2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive Tackle



The top 2021 quarterback prospects available for the 2021 NFL Draft. * - denotes 2021 prospect. ** - denotes 2024 prospect.

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2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
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  1. Penei Sewell*, OT, Oregon
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 325.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.
    Projected Round (2021): Top-16.
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    1/9/21: Sewell announced he is entering the 2021 NFL Draft. He did not re-join Oregon for the shortened Pac-12 season.

    In pass protection, Sewell has the skill set to be a dependable edge protector. He is a good athlete with real quickness on the edge. Sewell pops out of his stance, gets his hands into the chest of defenders, and has quick feet to play the typewriter and cut off the edge from speed rushers. He shows enough strength and quality hands to sustain blocks while being able to neutralize second efforts. His agility, footwork, and quickness make him a smooth mover in space. On screens, kick out blocks, and zone runs, Sewell constantly shows that he is natural in space.

    Sewell is not an overpowering run blocker who bulls defenders off the ball, but he scraps with attitude and is effective. Sewell uses his size and strength to manipulate and turn defenders to tie them up and keep them from getting on tackles. He is dangerous firing to the second level, and he will get nasty overwhelming linebackers or defensive backs with violence. It would help Sewell to continue to get stronger for battling NFL defensive linemen, but he could function in a power-man or zone-blocking scheme. 8/29/20: Sewell had a dominant sophomore season as the blind-side protector for Justin Herbert. Possessing good size, length and athleticism, Sewell has a good skill set that could end up making him one of the top prospects for the 2021 NFL Draft. For his excellent 2019 season, Sewell won the Outland Trophy and was the Pac-12 co-offensive player of the year.

    Sewell was a shutdown pass protector as a freshman as well, not allowing a sack in over 926 snaps. He only was credited with allowing seven pressures and two hits all season.

    The Pac-12 seems to do whatever the Big Ten tells it to do, canceling its 2020 season, which will short Sewell of a season of development for the NFL. Like the Big Ten decision makers, the presidents of the Pac-12 and incompetent commissioner Larry Scott prioritized protecting their job security over considering the science that student athletes are more likely to die in a car accident driving to practice than from COVID-19.




  2. Alijah Vera-Tucker*, OT/G, USC
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.
    Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
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    1/9/21: With Austin Jackson in the NFL, Vera-Tucker took over USC's left tackle and played well in limited action. Vera-Tucker was going to sit out the 2020 season before opting back in, and rejoining the Trojans helped him display the versatility to compete at guard or tackle in the NFL. Vera-Tucker was a good left guard for the Trojans in 2019 and has upside to develop for the next level.

    For the NFL, there is a lot to like about Vera-Tucker in pass protection. He is an easy mover with athleticism, quickness, and agility. He can glide with speed rushers with ease showing the ability to play the typewriter with his feet. Vera-Tucker is a natural knee bender who maintains good leverage while avoiding bending at the waist. Vera-Tucker looks like a starting left tackle or guard in the NFL and is worthy of being a first or second-round pick in the 2021 draft.

    In the ground game, Vera-Tucker is not a bull at the point of attack but he is effective. He is more of a wall-off-and-position blocker who beats defenders to a spot to cover them up and keep them from making a tackle. He does a nice job of scrapping and keeping his hands fighting to sustain his blocks. It would help Vera-Tucker to add strength if his frame isn't maxed out. For a pro rushing offense, Vera-Tucker might fit best in a zone-blocking scheme.


  3. Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 295.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
    Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
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    1/9/21: Team sources who saw Cosmi to open the 2020 season said it looked like Cosmi had added some good weight and seems better physically. Cosmi blocked well for Texas and could stand to continue to get even stronger for the next level.

    8/29/20: Last fall, team sources told me they liked Cosmi and thought he was a better prospect than Connor Williams was at Texas. They felt Cosmi was raw and needing development, but athletically, he was an interesting prospect. Cosmi needs to get stronger for the NFL. Team sources believed he needed to go back to school if he wanted to be a secure first-round pick in his draft class, and Cosmi wisely decided to go back to Austin for his senior year.

    As a redshirt freshman, Cosmi earned a starting spot at right tackle for the Longhorns and had an impressive debut. He did a good job in pass protection, showing some length and athleticism on the edge. For the NFL, it would help Cosmi to get stronger, but as a young player, he probably will add weight and strength as he ages and gains more experience. Cosmi was placed on NFL teams' preseason watch list in 2019, with some evaluators believing he had the potential to go in the top half of the 2020 NFL Draft.


