The Dallas Cowboys have the tenth pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and have a fair amount of defensive needs to fill. However, even with several good defensive prospects likely to available at the pick come draft day, analysts are mocking offensive tackles to the team; a team that has two Pro-Bowl offensive tackles already on the roster.
However, none of the offensive tackles mocked to Dallas have the name Christian Darrisaw. The consensus seems to be Oregon tackle Penei Sewell and Northwestern tackle Rashawn Slater are OT1 and OT2 with the separation between them not being drastic as prospects. Darrisaw likely finds himself at OT3 but also not very far behind the first two.
OT Christian Darrisaw needs to be considered by the Dallas Cowboys with Pick 10 in the Draft
If analysts think Slater is the better player and he’s available at the tenth overall selection, giving him to the Cowboys makes perfect sense. However, it would seem odd to me that if Slater gets picked before ten, the same consideration isn’t given to Christian Darrisaw?
In true Stephen A Smith fashion, “the disrespect, for this brother, is BLASPHEMOUS!”
Darrisaw is the only one of these three tackles to play in the 2020 season and was a big reason for why the offensive line and rushing offense was potent. Virginia Tech was top 30 in line yards and was top 10 in the country in every other rushing statistic according to Football Outsiders.
That isn’t something either offensive tackle say they were apart of in their final collegiate seasons. In the case of Sewell, this speaks more volumes because Sewell and his other offensive line teammates were nominated for the “Best Offensive Line” award in football in the 2019 season.
Today I hope to bring awareness to one of my favorite offensive tackle prospects in the 2021 NFL draft, the Junior Virginia Tech Hokie that hails from relatively nearby Upper Marlboro, Maryland.