2021 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings

2021 NFL Mock Draft

2021 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Rankings includes a prospect ranking, a breakdown of scouting for the position, key questions about the position, and a link to learn more.

Offensive Tackle Rankings:

  1. Penei Sewell, Oregon
  2. Rashawn Slater, Northwestern
  3. Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech
  4. Jalen Mayfield, Michigan
  5. Teven Jenkins, Oklahoma State
  6. Liam Eichenberg, Notre Dame
  7. Sam Cosmi, Texas
  8. Walker Little, Stanford
  9. James Hudson, Cincinnati
  10. Dillon Radunz, North Dakota State
  11. D’Ante Smith, East Carolina
  12. Spenser Brown, Northern Iowa
  13. Brady Christensen, BYU
  14. Robert Hainsey, Notre Dame
  15. Jackson Carman, Clemson
  16. Alaric Jackson, Iowa
  17. Cade Mays, Tennessee
  18. Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa

2021 NFL Draft Offensive Tackle Ranking

  • “Length” is key component of left tackles. Height, arm length, hand size all super important.
  • Footwork is very important, important for left tackles to handle speed.
  • Hand placement is needed for locking onto defenders, especially against power.
  • “Good overall technique” common trait for well coached, experienced tackles.
  • Left tackle prospects need to have a lot of starts at left tackle and against top competition to generally be considered elite.
  • Good “bend” and able to use “leverage”?
  • How did they fared against top DE prospects also in the draft?
  • Right Tackles may lack length, but need to be known as good run blockers.
  • “Road Grader” is exceptional run blocker.
  • “Ability to get to next level”… in run game or short passing game, able to beat a blocker, and move deeper into defense to block linebackers or other defenders.
  • “Versatility” – able to play guard as well.
  • Many tackles in college are best suited to move inside, but could be great guards in the NFL.
  • Able to defend “speed” and “power”.
  • Number of sacks allowed.