2021 NFL Draft: breaking down the top three offensive tackles

Penei Sewell #58 of the Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)
Penei Sewell #58 of the Oregon Ducks. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) /
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The 2021 NFL draft has some very good offensive tackles that could be high choices in the first round.

This NFL draft crop of tackle prospects is having some interesting grades coming out of the scouting ranks. Some have the lower-grade prospects as more of a guard or right tackle player while others could see them more as a left tackle prospect. It will be interesting to see where some of these players lineups going forward with the differing of opinion.

There are many talented tackles in this draft but it is lacking in the dominant left tackle group from years prior. Finding a good left tackle in the NFL is one of the toughest things to do in the league as everyone is looking for that prized position along the offensive front. If your team is looking for the position then they better add one of these top three if they want a sure-fire left tackle for their team moving forward or otherwise they could position another player in the wrong area.

Christian Darrisaw, Virginia Tech

Christian Darrisaw is the third-best tackle on most boards for this upcoming draft and that makes a lot of sense. His size and stability allowed him to become one of the premier tackles in this crop of players entering the NFL going into this season. One of his biggest assets is his youth as he leaves Virginia Tech as a Junior, which will make many teams across the league see him as an even stronger prospect moving forward.

That youth will allow him time to continue his growth and become a solid tackle in the league. There might be an offensive lineman graded higher than Darrisaw but he is one of the best tackle options in this year’s draft class.