2021 NFL Draft Prospects: Offensive Tackle



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

This page was last updated April 24, 2021. Follow Walter @walterfootball for updates.

Send Charlie an e-mail here: draftcampbell@gmail.com


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

Drafted by Lions
Overall 7
Round: 1 Number: 7
1. Oregon image Penei Sewell*, OT, Oregon
Height: 6-6. Weight: 325.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2021): Top-10.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Sewell did not re-join Oregon for the shortened Pac-12 season and got a jump on his 2021 NFL Draft preparation. Some team sources feel Sewell is a better prospect than the four tackles who were high first-rounders last April in the 2020 NFL Draft - Andrew Thomas, Jedrick Wills, Mekhi Becton and Tristan Wirfs.

Sewell has the skill set to be a dependable edge protector for this quarterback. 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 how natural he is 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 when he fires to the second level, and he will get nasty with linebackers or defensive backs, overwhelming them with violence. It would help Sewell to continue to get stronger for battling NFL defensive linemen, but he could function in either a power-man or a 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.





Drafted by Vikings
Overall 14
Round: 1 Number: 14
2. USC image Alijah Vera-Tucker*, OT, USC
Height: 6-4. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.
Projected Round (2021): Top-25.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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. Some team sources think Vera-Tucker is one of the best players in the 2021 NFL Draft.

For the next level, 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.

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, he might fit best in a zone-blocking scheme. Vera-Tucker looks like a starting left tackle or guard in the NFL and worth a first-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Some team sources think Vera-Tucker is one of the better prospects in the entire draft and see him as a very safe pick with two position starting ability.



Drafted by Chargers
Overall 13
Round: 1 Number: 13
3. Northwestern image Rashawn Slater*, OT/G, Northwestern
Height: 6-3. Weight: 306.
Projected 40 Time: 5.08.
Projected Round (2021): 1.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Some are projecting Slater high in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, while some team sources say they have Slater graded late in the first round and some have him in the second round. The discrepancy is due to some projecting Slater to remain at tackle and other evaluators feeling he is too undersized and lacks length, so he will have to move to guard or center in the NFL. Northwestern's pro day proved Slater's length issue, as his arms measured in at 33 inches.

Slater is a solid athlete who is quick, agile, smart, and tough. Given his lack of height and length, he might be a better fit on the inside at guard or center, but his foot quickness, athleticism, and agility are that of a tackle. Teams like how tough and intelligent Slater is, and some sources think his best position in the NFL could be center, where they think he could be a Maurkice Pouncey-caliber snapper.

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.



Drafted by Raiders
Overall 17
Round: 1 Number: 17
4. Alabama image Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Height: 6-6. Weight: 322.
Projected 40 Time: 5.34.
Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Leatherwood played well for Alabama in 2020, but he is a love/hate prospect around the NFL. Team sources say he looked improved but still needs some work in the run game because 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 did 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 depending on the scheme and what teams are looking for, with some grading him in the first round and others having him lower on Day 2.

Leatherwood has good feet, athleticism, excellent size, and length. Evaluators think he is good to cover up speed rushers because 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 because it only takes one to fall in love.

Here is what a director of college scouting said about Leatherwood, "Leatherwood is a late [first-rounder] at the minimum ... has finally [started playing like a man] and is playing with some urgency and aggression, which he didn't last year. He's a better athlete and player than Jonah Williams, [who went too high at No. 11 in 2020 to Cincinnati], and Leatherwood can start at either tackle spot as well as guard if you needed him to. [He's not] dominant and needs to clean up some hand-placement stuff, but he's athletic and a competent pass protector that can excel in the zone stretch run game. [He's not] a downhill, power /gap-scheme guy. Not better than [Andrew] Thomas (NYG), [Jedrick] Willis (CLE), [Mekhi] Beckton (NYJ), [Austin] Jackson (MIA) last year, but comparable to [Tristan] Wirfs (TB). It's a good OT class too, and Leatherwood won't be at the top of the class when there is a run on OTs, but [he] will get selected as you see the options running out - in the mid- to late first round. Should be a solid pro."

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.





Drafted by Jets
Overall 23
Round: 1 Number: 23
5. Virginia Tech image Christian Darrisaw*, OT, Virginia Tech
Height: 6-5. Weight: 314.
Projected 40 Time: 5.22.
Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Darrisaw played well as a junior, creating a buzz with scouts. 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 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. They don't like his lack of physicality, mean streak, and the lack of urgency he displays as a blocker. Darrisaw is a great athlete with excellent quickness and agility on the edge. If he pans out in the NFL, he could be a Russell Okung-type tackle.



Drafted by Panthers
Overall 39
Round: 2 Number: 7
6. Oklahoma State image Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.32.
Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Jenkins has a really good skill set to become a solid starter in the NFL. He is a big edge protector who has quickness, size, strength and athleticism. On top of his upside, Jenkins 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 Jenkins as a first- or second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Sources from seven different teams all had him graded on Day 2, and sources at one team had him in the first round. Five of those teams had him as a second-rounder, and the other two had him in the third round. All teams were projecting him to right tackle or guard, and they weren't envisioning him at left tackle in the NFL. Some felt guard could be his best position. Jenkins also faces make-up concerns. "I think he goes early [on Day 2]," said a national scout. "He's an odd dude and might quit on you, but has all the tangibles." Despite the consensus second-day grade, Jenkins has a shot to be a late first-round pick because some second-rounders are selected on the opening night of the drafts because teams typically do not have 32 players with first-round grades.



