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 Offensive Tackles

 

The were 22 OTs selected in the 2021 draft, as follows:

 

Round 1 - 5

Round 2 - 1

Round 3 - 4

Round 4 - 3

Round 5 - 2

Round 6 - 4

Round 7 - 3

1) Paris Johnson | 6'6 | 315 | LT | Ohio ​State

9/3 - Notre Dame - Johnson had a couple snaps where he was really challenged, but as he found his groove he looked the part. he played with a good balance of strength and quickness. He routinely protected the edge in pass pro. He also showed some pop in the run game. 

9/23 - Wisconsin - Johnson had a good game. He did well in pass pro, showing that he can use a fluid kick slide to mirror with the wide arc rush, often done by Herbig. In the run game, he fired off the ball and moved his man to create run lanes with consistency. 

10/8 - Michigan State - Johnson had an excellent game. He showed great leverage and technique in the run game, and was equally impressive in his pass sets, giving Stroud time to throw the ball from his side. He looked NFL-ready today. 

10/29 - Penn State - Johnson was solid as a whole, but his took his lumps at various points of the game, overwhelmed by a bull rush and plus arm extension at times. 

2) Broderick Jones | 6'4 | 315 | LT | Georgia

9/3 - Oregon - Jones had an excellent game. For starters, he showed off great athleticism, being able to get out into space on screen passes, hitting his landmarks to open up run lanes. He was a wall in pass pro, consistently hemmed his man up with mirroring and power. he was sturdy in the run game, showing the ability to move guys off the ball. He played with leveled aggression, never took any plays off, finished. 

10/1 - Missouri - Jones took his lumps a few times from the gifted Isaiah McGuire, but he had a good game overall. He did get winded a few times, potentially pointing to some conditioning issues. However, he landed a number of great blocks in the run game, pulled well. He was generally very sound in pass pro beyond the aforementioned, played with strength and fluidity. 

10/29 - Florida - Jones looked quite good, showing off plus play in strength in the pass and run game. he was fluid, able to get into defenders and play with commanding leverage. 

3) Peter Skoronski | 6'3 | 295 | LT | Northwestern

8/27 - Nebraska - Skoronski had a very good game by most counts. While he did get bent back a bit on a couple stout bull rushes, he gathered himself well and kept the pocket clean. He showed off good footwork, as he was quick and fluid with his steps, showed very good technique. His hand placement was consistently tight and inside in both pass sets and in the run game. As a run blocker, he was able to get a push and create run lanes.

10/1 - Penn State - Skoronski looked the part a number of times, but showed some areas of opportunity as well. While he was technically sound in his pass sets and when run blocking, he lacked functional strength at times, couldn't hem his man up for long.  

4) Anton Harrison | 6'5 | 310 | LT | Oklahoma

9/17 - Nebraska - Harrison had a solid game. While he didn't look real fluid or athletic at times, he did a good job of hemming his man up in pass pro and in the run game. OU ran behind him with success several times.

9/24 - Kansas State - Harrison did quite well today. He often drew Felix Anudike-Uzomah, who is a talented edge player. Harrison routinely locked him up, gave Gabriel time to throw. Harrison also did his job in the run game, enabled perimeter runs. 

10/1 - TCU - Harrison had a great game. he was quick off the snap and into his man. He was fluid and reliable in pass pro, showed very good strength in the run game. He had his side on lock. 

10/8 - Texas - Harrison had a very good game. OU took it's lumps, but this guy held down his duties in both pass pro and in the run game. 

5) Dawand Jones | 6'8 | 360 | RT | Ohio ​State

9/3 - Notre Dame - Aside from losing his feet and slipping badly on one play early on, Jones was very reliable. He was a wall in pass pro, and proved to provide a good push in the run game. He looks quicker, in better shape this year vs. last. 

9/24 - Wisconsin - Jones had a good game. He did draw a holding penalty and still didn't flash great fluidity. However, his movement skills and overall agility looks vastly better than last year's. He was very dependable in pass pro, and consumed defenders in the run game when blocking down on them. 

