Samuel Cosmi was an offensive tackle who was getting first-round consideration at one point. The Washington Football Team undoubtedly got a steal by selecting him in Round 2.
However, even after taking that into account, expectations surrounding Cosmi should be tempered slightly. He has all the physical tools necessary to thrive, but he does need more operational development at the NFL level. Perhaps that’s why he fell below other tackles like Alex Leatherwood, Jackson Carman, Liam Eichenberg, and Teven Jenkins (Can’t explain why Walker Little went so high).
In year one, Cosmi likely won’t be a finished product. But that’s okay, and that’s often expected of rookies. Regardless, he’s a top-tier athletic talent, who’s entering an extremely positive situation, in regards to his eventual development.
In Washington, there’s roster depth to shield him from premature action, and proven coaches who can adequately refine his raw traits. It’s not brash to say that Cosmi could eventually be a high-level starter, but there’s still work to be done before he reaches that point.
The Washington Football Team followed a high-upside philosophy in the first two rounds, sniping Jamin Davis and Samuel Cosmi with their first two selections. We’ll see if they followed the same blueprint in Round 3. I’ll be back, at some point, with breakdowns of Benjamin St-Juste and Dyami Brown. Until then, have a good week, everybody!