Drafted by Patriots
Overall 46
Round: 2 Number: 14
7. Clemson image Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson
Height: 6-5. Weight: 345.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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, some scouts feel Carman's best fit might be as a guard in the NFL - others still believe he can start at left tackle in the NFL. The team sources who like Carman see him as an easy mover for a large, thick offensive lineman. They feel he has left tackle ability but has some technical issues to fix. With his excellent combination of size and athleticism, Carman has a real shot to go late in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft to a playoff team that is looking for a prospect with a true first-round skill set.

"Carman is going to shoot up boards this spring due to his size, athletic ability, and versatility," said one director of college scouting. "I would not be surprised if he went late [on Day 1 during the 2021 NFL Draft]."

Two other team sources disagreed that Carman would go in the first round. One had him as a second-day pick, and the other saw Carman in the third round. Character issues could be influencing the grade discrepancy as well. He also did not impress at his pro day workout.

"Carman is definitely a first-round talent, but the character isn't good" said another director of college scouting.

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.



Drafted by Falcons
Overall 68
Round: 3 Number: 4
8. Michigan image Jalen Mayfield*, OT, Michigan
Height: 6-5. Weight: 319.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2021): 1-2.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Mayfield was solid in 2020, but not dominant, plus missed time with injuries. He showed a lack of judgement or doing due diligence in signing with CAA, the agency that aided Harvey Weinstein. Mayfield has the quality strength, athleticism, and quickness to be a starting right tackle in the NFL.

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.



Drafted by Redskins
Overall 51
Round: 2 Number: 19
9. Texas image Sam Cosmi, OT, Texas
Height: 6-6. Weight: 314.
Projected 40 Time: 5.1.
Projected Round (2021): 1-3.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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 had an excellent pro day, showing speed, athleticism and strength. Cosmi is on the bubble of being a late first-round or second-round pick, according to multiple team sources.

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.





Drafted by Giants
Overall 42
Round: 2 Number: 10
10. Notre Dame image Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame
Height: 6-6. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2021): 1-3.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.

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.



Drafted by Browns
Overall 110
Round: 4 Number: 5
11. Cincinnati image James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati
Height: 6-4. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.32.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Hudson could be a nice value pick on the second day of the 2021 NFL Draft. He has a good skill set with size, quickness and athleticism. Hudson started out his collegiate career at Michigan before transferring to Cincinnati. With the Bearcats, he became a good edge protector and solid contributor in the ground game. Hudson has a lot of upside, but he may require a patient approach from his NFL staff after only starting one full season of college football.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Yasir Durant, Missouri
  • '19 - Isaiah Prince, Ohio State
  • '18 - Tyrell Crosby, Oregon
12. Northern Iowa image Spencer Brown, OT, Northern Iowa
Height: 6-8. Weight: 314.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Brown was a 2-year starter at tackle for Northern Iowa and decided to skip his final year to enter the 2021 NFL Draft. He then participated in the Senior Bowl.

Team sources say Brown is a good long athlete, but he is very raw and has holes in his game. Those developmental issues are understandable because he played eight-man football in high school and was a defensive end before starting out his collegiate career at tight end. Brown also had three different offensive line coaches in the past three years.

Along with his need to develop, Brown has medical concerns that could hurt him with some teams. Scouts, however, rave about his character being great and feel he could turn into a good starter if a team is patient. For the NFL, Brown would fit best as a right tackle.

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.



Drafted by Titans
Overall 53
Round: 2 Number: 21
13. North Dakota State image Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State
Height: 6-4. Weight: 304.
Projected 40 Time: 5.38.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Radunz held his own at the Senior Bowl and is a sleeper prospect who could be a nice value pick. Some team sources think Radunz should move inside to guard in the NFL and could be a really good guard if he works hard.

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.



Drafted by Patriots
Overall 139
Round: 4 Number: 34
14. East Carolina image D'Ante Smith, OT, East Carolina
Height: 6-5. Weight: 294.
Projected 40 Time: 5.2.
Projected Round (2021): 2-3.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Smith had a respectable week at the Senior Bowl, but he needs to add weight and get stronger for the NFL. He could start out his career as a backup who works his way into a bigger role. Teams like his athleticism, quickness and upside.

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.





Drafted by Steelers
Overall 128
Round: 4 Number: 23
15. Texas A&M image Dan Moore Jr., OT, Texas A&M
Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2021): 3-4.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Moore played well in 2020 and looks like a future starter at right tackle in the NFL. Team sources say Moore helped himself at the Senior Bowl by showing the ability to handle himself on the edge.

