2021 NFL Draft: OL Rankings

While this class of receivers was loaded, I don’t think it was anywhere near as deep as 2021’s O-Line group. There may not be a ton of big boys who go on Day 1, but on Days 2 and 3, expect teams to scoop them up in bunches. Here’s the group.

1. Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 331 lbs

Simply put, Sewell can do some things nobody else can. He’s just so athletic at 331 lbs. From powerful pancakes to diving blocks, he can do it all. A man of his size shouldn’t be so mobile. Trent Williams comes to mind while watching him. 

Top 12 offensive tackles for 2021 NFL Draft: Penei Sewell leads deep class  – The Athletic
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2. Rashawn Slater, OT/G, Northwestern

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 304 lbs

If Sewell is the most freakish OL in this class, Slater is the most technically sound. His feet are so quick, and he’s sneakily very strong as well. He was the only man who could stop Chase Young in 2019. The issue is his size. He doesn’t have the typical height or bulk of an NFL tackle, but he has a ton of snaps and success at both left tackle and right tackle. Teams may want him to slide inside at the next level. Whatever his role ends up being in the NFL, he should be a great player. 

Northwestern OT Rashawn Slater Puts Film over Measurables | Steelers Now
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3. Alijah Vera-Tucker, G/OT, USC

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 308 lbs

Vera-Tucker is actually pretty similar to Rashawn Slater. Both have great technique, positional versatility, and shorter builds. AVT played guard in 2019 and tackle in 2020. He flourished in both positions, but he should stick at guard in the NFL.

USC offensive lineman Alijah Vera-Tucker to enter NFL Draft
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4. Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 314 lbs

Darrisaw broke out in 2020. His athleticism and power vaulted him into the first round conversation. He’s a fantastic run-blocker, as PFF gave him a run-block grade of 94.5 this past season. A team who needs to create space for their RB should take him in the first.

Christian Darrisaw - Football - Virginia Tech Athletics
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5. Teven Jenkins, OT, Oklahoma State

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 317 lbs

Jenkins is a violent man to say the least. Like Darrisaw, he’s a proficient run-blocker who uses his brute strength to decimate opposing defenses. He has some work to do in pass protection, though, as speed rushes too frequently got the best of him.

OSU's Teven Jenkins Would Give The Green Bay Packers Several Options Up  Front
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6. Samuel Cosmi, OT, Texas

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 314 lbs

Not many people on this Earth can bench 225 lbs for 36 reps and then run a 4.84 second 40-yard dash, but that’s exactly what Cosmi did at Texas’s Pro Day. However, his production on the field didn’t match those insane numbers. He has the tools, and hopefully he learns how to use them in the league.

7. Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 326 lbs

At 326 lbs, Mayfield moves like he’s at least 30 lbs lighter, but he still has the strength that comes with his weight. This is especially apparent out in the run game. He didn’t test like that at the Michigan Pro Day, but his mobility can be seen on tape. At just 20 years-old, he’s a bit of a project, but he could be a dominant force in the NFL.

8. Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 306 lbs

Eichenberg offers one of the highest floors in this class. He’s been a rock-solid left tackle for the Irish for the past three years. However, he doesn’t possess elite athleticism or size, which greatly lowers his ceiling. He’s your classic plug-and-play tackle who should be available on Day Two of the Draft.

9. Landon Dickerson, C, Alabama

Height: 6’6”

Weight: 325 lbs

Dickerson isn’t a typical center for many reasons. For one, he’s huge, and second, he played snaps at every position on the O-Line at ‘Bama. His size translates to great power. The issue is that he tore his ACL, so that definitely gives his stock some uncertainty.

10. Creed Humphrey, C, Oklahoma

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 312 lbs

Humphrey is a quarterback’s dream. He made it easy for all the talented Oklahoma QBs he played with, including Kyler Murray, Jalen Hurts, and Spencer Rattler. Three years of starting experience bolster his stock. He could start for an NFL team from day one at any interior O-Line position.

11. Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 312 lbs

12. Dillon Radunz, OT, North Dakota State

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 304 lbs

13. Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 317 lbs

14. Quinn Meinerz, C, Wisconsin – Whitewater

Height: 6’3”

Weight: 320 lbs

15. Wyatt Davis, G, Ohio State

Height: 6’4”

Weight: 315 lbs

16. Walker Little, OT, Stanford

Height: 6’7”

Weight: 313 lbs

17. Brady Christensen, OT, BYU

Height: 6’6” 

Weight: 302 lbs

18. James Hudson, OT, Cincinnati

Height: 6’5”

Weight: 313 lbs

19. Aaron Banks, G, Notre Dame

Height: 6’5″

Weight: 325 lbs

20. Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida

Height: 6’8″

Weight: 307 lbs

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