10/8 - Michigan State - Jones had a real solid game, used his size to body defenders in the run game, walled them off in pass pro. Slow feet rendered him suspect a couple times, but nothing major. 

6) Darnell Wright | 6'6 | 335 | RT | Tennessee

9/10 - Pittsburgh - Wright never flashed any dynamic traits in this game, but he was very reliable and consistently handled his man in both the pass and run game. Pitt has some very good edge players, yet Wright wasn't phased by any of them. He played with good leverage and strength, did well to mirror and keep guys in front of him. 

9/24 - Florida - Wright had a great game. He often drew the gifted Brenton Cox, yet was able to shut him down. While strong in the run game, he was dominant in his pass sets.

10/8 - LSU - Wright had a very good game, kept the pocket clean for his QB regardless of who he faced. He also delivered solid to good run blocking.

11/12 - Missouri - Wright had another very good game. He was a stalwart in pass pro, and had no issues moving bodies off the ball in the run game. 

11/19 - South Carolina - Wright didn't wow with fluidity, but he held down his responsibilities well, especially as a pass-protector. No SC edge player was able to get the better of him. 

7) Jaelyn Duncan | 6'6 | 320 | LT | Maryland

9/17 - SMU - Duncan had a great game. He consistently hemmed his man up in pass pro, and was a beast in the run game. He flashed very good athleticism, was able to get out into space very quickly.

9/24 - Michigan - Duncan had a good game overall. He started out a little bit stiff, but caught his stride within a few series. He was reliable in both the run game and in pass pro. That said, his physical traits didn't pop as they did in the game prior. 

8) Blake Freeland | 6'8 | 305 | LT | BYU

9/10 - Baylor - Freeland had a very solid game. He was very good to excellent in pass pro, showing the ability to mirror edge defenders and keep them off his chest with good leverage. He was a bit up and down as a run blocker. While he did have some good snaps, there were others where he got too high, didn't carry the block through, or simply didn't create a push. His height may have actually worked against him in this regard.

9/17 - Oregon - Aside from a few hiccups, Freeland had a solid game. Oregon has a reputable pass rush, yet Freeland was able to ward off edge defenders pretty well when in pass pro. While Oregon had 3 sacks, it was the play of others that allowed as much. In the run game, he was decent but not great. 

10/8 - Notre Dame - Freeland had a great game. He was very sound in pass blocking, and really stood out in the run game. He played very physically, far more than I've seen prior. BYU found success running behind him. 

9) Matthew Bergeron | 6'5 | 327 | LT/OG | Syracuse

9/3 - Louisville - Bergeron had a decent game, with this match up highlighting his strengths and weaknesses. On the plus side, he's big dude that played with some strength and nastiness in the run game. When using sound technique, he hemmed up his man well. In pass pro, he was off a number of times. His hands got wide of the breast plate several times, and was suspect to inside counters and quick bend pass-rushes around the edge. Quite often, he looked like he might be a better OG prospect than that of an OT. All said, he was generally reliable. 

9/17 - Purdue - Bergeron had a very good game. While he was solid in the run game, he was great in pass pro. He continues to show power when latching on, a tough guy to release from.

9/23 Virginia - Bergeron had another good game. He showed strength in pass pro, somewhat easily posting his man up and keeping him at bay. In the run game, he got a good push and often took his man out of contention. He handled opposing strength and quickness equally well. 

10) Tyler Steen | 6'5 | 315 | LT | Alabama

10/1 - Arkansas - Steen had a good game. He stood up quite well in his pass sets, was able to handle speed as well as strength. In the run game, he hemmed his man up quite a few times, enabling runs to his side. 

10/8 - Texas A&M - Steen had a  few hiccups, but also looked the part a number of times, was even dominant on a few snaps. 

11) Cody Mauch | 6'6 | 303 | LT | North Dakota State

12) Connor Galvin | 6'7 | 310 | LT | Baylor

9/10 - BYU - Galvin had a very good game. In pass pro, he showed off a fluid kick slide and was able to handle power rushes as well as quickness off the edge. He wasn't as strong as a run blocker, but still landed some nice blocks to spring a few runs. Overall he looked like a very good LT prospect. 

