Virginia Tech could see its second first-round pick in Christian Darrisaw to match with corner Caleb Farley. Though I think Farley is a much better long-term prospect, Darrisaw could possibly jump him and end up in the top-10, if teams bypass the elite wide receivers and go offensive line. Darrisaw played offensive tackle and should be able to stick to that at the next level.
His size will also be very useful at the next level at 6-foot-5 and 314 pounds.
These bigger, taller tackles are starting to become more of a constant. Well as long as they can bend and have quick hands which Darrisaw does. Having played very well against good pass-rushing teams like Miami, the NFL is sure to be wide-eyed about his next-level ability. Darrisaw has long arms, quick hands and the size and weight to be able to seal off the edge. In 11 games Virginia Tech only allowed 22 sacks, which you can attribute to Darrisaw helping keep that number low.
The NFL is getting better and better each year at the pass-rush. Having an elite left tackle may be more needed during this era of football more than ever before.
Christian Darrisaw is seen by some as a top-five tackle in the draft, others see him as the second-best offensive linemen in the draft. What we do know about Darrisaw is he has progressed and has more ability left in him, his drills at pro-days for his footwork and speed will be what sends him into the top-10 or levels his draft profile to middle-to-late first-round pick.
Seeing multiple players high up in the draft for Virginia Tech will do great things in recruiting and keep injecting talent into the pipeline.
Best fit- Los Angeles Chargers
Earliest pick- 11th New York Giants
Latest pick- 30th Buffalo Bills