3. Teven Jenkins, RS Senior, Oklahoma State
Teven Jenkins is a monster, plain and simple. He is six and a half feet of pure hate. Get past his long arms on passing downs is a chore for defenders. In the run game, Jenkins has the athletic ability to get to where he needs to be well before the ball arrives. Also, he is very versatile. He has experience playing both tackle positions, as well as guard. A solid projection for Jenkins would be Jack Conklin and may be on the Raiders’ radar on draft day.
Grade: Top 15
4. Christian Darrisaw, Senior, Virginia Tech
Darrisaw is a very complete looking tackle. He should be plug and play at the next level. He will have a long career as a high-end tackle. The main concern is his potential. He looks like someone who is about as good technically as he can get, and it is hard to see him adding too much more functional strength at this point. The Virginia Tech product has arguably the second-highest floor of anyone in this tackle class. That being said, there is nothing about his game that screams ‘perennial All-Pro’. He projects similarly to Laremy Tunsil. He’s another prospect that could be available when the Raiders are on the clock at 17.
Grade: Top 25
5. Samuel Cosmi, RS Junior, Texas
Cosmi has been a stout lineman for the Longhorns for the past three seasons. He has experience playing both left and right tackle. In an offense that did not run the ball a ton, he looked solid in that phase. In pass protection, his tape shows average athleticism, but a great anchor. On the other hand, Cosmi will need to add some girth and strength. Luckily, at six foot seven and 310 pounds, he has the frame to easily add that without hurting himself in other areas of his game. A good model for his career should be Lane Johnson. Ideally, he is a right tackle in the NFL, but he can be an average to low-end tackle on the left side.
Grade: Late First Round
6. Jalen Mayfield, RS Sophomore, Michigan
While Mayfield has started less than 20 games in his college career, he has faced a bevy of NFL pass rushers such as Chase Young, Yetur Gross-Matos, and Anfernee Jennings, just to name a few. The former Wolverine has looked very capable in his somewhat limited snaps. His technique is well tuned, and his footwork is precise but not super quick. Functional strength is his biggest flaw at the moment, but he has yet to even turn 21, so take that with a grain of salt. Jake Mathews is a good comp for him.
Grade: Early second round
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2 thoughts on “Raiders 2021 Draft Prospect Rankings: Offensive Tackles”
I think you missed Christiansen, the kid out of BYU, who appears to have a solid second round grade. This is a very deep draft for tackles, with potential day 1 starters available as late as the third round. The Raiders can take the BPA in 1 if they want to wait until the second to take their right tackle. Much after that, though, and it could be a long season for Mr. Carr.
He’s my number 12 tackle. He could go late day 2 or early day 3. Most of the guys after the top 6 have pretty low floors, but christiansen just doesn’t have high enough of a ceiling to crack this top 10.