  4. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 322.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.34.
    Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
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    1/9/21: Thus far in 2020, Leatherwood has played well for Alabama. Team sources say he has shown improvement but still has some issues to clean up for the NFL. He needs some work in the run game as he is a position-and-wall-off guy rather than a people mover. Leatherwood has problems when it's time to get physical. However, he has shown well in pass protection as a senior and the NFL is a passing-driven league. Hence, he is a bit of a love/hate prospect with some grading him in the first round and others have him lower on Day 2.

    Leatherwood has good feet, athleticism, excellent size, and length. Evaluators think he is good to cover up speed rushers as Leatherwood is so long and athletic it is difficult to get around him. Thus, they think given his excellent skill set at a premium position he will be a first-round pick and could possibly be one of the first 20 selections.

    8/29/20: Leatherwood played well for Alabama in 2019, showing he has a first-round skill set of size, quickness and athleticism. Taking on LSU, Leatherwood showed that he still needs some development in his technique, with Tigers edge rusher K'Lavon Chaisson giving Leatherwood some problems. Leatherwood was wise return to school to improve before going pro, but he has a lot of upside and the skill set to be special.

    Leatherwood has rotated into the game for Alabama over the past couple of seasons and has done well when given the opportunity. He has played on the inside and at tackle, including time against Georgia in the college football playoff at the end of the 2017 season in replacement of an injured Jonah Williams.




  5. Christian Darrisaw*, OT, Virginia Tech
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 314.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
    Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
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    1/9/21: Darrisaw played well as a junior, creating a buzz. He has good size for the NFL and will enter the league as a 2-year starter at left tackle. Team sources have a love/hate response to Darrisaw. Some see him as worthy of going early in the first round and think he is legit. Other sources, including a director of college scouting, say Darrisaw is a second-round pick at best.


  6. Rashawn Slater*, OT/C/G, Northwestern
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 306.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.08.
    Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
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    1/9/21: Slater decided to sit out the 2020 season, and that could hurt his draft momentum. Some are projecting him to the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, while some team sources say they have Slater in the second round.

    Slater is a good athlete who could play tackle, guard or center in the NFL. Given his lack of height and length, he might be a better fit on the inside at guard or center. With Slater's versatility and athleticism, he shouldn't get out of Round 2 during the 2021 NFL Draft.

    8/29/20: Slater has been a starting right tackle for Northwestern, but he projects to the NFL for a move inside to guard. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection, but he could end up rising with a solid all-star game performance.


  7. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
    Projected Round (2021): 1-3.
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    1/9/21: Eichenberg played well for Notre Dame in 2020. Multiple evaluators said they graded Eichenberg as a late second- or early third-round pick. They feel the 6-foot-6, 305-pounder is a solid football player, but they do not feel he has the skill set of a first-round pick or a top-20 player. Eichenberg is not viewed as the same caliber of athlete as the five 2020 offensive tackles who went in the top 20 of the first round: Andrew Thomas, Jedrick Wills, Mekhi Becton, Tristan Wirfs and Austin Jackson. But every year some teams take second-day graded players late in the first round, and Eichenberg could be a candidate for that as he looks like a safe pick to be a solid pro.

    Eichinberg accepted a Senior Bowl invitation, and he could rise with a good week there in the pass-blocking one-on-ones.

    8/29/20: Eichenberg was solid, but not overly impressive, for Notre Dame in 2019. He was wise to return for his senior year. Eichenberg was dominated by Michigan edge rusher Chase Winovich in the 2018 season opener, but after that, Eichenberg was much better for the Fighting Irish. Eichenberg possesses some physical talent, but he needs to improve his ability to handle speed rushers at the next level. He was wise to go back to improve at Notre Dame before heading to the NFL.

    Eichenberg won the left tackle job for 2018 as the replacement for Mike McGlinchey. Initially during the spring of 2018, Eichenberg was going to be competing at right tackle for Notre Dame, but he outperformed teammate Robert Hainsey, among others, to take the left tackle spot. Eichenberg has a lot of ability, and it will be interesting to see how he develops as he gains experience.


  8. Trey Smith, OT/G, Tennessee
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.32.
    Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
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    1/9/21: In 2020, Smith played well for the Volunteers. He played his natural position of guard and was a steady blocker for Tennessee in both phases.