A number teams feel Moore could become a good starter and end up being a nice value on Day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft. Some graded Moore as a late second-round or early third-round pick. A few others graded him for Round 3, and there were some putting him a later, between late in the third round and early in the fourth round. All together, Moore has a shot at joining those tackles taken during the second day of the 2021 NFL Draft, which has a strong tackle class.

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.



Drafted by Jaguars
Overall 45
Round: 2 Number: 13
16. Stanford image Walker Little, OT, Stanford
Height: 6-7. Weight: 304.
Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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. Little did not wow teams at the Stanford pro day.

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.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Hakeem Adeniji, Kansas
  • '19 - Olisaemeka Udoh, Elon
  • '18 - Brett Toth, Army
17. BYU image Brady Christensen*, OT, BYU
Height: 6-6. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.45.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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. He could stand to get stronger for the NFL.

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.



Drafted by Bears
Overall 208
Round: 6 Number: 24
18. Florida image Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida
Height: 6-7. Weight: 329.
Projected 40 Time: 5.33.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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, clamping down 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tyre Phillips, Mississippi State
  • '19 - Mitch Hyatt, Clemson
  • '18 - Jamil Demby, Maine
19. California image Jake Curhan, OT, California
Height: 6-6. Weight: 330.
Projected 40 Time: 5.55.
Projected Round (2021): 3-5.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jack Driscoll, Auburn
  • '19 - Bobby Evans, Oklahoma
  • '18 - Nick Gates, Nebraska
20. Iowa image Alaric Jackson, OT, Iowa
Height: 6-6. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.5.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Drafted by Colts
Overall 206
Round: 6 Number: 22
21. Kentucky image Landon Young, OT, Kentucky
Height: 6-7. Weight: 305.
Projected 40 Time: 5.25.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Colton McKivitz, West Virginia
  • '19 - Alex Bars, Notre Dame
  • '18 - Ike Boettger, Iowa
22. South Carolina image Sadarius Hutcherson, OT, South Carolina
Height: 6-4. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Jared Hilbers, Washington
  • '19 - Andre James, UCLA
  • '18 - Jaryd Jones Smith, Pittsburgh
23. Texas A&M image Carson Green, OT/G, Texas A&M
Height: 6-6. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Alex Givens, Ole Miss
  • '19 - Ului Lapuaho, BYU
  • '18 - Timon Parris, Stony Brook
24. Oklahoma image Adrian Ealy, OT, Oklahoma
Height: 6-6. Weight: 326.
Projected 40 Time: 5.36.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Drafted by Dolphins
Overall 231
Round: 7 Number: 3
25. Massachusetts image Larnel Coleman, OT, Massachusetts
Height: 6-7. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
Projected Round (2021): 4-6.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Drafted by Chargers
Overall 159
Round: 5 Number: 15
26. Nebraska image Brenden Jaimes, OT, Nebraska
Height: 6-6. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Scott Frantz, Kansas State
  • '19 - Sean Rawlings, Ole Miss
  • '18 - Joe Noteboom, TCU
27. Florida International image D'Ante Demery, OT, Florida International
Height: 6-5. Weight: 320.
Projected 40 Time: 5.4.
Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '20 - Tommy Kraemer, Notre Dame
  • '19 - Jackson Barton, Utah
  • '18 - Jerron Searles, Indiana (PA)
28. Mississippi State image Greg Eiland, OT, Mississippi State
Height: 6-8. Weight: 335.
Projected 40 Time: 5.58.
Projected Round (2021): 5-7.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Eiland didn't stand out in his first year in Mike Leach's system. Taking advantage of the extra year to develop may have been a good idea, but he decided not to take advantage of an extra year of eligibility.

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.



Drafted by Cowboys
Overall 138
Round: 4 Number: 33
29. Marshall image Josh Ball, OT, Marshall
Height: 6-7. Weight: 308.
Projected 40 Time: 5.62.
Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Ball was 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.



Drafted by Bills
Overall 161
Round: 5 Number: 17
30. Miami (Ohio) image Tommy Doyle, OT, Miami (Ohio)
Height: 6-8. Weight: 326.
Projected 40 Time: 5.49.
Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: Doyle is mostly being judged on past work, and the reduced all-star opportunities didn't help 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '19 - A.T. Hall, Stanford
  • '18 - Rick Leonard, Florida State
31. Fresno State image Syrus Tuitele, OT, Fresno State
Height: 6-6. Weight: 300.
Projected 40 Time: 5.3.
Projected Round (2021): 6-FA.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: 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.



Previous Seasons

  • '19 - Brock Ruble, Toledo
  • '18 - K.C. McDermott, Miami
32. Illinois State image Drew Himmelman, OT, Illinois State
Height: 6-10. Weight: 315.
Projected 40 Time: 5.63.
Projected Round (2021): 7-FA.
View Ranking History

4/24/21: The strange offseason hurt 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.





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





 








Fantasy Football Rankings - Aug. 5


2022 NFL Mock Draft - July 14


NFL Power Rankings - May 12


NFL Picks - Feb. 8


 

© 1999-2021 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9
Google

WalterFootball.com is part of the NESN digital network.