Round 2: Sam Cosmi, Offensive Tackle, Texas
When the Washington Football Team selected Davis in the first round, it was all but certain that an offensive tackle would be the choice in Round 2. Fans were hoping that the team would take Christian Darrisaw in the first round, but this draft was one of the deepest ever for tackles.
How deep? In the 2020 NFL Draft, Cosmi could’ve been the fourth overall tackle chosen and a possible top 25 draft pick. This year, he was the ninth tackle to be chosen.
In a year that is crowded with solid offensive tackles, Washington was able to score a solid hit with this pick. The number of tackles taken in the first four rounds totaled 15. Washington couldn’t afford to wait any longer and adding this massive Longhorn in the second round was the right choice.
In recent drafts, the Washington Football Team has not had the best of luck with second-round draft picks. Here is how Samuel Cosmi can break that trend.
Washington is likely to pencil Cosmi in as the starter at left tackle for opening day. At 6-foot-7 and 315, he will add a nasty attitude, versatility, and athleticism to the offensive line (he runs a 4.85 40). Cosmi needs a bit of work with some technical issues, but these minor flaws are correctable.
Verdict: Cosmi is a great addition and it is fortunate that the 2021 offensive tackle class is loaded with talent. On one play for Texas, Cosmi caught a lateral and quickly lumbered 15 yards into the end zone. You will love his versatile skillsets.