2021 NFL Draft Preliminary Offensive Tackle List

After putting a bow on the 2020 NFL Draft with team-by-team recaps it is now time to look to the future. The 2020 college football season “should be” getting underway in a little over two months. When (if?) the season starts, Deep Fried Draft will be right there bringing you all of the things you are accustomed to seeing from me.

Like last year, I am entering the 2021 NFL Draft season with 300 names on my watch list.

Today, we are going to look at the OTs. These players will be listed only by class and not in any sort of official ranking.

2021 Preliminary Offensive Tackle List

SENIORS

Alex Leatherwood Alabama Sr 6’5 305
Stone Forsythe Florida Sr 6’6 329
Syrus Tuitele Fresno State Sr 6’6 300
Drew Himmelman Illinois State Sr 6’9 315
Alaric Jackson Iowa Sr 6’6 320
Coy Cronk Iowa Sr 6’5 325
Landon Young Kentucky Sr 6’7 324
Tommy Doyle Miami (OH) Sr 6’8 315
Jordan Reid Michigan State Sr 6’4 305
A.J. Arcuri Michigan State Sr 6’7 306
Robert Jones Middle Tennessee Sr 6’5 319
Greg Eiland Mississippi State Sr 6’7 335
Dillon Radunz North Dakota State Sr 6’5 298
Spencer Brown Northern Iowa Sr 6’9 321
Liam Eichenberg Notre Dame Sr 6’5 308
Thayer Munford Ohio State Sr 6’5 320
Will Fries Penn State Sr 6’6 313
Walker Little Stanford Sr 6’6 313
Samual Cosmi Texas Sr 6’7 302
Cole Van Lanen Wisconsin Sr 6’5 311

 

There is a literal ton to like about the senior class of offensive tackle prospects. Two players, I liked a lot a year ago, Alex Leatherwood and Thayer Munford, are the top names for me heading into the year. One of the most impressive single-game performances I saw a year ago was Miami-OH Senior Tommy Doyle in the Redhawks bowl game. Doyle completely neutralized any and all pass rush during that game. The player I most look forward to watching this year is Dillon Radunz. There is already talk of him becoming a potential first-round pick.

UNDERCLASSMEN

Jalen Mayfield Michigan rSo 6’5 319
Daniel Faalele Minnesota Jr 6’8 400
Adrian Ealy Oklahoma Jr 6’5 328
Penei Sewell Oregon Jr 6’6 325
Cade Mays Tennessee Jr 6’6 328

 

Lofty praise is being heaped on Penei Sewell. The words generational talent has been uttered. I haven’t focused on him, but in passing, I can say the praise may be warranted. Daniel Faalele is a massive human being. The native Australian has only been playing football for a little over three seasons. He moves like a man 100 pounds lighter. Faalele’s best football lies ahead.

Next up, we look ahead to the 2021 guard class.

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