    8/29/20: Smith returned to the field in 2019 and was a solid left guard for Tennessee. It was a wise decision to return for his senior year and show that the blood-clot issue is behind him so NFL teams will have less of a concern there after two healthy seasons.

    Smith had a strong sophomore season for Tennessee prior to missing the final five games of 2018 with blood clots in his lungs. The issue first impacted Smith during workouts after his freshman season. After being held out for some time, Smith returned to practice in training camp and played the first seven games of the 2018 season while showing his impressive skill set for the Volunteers.

    In 2017, Quenton Nelson was the top offensive lineman in college football, but the second-best guard in the nation could have been Smith. Considering there were other good guards like Will Hernandez and Braden Smith who were second-round picks in the 2018 NFL Draft, that is really saying something for how Smith played as a freshman. Smith dominated at the point of attack and was extremely impressive when taking on Alabama. He looked like he was just scratching the surface with the upside to be even better with more experience. Smith played guard and left tackle for the Volunteers as a freshman.


  9. Jalen Mayfield*, OT, Michigan
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 319.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
    Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
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    1/9/21: Mayfield was solid in 2020, but not dominant, plus missed time with injuries.

    8/29/20: Perhaps the only offensive linemen who was truly impressive versus Chase Young in 2019 was Michigan's Jalen Mayfield. In plenty of one-on-one matchups, Mayfield got the better of Young, and there were other plays where Young had Mayfield on the ropes but the young Wolverine was able to recover in time to keep Young from making his typical game changing plays. It was a breakout performance for the Wolverines right tackle to conclude the regular season.

    What really jumps out about Mayfield is his quickness and athleticism on the edge to neutralize speed rushers. Mayfield is very quick out of his stance as he fires back or forward with explosion off the ball. With speed and agility, Mayfield instantly gets good depth in his drop and is able to play the typewriter with his feet to mirror speed rushers.

    In the ground game, Mayfield is a solid contributor at the point of attack. He is not an overpowering road grader like Brandon Scherff was coming out of Iowa, and Mayfield is not as good of a run blocker as Andrew Thomas was at Georgia or Jedrick Wills was at Alabama, but Mayfield is dependable to execute his assignment. He has the strength to control, turn, and manipulate defenders at the point of attack. Mayfield is quick to the second level and able to kick out to the perimeter.

    There are aspects of Mayfield's game that need improvement, and he should improve his technique for taking on NFL defensive linemen. At times, Mayfield lunges after defenders, which can get his weight too far over his toes. That leads to him missing some blocks in space especially. There are also times where he gives up up ground in bull rushes. He gets too wide with his hands, and that allows defenders to get into his chest to rock him back.




  10. Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.32.
    Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
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    1/9/21: Jenkins has received some media acclaim as an early-round pick, and he has the a skill set to play in the NFL. Jenkins is a big edge protector who will enter the NFL with a lot of experience. He broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and was a steady contributor to the success that Chuba Hubbard found on the ground. Some have projected Jenkins as a first- or second-round pick, but in speaking with multiple team sources, they have him a little bit lower. Jenkins accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.


  11. Walker Little, OT, Stanford
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 304.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
    Projected Round (2021): 2-4.
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    1/9/21: Little decided to sit out the 2020 season, which was a questionable decision as he will basically enter the NFL having missed two straight seasons of football. That hurts and slows down his development significantly.

    8/29/20: The Pac-12 seems to do whatever the Big Ten tells it to do, canceling its 2020 season and leaving Walker in a tough spot. He could wait until college football returns to Stanford, or he could enter the 2021 NFL Draft having gone two years since he last played a full season of football. Like the Big Ten decision makers, the presidents of the Pac-12 and incompetent commissioner Larry Scott prioritized protecting their job security over considering the science that student athletes are more likely to die in a car accident driving to practice than from COVID-19.

    Little was injured in the fourth quarter of the season opener in 2019, which ended his year. He could have still been an early-rounder despite the knee injury, but he decided to return to the Cardinal for 2020.

    Little was impressive as a freshman starter at left tackle for Stanford in 2017. He did an effective job in run blocking and helped running back Bryce Love to a huge season. Little was solid as a sophomore and showed an improved ability to protect the passer, doing a respectable job in keeping pressure off of quarterback K.J. Costello.

