After trading away the disgruntled Trent William over the offseason, the left tackle position stands out as one of the most obvious needs on this Washington roster. They would love to see talented fourth-round rookie Saahdiq Charles take the left tackle job and make it his, but he is a raw player who may need some time to develop. If the right opportunity to present itself, the Washington Football Team will likely pounce on a left tackle prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft.
In this mock draft, they find this opportunity early in the second round, where they snag Jackson Carman out of Clemson.
Carman is a big and powerful offensive lineman who is an absolute road grader in the run game. He does a great job of quickly getting his hands into a strong position and shows tremendous natural grip strength. Once Carman engages his power in the run game, it is typically game over for the defender.
He is not the most athletic offensive tackle in this class, but he does have some above-average quickness for his position and does a good job of hitting his set points in pass protection. Carman also anchors at an extremely high level, allowing him to consistently win against most power rushers.
Carman is a former five-star recruit who became the full-time starting left tackle for Clemson last season. He was a solid and consistent player for the Tigers throughout most of the season, picking up third-team All-ACC honors. Chase Young did give Carman fits in their College Football Playoff matchup, but to be fair, nobody could really stop Young last season.
When it comes down to it, Carman is a talented player who has a strong combination of size, power and quickness at the offensive tackle position. He is undoubtedly
worthy of an early second-round selection and could come in and be a strong contributor for Washington at an important position of need.