3 Most Likely Teams to Draft Christian Darrisaw

Three of the most likely NFL teams to draft Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw.
Three of the most likely NFL teams to draft Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw. / Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Virginia Tech offensive tackle Christian Darrisaw is just one of the many offensive linemen in a draft that is stacked at the position group. Most mock drafts have Darrisaw going somewhere in the first round of the draft.

In 10 games with the Virginia Tech Hokies, Darrisaw didn't allow a single sack or quarterback hit in 2020. PFF gave him an overall grade of 95.6, making him one of the best linemen in all of college football. He was also on the All-ACC first-team last season.

Keeping that in mind, here's a look at three teams that are likely to select Darrisaw at the 2021 NFL Draft.

3. Las Vegas Raiders (No. 17)

If the Las Vegas Raiders are looking to draft an offensive tackle later this month, they may as well give Darrisaw some consideration if he drops to No. 17. PFF already has the Raiders taking him in one of their latest mock drafts, indicating that it may be more of a possibility than some think. The Raiders were actually decent at protecting QB Derek Carr last season, who was only sacked 26 times. If the organization ends up adding Darrisaw to the mix, that number could decrease even more.

2. Chicago Bears (No. 20

Make no mistake – the Chicago Bears' top priority at the draft will be looking for a quarterback for the future. If they can't trade up or all their first-round options are taken by No. 20, the Bears should draft Darrisaw. If the Bears want to be successful down the line, they're going to need to make an offensive line that can protect their eventual future quarterback. In the meantime, Andy Dalton and Nick Foles are going to need all the protection they can get to have a chance at success in 2021. Darrisaw is a step in the right direction.

1. Los Angeles Chargers (No. 13)

The Los Angeles Chargers are just one of the many teams that will be looking for an offensive tackle in the draft. The Chargers gave up 2.1 sacks per game (T-14th) last season and would like to limit that number going forward if they want Justin Herbert to be as healthy as possible. Darrisaw could help them address that need, especially with how efficient he was at protecting his quarterbacks at Virginia Tech.

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