    In pass protection, Little is tough to beat for edge rushers. He has good length and strength, and is able to bend at the knee. Little sets up well to take on rushers, and once he gets a hold of defenders, they are in trouble. His length and strength allow him to sustain blocks to the whistle, and he is very difficult for rushers to shed. His long arms and strong upper body also give him an edge in recoverability, so even when he is slightly out of position, he can compensate by getting enough of the rushers to give his quarterback time to throw.

    Generally, Little is very dependable to not allow pressure. He has good hand placement and is intelligent to recognize how defenses are attacking the edge. Little also flashes some nastiness as a pass blocker, and it is not uncommon to see him grab a rusher in the chest and throw them to the ground with ferocity. Little sets a physical presence and is a real battler who makes it a long day for edge rushers to match up against.

    Little is a plus run blocker for a left tackle. He is a fighter who has some nastiness to him. He definitely is not a finesse left tackle who shies away from getting violent with defenders. Little can get into the chest of defensive linemen and get a push on them at times. At other times, he uses his length to turn and manipulate defenders to keep them out of the play. In the ground game, Little could stand to improve his ability to stay on his feet. Too often, he stumbles and falls to a knee at the second level or trying to push a defender.


  12. Jackson Carman*, OT/G, Clemson
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 345.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.65.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Carman was a solid left tackle for Clemson in 2020, including putting together a good performance against Notre Dame. While he played tackle for Clemson, Carman's best fit might be as a guard in the NFL. That was given proof in the college football playoff, as Ohio State's edge rushers dominated Carman in a brutal performance.

    8/29/20: Carman is a big interior blocker who was very good for Clemson in 2019. It was his first season as a starter after serving as a backup at left tackle during his freshman season. Carman could be even better now that he has some experience. Dropping some weight for the NFL might be a good idea for Carman.


  13. Cade Mays*, OT/G, Tennessee
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 318.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Mays played well in the first few games of 2020 before really struggling against Georgia. He was at right tackle for the Volunteers, but he looks like a guard for the NFL.

    8/29/20: Mays was a good starter on Georgia's all-star offensive line in 2019 and could have been the replacement for Andrew Thomas at left tackle for 2020, but Mays decided to transfer to Tennessee.

    Mays started seven games as a freshman in 2018 while also dealing with injuries. With his versatile size, Mays could fit at guard or tackle, and it will be interesting to see where he settles in at Tennessee. Mays is a strong run blocker with good size to create a push at the point of attack.


  14. Thayor Munford, OT/G, Ohio State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 319.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Munford has had a solid season for Ohio State. He is a decent college player, but he has not been especially dominant and has not always play up to his skill set. Munford accepted an invitation to play at the Senior Bowl.

    8/29/20: Munford was a candidate to be a potential early-round pick who entered the draft early, but in 2019, he was not that impressive and did not stand out by showing the skill set to be a franchise left tackle. In speaking with some team sources, they felt Munford did not make the case that he should skip his senior year and enter the 2020 NFL Draft. Thus, he was wise to return to Columbus.

    Munford needs to improve his technique and become more polished to take on pro edge rushers. He had an ugly outing versus Wisconsin in 2019 and could be better off moving inside to guard at the next level. However with the Big Ten canceling their season, Munford probably will enter the 2021 NFL Draft.

    Munford was a rotational backup as a freshman before breaking into the starting lineup at left tackle in 2018. The sophomore had some issues during his first year as a starter, and those might cause him to move inside to guard for the NFL. Munford also played with a hip injury as a sophomore, and he missed the game against Maryland with a leg injury. He then missed the Rose Bowl with another injury.




  15. Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 329.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.33.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Forsythe blocked well for the Gators in 2020. His game against Texas A&M was not as good as his performances against Ole Miss and South Carolina, but he played well against Georgia and clamped down Bulldogs edge rusher Azeez Ojulari, one of the top pass rushers in the SEC. Forsythe could be a better fit as a right tackle or guard in the NFL.

    8/29/20: Forsythe broke into the starting lineup in 2019 as a junior. He is a big left tackle who could be better off moving to guard or right tackle in the NFL. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection entering his senior year.

    If Forsythe can improve his ability to handle speed rushers, his stock could rise for the 2021 NFL Draft. Forsythe also could be a competitor at right guard as a pro.


