At this point, Christian Darrisaw should be considered one of the favorites for the Washington Football Team’s No. 19 overall selection. That is if he’s available there.
The Hokies tackle is a very athletic prospect that found a lot of success during his final seasons at Virginia Tech. He moves better than any of the tackles on this list and should have a great chance to succeed in all facets of the game at the pro level.
In the run game, Darrisaw shows strong hands and is able to generate some push. He usually is able to get to his man with his athletic ability and could be a threat in the power game as a pulling tackle. Generally, things look good for him in that area.
Darrisaw has no problems keeping pace with speed rushers on the end. The 2020 second-team Associated Press All-American closes them out with ease and his 6-foot-5, 322-pound frame gives him the needed size and length to keep up with all players on the edge.
There are few concerns with Darrisaw overall. He should work to hone his technique a bit, as he may have a bit more difficulty relying on his athleticism to carry him against NFL-level players. But as far as his ability to pass block, it’s there.
The No. 1 area he needs to improve is his ability to finish his blocks. That’s less of a problem with strength though and more of a discipline thing. Safe to say, a coach at the NFL level should help to clean that up.
Darrisaw has the tools needed to be an elite left tackle. If some of his shortcomings show through or he doesn’t give a full effort, that’s what will hold him back. But if he gives it his all and improves his technique, his athletic ability could make him an eventual top-10 tackle in the NFL.
Many teams could consider taking Darrisaw before Washington, including the Chargers, Vikings, Patriots, and Raiders. That said, if teams go in other directions or different linemen come off the board, Washington could have a shot at Darrisaw. That would be a dream come true.