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Washington Drafts Sam Cosmi at No. 51 | Team Fit and What to Expect

With the 51st overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Washington Football Team drafts Sam Cosmi, offensive tackle out of Texas. Washington continues to pick up players at positions of need. Cosmi is a natural athlete at the tackle position and is more than capable of being a star in the NFL. Let’s take a look at what Samuel Cosmi brings to Washington.

Sam Cosmi Highlights

Sam Cosmi NFL Draft Profile and Player Info

Sam Cosmi
Position:
Offensive Tackle
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 314 lbs
Age: 22
College: Texas

Sam Cosmi Draft Profile

Strengths

Cosmi is a natural athlete at the tackle position. While the play seemed more clickworthy than important, Cosmi’s touchdown run looked natural, as if he was a tight end with the ball in his hands. His experience in a pass-happy offense gives him a leg up on many other prospects, given he has film that already shows he can thrive at the pro level. Cosmi is terrific at keeping rushers in front of him and riding them past the pocket. He is also capable of driving anyone in the running game.

Weaknesses

Cosmi bends at his waist far too often, which can throw him off balance and lead to other problems during plays. He’s obviously a big guy, but it leads to him playing too high later in games. Cosmi also has the tendency of getting out of his stance late. While he does have the athleticism to recover at the college level, the NFL is less forgiving.



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What to Expect From Sam Cosmi in 2021

When watching Sam Cosmi play, he makes you think he’s a big tight end with the way he moves. His athleticism on the outside helps with speed rushers, but he’ll also be able to make a key block 20 yards downfield for an Antonio Gibson touchdown. If he has a good coach to refine a couple technique issues, Cosmi could be a star offensive tackle for a long time.


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