10/29 - Texas Tech - Galvin had a very lopsided game. While he looked solid if not good on a lot of his snaps, he was mediocre to soft on others As a whole, his lack of functional strength was apparent, often not handling opposing strength well. 

13) Ryan Hayes | 6'7 | 307 | LT | Michigan

9/1 - Colorado State - Hayes had a good game. When CSU was able to create a pass rush at times, it wasn't against Hayes. He didn't flash great strength or fluidity in the run or pass game, but he seldom missed one any of his assignments. 

9/24 - Maryland - Hayes, somewhat surprisingly, had a very solid game. he consistently hemmed his man up in pass pro, and kept his man at bay for the run to consistently be a threat to his side. 

10/1 - Iowa - Hayes had another very solid game. He was stout in the run game, created a push, and was reliable in pass pro. he didn't wow, but was consistently solid in carrying out his assignments. 

10/8 - Indiana- Hayes was very reliable and steady. He again wasn't flashy, but did everything pretty well. 

14) Carter Warren | 6'5 | 320 | LT | Pittsburgh

9/1 - West Virginia - Warren had himself a very solid game. While he lacked technical proficiency on several snaps, he was effective, consistently hemmed his man up in pass pro. While he asserted himself in the run game, he was less effective in this regard. He had a few plays where he left a man unblocked, looked like he didn't know what his assignment was. 

9/10 - Tennessee - Warren had a very good game. Whether it was in pass pro or in the run game, he often handled his man very well. He played with good balance and power throughout. 

15) Warren McClendon | 6'4 | 300 | RT | Georgia

9/3 - Oregon - While not as polished as his LT teammate Jones, McClendon had a very solid outing. He showed decent fluidity blocking the edge in pass pro, and showed some good power in the run game. He was a very dependable, reliable player in this match up. 

10/1 - Missouri - McClendon had a good game overall. His technique was spotty a few times, and he wasn't always consistent. However, when he was on, which was often, he looked the part. His overall size and play strength was evident.

16) Wanya Morris | 6'6 | 301 | RT | Oklahoma

9/17 - Nebraska - Morris had a solid game. OU ran the ball behind him with success, was also able to get passes off thanks to his pass pro blocking. He didn't wow, but was effective.

9/24 - Kansas State - Morris was very steady, carried out his pass pro and run assignments with a balanced effort throughout the game. 

10/8 - Texas - Morris was very average, didn't do much in any regard to flash. 

17) Zion Nelson | 6'5 | 315 | LT | Miami 

9/17 - Texas A&M - Nelson didn't see much action, as it appears that he's been relegated to back-up duties. When in, he drew a holding penalty and failed to impress. He's taken many steps back from his prior play. 

18) Braeden Daniels | 6'4 | 297 | LT/OG | Utah

19) Colby Sorsdal | 6'6 | 301 | LT | William & Mary

20) Donovan Jennings | 6'5 | 327 | LT | South Florida

21) Caleb Etienne | 6'7 | 325 | LT | Oklahoma State

9/1 - Central Michigan - Etienne is a big man, and he used it to his advantage. While not real fluid or quick in his kick slide, he was nearly impossible to get around once he latched on. 

9/10 - Arizona State - Etienne had a very even game. While his play didn't wow me, he often hemmed his man up in both the pass and run game. 

22) Nathan Thomas | 6'5 | 315 | LT | Louisiana

999) Olumuyiwa Fashanu | 6'6 | 310 | LT | Penn State

999) Jordan Morgan | 6'5 | 328 | LT | Arizona (Out for season, torn ACL)

999) Robert Scott | 6'5 | 312 | LT | Florida State

999) Marques Cox | 6'6 | 309 | LT | Northern Illinois (Transferring to Kentucky)

999) Javon Foster | 6'5 | 320 | LT | Missouri

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