  16. Jake Curhan, OT, California
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 330.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.55.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Over four seasons, Curhan started 40 games at right tackle for California and improved as he gained experience. Curhan became a steady pass protector and quality run blocker as a junior and senior. His strong play earned him an invitation to the Senior Bowl.


  17. Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 301.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.38.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Radunz accepted his invitation to the Senior Bowl.

    8/29/20: Radunz was an excellent blind-side protector in 2019, allowing zero sacks. As a sophomore, he had another good year protecting the quarterback. Radunz earned a starting job in 2017, but the freshman missed the year due to a season-ending knee injury.


  18. D'Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 289.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Smith accepted an invitation to the Senior Bowl.

    8/29/20: Smith needs to get stronger for the NFL. He has been a solid blocker for East Carolina, but is very undersized for the next level. Adding weight and moving inside to guard could be his best plan for sticking at the pro level.


  19. Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
    Height: 6-9. Weight: 321.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.38.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Brown has accepted a Senior Bowl invitation, and performing well there could boost his draft stock.

    8/29/20: Brown is a massive tackle who has good length with some decent feet and athleticism for a big blocker. Given his body size, he would fit best as a right tackle in the NFL. Brown could help himself by dominating an all-star game and showing the ability to shut down good pass rushers.


  20. Alaric Jackson, OT, Iowa
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Jackson was solid, but unimpressive, for Iowa in 2020.

    8/29/20: Even though they had a better athlete in Tristan Wirfs, Kirk Ferentz and the Hawkeyes coaching staff trusted Jackson to be the starting left tackle and let Wirfs man the right side. As a junior, Jackson was steady in protection, only allowing a few sacks. He may not have the quickness, feet and athleticism to be a left tackle in the NFL, so he could be better off moving to right tackle or guard.


  21. Brady Christensen*, OT, BYU
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.45.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Christensen played well in 2020. He was a good pass protector for Zach Wilson and a contributor in the ground game, but Christensen also was not tested by elite defensive linemen.

    8/29/20: Christensen redshirted to start out his collegiate career, and he has served as a solid edge blocker for BYU since then. Christensen is expected to be the Cougars starting left tackle for 2020 and has good size to block on the edge. Doing well against speed rushers will be important for him to rise.


  22. Abraham Lucas, OT, Washington State
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 324.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.35.
    Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
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    1/9/21: Lucas is mostly going to being judged on past film given the shortened 2020 season.

    8/29/20: Lucas was a good pass-blocking right tackle for Washington State in 2019. He has good size and length to them for the next level. Thomas could rise if he can convince evaluators he has become more well-rounded.


  23. Dan Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: Moore played well in 2020. He was not overly impressive as a pass blocker, although he was more effective in the ground game.

    8/29/20: Moore is the starting left tackle for the Aggies and had a decent 2019 season. He has upside but needs to improve his pass protection as a senior to rise up the rankings.


  24. Landon Young, OT, Kentucky
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 305.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: Young had a solid senior year. His run blocking his ahead of his pass protection. He has issues with speed and explosiveness on the outside. Young should probably move inside to guard in the NFL.

    8/29/20: Young returned to the field in 2019 and played well for Kentucky. If he can stay healthy and continue to improve his pass protection, he could rise as a senior.

    Young was set to be Kentucky's starting left tackle in 2018, but in the final practice of the preseason, he went down with a season-ending knee injury. Young was wise return to Kentucky for 2019. He flashed some potential during his sophomore year, when he held his own while starting six games at left tackle. It will be interesting to see if Young can develop as a senior.


  25. Darian Kinnard*, OT, Kentucky
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 347.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.45.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: Kinnard was a solid contributor in 2020. He is a massive beast at the point of attack who is a tough run blocker and plays with a mean streak. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection, but he shows some potential and upside to improve. For the NFL, Kinnard's best fit might come as a right guard in power-man scheme.

    8/29/20: Kinnard was a tough run blocker in 2019, helping Lynn Bowden to a lot of success when running behind Kinnard and the right side of the offensive line. Kinnard could stand to drop some weight and improve his pass protection for the NFL. He could be a candidate to slide inside to right guard as a pro.


  26. Austin Deculus, OT, LSU
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 322.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: LSU kept Deculus at right tackle in 2020 even though it lost its starting left tackle to the NFL. Deculus should probably move inside to guard in the NFL, as pro speed rushers could give him lots of problems.

