2021 Draft Prospect Rankings: Offensive Tackle Edition. (2/9/21)

*Unofficial height/weight for most prospects unless reported at the Senior Bowl. If reported, height will be rounded up to nearest foot, if over 4/8th (1/2).

Most OTs in the Top 10 should be versatile enough to play in a Zone or Gap scheme. Terms to know when describing fit.

ZONE – Blocking an area.

MAN – Blocking a man.

Scheme Versatile (SV) – Implies Player could play both.

1.) Penei Sewell – 6’5″ 325 lbs.

“Sewell’s movement ability in the run game was a marvel to watch. He checks off almost all boxes. Arm length, initial quickness, knee bend, reach and seal, finish and sustain. The only thing I have concerns with is his pass pro technique. Don’t get me wrong, he did well in that category in his collegiate career but the majority of Pac-12 pass rushers aren’t exactly NFL pass rushers. NFL coaching should sure that up though. He can thrive in a zone or man blocking scheme.”

2.) Jackson Carman – 6’5″ 340 lbs.

“I couldn’t find many reps in which Carman didn’t show NFL level blocking prowess. His pass sets are the best in the class and his initial punch is powerful. He can run well for his size and takes superb blocking angles to sure up running lanes. Honestly it was hard not to put him at OT1. The only difference between he and Sewell is footwork and athleticism. Carman has to improve on his footwork and hand usage on inside pursuit moves from defenders. He can also play in both zone and man schemes.”

3.) Liam Eichenberg – 6’6″ 305 lbs.

“Eichenberg consistently showed proper technique in both the run and pass game. Long arms, drive, attitude and finish. Eichenberg is a very impressive and multifaceted prospect. He combines technician like work ethic with brute strength. He’s a high level competitor and even has the battle scars to prove it. He’s held his own against elite level talent, especially during the ’20 season, facing Alabama and Clemson twice. He mirrors and redirects with the best of them. I’m excited to see his progression at the next level. (SV)”

4.) Samuel Cosmi – 6’6″ 300 lbs.

“Cosmi showed exceptional play strength, technique, and movement skill. He has excellent feet and hand usage. Looks comfortable holding 300 pounds with the body type to hold more. Gets the initial hand position inside. Bends knees with ease and has an easy kick step. High effort player and team guy are intangibles the stand out with Cosmi. (SV) “

5.) Robert Hainsey – 6’4″ 302 lbs.

“Hainsey is being projected by most as an interior player. Although I think he can kick inside and play guard I still believe he’s a viable option at RT. Generally gets good location and hand placement. He’s physical on down defensive linemen and works to finish his blocks. (SV) “

6.) Dillon Radunz – 6’6″ 304 lbs.

“Another possible iOL convert. Radunz shined at the Senior Bowl, holding his own vs. Power 5 talent with an impressive anchor and above average toughness. Natural knee bender and leverage establisher. He can be counted on to get to the second level and impact linebacker’s route to the ball. I like players who play with a little piss and vinegar and Radunz does that. (SV)”

7.) Rashawn Slater – 6’3″ 310 lbs.

“The most enigmatic OL prospect in the draft class for me. I think he’d be an awesome iOL too, for what it’s worth. Most are star struck over his performance vs. Chase Young in ’19. Although he did well, it’s something to consider that when high profile edge rushers are in blowout games their tenacity decreases, especially when they’re projected to go top 5 like Young was that year. Not saying Slater isn’t good. He’s technically sound and very efficient. I just believe it’s an overblown performance. The most impressive aspect of Slater’s game is how he controls defenders with his hands and washes them out of plays. Good hips and reach. Deserving of Top 10 recognition. (SV)”

8.) James Hudson III – 6’4″ 302 lbs.

“Hudson III continually showed good ability to get his hands on defenders and control the line of scrimmage. Good athlete who has long arms and a good base. Plays with enthusiasm and finish. Interior pass rush moves and elite speed is his kryptonite at times. All in all he has light feet with the ability to bend and punch. He can find work at the second level and spring runners for big gains. (SV)”

9.) Christian Darrisaw – 6’5″ 315 lbs.

“Darrisaw has been up and down my rankings. One reason for that, is his projection vs. NFL level power and speed. He’s built more top heavy and that effects his anchor at times. He makes up for that deficiency as prospect, by being incredibly savvy in his pass sets and run block angles. Although lacking the thick power producing lowers he still has hip mobility and that allows him to change direction quickly, climb to the second level and pancake blockers. (SV)”

10.) Alex Leatherwood – 6’5″ 312 lbs.

“Leatherwood is an unfinished product. His upside could have high yielding rewards though. He has natural ability but needs NFL coaching and refinement. He can drive people off the ball and protect sufficiently but against elite pass rushers he will have to learn how to position his hands better and move his feet more quickly. Love him in the run game as a mauler. (SV)”

(11-29 Walker Little, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Stone Forsythe, Jaylen Mayfield, Carson Green, Cole Van Lanen, Spencer Brown, Jaylon Moore, Adrian Ealy, D’Ante Smith, Brady Christensen, Will Fries, Teven Jenkins, Robert Jones, Brenden Jaimes, Alaric Jackson, Michael Johnson, Tommy Doyle, Greg Eiland)

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