By: Hussam Patel
Christian Darrisaw is a massive Offensive Tackle prospect coming from the land of the Hokies. Opting out of his senior season to focus on the NFL Draft, Darrisaw is projected to be a top 20 pick.
A starter as a freshman, Darrisaw has shown continual improvement every year. His frame, measuring in at 6 foot 5 inches and 315 lbs, is tremendous. He has the ideal build for an NFL tackle. He’s long-limbed, a smooth glider on the field, and shows flashes of intensity and aggression - basically everything that an OL coach is looking for.
His combination of arm length, quick feet and athleticism seen on game tape are traits that make Offensive Line coaches drool. His best ability is pulling and moving defenders in space, whether it be in run blocking or pass protection.
Darrisaw’s best fit is in a zone run scheme, as he can consistently move up to the second level and take multiple defenders at the same time. All he has to do is add strength to his body, which any NFL team will help with, so he can take on top-tier defenders.
Darrisaw also has the ability to play either Left or Right Tackle, and also can shift to guard if needed. This type of versatility is a massive advantage for any team. He graded as one of two OL in the upcoming draft with a 90.0+ in both run and pass blocking. He reminds me of Cowboys OT Tyron Smith.
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