    8/29/20: Deculus was the Tigers' starting right tackle in 2019, and he provided decent protection to keep rushers out of the face of Joe Burrow. For the NFL, Deculus' run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. He did a nice job of run blocking for Clyde Edwards-Helaire last season. For the NFL, Deculus would fit best as a right tackle or guard.


  27. Sadarius Hutcherson, OT/G, South Carolina
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: Hutcherson had a nice game against Vanderbilt early in 2020, but he was not as good against Florida. Moving to the inside could be best for Hutcherson in the NFL.

    8/29/20: Hutcherson should probably slide inside to guard for the NFL, but he starts at left tackle for the Gamecocks. He broke onto the field as a full-time starter during his redshirt sophomore season at right guard. Hutcherson moved to left tackle in 2019.

    Hutcherson could lack the length and agility for left tackle in the NFL. His run blocking is ahead of his pass protection. However, his ability to play guard and tackle could make him a valuable sixth offensive lineman on game days in the pro ranks.


  28. Carson Green, OT, Texas A&M
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: Green was solid for Texas A&M, including turning in a good game against Arkansas. He was not as good against Alabama and Florida. He might be better off moving inside to guard in the NFL.

    8/29/20: Green broke into the starting lineup as a sophomore and hasn't missed a start since then. At right tackle, his run blocking is ahead of his pass protection.


  29. Adrian Ealy, OT, Oklahoma
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 326.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.36.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: Ealy held his own at left tackle in 2020 and had a respectable year for the Sooners. He is sleeper who has upside to develop in the NFL.

    8/29/20: Ealy was Oklahoma's starting right tackle in 2019 and was a solid blocker. For the NFL, he might be better off moving inside to guard.


  30. Larnel Coleman, OT, Massachusetts
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: Coleman is mostly being judged on past seasons given the Minutemen's weird four-game 2020.

    8/29/20: Coleman has worked his way onto the field and become a good starting edge protector for Massachusetts. He has a nice skill set and upside. If Coleman plays well at an all-star game, he could be a riser for the 2021 NFL Draft. Coleman has a lot of upside, as he has gained a lot of weight and shown significant improvement as he has gained experience.


  31. Vederian Lowe, OT, Illinois
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.37.
    Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
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    1/9/21: Lowe had a quiet season for the Illini.

    8/29/20: Lowe has been the starting left tackle for the Illini over the past two seasons. He still needs to show the ability to handle dangerous edge rushers. Lowe has a good build and some athleticism. He could be a candidate to be cross-trained at a few positions and be a game-day backup at a few spots.


  32. Liam Ryan, OT, Washington State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.28.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Ryan is mostly being judged on past film given the limited Pac-12 season.

    8/29/20: Ryan started at left guard during the 2018 season and had a solid season for the Cougars. As a junior, he moved to left tackle to replace Andre Dillard, putting together a solid season on the blind side. Ryan was a good fit in Mike Leach's offense. Ryan needs to continue to improve in pass protection.


  33. Myron Cunningham, OT, Arkansas
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 293.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Cunningham did a decent job for the Razorbacks, but he has some limitations for the NFL.

    8/29/20: Cunningham has good length with some agility on the edge, but he needs to get stronger for the NFL. He has the frame to add weight, and after starting out his collegiate career in the community college ranks, it is understandable that he will need some development. Cunningham had a good debut for Arkansas in 2019, only allowing one sack over his opening season.


  34. Brenden Jaimes, OT, Nebraska
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Jaimes did not stand out for Nebraska in 2020.

    8/29/20: Jaimes has been the starting left tackle for Nebraska during the past two seasons, and prior to that, he was the starting right tackle. Jaimes needs to improve his ability to handle speed rushers. He could be a swing tackle backup in the NFL.


  35. D'Ante Demery, OT, Florida International
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
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    1/9/21: Demery didn't impress in 2020.

    8/29/20: Demery went from the junior college ranks to becoming the starting left tackle for the Panthers as a sophomore. Demery has good size to him and showed a nice ability to block on the edge. He is sleeper worth watching and has the potential to rise.


  36. Jalen McKenzie, OT/G, USC
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: McKenzie is largely being judged on his previous seasons given the Pac-12's shortened season.

    8/29/20: McKenzie has played right guard and right tackle for the Trojans. He has good size to him with some upside to improve as he gains experience. Moving inside to guard, however, might be his best fit in the NFL.


