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The boom-or-bust offensive tackle of the 2021 NFL Draft class: Samuel Cosmi

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Samuel Cosmi, OT

School: University of Texas - Austin | Conference: Big 12 Conference

College Experience: Redshirt Junior | Age: 22

Height / Weight: 6’7” 310 lbs

Projected Draft Status: Late 1st round - late 2nd round

Player Comparison: Charles Leno Jr.

Player Overview

Samuel Cosmi is a three-year left tackle starter for the University of Texas Longhorns. He was an undersized 3-star prospect coming out of high school who flashed top-level ability since his freshman season in college where he started at right tackle. In 2019, he showed enough improvement to move to left tackle. He earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors that season as he helped quarterback Sam Ehlinger throw for the second-most passing yards in school history. He ended the 2020 collegiate season earning All-Big 12 First Team honors. Cosmi enters the draft as one of the boom-or-bust prospects in a deep offensive tackle class.

Strengths

  • Versatile at both tackle positions. Started most games at left tackle (21 games) but has experience at right tackle (14 games).
  • Great athleticism for the position.
  • Great upside at the left tackle position.
  • Good fundamentals at pass and run blocking. Uses his athleticism to cover his mistakes.

Weaknesses

  • His performance varies wildly from spectacular to pedestrian.
  • Sometimes relies too much on his athletic gifts to win.
  • Does not bend his knees consistently.
  • Inconsistent effort.

Let’s See His Work

Cosmi’s playing number is #52:

How Would He Fit

Washington’s offensive line played better than expected last year. According to Pro-Football Focus, Washington had the 6th best offensive line in the league with the team shuffling through a platoon of tackles. At the moment, Washington has Moses penciled in at right tackle and Cornelius Lucas and Saahdiq Charles as possible candidates for left tackle. The Football Team needs a long-term solution for either position in the near future. Adding Cosmi not only provides depth and insurance as a swing tackle but also another prospect to become the eventual starter at either tackle position. Cosmi is a great prospect to start immediately or sit for a few games to develop.