an offensive lineman, especially when it is impossible to tell one from another. To help sort the crowd, The Post asked Jeremiah — a former college scout for three NFL franchises — to fill in some offensive line superlatives, like commonly seen in a class yearbook:

Quickest Impact

“Wills. I think he will be the best player Day 1 in that group. Technically, he’s outstanding. He doesn’t have any physical limitations.”

Highest Ceiling

“Becton. Ironically. He might have to duck his head to not hit it on ceilings. He has the most upside by far. There’s not many guys walking around like him. A rare, rare physical specimen.”

Most Athletic

“By testing, it’s Wirfs. In terms of watching how they play, Wills plays the most athletic.”

Best Run Blocker

“Becton.” Jeremiah later expanded Becton and Indianapolis Colts All-Pro guard Quenton Nelson are the two “best finishers in the run game that I’ve evaluated since 2003.”

Best Pass Blocker

“Wills. He played in the best conference in college football. He’s had a lot of meaningful snaps

Best Finisher

“Tie between Becton and Wirfs.” Wirfs led all offensive linemen at the NFL Scouting Combine in 40-yard dash time (4.85), long jump (121 inches) and vertical jump (36.5), and set an Iowa record in the weight room with a 450-pound hang clean.

Is there a common thread binding the group?

Louisville offensive line coach Dwayne Ledford is a rising star on the radar for an NFL job. Sam Pittman was just hired as Arkansas head coach, after he was the highest-paid offensive line coach in the country at Georgia. Iowa and Alabama are two premier offensive line-feeder programs under head coaches Kirk Ferentz and Nick Saban, respectively.

“All four are as good as there is,” Jeremiah said, “so, all four of these guys have been really well coached.”