  37. Caleb Jones*, OT, Indiana
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 362.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.6.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: The Indiana offense played well in the shortened 2020 season. Jones should drop some weight for the NFL.

    8/29/20: As a redshirt sophomore in 2019, Jones broke into the staring lineup at right tackle for the Hoosiers. He had a solid debut, and his massive size was a challenge for defenders. Jones has upside to rise as a junior and/or senior.


  38. Jake Burton, OT, UCLA
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 312.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.38.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Burton had a quiet season. Going back to school could be a good option to improve his development.

    8/29/20: Burton was a decent starter at right tackle for the Bruins in 2019. Joshua Kelley had good success running behind him. Burton needs to improve his pass protection for the NFL. He could also kick inside to guard at the next level.


  39. Greg Eiland, OT, Mississippi State
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 335.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.58.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Eiland didn't stand out in his first year in Mike Leach's system. Taking advantage of the extra year to develop could be a good idea.

    8/29/20: Eiland has started at left tackle for Mississippi State, but he would fit best as a right tackle in the NFL. Eiland needs to show the ability to handle fast edge rushers and not play too high. To start out his NFL career, Eiland could be a swing tackle backup on game days.


  40. Ryan Van Demark, OT, Connecticut
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 293.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.32.
    Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Connecticut's lack of a season - even in the spring - hasn't helped Van Demark.

    8/29/20: Van Demark has started at left tackle since his sophomore year for Connecticut. He has been a solid edge blocker, but he must get stronger for the NFL.


  41. Josh Ball, OT, Marshall
    Height: 6-7. Weight: 308.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.62.
    Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Ball wasn quiet in 2020.

    8/29/20: Ball is a massive blocker who should trim some weight for the NFL. At his size, he could be too tall to move inside to guard, and pro speed rushers are going to pose issues when Ball stands up too high.


  42. Daniel Faalele, OT, Minnesota
    Height: 6-9. Weight: 400.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.69.
    Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Faalele did not impress in 2020.

    8/29/20: The Australian Faalele is a giant blocker who was a solid right tackle for the Gophers in 2019. He needs to improve his ability to handle speed rushers for the NFL. Faalele has issues when he stands up too high and defenders gain leverage on him.


  43. Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (Ohio)
    Height: 6-8. Weight: 326.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.49.
    Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Doyle is mostly being judged on past work, and the reduced all-star opportunities aren't helping him.

    8/29/20: Doyle looks like a potential right tackle competitor for the NFL. He is a tall edge blocker with length, but taking on faster speed rushers could be an issue for him. Impressing at an all-star game would help Doyle's case to be selected in the 2021 NFL Draft.


  44. Syrus Tuitele, OT, Fresno State
    Height: 6-6. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
    Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Tuitele had a quiet 2020 season for Fresno State.

    8/29/20: Tuitele plays as Fresno State's Bulldogs right tackle, although he missed the final month of the 2019 season with an injury. He could stand to get stronger and fill out his frame for the NFL.


  45. Zachary Thomas, OT, San Diego State
    Height: 6-5. Weight: 300.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.38.
    Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Thomas didn't show evaluators anything new in 2020 and looks like a late-rounder who needs to get stronger for the NFL.

    8/29/20: Thomas saw some action at right guard as a sophomore, becoming the Aztecs' starting right tackle as a junior. He need to get stronger for the NFL. Thomas could be backup guard and tackle candidate for the pro ranks.


  46. Drew Himmelman, OT, Illinois State
    Height: 6-10. Weight: 315.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.63.
    Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: The likelihood of a strange offseason is hurting Himmelman, including fewer all-star games for small-school players to match up against higher level competition.

    8/29/20: Himmelman is a massive blocker with good length on the edge. However, he is a right tackle only and could struggle with pro speed rushers. He needs to get to a good all-star game and perform well there to rise.


  47. Denzel Okafor, OT, Texas
    Height: 6-4. Weight: 310.
    Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
    Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
    View Ranking History

    1/9/21: Okafor did not impress in 2020.

    8/29/20: Okafor has not been a consistent starter for Texas, but the NFL advance scouts placed him on their preseason watch list for the 2021 NFL Draft. Okafor would fit better competing at guard in the NFL.




2020 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2021 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P

2022 NFL Draft Position Rankings:
QB | RB | FB | WR | TE | OT | G | C | DE | DT | NT | 3-4 OLB | 3-4 DE | OLB | ILB | CB | S | K | P





 








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