The 2021 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Big Board is being rolled out by position, featuring players to watch. Today, we kick things off with offensive tackles:
*NOTE: We at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl are disappointed for those players whose senior seasons have been disrupted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In respect for those who may still play in 2021, we have altered our preseason Big Board to reflect only those seniors whose schools are actively preparing to play a fall season.
Stone Forsythe, OT, Florida:
The Florida Gators have a long line of massive offensive tackles playing in the NFL, and Stone Forsythe looks like he will continue the legacy. Standing at 6-6 and 329 pounds, the Winter Garden, Florida native enters his second season as the starting left tackle. With his size, Forsythe is able to effectively wall-off defenders in the run game while utilizing his length to ride edge rushers beyond the quarterback in the pass game.
Liam Eichenberg, OT, Notre Dame:
After watching former first-round pick Mike McGlinchey for two years, Liam Eichenberg enters his third season in 2020 as the Fighting Irish’s starting left tackle. Blessed with the size, length and foot quickness to be an effective blind-side protector, Eichenberg is no slouch in the run game either. With the ability to roll his hips while drive blocking, the former Saint Ignatius High School prep star demonstrates the ability to create movement in the run game, as well as the grit, physicality and toughness NFL teams seek.
Carson Green, OT, Texas A&M:
From another school with a history of producing NFL offensive linemen, Texas A&M has both starting tackles on this year’s Big Board, including right tackle Carson Green. The third-year starter out of illustrious Westlake Carroll High School in Texas is one of the more coordinated hand and foot athletes in that he can punch a rusher with his hands while simultaneously not missing a beat in his kick step. Another impressive aspect of Green’s game is his ability to refit his hands after initially placing them on a defender, enabling him to maintain sufficient contact while sustaining his block.
2021 NFLPA COLLEGIATE BOWL BIG BOARD: OFFENSIVE TACKLE
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